Whether you’re a die-hard March Madness fan or you just want to catch the rambunctious energy of your fellow Bostonians, you can’t go wrong with hitting a local hangout to enjoy classic game-day food and entertainment at the same time. As we saw for the FIFA World Cup, Bostonians sure know how to rally! Read on to find our favorite places in Boston to watch March Madness.
1. High Street Food Hall, Downtown
Home to Boston’s largest LED screen television, High Street has the best views in the city for watching the tournament! And with so many dining options, you can get dinner and dessert without ever deserting the marketplace.
They’ll air every game, so you can check out the official March Madness schedule to ensure you never miss a game. Table bookings are also available at High Street Place for what they call “Munch Madness” as the food hall tends to get packed during sporting events!
Find it at 100 High Street Boston, MA 02110
2. The Greatest Bar, North End
A notorious Boston sports fan destination, fans here go crazy cheering on their teams, to the extent there are often lines down Friend Street. If you can make it through the line and crowd, the energy here is contagious.
Find it at 262 Friend Street Boston, MA 02113
3. Tony C’s, Multiple locations
At any of the 5 Tony C’s locations in Boston, you’ll be sure to catch your favorite game on at least one of their multiple flatscreen TVs. They have a great selection steaks and burgers for a mouth-watering addition to your viewing experience. During baseball season, make sure to check out their Fenway roof deck!
4. Seapoint Bar & Grill, Southie
A neighborhood favorite, Seapoint has the classic sports bar amenities: delicious grilled food and wide-screen TVs to feast your eyes on the game. Highlights of the menu include their famous steak tips and potato skins appetizer. This is a go-to spot for catching sporting events.
Find it at 367 E 8th St, South Boston, MA 02127
5. Parlor Sports, Somerville
For a more upscale, hipster vibe, check out Parlor Sports in Union Square. They’ve got all the best features of a sports bar and huge screens all in a very relaxed atmosphere.
Find it at 3 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143
6. The Kenmore, Kenmore Square
Another less “traditional” sports bar option, The Kenmore offers incredible food along with a view of the TV for catching the games. The menu features everything from burgers and wings to quinoa bowls and vegan options. If you’re looking for a more foodie experience, this should definitely be on your list of options. And while it’s not football season yet, The Kenmore does offer half-priced apps when the Pats play-all season long.
Find it at 476 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
7. Plant Pub, Multiple locations
This Vegan restaurant serves all of your traditional game watching foods with better-for-you ingredients. Their Fenway location is also the “world’s largest vegan sports bar” according to Vegan First, with over 250 seats and running 8,000 square feet in total. No wonder, Ben Stiller, Lady Gaga, and Zendaya are all fans.
8. The Sporting Club at Omni Boston Hotel, Seaport
The Sporting Club is a distinctively modern sporting environment featuring locally and globally inspired crafted food with a whimsical twist. A place for tastemakers, urbanites, and sports enthusiasts to enjoy a distinctively intimate and modern sporting environment, The Sporting Club offers a welcoming venue for those hoping to tune into March Madness!
The space is decked out with sports swag, lockers, and boxing bags. Basketball fans can indulge at one of the many spaces of the restaurant: the Gymnasium Bar, Trophy Room featuring keepsakes from Boston sports history, and the Chill -Out Lounge offering a VIP suite for private events.
Find The Sporting Club at 450 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210
9. Caffe Dello Sport, North End
This non-traditional stop offers guests a variety of Italian coffees, pastries, paninis, and a variety of authentic Italian products. It’s one of the only spots in the city to catch live European football matches year-round! But they also make sure to showcase all of the big games happening on turf like the Super Bowl and March Madness! With five different screens, the largest being 80”, the caffe broadcasts four games at once and if your favorite team or game isn’t on one of the screens, just ask!
Find Caffe Dello Sport at 308 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113.
Find it at 450 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210