So you’re headed to the TD Garden to cheer on the Bruins, or maybe you just want to be in the neighborhood while the boys from Boston face Chicago.
You’ll find plenty of options for hanging out or grabbing eats and drinks before, after, and/or during the game in the North Station area. Check out these local spots — we’ve included TV counts for each place so you won’t miss any of the action.
Boston Beer Works
You’ll find many unique in-house beer selections at this brewpub; one of their most popular is Bunker Hill Blueberry Ale. There are also 15 billiard tables for fans who want to make some plays of their own.
112 Canal St., Boston. 617-896-2337. beerworks.net
The Fours — a destination for sports fanatics since 1976 — was once named the number one sports bar in America by Sports Illustrated. The walls are decked out in an extensive memorabilia collection and menu options are named after local legends like Bobby Orr and Larry Bird.
166 Canal St., Boston. 617-720-4455. thefours.com
Want to keep your energy level up after a game? Head to the Grand Canal for live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Cover ranges from $5 to $10 Friday and Saturday nights.
57 Canal St., Boston. 617-523-1112. grandcanalboston.com
The Greatest Bar
We can see where this bar got its name — it’s next to the home base of two of the greatest franchises in sports, the Bruins and the Celtics. There are three different bars to choose from spread over four floors.
262 Friend St., Boston. 617-367-0544 thegreatestbar.com
A warm slice and game night. They just go hand-in-hand, don’t they? Halftime’s location makes it a convenient stop for fans craving pizza before or after the action at TD Garden.
115 Causeway St., Boston. 617-720-4578. halftimekingofpizza.com
On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays the Harp hosts DJs and bands. There are three bars on two floors, with plenty of local beers on tap and an extenisve cocktail list. Cheers to the champs!
85 Causeway St., Boston. 617-742-1010. harpboston.com
Those seeking an Irish pub experience near the TD Garden should hoof it to McGann’s Pub on Portland Street for a pint and a burger. Bonus: There are occasional beer-sponsored promotions to keep things interesting on home game nights.
197 Portland St., Boston. 617-227-4059. mcgannsboston.com
The North Star
Owned by the same people who created the Good Life, North Star offers a bistro-style menu, dancing, and of course a place to watch the Bruins and Celtics.
222 Friend St., Boston. 617-723-3222. northstarboston.com
Sports Grille Boston
Sports Grille Boston is serious about broadcasting every hit, block, fight, and basket to hungry and thirsty patrons. When you don’t have tickets to the game and and don’t want to miss a thing, this place is for you.
132 Canal St., Boston. 617-367-9302. sportsgrilleboston.com
According to its MySpace page, Sullivan’s Tap (affectionately known as Sully’s to some) opened just as prohibition ended in 1933, making it one of Boston’s “most historic dive bars.’’ Today, it’s a casual place to grab a drink in the Garden area. Other changes from the speakeasy era include televisions and some arcade games.
168 Canal St., Boston. 617-742-6968 myspace.com/sullystap