Beginning tomorrow, many of our best athletes will convene in exotic Rio de Janeiro to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games. We’re all very excited to tune in and watch as over 200 nations go for gold. This got many of us thinking about our favorite places to watch games with a fun-loving crowd, so we thought what better time than now to share them with you! No matter the season, from Boston and Cambridge to Cape Cod and the South Coast, here are our top 10 sports bars.
With several locations in and around Boston proper, this brew pub is most well-known for its unique and locally inspired beer selection. Their BW Trademark menu changes periodically, but today we can find a “Bunker Hill Blueberry” and a “Back Bay IPA”. Ask for as many samples as you want before making a commitment, and be sure to check out their up-scale pub food menu. Their location on Canal Street is perfect to gather around a flat screen with friends and colleagues to watch sports and talk business.
- Address: 112 Canal Street, Bulfinch Triangle Boston, MA 02114
- Phone: 617-896-BEER
- Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-12pm, Fri-Sat 11am-1am
Described as “…being built on craft beer” this eclectic local hotspot sure lives up to the hype. Rotating craft brews, cask ales, and local ciders headline the menu, and some seriously funky cocktails finish it off. The food is worldly, ranging from Pork Belly Tacos to a new-age Shakshuka, there is something for everyone. There are two locations: one in the heart of Davis Square on Highland Avenue, and one tucked away in the South End. Both locations boast enormous flat screen televisions for our viewing pleasure.
- Address: 400 Highland Avenue, Davis Square Somerville, MA 02144
- Phone: 617-764-1655
- Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-1am, Sat-Sun 10:30am-1am
New on the scene and fast becoming an Inman Square neighborhood favorite, The Rising is as well known for its excellent food as its great sports crowds and quality beverage list. With ten TV’s – one of which is an eye-popping 100” – you can rest assured that no matter where you are in the pub, you can always see your favorite team on the screen. If you’re really lucky and your team is playing early on the weekend, you should absolutely stop in for an ovation-worthy brunch. It’s not to be missed.
1172 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-1am, Sat-Sun 10a,-1am
For a great spot to kick back and watch sports on the South Coast visit Marion and check out the Brew Fish Beer & Eatery. With eight HD TVs and surround sound, watch the games in style and don’t miss a minute. Sip on local and regional craft beers while enjoying the signature “Ch’Ale Soup” combining chowder and kale soup into a delicious concoction. For a break from the games escape to the spacious and comfortable outdoor patio.
- Address: 210 Spring St, Marion, MA 02738
- Phone: 508-748-2986
- Dining Room Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sunday 10:30am-9pm
- Bar Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-11pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-1am, Sun 10:30am-11pm
Named by Cape Cod Life as the 2nd best burger spot on the Upper Cape, JD’s Burger Company in Sandwich is a fun, family friendly spot in Sandwich to take in your favorite sporting event. Enjoy classic pub food and of course specialty burgers with amazing specials and the option to build your own burger from scratch. Along with their widescreen TVs, enjoy table- top games or a few rounds of Darts.
- Address: 280 MA-130, Sandwich, MA 02563
- Phone: 774-413-5701
- Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-8pm Fri-Sat 11-9pm
If you can’t make the trip to Brazil to celebrate the Olympics, join in on the fun at this Brazilian restaurant in Hyannis. Watch your favorite sporting event on one of their several TV’s, drink Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha or a Brazilian beer like Skoll, dive into amazing steaks at the delicious buffet. Buffet food is charged by the pound making it easy to pick and choose from a variety of food, in the portion size that suits you.
- Address: 39 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA 02601
- Phone: 508-775-1000
- Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 10am-1am Sun 11am-10pm
With plenty of big TV’s you won’t miss a second of the game. You’ll enjoy amazing pub food, and of course, DJ’s famous, mouthwatering wings. Offering flavors from traditional buffalo to Thai peanut butter & jelly, the portions range from five wings to one hundred. The quantities are perfect for a lone viewer or a sports party.
- 874 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540
- Phone Number: 508-457-9464
- Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
Originally the first Howard Johnson’s franchise, this neighborhood pub in Orleans also has a second location in East Dennis and serves up warm hospitality and cold beer along with your favorite sporting events. A great family friendly atmosphere, the bread and pizza dough are baked fresh from scratch, and they serve the freshest seafood and shellfish with daily specials.
- 63 Route 6A Orleans, MA 02653
- Phone Number: 508-240-3647
- Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-1am Sun 12pm-1am
Featuring a fun atmosphere, plenty of big screens, and popcorn before your meal, Red Faced Jacks is a great spot to root for your favorite athletes. If your game enjoy the Heart Attack Burger inside two grilled cheese sandwiches loaded with bacon, or the Undefeated Challenge with two patties, shaved pastrami, 4 slices of bacon, sautéed onions, lettuce, tomatoes and 4 slices of American cheese topped with a fried egg.
- Address: 585 Main St, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
- Phone Number: 508-771-5225
- Hours: Sun-Sat 11:30am-1am
This friendly local pub is your Outer Cape sports escape, and is built around sports from the decor to the menu, making a great local stop to watch a game. Order their tasty treats such as the soft pretzels, Philly cheese steaks, and fried pickles. Enjoy signature wings, slam burgers, and grand slamwiches while you cheer your favorite team to victory.
- Address: 4940 State Highway (Rt. 6) North Eastham, MA 02642
- Phone: 774-207-0779
- Hours: Mon-Tue 11am-11pm Wed-Sun 8am-11pm