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Boston’s Best Bars For Cornhole

June 5, 2014 6:00 AM

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(Photo credit: North Star/Facebook)

(Photo credit: North Star/Facebook)

Cornhole is what some might call a “drinking game,” yet it also possesses an almost universal appeal amongst all who have indulged in its objective of tossing a bag of corn into a hole through a raised platform. Granted, this simple objective becomes substantially and exponentially more challenging should the player drink alcohol, which makes a bar the perfect place to play, right? Here are five of the best Boston bars for cornhole.
(Photo from An Tain/Facebook)

(Photo from An Tain/Facebook)

An Tain
31 India St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 426-1870
www.facebook.com/an-tain

The clientele and crew over at An Tain have been known to indulge in a game or two of cornhole. This bar’s Gaelic moniker may denote it to be a typical Irish bar, but An Tain actually enjoys a fairly well regarded dive bar status amongst its customer base, serving up cold beer and simple, yet effective vittles (think chicken fingers, burgers and fries) with an unassuming atmosphere perfect for a rowdy, boozy game of cornhole.

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(Photo from The Crossing/Facebook)

(Photo from The Crossing/Facebook)

The Crossing
1592 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02120
(617) 487-4851
www.thecrossingbar.com

It isn’t exactly uncommon for a late night game of cornhole to break out at The Crossing. Given The Crossing’s reputation as a sports bar, it sort of makes sense that this popular drinking game would break out amongst its patrons as things begin to wind down and the workforce starts to saunter out of the bar. It’s during these twilight hours where cornhole boards and bags can be busted out and enjoyed by those who remain with their beers, determined to stick it out until last call!

(Photo credit: North Star/Facebook)

(Photo credit: North Star/Facebook)

The North Star
222 Friend St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-3222
www.northstarboston.com

The North Star is the sort of bar where sports fans tend to congregate with friends, throw back some drinks and socialize, all the while keeping track of their favorite team’s score on the tube. This laid-back, no-pressure, friendly atmosphere makes it super conducive for a game of cornhole to break out on any given evening here at The North Star, likely bolstered by this pub’s friendly bar staff and loud, animated atmosphere. Bring your friends!

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(Photo from Battery Park/Facebook)

(Photo from Battery Park/Facebook)

Battery Park Bar & Lounge
33 Batterymarch St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 350-7275
www.batteryparkboston.com

Battery Park Bar & Lounge is the perfect place for cornhole under the stars, specifically out on the open patio area. Super serious cornhole fans often come here for team play, reserving space out on the patio during the warm spring and summer months. While playing, enjoy the yummy appetizer and drink menu at the Battery Park Bar & Lounge, a cornhole lover’s paradise!

Photo Credit: Bleacher Bar

Photo Credit: Bleacher Bar

Bleacher Bar
Fenway Park
82 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02228
(617) 262-2424
www.bleacherbarboston.com

Under most normal circumstances, this Fenway Park favorite will serve as the site for pre-game rituals amongst the city’s Red Sox faithful. Summer Sunday nights bring out serious cornhole players, however, many of whom line up here for competitive cornhole tournaments, participating in teams under the bright Boston stars, right under the shadow of Fenway. Cornhole antics here at the Bleacher Bar prove that baseball isn’t the only game going on.

George Pacheco has been writing professionally about arts and entertainment for over a decade. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, George currently resides in a humble New England home with his wife, cat and massive music and film collection. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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