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Heading to a bar or pub to watch the game? It’s something many of us do on a daily basis, regardless of which sport we happen to be fans of. When it comes to picking a bar to watch basketball, there are plenty of different options here in Boston, ranging from sports bars and gastropubs to quiet local pubs. Here are just a few of the best bars to watch basketball here in Boston.
Champion’s Boston Sports Bar & Restaurant
110 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 927-5304
www.championsboston.com

Champion’s Boston Sports Bar & Restaurant is the place to hit when it comes to variety, for this Back Bay joint – set on Huntington Avenue near Prudential Station – has enough tables and TVs to satiate the hunger of any sports fan, particularly basketball. Speaking of hunger, fan favorite burgers and fries are also available here at Champion’s, which mix up just perfectly with all of the collegiate and NBA basketball games airing on any given game day.

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The Four’s
166 Canal St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 720-4455
www.thefours.com

The Four’s is a must for sports fans with a serious hunger, as this popular Canal Street sports bar strikes the perfect balance between stick-to-your-ribs sandwich ware and an approachable local sports spot. The Four’s showcases plenty of basketball on its selection of TVs, while the big ‘n hearty menu of burgers and sandwiches – delicious and full of fresh ingredients – ensures that fan appetites of all sort will be satisfied while watching NCAA or NBA weekend games.

Boston Beer Works
61 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-2337
www.beerworks.net

Boston Beer Works is a popular local pre-game dinner ‘n drink location for nearly any sport in the city, primarily for out-of-town visitors hitting up Fenway for a Red Sox game. However, this big Brookline Avenue spot – centered right in between Landsdowne Street and Yawkey Way – lines up plenty of foot traffic from locals just seeking to hunker down and watch a game with their lunch or dinner. NBA and NCAA basketball receive plenty of love on the tube here at Boston Beer Works, making this joint something a wee bit more than your average baseball bar.

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Game On
82 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 351-7001
www.gameonboston.com

Game On is located not far from Boston Beer Works, right on Landsdowne Street, and has its bases proverbially covered when it comes to offering a bevy of big-screen, high-definition televisions, catering to practically any sports fan’s particular favorite game. NBA and NCAA basketball is predictably covered in this regard, with Game On offering plenty of options for any given game a fan should want. Meanwhile, the varied beer selection and friendly local staff ensures that Game On’s popular reputation will continue.

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

Cask ‘n Flagon is a name that is synonymous when it comes to Boston sports bars; a Fenway district staple when it comes to packing fans in through the doors for beer, a burger and the game. It’s virtually a department store sight of televisions the moment fans walk into this Brookline Avenue spot, guaranteeing that any basketball game will be on the tube and ready to enjoy. Meanwhile, the Cask ‘n Flagon kitchen also serves up traditional pub grub fare like nachos, buffalo chicken and cheesesteaks, making a trip here to this Boston sports pub a great place to visit.

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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