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Rio Olympics 2016: Where to Watch in Boston

Everything you need to know about watching the Olympics at restaurants and bars in Greater Boston

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The opening ceremonies for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro kick off on Friday, August 5 at 7 p.m., and restaurants and bars in Boston are prepared to play host to guests who want to take in all the action over the course of the next few weeks.

Olympic events will be aired on televisions and projection screens, and some restaurants will be offering special cocktails, appetizers, and more in honor of the Games, drawing inspiration from both Brazilian cuisine and the athletes themselves.

Whether you're cheering for your favorite athlete, sport, or country, these restaurants and bars have you covered. Catch all the events, starting with the pre-opening ceremony women's soccer games, from August 3 through August 21.

Do you know of a Boston-area watch party or a restaurant or bar that's airing the Games? Let us know what's going on: boston@eater.com. We'll update this map periodically throughout August.

Note: Map points are arranged alphabetically.

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Bukowski Tavern

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In addition to screening each day's Olympic events on HD televisions in its Inman Square location, Bukowski's will offer two specials inspired by the host country, Brazil. Chef Brian Poe created a feijoada burger made of ground bacon and pork and topped with a Brazilian stew made of black beans, pork, andouille sausage, and braised Russian kale for $14. On the beverage side, there will be a mango caipirinha made with Avuá Prata Cachaça from Rio de Janiero and lavender simple syrup for $14.

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Cask 'n Flagon

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With more than 60 HD televisions on hand, Cask 'n Flagon will air Olympic events every day throughout the Games in Rio de Janeiro, offering its regular menu and lineup of cocktails, beer, and more.

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Cathedral Station

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Cathedral Station will offer continuous coverage of the Olympic Games from Rio each day for the duration of the events, up until the closing ceremonies.

Champions

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Located at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Champions is equipped with 36 televisions to showcase Olympic events every day, as well as a 23-foot video wall that is ideal for airing major Olympic events. The restaurant will have multiple channels showing different events over the course of the Games and can direct the audio for specific events to different parts of the restaurant.

Chopps Grill

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For some suburban Olympics viewing, Chopps American Bar and Grill is offering live streaming of the Rio Games each day through August 21 and will offer food and beverage specials during the events in which the 11 Olympians from Massachusetts will compete.

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Clerys is also airing the Games each day and has its award-winning wings available in styles including buffalo, bbq, cajun caramel, garlic parmesan and honey sriracha.

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In addition to airing the Olympics each day, Coogan’s is offering $1 Bud drafts, as well as pizzas and a wide selection of wing flavors.

Coppersmith

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Coppersmith is taking full advantage of its 12-foot projection screen during the Olympic Games in Rio. The restaurant is airing events on the screen in the main dining room and on TVs positioned around the bar area and roof deck.

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Emerald Lounge

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The Emerald Lounge at the Revere Hotel is hosting a free watch party for the opening ceremonies on August 5 at 7 p.m. and will feature a lineup of specialty cocktails for the duration of the Rio Olympics. The cocktails are each $13 and include the “Swim Faster Phelps,” made with Bully Boy vodka, triple sec, lime, simple and cherry syrups, mint, and blueberry Red Bull; the “Aye Que RIO!” with Sauza tequila, St. Germain, lime, simple syrup, raspberry, and cucumber; and more.

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Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

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Lincoln Tavern will air the Olympic Games each day on six televisions around the restaurant and plans to showcase the must-watch events using three large projectors. It will also offer a special cocktail in honor of Michael Phelps' comeback, which will be called the "Butterfly Effect" and will be available for the duration of the Games for $10. The beverage is made with Don Julio blanco, lime, agave, orange juice, muddled watermelon, and fresno chile (adding an extra "kick," pun intended).

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Two beverage choices from Masa will pair nicely with Olympic events, which the restaurant has been showing in the bar. Masa is offering a coconut mojito as well as a trio of shots, or Banderita.

