Top 10 Boston Red Sox Sports Bars

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The Boston Red Sox are one of those baseball teams with a national following. If you can’t make it to Fenway Park,  there are dozens of sports bars all over Bean Town where the televisions will be broadcasting the game.

And if you’re in New York City, Chicago, Illinois, Washington, DC, or practically any other city in the United States, televisions broadcasting Red Sox games are usually as close as the nearest Irish pub.

I’ve even heard that there are Red Sox hangouts all over Japan, where baseball is clearly the national sport.

I can vouch for that. The hotel I stayed at in Tokyo recently had a television in the fitness centre. And it broadcast MLB games live. I remember watching the Red Sox play as I was working out – among other MLB teams . . .

Best Boston Red Sox Bars in Boston

Here are some of the best sports bars for Boston Red Sox fans in Boston. However, because of COVID-19, some of them may have temporarily or permanently closed.

Therefore, make sure to call ahead to make sure that they are open. And don’t forget to ask if they will be showing the game.

  1.  Bleacher Bar – 82A Lansdowne, Green Line/Kenmore, Massachusetts. Telephone: (617) 262-2424. Right inside the Green Monster, with a garage door that opens for a field-level view of the game. Social Media: Facebook Twitter 
  2. Cask ‘n’ Flagon – 62 Brookline Avenue, Massachusetts. Telephone: (617) 536-4840. If you can’t get inside the Green Monster, this is the next best thing – it’s right across the street! Social Media: FacebookTwitter 
  3. McGreevy’s Third Base Saloon – 911 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Telephone: (617) 262-0911. The self-proclaimed original sports bar – and the mythical birthplace of the Red Sox Nation. Social Media: Facebook Twitter – HAVE THEY REOPENED?
  4. The Lansdowne  – 9 Lansdowne Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Telephone: (617) 247-1222.Social Media: Facebook
  5. Eventide Fenway – 1321 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Telephone: (617) 545-1060. Social Media: Facebook
  6. The Bullpen – 19-21 Jersey Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Telephone: (617) 247-3353. Social Media: Facebook
  7. 21st Amendment – 150 Bowdoin Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Telephone: (617) 227-7100. Social Media: Facebook
  8. The Tam – 222 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Telephone: (617) 482-9182. Social Media: Facebook
  9. Beacon Hill Pub – 149 Charles Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Social Media: Facebook
  10. The Bell in Hand – 45-55 Union Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Telephone: (617) 227-2098. Social Media: Facebook

Best Boston Red Sox Bars in Other CIties

Here are some of the best sports bars for Boston Red Sox fans in other cities.

While some of these bars are bonafide Red Sox hangouts, others simply attract Red Sox fans on game day.

Also,  because of COVID-19, some of these sports bars may have temporarily or permanently closed.

Therefore, make sure to call ahead to make sure that they are open. And don’t forget to ask if they will be showing the game.

  • Rivera Café & Sports Bar – Sheridan Square, Greenwich Village, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 929-3250. The self-proclaimed Boston Embassy in New York City. You can catch all Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots games at this Bostonian hangout. Social Media: Facebook  – STILL OPEN?
  • Boston’s on the Beach – 40 South Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach, Florida. Telephone: (561) 278-3364. The name says it all! Whether it’s the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, or Celtics – you find the game on one or more of the 30 TVs! Social Media: Facebook Twitter
  • Brendan’s Pub – 3169 North Broadway, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 929-2929. Brendan’s bills itself as Chicago’s #1 Red Sox Bar. Social Media: Facebook  Twitter
  • Sonny McLeans Irish Pub – 2615 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, California. Telephone: (310) 449-1811. Would you believe it has bus trips to Anaheim when the Angles are playing the Red Sox? Social Media: Facebook  Twitter
  • The Ugly Mug – 723 – 8th Street, Southeast, Washington, DC. Telephone: (202) 547-8459. A Red Sox hangout in the Nation’s Capital. Social Media: Facebook Twitter
  • Connecticut Yankee – 100 Connecticut Street, San Francisco, California. Telephone: (415) 552-4440. Social Media: Facebook
  • The Bus Stop Saloon – 1901 Union Street, San Francisco,  California. Telephone: (415) 567-6905. STILL OPEN?

Word to the Wise

While most of these venues tend to attract Boston Red Sox fans on game day, there are no guarantees.

First of all, not all baseball games are broadcast. And even when they are, sometimes they won’t turn on the sound. Otherwise, they might show other events. And there is always the chance the venue might be booked for special activities.

Also, fans sometimes migrate to other venues. And bars sometimes close.

Therefore, you should always call ahead to make sure that the game you want to watch will be broadcast.

Your Help Wanted!

If you have patronized any of these Boston Red Sox sports bars, please leave comments (pro or con) in the COMMENT box below.

You can mention the ambiance for Red Sox fans. For example, is there team memorabilia on display?

And what about the visibility of TV screens, the resolution, and the quality of the sound? Because some of these places are located near the stadium, do they offer a view of the field?

Finally, how is the food? And what about the service?

Also, please let me know if any of these Boston Red Sox watch bars have closed – or if STL fans are no longer having Red Sox watch parties at them.

Your own recommendations on where to watch the Boston Red Sox play will also be greatly appreciated! Especially welcome would be Red Sox-friendly sports bars in other cities!

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