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BEST Sports Bar

2006 BEST Sports Bar

Game On!


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 before, during, and after games. Traditionalists love the relaxed upstairs… read more»

2005 BEST Sports Bar

Game On! Sports Café


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 closer to the game than box seats, via 70-plus TVs…. read more»

2004 BEST Sports Bar

The Baseball Tavern


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 of television sets aimed at every nook and corner. If… read more»

2003 BEST Sports Bar

Coolidge Corner Clubhouse


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) this town could claim. Left to fill its shoes are… read more»

2002 BEST Sports Bar

The Sports Depot


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 is why the Sports Depot takes the trophy once again…. read more»

2001 BEST Sports Bar

Sports Depot


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 $9.99 Sunday brunch, banter with sports fans from all over… read more»

2000 BEST Sports Bar

Allston Sports Depot


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 from the ceiling, this former railroad station is an all-star…. read more»

1998 BEST Sports Bar

Good Times Billiards


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 feet by 12 feet— await, along with rambunctious fans and… read more»

1995 BEST Sports Bar

Champion’s Sports Bar


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 other games help work up an appetite for the better-than-average… read more»

1990 BEST Sports Bar, Major League

Sports Depot


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»