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Parlor Sports

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Parlor Sports makes no secret of its love for soccer fans and will be sure to crank the sound for the American men and women as they battle it out in Rio. The restaurant and bar also welcomes guests for the opening ceremony, and if you're lucky, the bartenders may plan something special like they did for the winter Games, with their own torch lighting ceremony. Chances are, any event you're into, Parlor can get it on one of its screens and may be able to accommodate sound-on requests if the draw is big enough. Current plans are to keep regular business hours, subject to adjustment for any major US team appearances. Oh, and Parlor has "fantastic A/C," according to general manager James Peters.

Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake

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Chef Brian Poe has a new take on American french fries in honor of the Rio Olympics. The restaurant's yucca fries (available for $6.95) will be available during the Games.

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Precinct Kitchen & Bar

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Precinct Kitchen + Bar inside the Loews Boston Hotel will air the Olympics on televisions inside the bar area and on the outdoor patios. The restaurant will offer its own version of a Brazilian caipirinha with an added hint of Boston: "The Boston Tea Party Caipirinha" will be made with cachaca, simple syrup, chilled green tea, and limes, and it will be available from August 5-21 for $13.

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Rowes Wharf Bar

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The bar at the Boston Harbor Hotel welcomes sports fans to watch the Olympic events during the whole course of the Games, while sampling a range of cocktails and bar snacks from chef Daniel Bruce.

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Smoke Shop BBQ

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This new spot in Kendall Square is ready to host Olympic spectators and fill them up with the usual barbecue fare, whiskey cocktails, and tasty snacks like pimento mac and cheese. Smoke Shop will offer full coverage of the Rip Games at its bar and surrounding high tops.

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Sports Grille Boston

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Down by The Garden, this spot has a 1-2-3 summer draft deal, with Budweiser priced at $1, Shock Top priced at $2 Shock Top, and Stella Artois priced at $3.

State Park

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State Park will be showing the Olympics on its four televisions in the bar area (that can also be viewed from the booths). The sound will be on for all Olympic events during lunch and in the early afternoon, and sound can be turned on during dinner by request. There will also be themed drink specials by Evan Harrison.

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The Hopewell Bar & Kitchen

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Hopewell Bar & Kitchen has the Olympics tapped in on Comm. Ave. and invited anyone affected by the DirecTV blackouts to swing by to watch Olympic events over the course of the Games.

The Independent

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Up in Union Square, The Independent has a Brazil-inspired cocktail to offer customers who stop in to watch the Olympics. The "Jets to Brazil" cocktail is made with cachaça, lime, Falernum, and coconut water and is available for $10.

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The Palm Restaurant Boston

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The Palm Boston has a lineup of Rio-inspired specials for guests to sample while watching the Games live, including a take on a caipirinha that is made with cachaça, sugar, and lime. There will also be a Coxinha de Frango, a Brazilian chicken fritter appetizer made with deep-fried wheat flour dough stuffed with chicken, onions, garlic, and red pepper for $10.

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Tony C's Sports Bar & Grill

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Rio will take center stage at Tony C’s from August 5-21. The restaurant has more than 30 high-def televisions primed for Olympic Games-watching, including screens on the roof deck overlooking the Green Monster and a six-screen television wall that will spare guests from having to pick and choose which event to watch — just watch them all at once.

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Bukowski Tavern

In addition to screening each day's Olympic events on HD televisions in its Inman Square location, Bukowski's will offer two specials inspired by the host country, Brazil. Chef Brian Poe created a feijoada burger made of ground bacon and pork and topped with a Brazilian stew made of black beans, pork, andouille sausage, and braised Russian kale for $14. On the beverage side, there will be a mango caipirinha made with Avuá Prata Cachaça from Rio de Janiero and lavender simple syrup for $14.

