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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tony C's Sports Bar & Grill

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1265 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
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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2. Bukowski Tavern

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1281 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 497-7077
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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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3. Cask 'n Flagon

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62 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-4840
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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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4. Champions

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110 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 578-0658
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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.

5. Emerald Lounge

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200 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 457-2626
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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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6. Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

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425 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 765-8636
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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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7. Precinct Kitchen & Bar

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154 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 532-3827
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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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8. Rowes Wharf Bar

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70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 439-7000
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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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9. The Palm Restaurant Boston

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1 International Pl
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 867-9292
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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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10. Chopps Grill

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1 Mall Rd
Burlington, MA 01803
(781) 221-6643
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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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11. Smoke Shop BBQ

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1 Kendall Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 577-7427
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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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12. Parlor Sports

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1 Beacon St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 576-0231
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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.

13. State Park

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One Kendall Sq. Bld. 300
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 848-4355
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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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14. Coppersmith

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40 W 3rd St
Boston, MA 02127
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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15. The Hopewell Bar & Kitchen

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1277 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 208-8925
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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.

16. Cathedral Station

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1222 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 338-6060
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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.

17. Clerys

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113 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-9874
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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.

18. Coogan's

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171 Milk St
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 451-7415
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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.

19. Masa

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439 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 338-8884
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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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20. Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake

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384 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 859-8555
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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21. Sports Grille Boston

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132 Canal St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 367-9302
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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.

22. The Independent

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75 Union Sq
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 440-6022
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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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1. Tony C's Sports Bar & Grill

1265 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
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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.
1265 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

2. Bukowski Tavern

1281 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Katie Chudy for Eater
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.
1281 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139

3. Cask 'n Flagon

62 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
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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.
62 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215

4. Champions

110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
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.
110 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

5. Emerald Lounge

200 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116
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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.
200 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116

6. Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

425 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
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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).
425 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127

7. Precinct Kitchen & Bar

154 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116
Chris Coe for Eater
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.
154 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116

8. Rowes Wharf Bar

70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
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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.
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

9. The Palm Restaurant Boston

1 International Pl, Boston, MA 02110
Chris Coe for Eater
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.
1 International Pl
Boston, MA 02110

10. Chopps Grill

1 Mall Rd, Burlington, MA 01803
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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.
1 Mall Rd
Burlington, MA 01803

11. Smoke Shop BBQ

1 Kendall Sq, Cambridge, MA 02139
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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.
1 Kendall Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139

12. Parlor Sports

1 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143
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.
1 Beacon St
Somerville, MA 02143

13. State Park

One Kendall Sq. Bld. 300, Cambridge, MA 02139
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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.
One Kendall Sq. Bld. 300
Cambridge, MA 02139

14. Coppersmith

40 W 3rd St, Boston, MA 02127
Katie Chudy
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.
40 W 3rd St
Boston, MA 02127

15. The Hopewell Bar & Kitchen

1277 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02134
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.
1277 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02134

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16. Cathedral Station

1222 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
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.
1222 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

17. Clerys

113 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
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.
113 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116

18. Coogan's

171 Milk St, Boston, MA 02109
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.
171 Milk St
Boston, MA 02109

19. Masa

439 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
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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.
439 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116

20. Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake

384 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
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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.
384 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

21. Sports Grille Boston

132 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114