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Where to watch football this season

Here are the best bars to watch the mighty Patriots or whichever team you support

Written by
Time Out Boston Staff
,
Eric Grossman
&
Gerrish Lopez
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Wondering where to watch the Patriots games? If you’re looking for a bar or restaurants with big TVs, lots of beer, solid food and a great atmosphere, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking to cheer on the Pats with your fellow fans or catch more NFL or NCAA action, here are the best bars for watching football in Boston. For all the other action, or just a fun sports-filled experience, check out the best sports bars in Boston. Or, if you’re just looking for some great beer, try one of Boston’s best beer bars.

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Where to watch football in Boston

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  • Back Bay
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Among the city’s countless sports bars, McGreevy’s stands out for its history and local flavor; the bar represents more than 100 years of Red Sox (and Boston) history. While it's mostly Red Sox memorabilia on the walls, football game days get packed too, with multiple fully-stocked bars, a solid beer list, and special game day menus.

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TVs adorn pretty much every available inch of wall at Champions in the Marriott Copley Place. More than 40 flat screens offer plenty of viewing angles for watching the game. The beer list includes 16- and 23-ounce drafts from local craft breweries. Nachos, sliders, burgers, wings—the greasy gang’s all here. There’s even a breakfast buffet for NFL fanatics looking to make a full day of it.

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  • Fenway/Kenmore
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A legendary Fenway hangout, the Cask is housed on a busy corner in the shadow of the Green Monster. It's mostly known as a Red Sox bar, but Patriots games draw equally rowdy crowds. There are more than 40 TVs, plus upscale bar snacks, classic fried treats, and a lengthy beer list.

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  • Seaport District
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The best sports-watching option in the Seaport features a monstrous video wall—a total of 32 plasma TVs that together create a 32-foot-long, 8-foot-high screen showing the biggest games. Food includes crowd-pleasing apps, lobster rolls, and myriad burgers and dogs, all complemented by 20 beers on draft. And you have to love a sports bar with a water view—nothing takes the sting out of a tough loss like enjoying the late-afternoon light over Boston Harbor.

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  • West End
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Located a short distance from Boston Garden, The Fours is primarily and enthusiastically known as a Celtics bar, with memorabilia covering the walls. The Patriots are celebrated here too though, and it's a classic spot for game days. Chow down on chili, nachos, half-pound burgers and steak tips while downing Sam Adams on tap.

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While there are plenty of Southie spots where you can catch the game, Stats is uniquely devoted to the art of gorging yourself on fried food and replays. More than 20 screens are placed strategically around the space so that every vantage point has a good view. The solid food and drink menus are mostly ignored during big games, when colorful locals come in to scream their teams on to victory.

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This no-frills Newton sports pub is consistently packed with a varied crowd, spanning ages, styles and drink orders. What most visitors have in common, though, is their preferred order from the pub’s limited menu: the wings. In a city packed with wings-frying bars, Buff’s stands out, consistently taking top honors from local publications for its juicy, perfectly seasoned specimens. Expect capacity crowds during big Patriots games.

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This cozy sports bar from the folks behind the adjacent Trina’s Starlite Lounge is a dream for those who appreciate a good whisky as much as a good pass rush. The drink menu includes local craft brews and classic cocktails. As the bar shares a kitchen with Trina's, enjoy their griddled dogs, sweet and sour pork nachos and pickle-brined fried chicken strips. Another selling point: the brunch menu gives you reason to head to the bar at least an hour before kickoff.

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  • West End

This modern, state-of-the-art sports bar inside the Hub on Causeway complex offers an next-level, immersive fan experience. The 25,000-square foot bar and restaurant boasts a 39.5-foot "Dream Screen"—the largest TV screen in New England. Catch all the NFL action while enjoying elevated tavern fare, more than 60 taps featuring many regional craft beers, and an eclectic cocktail program.

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This sprawling sports bar is located just steps from the action at Gillette Stadium in Patriot Place. Watch the game on the 25-ft LED TV or one of the other high-def TVs scattered around the 6000 square foot space. The sound system is state-of-the art, and there's both indoor and outdoor seating. There's an extensive bar menu as well as modern New England classics on the food menu. Step outside for views of the stadium.

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