Here’s Where to Watch the Red Sox Championship Parade
The Halloween party starts in the Fenway at 11 a.m., then travels through the Back Bay into downtown Boston.
The duck boats are ready—are you? The Boston Red Sox are back home after winning the World Series in Los Angeles. This is the fourth championship for the Sox in 15 seasons, and as is tradition, Mayor Marty Walsh is planning a homecoming blowout. The Red Sox victory parade kicks off at 11 a.m. at Fenway Park, then travels down Lansdowne, Ipswich, Boylston, and Tremont streets through the Back Bay, then finally to Cambridge Street in downtown Boston where it ends near Government Center. Of course, bars and restaurants along that route (and beyond) are getting ready to party, too, so lace up your limited-edition New Balances, crank the “Red Sox Nonstop Remix,” and check out these World Series Victory Parade specials and places to watch.
This place opens early at 10 a.m. to start celebrations strong with an $8 Championship breakfast sandwich: It’s a sesame seed bun loaded with house-made knackwurst, a togarashi-fried egg, tallow mayo, and American cheese. Eventide also has $3 Narragansett tallboys on all day, too—the beer paired with the breakfast sammy is a $10 deal.
1321 Boylston, Boston, 617-545-1060, eventideoysterco.com.
Instead of the window that offers a view onto Fenway Park’s center field, direct your attention instead out the front door to Lansdowne Street to watch the parade begin. This unique sports bar opens at 11 a.m., and Red Sox sponsor Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey will be in the house with sample cocktails and giveaways.
82A Lansdowne St., Boston, 617-262-2424, bleacherbarboston.com.
Halloween is this funky Fenway bar’s favorite day of the year, but this one is extra special. The closest bar to where the parade route turns from Ipswich onto Boylston, Hojoko will open early at 2 p.m. for post-parade partying before the annual Hojokoween party starts at 8 p.m.
1271 Boylston St., Boston, 617-670-0507, hojokoboston.com.
Stake out a great viewing spot by starting early—real early. This Back Bay hotel restaurant opens bright and early at 6:30 a.m. with a full brunch menu available until 2 p.m.
65 Exeter St., Boston, 617-933-4800, citytableboston.com.
Moody’s Back Bay
The Boston proper location of this excellent deli always opens weekdays at 7 a.m. This Wednesday will do so with a menu of #DamageDone specials, including a New England Charcuterie garlic sausage with all the fixin’s, a BLT hot dog, Moody’s chili, and more.
500 Boylston St., Boston, 617-405-5320, moodysboston.com.
With its history as America’s first sports bar and décor that includes owner (and Dropkick Murphy’s frontman) Ken Casey’s own 2013 World Series Championship ring, this is a prime location on the parade route. It’s opening at 8 a.m. with an $8 Irish breakfast sandwich available until it runs out. Get there early.
911 Boylston St., Boston, 617-262-0911, mcgreevysboston.com.
Atlantic Fish Co.
This Boylston Street mainstay is opening early at 9 a.m. with its full menu, plus the Lansdowne omelette special (with sausage, onions, and peppers), an Italian sausage burger called the Green Monster, and a Dirty Water bloody Mary with clamato juice and a fresh oyster.
761 Boylston St., Boston, 617-267-4000, atlanticfish.com.
Wednesday’s weather forecast is glorious, and patio season isn’t over: This parade-route mainstay is opening early at 11 a.m. and will have outdoor seating at the ready.
361 Boylston St., Boston, 617-247-4777, parishcafe.com.
Postseason specials like the J.D. Martini will return to the bar menu on Parade Day. There will be a signature DB Dog (plus a complimentary, regular frank with every purchase), $1 oysters, and $5 draft beers in the bar and lounge area, which opens at 11 a.m.
776 Boylston St., Boston, 617-535-8800, barboulud.com.
Swing through this Back Bay seafood restaurant, located just off of Boylston Street, for celebratory specials including free chowder between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The North Cambridge location is also celebrating with this deal, if you’d rather catch the fun on TV.
50 Dalton St., Boston, 617-867-9955; 149 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, 617-520-9500, summershackrestaurant.com.
As the parade turns the corner from Boylston onto Tremont, fans from this café will be set up on the street with a special coffee station. Or, head inside to find Sox-inspired specials including a large-format drink called Cue the Duck Boats, with Ketel One peach and orange blossom vodka, elderflower liqueur, sparkling rosé, fruit, and herbs, served inside a swan-shaped vessel.
186 Tremont St., Boston, 617-405-5053, explorateur.com.
Boston Chops DTX
Make your way to Downtown Crossing, where chef Chris Coombs and co. are dishing out a $10 Monster hot dog, featuring prime beef, pickled cabbage, housemade mustard, aioli, and crispy onions. The steakhouse is open at 11 a.m.
52 Temple Place, Boston, 617-982-7130, bostonchops.com.
Wearing Red Sox gear into this small shop entitles you to half off extra toppings for your Best of Boston bowl of ramen on Parade Day. It opens at 11:30 a.m.
1 3/4 Broad St., Boston, 617-670-0126, oisaramen.com.
Located near the end of the parade, Boston’s tropical oasis plans to re-playing Game 5 on the projection screen, and among other libations, will be serving up Three Dots and a Dash. The classic tiki cocktail is named for the Morse code for the letter “v”—as in Victory. It opens at 11:30 a.m.
2 Broad St., Boston, 617.670.0107, tikirock.com.