Boston is world-renowned for its amazing, spirit-filled sports bars. While most of these bars are dedicated to Boston team sports like baseball, football, basketball and hockey, Boston has recently become a great destination to watch less popular sports. The 2014 World Cup was incredibly popular here earlier in the summer, and the U.S. Open is sure to gain a dedicated viewership as well. Below are the top five sports bars to catch the U.S. Open in 2014.
250 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
Jerry Remy’s Seaport is hands down the best sports bar in Boston. Not only does the bar feature multiple giant screens so patrons can catch all of their favorite sports simultaneously, but it also has outdoor seating and waterfront views. The only thing left to make the viewing experience complete is Remy’s incredible menu of bar food and beer list. Make sure to arrive early to claim a seat for the games because when it comes to popular sporting events, Remy’s often boasts a line out the door.
132 Canal St.
Boston, MA 02114
Sports Grille Boston is another one of the city’s top-rated sports bars. This venue is located by the TD Bank Garden, making it a popular destination for hockey and basketball games. However, the warm intimate vibe and TVs at each table make Sports Grille Boston the perfect place to watch the tennis games with a good group of friends or family. Plus, there are plenty of other sports bars nearby for crowds that want to bar hop without missing any of the matches.
112 Broad St.
Boston, MA 02110
If the weather is good, The Times Irish Pub is the ideal setting to watch the U.S. Open. The Times features two TVs in the outdoor seating area. Its menu also extends past traditional Irish pub fare and includes some really innovative sandwiches and salads. The Times is also a great place to meet people after work because it is conveniently located in the financial district.
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80 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02110
The Boston Sail Loft in Boston’s North End is not a typical sports bar. However, it is a great place to catch this year’s U.S. Open in order to experience that old club house setting that we all picture in the world of tennis. Patrons are sure to meet other tennis fans, so it is the perfect venue to meet like-minded Bostonians. Plus, the Sail Loft has some great clam chowder and fried clams!
21 Merchants Row
Boston, MA 02109
Clarke’s at Faneuil Hall is a great place to meet friends and watch the U.S. Open. It is conveniently located, affordable and has a spirited crowd. The pub has multiple TVs and the waitstaff is very friendly and happy to change the channel to any game. Every night, Clarke’s offers $3 Pabst Blue Ribbons and often has appetizer deals. The french fries are to die for!
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