The Fenway Park neighborhood is a cross-section of Boston’s different populations which makes it fun to mix, mingle, and make new friends in some of the hottest bars in town. The area draws locals just as much as tourists so there is always a fun crowd any day of the week — especially over the summer during the height of Red Sox season. With the baseball field abutting many of these bars, the energy on game night is palpable. Just be prepared for crowds!

(Photo Credit: Loretta's Last Call)

(Photo Credit: Loretta’s Last Call)

Loretta’s Last Call
1 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 421-9595

Loretta’s last call is a unique spot in Boston because it is one of the few theme bars in town. The bar serves up tasty southern favorites, strong bourbon cocktails, and live country music! While it’s optional, many patrons love to dress the part in flannel, chambray, boots, and big hair. They also have an outdoor patio, which is perfect for enjoying the weather while sipping a cocktail and prepping your best Garth Brooks singalong voice.

(Image Credit: Bleacher Bar)

(Image Credit: Bleacher Bar)

Bleacher Bar
82A Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 262-2424

Lying underneath Fenway’s center field bleachers is the aptly named Bleacher Bar. Fenway is the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball, and represents the rich history of not only Boston’s beloved Sox, but the history of the city and it’s people as well. Bleacher Bar embraces that important history, allowing you to drink, eat and enjoy a game with the action right outside the meshed window. Besides sitting in the stands, there is no way to get closer to the game action.



The Lansdowne Pub

9 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 247-1222

If there is one thing Boston is known for, it is it’s Irish culture. The Lansdowne Pub prides itself for carrying on the traditions and cultures of Ireland with a classic Irish pub, the perfect spot for Boston’s weary to meet, throw back a beer and release their worries by watching a game. And the pub is right across the street from where the action is happening at Fenway. Pub food features several classic Irish dishes, of course, including bangers & mash, Shepard’s pie and more. Their drafts lists features all the staples, including Dogfish Head, Sam Adams Boston Lager and Jack’s Abbey House Lager.

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Photo Credit: Jillian's

Photo Credit: Jillian’s

Jillian’s and Lucky Strike Lanes
145 Ipswich St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 437-0300

Just down the block from Fenway is this bar/entertainment metropolis. Luck Strike Lanes is a three-floor entertainment complex, so you’ll have a lot more to do than just watch the game (of course, if that’s all you want to do, that’s fine too). Play billiards, dance or bowl, or hang out in front of their 800-square-foot video wall with a drink in your hand and cheer the Sox on to victory.

(Photo Credit: Cask 'n Flagon)

(Photo Credit: Cask ‘n Flagon)

Cask ‘n’ Flagon
62 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-4840

All true Red Sox fans are familiar with the Cask ‘n’ Flagon. This bar is almost as much a part of the town’s fabric as Fenway itself, and it’s long history has seen hundreds and hundreds of Bostonians come through for a drink. Inside, find memrobilia of some of the Sox’s greatest players in history, surrounding you with the ambiance of the team’s great past. ESPN has even voted this bar as a top sports bar in America.

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