If you’re heading out to watch the game, why not beeline it to ground zero? Located a slap shot’s distance from Boston Garden, The Fours is unabashed in its home team loyalty: framed Boston jerseys, signed balls and old photos of classic games that pretty much wallpaper the place. The food is exactly what you want from a diet-free game day: chili, nachos, half-pound burgers and steak tips served with rice pilaf or a baked potato. Wine and cocktails do exist, but should you really be drinking anything but Sam Adams on tap? If forced to drag along a reluctant newbie, remind him that Sports Illustrated once deemed The Fours the best sports bar in America.
|Venue name:||The Fours||Contact:|
166 Canal St
|Cross street:||at Causeway St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am-midnight|
|Transport:||Green or Orange Line to North Station|
I first discovered this great sports bar, conveniently located just steps away from the TD Garden, prior to a Bruins-Rangers playoff game. The atmosphere on game day was fantastic, the result of the game not so much for me (a Ranger fan). The sizable bar and restaurant has all the makings of a perfect sports bar - loud, not shy, plenty of televisions, and some great memorabilia from iconic Boston athletes adorning the walls. For style, if not for proximity to the arena alone, I'll stop here any time I'm heading to the Garden for a game.