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Spring in Boston hasn’t truly sprung, no matter what the calendar says, until the first pitch of the season is thrown out at the city’s iconic Fenway Park. Red Sox Nation comes out in force for spring baseball, even if it’s just 20 degrees outside. Certainly, Fenway Franks are a staple at the ballpark, but they aren’t the only food game in town. From upscale dining to casual pubs, there are several home runs for drinking and eating within a few blocks of Fenway. Read More

1. Eastern Standard

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528 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-9100
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A game changer in Kenmore Square when it opened in 2005, Eastern Standard, located inside the swanky Hotel Commonwealth, remains a force in the area, where the cocktails are perfectly poured and the service is top notch. The restaurant, which has a popular outdoor patio, is packed before and after Red Sox games, with fans dining on raw bar selections, fried calamari, and steak frites.

2. Boston Beer Works

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61 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-2337
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Baseball and beer is a classic combination and for Boston Beer Works, it’s a clear winner. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the popular bar and restaurant across the street from Fenway Park. A rotating lineup of creative beers, plus crowd-pleasing foods, like chicken wings, burgers, and steak tips, are all perfect game day fare.

3. Sweet Cheeks

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1381 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 266-1300
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When former Top Chef contestant Tiffani Faison decided to open a BBQ joint in the Fenway, southern food lovers in town rejoiced. This hip but comfortable space serves drinks in mason jars and food on lunchroom trays instead of plates, but what matters is the food. Faison takes sustainable agriculture seriously and all the meats are responsibly sourced and all natural, from the premium Black Angus beef brisket to the Berkshire pork ribs. Don’t miss out on the melt-in-your-mouth biscuits and butterscotch pudding either.

4. Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar

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1310 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 450-9000
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This cozy pub, a two-minute walk from the ballpark, offers more than just a delicious raw bar with a variety of fresh oysters and seafood — it also has an amazing collection of more than 200 whiskeys, including 10 single-barrel types distilled exclusively for the bar. Menu favorites include fried pickles, meatball sliders, sirloins burgers and other upscale pub fare. Plan in advance with friends and pre-order the whole roasted pig dinner for 10 with all the trimmings.

5. Audubon Boston

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838 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 421-1910
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The bright and lively Audubon may look like a standard pub, but its menu is more upscale, with dishes like pork potstickers, grilled wings with truffle teriyaki sauce, and buffalo brussels sprouts. Owned by the same crew as the popular Trina’s Starlite Lounge and Parlor Sports in Somerville, you might guess the cocktails would be creative and you’d be right. Red Sox fans might want to order the “Lucky Juju,” made with rye, lemon, ginger-honey syrup and scotch, just in case.

6. The Bleacher Bar

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82A Lansdowne St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 262-2424
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With literally a window into Fenway Park, the Bleacher Bar is an unbeatable attraction for fans, no matter the season. The bar is situated under the bleachers in center field, with the best free view of a game you can imagine. The menu is filled with classic bar food, including Buffalo wings, bacon cheesy fries, and an enormous list of sandwiches. Crowds pour in here before, during, and after games, all happy to enjoy a cold beer with like-minded people.

7. Hojoko Boston

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1271 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 670-0507
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It’s hard to capture the essence of Hojoko in a few words, but quirky Japanese pub comes close. Located in the Verb Hotel (a former Howard Johnson’s now turned into a unique rock-and-roll themed hotel), the restaurant is run by the same folks who own the well-regarded, higher-end O Ya. On the menu, funky dishes like crispy chicken wings and the Doggzilla, a bacon-wrapped hot dog stuffed with jalapeños and cheese, are ideal pre- or post-games snacks. An impressive menu of sake and sake-themed drinks are a bonus.

