Best Sports Bar in Boston

2015 Best Sports Bar

Phoenix Landing

Cambridge

This Central Square pub’s many TVs play the Sox, the Bruins, and NFL games, depending on the time of year. But its true draw is football—the non-American kind, that is….Read More

2014 Best Sports Bar

Parlor Sports

Somerville

This Somerville mainstay feels as much like a clubhouse as a bar: Everyone knows everyone else, and regulars are quick to welcome newcomers into the fold. Weekly NBA Nerd Nights…Read More

2013 Best Sports Bar

Jerry Remy’s

Boston

This was a winner in our 2013 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2013 winners…Read More

2013 Best Sports Bar

Parlor Sports

Somerville

So many sports bars in Boston these days feel like impersonal warehouses, strewn, as they are, with a bajillion giant TVs over a zillion square feet. Parlor is the rare…Read More

2012 Best Sports Bar

Phoenix Landing

Cambridge

It’s time to change up your sports-bar rotation. Head to the Phoenix Landing, where soccer—er, football—is almost always on the telly. This pub is Boston’s official Liverpool FC clubhouse (the…Read More

2011 Best Sports Bar

Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill

Boston

Back during the NCAA basketball tournament, we spent an afternoon at the Remy’s near Fenway. It almost broke our head. It wasn’t just that there were a zillion TVs, but…Read More

2010 Best Sports Bar, Patriots

CBS Scene

Foxboro

CBS Scene is perched above the north end zone at Gillette Stadium, allowing fans unrivaled (and yes, unticketed) access to the game-day action. Tailgate among the foam fingers and clouds…Read More

2010 Best Sports Bar, Bruins

Sullivan’s Tap

Boston

Consider yourselves warned: This place features the same rough-and-tumble ethic as the B’s defensemen. Sure, there are other bars with superior viewing experiences, cleaner bathrooms, and more-refined crowds. But no…Read More

2010 Best Sports Bar, Celtics

The Four’s

Boston

The next best thing to box seats is a booth at the Four’s. Here, the dining room and bar feature warm woodwork and tasteful displays of sports photography, while the…Read More

2010 Best Sports Bar, Red Sox

Jerry Remy’s

Boston

Owned by Mr. Red Sox Nation himself, Jerry Remy’s has upped the ante (and the cholesterol count) for Fenway bars. The TVs are mammoth, and the kitchen serves a burger…Read More

2009 Best Sports Bar

The Four’s

Boston

The most important thing in the most important sports town in America is, aside from victory itself, finding the right place to soak up all the action. If you can’t…Read More

2008 Best Sports Bar

The Four’s

Boston

Until the Celtics ended the long drought for the Garden’s resident teams, there wasn’t much cause for hanging around the arena to throw back beers. But with the C’s generating…Read More

2007 Best Sports Bar

Game On

Boston

If you’re like us, you can’t stand watching sports without the benefit of booze and high-def. At Game On, two bars amply stocked with top-shelf hooch get fans out of…Read More

2006 Best Sports Bar

Game On!

Boston

Big. Small. Flat Screen. Plasma. Game On has so many TVs—70 in all—it’ll always be airing whatever sport you want to watch. The Fenway Park spot packs in Sox fans…Read More

2005 Best Sports Bar

Game On! Sports Café

Boston

We expected nothing less than a perfect score when Patrick Lyons, owner of Kings, Avalon, and Sonsie, launched the new Game On! The hopped-up, multi-media Fenway bar brings Sox fans…Read More

2004 Best Sports Bar

The Baseball Tavern

Boston

A reverential silence descends on this spartan tap room whenever the Sox play. The patrons and bartenders alike are true fans, and their passions are readily apparent on the slew…Read More

2003 Best Sports Bar

Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Brookline

A moment of silence, please, for the newly shuttered Sports Depot in Allston, at one time the only true sports bar (thanks to its 70 TVs and $9.99 Sunday brunch)…Read More

2002 Best Sports Bar

The Sports Depot

Allston

Reigning sports bar champ Sports Depot almost lost its title this year to a cozy little bar in Coolidge Corner—that is, until the latter invoked a 90-minute table rule. Which…Read More

2001 Best Sports Bar

Sports Depot

Allston

Where else can you watch the Red Sox on more than 75 TVs (including one in each rest room), choose from 40 beers on tap and in bottles, eat a…Read More

2000 Best Sports Bar

Allston Sports Depot

Allston

It takes a lot to win the title of best sports bar in this athletically frenzied town. But from the replica Fenway scoreboard out front to the 50 TVs hanging…Read More

1998 Best Sports Bar

Good Times Billiards

Somerville

If you leave your own couch, bathroom, and refrigerator to enjoy a sporting event, then Good Times (aka The House of Fun) is the place for you. Huge TVs— 12…Read More

1995 Best Sports Bar

Champion’s Sports Bar

Boston

When you go to a sports bar, you should feel like a sport. Such is the feeling at Champion’s, where table hockey, free-throwing hoop toss, and a full roster of…Read More

1990 Best Sports Bar, Major League

Sports Depot

Allston

The profusion of television sets and the ambience make the Depot the next best thing to half-court seats at the Garden. And the food’s a lot better, too…Read More

1990 Best Sports Bar, Minor League

The Varsity Club

Quincy

This cozy neighborhood bar and grill is as green as the Monster, as partisan as the bleachers, and as youthful as spring training. And drafts are a buck…Read More

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