The Patriots are back in the playoffs for the 11th time in the last 13 seasons. Considering tickets for every single Patriots home game dating back to 1994 have sold out, and playoffs have seen even more interest, it’s might just be easier to head to the bar. Here are some of the best bars — both in and out of the city — where you can watch instead.


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McGreevy’s 3rd Base Saloon
911 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 262-0911

A dozen TVs and three full bars surrounded by wall to wall sports memorabilia makes McGreevy’s a great place to grab drinks and enjoy watching any sport with like-minded fans.


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

Cast in the shadows of Fenway Park, Cask’n Flagon has a reputation as a baseball bar. But rest assured, with TVs everywhere you turn, watching the Patriots isn’t so bad either.

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Jillian’s/Lucky Strike
145 Ipswich Street
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 437.0300

Two floors (three if you count Tequila Rain) with plenty of TVs, but that’s not the only reason this spot is on the list. In the case of a Patriots blow-out, you have the option of bowling or shooting billiards while you’re watching the second half.

(Photo from Remy's Seaport)

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Jerry Remy’s Seaport
250 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 856-7369

Remy’s seaport is home a 32-foot HD TV, the largest in New England. When you aren’t staring out the window at the stunning views of Boston Harbor, the videowall and 46 other TVs will ensure that you see all the action.

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110 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 927-5304

Champions boasts a 12’x 24′ viewing screen along with more than 40 other TVs. Throw in their good food and at least 36 beers on tap, and it’s good!

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26 Chandler St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-4428

Fritz in the South End is Boston’s premier gay sports bar. The bar brings in a wide variety of customers from both the gay and straight community. There are plenty of TVs and all are welcome. Fritz is known for its support and sponsorship of the local gay sports community.

Spirit Bar & Restaurant
2046 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 868-1555

The bar boasts a 10-foot big screen as well as 6 Plasmas to make sure you can always see what’s going on.


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CBS Scene
200 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035
(508) 203-2200

The CBS Scene was going on the list regardless. But shameless self promotion is not the reason it’s at the top. If you’re up for the challenge of battling game day traffic, The Scene has one of the most unique game day experiences you’ll find — a parking lot full of rabid Pats fans, 135 HD TVs, and the Patriots playing less than a hundred yards away. It’s as close as you’ll come to the game without having a ticket. There’s also no cover charge. Reservations are not accepted, so consider getting there early. There’s a 90 minute time limit on tables (you’re welcome to move to the bar afterward).

Important Notes for Game Days:
Parking is free for CBS Scene. You will be asked at the gate to prove you were actually at CBS Scene and not at the game, so save your time-stamped receipt.


Matt Light’s AFC Championship Viewing Party

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035

Tickets: $20 at the door
Noon – Close

Former Patriots player Matt Light is offering up a cool opportunity to watch the game with him and other former players. The $20 cover charge goes to The Matt Light Foundation, Light’s charity. The day will include trivia, prizes, football squares, cocktails and more.


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Jake n JOES Sports Bar and Grille
475 Boston Providence Highway
Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 349-4880

Tons of TVs, good food, and close enough to Foxboro that you can almost feel the vibe from Gillette Stadium. Yet, far enough where you shouldn’t have to battle the traffic that goes with it.


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15 Middlesex Canal Park
Woburn, MA
(781) 897-4000

Fans have voted it the number one sports bar in the Boston area for a couple of years and counting. It has 37 big screen HDTVs along with a 92 inch projection screen. Oh… and did we mention that they serve free wings at half-time?!?!?


Halfway Café
820 Boston Post Rd E
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 480-0688

Halfway Café has a location in Marlborough. They’re also in Watertown, Canton, Holbrook, Maynard, and (their original restaurant) in Dedham. Whether it’s the atmosphere, the food, or the drinks; no matter what you’re looking for, Halfway keeps it sweet and simple.