7 Places to Watch the Game
Seapoint Bar & Grill
A neighborhood favorite since 1979, this family-owned bar and grill is surrounded by flat screen TVs so you can watch your favorite game with ample sound and quality. Slice into Seapoint's famous steak tips, or opt for some potato skin teasers and enjoy the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Everyone loves a good Bloody Mary for brunch, and Seapoint is the place to get 'em! Their mile-high Marys are a perfect addition to their tasty breakfast, which is served from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Sunday. Not a big Boston sports buff? Stick around when the game ends and enjoy Seapoint's other forms of fun and entertainment, including live music and pool tables as well. Don't worry about parking, as there are plenty of spots to be filled right around the corner! Seapoint's Bar & Grill, 367 East Eighth Street, 617-268-1476.
One of Southie's newest and hottest spot, Lincoln is always lively - especially during a game. This spacious restaurant has gorgeous woodwork, high tin ceilings, big booths and plenty of flat screen TV's. Comfort food is king on Lincoln's menu - spicy wings, kobe sliders, short ribs over truffled mac n' cheese, burgers, fried chicken and wood-fired pizza. The food will fill your belly without breaking the bank. They've got plenty of beer on draught including Stella, Sam Adams and Blue Moon to name a few.
LincolnTavern, 425 West Broadway, Phone: (617) 765-8636 lincolnsouthboston.com
L Street Tavern
When it comes to watching sports, Boston fans can be pretty particular with tradition (and enthusiastic for that matter). Some people have to wear their favorite jersey, even if it's covered in filth. Others have to get in every word of the pre-game report while sipping on their favorite beer. If you're one of those Boston sports buffs who likes to hear the crowds cheer, and the sound of the ball hitting the bat when Big Papi makes that homerun, L Street Tavern turns off the music and turns the TVs up anytime there's a game on. Home of the famous Boston flick, Good Will Hunting, L Street is full of Southie history and some of the biggest sports fans in the area. Head on down for a "Sunday Funday" for your favorite game, and enjoy cheap drinks, good friends and good times! 195 L Street, 617-268-4335.
Touchie's Shamrock Pub
Shamrock Pub is another great, no-nonsense local bar with cheap drinks and diehard Patriots fans. Grab a $4 cocktail or $2 Bud Light and catch the latest game with some of Southie's best! Just a block from the beach, Shamrock's bartenders are friendly and welcoming, and serve up specialty drinks at your request. If you're hungry for a bite, Touchie's has $7 burgers with fries and a fried haddock sandwich to boot. If you're looking for a great bar with flat-screen TVs and lots of local color, shimmy on down to Shamrock for the next game. 501 East Eighth Street, 617-268-0007.
As one of Southie's newest additions, Local 149 serves up over 20 draught beers for you to sip on as the Yankees and Red Sox duke it out at Fenway. Ditch the wings and indulge in the delectable yet moderately priced fare including the tantalizing duck drum sticks, fried clams with a twist, fried brussels sprouts with chipotle lime sauce, or even the fresh catch of the day. If your lookin' for some sippins', Local 149 offers tasty beers and crafted cocktails that will surely boost your game-time adrenaline. According to the Boston Globe, this upscale, yet comfortable eatery has passed the tough Southie test. The nationally-merited publication explains, "Upscale comfort food may be overdone everywhere else in the city, but in South Boston, it's still refreshing, an alternative to pervasive pub fare. Local 149...here to serve those who live nearby, and it does its job well." 149 P Street (between Sixth Street and Columbia Road), 617-269-0900.
Conveniently located at the center of East Broadway Street, The Playwright is a quality sports bar with tasty beverages, quality food, and uber-friendly service. Whether you want to challenge yourself with Tuesday Trivia, or relax and have a beer for the latest game, The Playwright is great for both! Dive into some buffalo chicken queso dip, or warm up with some delicious baked potato soup and enjoy a well-deserved night out at this Southie favorite. Voted South Boston's Best Neighborhood Bar in 2004 by the Improper Bostonian, The Playwright also serves their famous brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays until 3 p.m. Grab a beer with good friends and catch a great game in front of The Playwright's many flat screen TVs. It's guaranteed you'll come back for more! 658 East Broadway Street, 617-269-2537.
Boston Beer Garden
From sandwiches to burgers, and salads to fries (and even truffle-fried tater tots!) the BBG has something on their menu for everyone. Come early and grab a great seat at the bar for the Sox game, in front of one of their many flat screen TVs. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service is friendly; what more could you ask for? Oh of course, beer. Living up to their name, the Boston Beer Garden serves up an abundance of beers, including seasonal favorites, blueberry beer, and many, many more! To spice up the vibe, the BBG also has year-round promotions, including sports-tickets giveaways. Imagine going to a bar to watch your beloved Pats battle it out and leaving with tickets to the next game; yes please! 732 East Broadway Street, 617-269-0990.