Well Done Boston Sports Bars

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Well Done Boston Sports Bars

Watching the Big Game
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Leaving the comfort of home is very often a good decision these days.

For a long time, I was afraid to leave my home.  There were always just so many variables to consider.  For example, what would the TV’s be like at the bar, would they have the sound on or some useless music and what about the crowd, will I be able to sit down or will I be pushed up against other drunk onlookers?  Because of these questions and many more, I would watch every major sporting event in the comfort of my own home, surrounded by friends or family, in a highly controlled environment.

However, in recent years I’ve seen a major uptick in the quality of viewing experiences in and around Boston. Venues have figured out just how picky people are about watching the game and they have upgraded accordingly.  Let’s face it, there aren’t many of us with the cash to buy a 32-foot HD Video Wall or a four-sided jumbo-tron like the one at Tony C’s.  In the last two years I’ve watched more than my share of huge games outside of my home and walked away happy about those decisions.

Aside from the viewing experience, one should also consider the food, and of course, the drink.  Here too, our local super sports bars have made huge advancements.  Gone are the days of just burgers or nachos (even though I’ll probably end up eating both.)  Most bars these days offer a wide variety of things they do very well and we’ve selected our list of Well Done Sports Bars with that in mind.

Lastly, the atmosphere is very important.  Part of the reason I love going out to watch a game these days is because it makes those big games into even bigger events.  Walking into a crowded sports bar for an AFC Championship game is like New Years and Christmas all rolled into one.  Everyone is in the mood to party and potentially at the end of the day there’s a huge present waiting for us.  If we win, and I know we will, you’ll be happy you started the party early.

Here is a list of of WDB approved viewing areas in and around Boston.  GO PATS!!!

Tony C’s Assembly Row

Tony’s C’s is the Cadillac of Boston Sports Bars  – big, spacious and powerful.  The 11,000 square foot restaurant hits capacity every Sunday with a line of Pats fans out the door – it really does offer the best sports viewing experience in the city with its four-sided jumbotron, and 90 state-of-the-art TVs.  Get there early and reserve a table however all guests must be present to put your name on the list.  The bar gets crowded but there’s plenty of tables to accommodate big groups.

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Cask ‘n Flagon

The Cask.  I don’t know why but whenever I walk into this place it feels like something big is going to happpen and for that reason it’s a great place to watch a game.  It’s like the Green Monster is always sprinkling it’s magic dust throughout the place.   Maybe I’m getting carried away here but whatever it is, I love it.  Not to mention great food and beer specials.  If you want to bring your Game Day up a notch I highly suggest hitting up the corner of Landsdowne and Brookline.

Cask 'n Flagon, 62 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Photo by Vincent DeWitt.

Cask ‘n Flagon, 62 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Photo by Vincent DeWitt.

Stats

In the heart of Southie, this high volume sports bar with 22 flat screen TVs is an awesome place to watch a game.  I will say Stats is a bit more of a social experience than just a pure game watching one.  It’s a young crowd which means the beers flow at a record clip so be prepared to drink.  Also, without question this place has the best looking wait staff around.  Like most sports bars on Game Day it fills up ridiculously quick so get there early.    

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Tony C’s Seaport

All you have to know about Tony C’s Seaport is the term Monster Wall – the affectionate name for 32 HD 46″ plasma screens stacked to create one monster clear picture.  It is truly breath taking and there is nothing like it in the city.  If this sounds good to you then get there early.  The bar spots are coveted and it fills up in a minute.  The food is very good and overall there is a very refined feel to this Sports Bar.

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Beantown Pub

Are you ready to party?  Beantown is a trip.  It’s probably a little too crowded for my taste but if you want to be surrounded by hard core fans that want to make the most of the Big Game this is the place for you.  Also there’s pool tables in back with room to lounge out if you need a reprieve or you’re just waiting for the second game to start.  Lastly, Beantown is in the heart of the city and a great location to finding another cool bar to keep the party going.

Tony C’s Fenway

The revamped Remy’s Fenway does everything well. Strategically placed in the shadow of Fenway Park, during the summer months the roof deck has an amazing few of the park.  It has 30 high definition flat screens that offer great unobstructed views of the game from anywhere in the bar.  If history is your thing, they have countless sports memorabilia featuring signed jerseys and iconic photos of New England legends decking the walls.  This is a great place to immerse yourself in Boston Sports for the big game.

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Davio’s

Davio’s is for the upscale Boston sports fan (yes, they exist.) Find a comfortable seat at the glossy round bar in front of the flat screen TVs or on a low sofa and check out their extensive cocktail menu.  I’ve personally sat at this bar and had quite a few interesting conversations.  Last year I met Natalie Jacobson…she still looks good.  One of my favorite restaurants in the whole city, the food here is second to none so if you’re looking for a lively yet refined spot that is still pure Boston, this could be the bar for you.

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Sam Calef

Sam Calef

Sam Calef is Founder and Managing Partner at Well Done Boston. He always has time for interesting people, the whole truth and a trip to the beach.

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