Due to the popularity of the Red Sox, tickets are often hard to come by. When they are available, tickets can be very expensive. Because of this, area bars near Fenway open their doors on game days for local Sox fans without tickets to gather and partake in Red Sox festivities.
Expect these bars and pubs to be packed early, and stay busy throughout the day. Many of these area bars will be hosting special events and promotions during the opening day game, and expect them to be jam packed for events like Patriots’ Day/Marathon Monday. In addition to bars, there are some other places we think are awesome. Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of Fenway bars and restaurants that are great for game day.
Yard House: 126 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215 (617) 236-4083
Located just down Brookline Ave from Fenway, Yard House is a great restaurant and bar. They have great food for those looking for a good meal, and an enormous selection of beers on tap that wrap around the bar. If you’re looking for a place to try something new, or just want a half-yard of your favorite draught beer, here’s where to do it.
Bleacher Bar: 82A Lansdowne St., Boston, MA (617) 262-2424
The Bleacher Bar is unique in that it is nearly directly under Fenway Park. Situated under far left field, patrons can see out onto the field from the bar. For those that want to physically see the game without tickets, the Bleacher Bar is for you.
Game On Fenway: 82 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215 (617) 351-7001
Some people like playing games while out enjoying time with their friends. If that sounds like you, you may enjoy Game On Fenway. Their basement has basketball hoops and corn hole set up to play. On top of that, they have large TVs and a wide selection of beer.
Lansdowne Pub: 9 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215 (617) 247-1222
To those looking for a different atmosphere on game day, try Lansdowne Pub. This Irish pub serves great dynamic Irish pub grub and often has live music. The Lansdowne Pub is a great place to meet people, relax, and celebrate opening day festivities over a pint.
Cask ‘n Flagon: 62 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215 (617) 536-4840
Cask ‘n Flagon tackles more than just Red Sox events, they cover any sporting event! Watch all of your favorite games at Cask ‘n Flagon. Situated right across from the Green Monster, Cask ‘n Flagon is practically like being at the game.
Boston Beer Works: 61 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA, 02215 (617) 536-2337
Boston Beer Works is a chain restaurant specializing in good American food, sports, and, of course, beer. This brewery opens early for special events such as Red Sox Opening Day events, Marathon Monday, and other Sox events. Feeling hungry after an evening game? Don’t worry; Boston Beer Works’ kitchen is open until closing time at 1am.
Jillian’s & Lucky Strike Lanes: 145 Ipswich St, Boston, MA, 02215 (617) 437-0300
Want to play games while watching the ball game? Jillian’s & Lucky Strike Lanes is an awesome bowling alley with a twist. Here patrons can watch the game while playing a competitive game of bowling with friends. Customers 21 and over can also buy drinks at the bar. Be aware, on weekdays Lucky Strike is 18+ after 8pm and 21+ on weekends.
This list is by no means comprehensive, and there are many other great bars and restaurants in the Fenway area. Just walking around the area, you’ll discover a new place to try out. Being so close to the stadium, these places are all perfect for celebrating game day festivities and events. We hope to see you in the Fenway area soon!