As the Bruins battle for the Stanley Cup, celebrate and cheer on your team by ditching the spots you often frequent and explore some new territory. Here are recommendations – some new, some classics, and some personal favorites, on where to watch the Bruins this season. Next
Stadium Sports Bar & Grille
Stadium has been around South Boston for a decade now, and it has aged well. The bar features 31 regular televisions spread over two floors, and also has two big-screen projectors. You’ll see fans from a number of teams in here, not just those cheering on Boston squads: It’s known as a rugby bar. Stadium also features trivia on Wednesdays and has a rotating daily special.
Jerry Remy’s Seaport
OK, many sports fans may have already visited the iconic Remy’s locations around in Fenway, Fall River, or the Seaport.
Still, the Remy’s Seaport location is something special—the harborside spot with a view of the water, the ample number of screens and the large projector make it worth a visit at some point during this playoff season.
Ideal for: Looking for large spaces, huge TVs, and lots of fans? Remy’s Seaport location offers a lot of excitement and it is safe to assume the crowds will make the trek. Note that the bar gets crowded quickly, so be sure to head there well ahead of time. If it gets packed, give Atlantic Beer Garden or Whiskey Priesta shot—they’re just down the road.
A classic bar, The Four’s is considered by some the gold standard of city sports bars. It is located in Celtics and Bruins territory, but will still be a welcome spot for any football games. Go there at any time, especially before or after a Celtics or Bruins game at nearby TD Garden, and you’ll find a crowd. The Four’s has about 50 televisions, all 42 inches or bigger, and it has a projector screen. The bar also features 10 beers on tap.
Pictured: Four’s waitress Jen Harvey looked out at an empty patio in October 2011, in the midst of the NBA lockout.
Ideal for: Those in search for a classic Boston sports bar. Hard to get more Boston than this.
For those of you who are ready to leave Boston and travel north, here’s a pick for you. You won’t miss a second of the action here, as Parlor Sports even has a couple TVs in the bathroom. As part of an 11-TV array, you’ll find two 52-inch screens and five that are at least 46 inches. There are eight beers on tap, and this bar is a rare beast — it’s one of the few places you’ll find Lionshead outside Pennsylvania, and you can get a bottle for $2.
Ideal for: Hungry fans who want to forgo the typical nachos and wings cuisine and try the Mexican pretzels (served with a cup of salsa con queso), pulled pork or a veggie burger with chipotle aioli.
Pictured: Fans watch a game at the newly opened bar in 2011.
1 Beacon St., Somerville, near Inman Square in Cambridge Next
void the usual Fenway and sports crowds and wander over to Kenmore Square, where a trip to Lower Depths will provide both a cozy crowd, friendly bartenders, and, most important, some quality beer.
Ideal for: Craft beer enthusiats rave about this place. Even though it is devoid of any fancy vibes that some craft beer spots have, it is able to maintain an easygoing vibe while still featuring some of the best taps in town.
Located near Fenway Park, this bar attracts those who stray from many of the Fenway bars that attract out-of-towners. If you’re looking for a local scene, Cornwall’s is a safe bet.
Another bonus: Before watching the game, play a board game at this English-style pub.
Ideal for: Those looking to watch the game with locals, and are striving for a pub environment.
Family-owned since 1935, Jamaica Plain’s Costello’s has attracted locals from near and far for many years. The bar offers many of the classic Boston beers and an impressive menu with pizzas, burgers, and hot dogs.
Ideal for: This bar can easily be pegged as the quintessential Boston local sports bar, but we’ll give you another reason to watch football here: The bar offers six, yes, six, different hot dogs (called JP barkers) on the menu. Impressive, no?
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