Katie Chudy for Eater

Cask 'n Flagon

With more than 60 HD televisions on hand, Cask 'n Flagon will air Olympic events every day throughout the Games in Rio de Janeiro, offering its regular menu and lineup of cocktails, beer, and more.

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Cathedral Station

Cathedral Station will offer continuous coverage of the Olympic Games from Rio each day for the duration of the events, up until the closing ceremonies.

Champions

Located at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Champions is equipped with 36 televisions to showcase Olympic events every day, as well as a 23-foot video wall that is ideal for airing major Olympic events. The restaurant will have multiple channels showing different events over the course of the Games and can direct the audio for specific events to different parts of the restaurant.

Chopps Grill

For some suburban Olympics viewing, Chopps American Bar and Grill is offering live streaming of the Rio Games each day through August 21 and will offer food and beverage specials during the events in which the 11 Olympians from Massachusetts will compete.

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Clerys

Clerys is also airing the Games each day and has its award-winning wings available in styles including buffalo, bbq, cajun caramel, garlic parmesan and honey sriracha.

Coogan's

In addition to airing the Olympics each day, Coogan’s is offering $1 Bud drafts, as well as pizzas and a wide selection of wing flavors.

Coppersmith

Coppersmith is taking full advantage of its 12-foot projection screen during the Olympic Games in Rio. The restaurant is airing events on the screen in the main dining room and on TVs positioned around the bar area and roof deck.

Katie Chudy

Emerald Lounge

The Emerald Lounge at the Revere Hotel is hosting a free watch party for the opening ceremonies on August 5 at 7 p.m. and will feature a lineup of specialty cocktails for the duration of the Rio Olympics. The cocktails are each $13 and include the “Swim Faster Phelps,” made with Bully Boy vodka, triple sec, lime, simple and cherry syrups, mint, and blueberry Red Bull; the “Aye Que RIO!” with Sauza tequila, St. Germain, lime, simple syrup, raspberry, and cucumber; and more.

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Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

Lincoln Tavern will air the Olympic Games each day on six televisions around the restaurant and plans to showcase the must-watch events using three large projectors. It will also offer a special cocktail in honor of Michael Phelps' comeback, which will be called the "Butterfly Effect" and will be available for the duration of the Games for $10. The beverage is made with Don Julio blanco, lime, agave, orange juice, muddled watermelon, and fresno chile (adding an extra "kick," pun intended).

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Masa

Two beverage choices from Masa will pair nicely with Olympic events, which the restaurant has been showing in the bar. Masa is offering a coconut mojito as well as a trio of shots, or Banderita.

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Parlor Sports

Parlor Sports makes no secret of its love for soccer fans and will be sure to crank the sound for the American men and women as they battle it out in Rio. The restaurant and bar also welcomes guests for the opening ceremony, and if you're lucky, the bartenders may plan something special like they did for the winter Games, with their own torch lighting ceremony. Chances are, any event you're into, Parlor can get it on one of its screens and may be able to accommodate sound-on requests if the draw is big enough. Current plans are to keep regular business hours, subject to adjustment for any major US team appearances. Oh, and Parlor has "fantastic A/C," according to general manager James Peters.

Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake

Chef Brian Poe has a new take on American french fries in honor of the Rio Olympics. The restaurant's yucca fries (available for $6.95) will be available during the Games.

Facebook

Precinct Kitchen & Bar

Precinct Kitchen + Bar inside the Loews Boston Hotel will air the Olympics on televisions inside the bar area and on the outdoor patios. The restaurant will offer its own version of a Brazilian caipirinha with an added hint of Boston: "The Boston Tea Party Caipirinha" will be made with cachaca, simple syrup, chilled green tea, and limes, and it will be available from August 5-21 for $13.

Chris Coe for Eater

Rowes Wharf Bar

The bar at the Boston Harbor Hotel welcomes sports fans to watch the Olympic events during the whole course of the Games, while sampling a range of cocktails and bar snacks from chef Daniel Bruce.

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