It’s February. While this usually just means the end of football season, worrying about finding a date for Valentine’s Day, and bundling up for the blistering cold, there’s something to look forward to: The 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. Luckily, the season will begin March 29th, which is one of the earliest starting dates in MLB history. Get ready to grab your roommates and friends, drink some beer, and watch the Red Sox this season. You are definitely going to want to stop by one, or all, of these bars just walking distance from Fenway.
The Bleacher Bar
This bar has it all: Great food, drinks, and an even better view of Fenway’s centerfield. Originally the away team’s batting cage, it turned into a bar in 2008. If tickets are too expensive or if you are in town for a Sox game and can’t get tickets, come here instead. You can sit back and enjoy a beer for just a fraction of the price it would cost you inside the park. Looking to save money? This bar is your best friend. There is never a cover to get into the bar. It has the atmosphere of actually being inside the park while saving your wallet. They don’t take reservations on game days so make sure to get there early to get a spot right near the action!
Looking for a place with fun games, over 30 high definition TVs, and good food and drinks? Look no further. Game On is the perfect place to pregame a game and/or post game to celebrate a Sox win. This bar is huge. With 13,000 square feet, it can accommodate up to 650 people. There are two separate floors, each with a full bar, which means you won’t have to wait too long to get a drink. There are 6 semi-private suites with ping pong tables and cornhole sets. On the first floor, there’s a Max and Leo’s Restaurant. Known for their artisan pizza, this restaurant should be on your list of places to visit in Boston. Enjoy your pizza, and then go to the second floor to watch the game or pregame for the game. This is the perfect place to get together with a group of friends before or after a game
If you love beer, Yard House has exactly what you are looking for in a bar. With over 100 choices of beers, their menu includes beers from local and imported breweries. They also have a Chalkboard Series, which is a selection of draft beers. These selections change monthly so you will always have new beers to try. This bar has options to fit any budget and taste. From typical pub food such as burgers, pizza, and fries to steaks and seafood, this bar is bound to please everyone in your group. With a late night happy hour Sundays-Thursdays from 10:00 pm until close, this is the perfect place to enjoy great food and drinks with friends without breaking the bank.
Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill
Named after Red Sox legend and Massachusetts native, Tony Conigliaro, this bar is a perfect setting for any Sox fan. Open all days except Monday-Wednesday this bar offers the best of American comfort food. Two dishes are named after Tony C: The #25 Burger with fresh Black Angus ground beef, crispy pork belly, fried egg and Vermont Cheddar, and the Chicken Conigliaro, pan seared chicken and angel hair pasta, topped with a lemon butter caper sauce. Their menu is guaranteed to satisfy any craving you may be having before watching a big game. If you decide to watch the game from the bar, Tony C’s has HD TVs to provide the setting perfect for any sports fan.
Cask ‘n Flagon
This bar couldn’t be more convenient for a pre or post game. Located directly next to Fenway Park, Cask ‘n Flagon is the spot where many left field homeruns have landed. ESPN named this bar the “Top Baseball Bar” and its location and food really does live up to this title. With large TVs and a great location, this bar has been a staple for Sox fans over the years. Going to a Sox game does not need to be a stressful event. Cask ‘n Flagon is walking distance from the Kenmore Square T and also has parking options for street or private parking if you decide to drive. Their event space can accommodate groups of 25 people or large corporate events up to 900 people. Get your roommates, friends, and coworkers together to enjoy one of Boston’s prized sports bars.
If you weren’t already in love with the atmosphere of one of the most iconic cities in America, visiting these bars during the excitement of Sox season is bound to make you fall head over heels for Beantown. If you’re a true Sox fan, find your future home at Bedly. Besides having furnished units and easy move-in processes, being a Bedly resident also means these bars, and Fenway, are in your backyard.
Photo credits in order of appearance: Bleacher Bar, Game On, Yard House, Tony C’s, Cask n’ Flagon