If you are like most young professionals in Boston, you welcome marathon Monday for a few reasons. Chances are you probably get that day off of work, Fenway Opens, the Boston Marathon goes off, and you get to sit with a beer in your hand all day if you want to! Running the Boston Marathon isn’t exactly for everyone, but who could turn down hanging out at the bar cheering runners on with a cold brew in hand? Here are some of Boston’s best bars for drinking and watching the Boston Marathon!
TJ’s Food and Spirits
Where: 355 West Union St. Ashland, MA
Why: TJ’s is dedicated to helping you get prepared for the long day with a 6AM buffet! They keep the food going all day long and the beer flows freely all while you cheer on runners from their heated patio. They also make sure to keep spectators happy with a DJ all day long!
Railroad Six Sports Grill
Where: 398 Waverly Street Framingham, MA.
Why: A spot for the family, Railroad six will have face painting and free popsicles for kids. They’re also a popular spot for marathon runners to take a beer break! You never know whom you might meet here.
Where: 1960 Beacon Street Brighton, MA
Why: The rooftop seating, should we say anymore? Make sure you get here early if you want to sit on the roof, there has been lines before the opening in prior years. Besides the rooftop view, they have a delicious menu and great beer!
Where: 1010 Beacon Street Brookline
Why: If you want to sit in an Irish pub and enjoy the marathon along with your favorite Irish foods, this is your place. They doors stay open for better viewing too!
Where: 955 Boylston Street
Why: Get there early and snag a table on the patio or near the big open bar windows to watch runners make their way to the finish line. Get there early enough and enter to wine a pair of tickets to Fenway for the 11a.m. game too!
Where: 911 Boylston Street
Why: They remove the window panels giving you a street side view only a few hundred feet away from the finish line. They offer great food and cold beer; with the 26.2 Brew being one of the many on tap. Get here early if you want a spot near the bar and windows!
Where: 903 Boylston Street
Why: Located only steps from the finish line, Lir also takes out their window panels to give customers a great Boston Marathon view. They have great Irish food and plenty of space to accommodate large parties.
Support the Boston Marathon runners by cheering them on with loud crowds and beer! If you find yourself in at one of the Boston Marathon bars near the finish line you may even drink with a few of them after the race. Marathon Monday is an all day party, so rest up Sunday night, stock up on electrolytes and cash, and have a great time with good friends!