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Boston's Best Baseball Bars

Bostonians love to frequent their favorite watering holes to watch their hometown sports. In particular, however, Red Sox fans might just take the cake when it comes to hunkering down at any of the city's bars, restaurants and pubs to watch the Sox away games, or even the hometown games over at Fenway. Here are just a few of Boston's best baseball bars.
Tavern In The Square
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Tavern in the Square
640 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02111
(857) 233-4717

Tavern in the Square is a joint that fills up quick for just about every hometown game, regardless of sport, but particular emphasis could be placed upon its affinity for the baseball crowd, who often file into this Atlantic Avenue spot for a cold drink and a selection from Tavern in the Square's extensive appetizer, dinner and dessert menu. This is always a popular and comforting spot to gather at any time, but baseball fans will find Tavern in the Square to be a particularly fun respite from the daily grind.

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Olde Magouns Saloon
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Olde Magoun's Saloon
518 Medford St
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 776-2600

With a name as odd as Olde Magoun's Saloon, one could expect just about anything from this joint centered on Medford Street in the Boston suburb of Somerville. Yet baseball fans will be happy to find that Olde Magoun's Saloon is a friendly neighborhood sort of bar, one which delights diners with its rib-sticking comfort food fare (think nachos, onion rings and mac 'n cheese), cold beer and televised Red Sox games for all to enjoy on its televisions. This place is a nice step out of the ordinary, and a recommended Somerville stop.

Bleacher Bar
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Bleacher Bar
Fenway Park
82 Lansdowne St
Boston, MA 02228
(617) 262-2424

A trip to the Bleacher Bar is about as close as one can get to all of the Red Sox action at Fenway Park without actually stepping through those hallowed doors or sitting at the Green Monster. The Bleacher Bar is located on the grounds of Fenway itself, right on Landsdowne Street, and offers a bird's eye view of all the baseball action, while offering visitors a great selection of beer, apps and entrees on any given night of the week. For Red Sox maniacs who can't afford a seat at the park itself, this is the next best thing!

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Parlor Sports
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Parlor Sports
1 Beacon St.
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 576-0231

Also located in Somerville, Parlor Sports is a welcome and popular sports bar with tons of local flavor. Expect to rub shoulders with plenty of regulars here at Parlor Sports, all of which flock here to watch their favorite game on the tube, or enjoy any of the savory meals exiting the corner kitchen. Conversation, cold beer and a no-nonsense attitude is what's on the menu here at Parlor Sports, a place where just about everyone does know your name!

Lulu's Allston
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LuLu's Allston
421 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 787-1117

LuLu's Allston is the perfect place for the young and hip baseball fans of Boston, many of whom flock to this Cambridge Street spot, located in the city suburb of Allston/Brighton. Cool decor, friendly service and an eclectic menu of treats - including a s'mores tart, kicked-up grilled cheese and the fan favorite tater tots - await all great Red Sox fans as they walk through the door and sit down at LuLu's Allston. An expansive menu of drinks and beer ensure that a baseball game enjoyed here will be a memorable one!

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


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