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BEST Sports Bar

2013 BEST Sports Bar
Photo by Jesse Burke

Parlor Sports


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 gathering place that feels cozy and intimate. Crucially, the bartenders… read more»

2012 BEST Sports Bar

Phoenix Landing


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 Red Sox’s John Henry owns the team). Of course, all… read more»

2011 BEST Sports Bar

Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill


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 that the two biggest ones over the bar were 11… read more»

2010 BEST Sports Bar, Patriots

CBS Scene


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 of Italian sausage smoke, then step inside and watch the… read more»

2010 BEST Sports Bar, Bruins

Sullivan’s Tap


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 one captures the spirit of the sport the way Sullivan’s… read more»

2010 BEST Sports Bar, Celtics

The Four’s


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 menu has an upscale edge—grilled chicken wraps, mussels fra diavolo…. read more»

2010 BEST Sports Bar, Red Sox

Jerry Remy’s


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 wedged between two pieces of fried dough. Best of all,… read more»

2009 BEST Sports Bar

The Four’s


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 be courtside or behind home plate, that place is the… read more»

2008 BEST Sports Bar

The Four’s


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 excitement the likes of which haven’t been seen since Larry… read more»

2007 BEST Sports Bar

Game On


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 the Coors Light rut while they take in their choice… read more»