Best of Boston

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. Sports lovers can lounge at this sprawling former railroad station as long as they like, noshing on burgers, fries, and other pub standards and sipping on ice-cold drafts until long after the game has ended. With 80 TVs, a $9.99 all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch, and seating for more than 300, there’s plenty of room to settle in for a long debate on the merits of Nomah versus Jeetah.

353 Cambridge St., Allston, 617-783-2300,