8. Tiger Mama

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1363 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 425-6262
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Tiffani Faison’s second restaurant in Fenway is mere steps from her first, but while her signature attention to detail is the same, the experiences couldn’t be more different. Tiger Mama offers a Southeast Asian-inspired menu with shareable dishes like crispy pork rolls, Singapore street noodles, and lobster fresh rolls. The tiki drink menu is a refreshing change of pace from the usual.

9. Game On!

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82 Lansdowne St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 351-7001
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With a name like Game On!, there’s no mistaking what this bar and restaurant, just steps from the ballpark, holds in store for patrons. Dozens of televisions, half a dozen ping pong tables, corn hole games, plus an official Fenway Park batting cage patrons can use, make this a wildly popular spot. The crowd-pleasing menu features items such as pizza, chicken wings, nachos, and sandwiches.

10. Tasty Burger

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1301 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 425-4444
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When the main dish of a restaurant is named the “Official Burger of the Boston Red Sox” and said restaurant is located steps away from their home ballpark, what else is left to say? If you want a burger, a delicious, all-natural beef patty, topped with any number of options, like chili, cheese or mushrooms, not to mention onion rings that are out of this world and ice cold beers or frothy milkshakes, you have a home run. Eat inside and try your hand at a game of pool, or order takeout at the window and relax at a picnic table before or after the game.
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1. Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
A game changer in Kenmore Square when it opened in 2005, Eastern Standard, located inside the swanky Hotel Commonwealth, remains a force in the area, where the cocktails are perfectly poured and the service is top notch. The restaurant, which has a popular outdoor patio, is packed before and after Red Sox games, with fans dining on raw bar selections, fried calamari, and steak frites.
528 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

2. Boston Beer Works

61 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Baseball and beer is a classic combination and for Boston Beer Works, it’s a clear winner. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the popular bar and restaurant across the street from Fenway Park. A rotating lineup of creative beers, plus crowd-pleasing foods, like chicken wings, burgers, and steak tips, are all perfect game day fare.
61 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215

3. Sweet Cheeks

1381 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
When former Top Chef contestant Tiffani Faison decided to open a BBQ joint in the Fenway, southern food lovers in town rejoiced. This hip but comfortable space serves drinks in mason jars and food on lunchroom trays instead of plates, but what matters is the food. Faison takes sustainable agriculture seriously and all the meats are responsibly sourced and all natural, from the premium Black Angus beef brisket to the Berkshire pork ribs. Don’t miss out on the melt-in-your-mouth biscuits and butterscotch pudding either.
1381 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

4. Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar

1310 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
This cozy pub, a two-minute walk from the ballpark, offers more than just a delicious raw bar with a variety of fresh oysters and seafood — it also has an amazing collection of more than 200 whiskeys, including 10 single-barrel types distilled exclusively for the bar. Menu favorites include fried pickles, meatball sliders, sirloins burgers and other upscale pub fare. Plan in advance with friends and pre-order the whole roasted pig dinner for 10 with all the trimmings.
1310 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

5. Audubon Boston

838 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215
The bright and lively Audubon may look like a standard pub, but its menu is more upscale, with dishes like pork potstickers, grilled wings with truffle teriyaki sauce, and buffalo brussels sprouts. Owned by the same crew as the popular Trina’s Starlite Lounge and Parlor Sports in Somerville, you might guess the cocktails would be creative and you’d be right. Red Sox fans might want to order the “Lucky Juju,” made with rye, lemon, ginger-honey syrup and scotch, just in case.
838 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215

6. The Bleacher Bar

82A Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215
With literally a window into Fenway Park, the Bleacher Bar is an unbeatable attraction for fans, no matter the season. The bar is situated under the bleachers in center field, with the best free view of a game you can imagine. The menu is filled with classic bar food, including Buffalo wings, bacon cheesy fries, and an enormous list of sandwiches. Crowds pour in here before, during, and after games, all happy to enjoy a cold beer with like-minded people.
82A Lansdowne St
Boston, MA 02215

7. Hojoko Boston

1271 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
It’s hard to capture the essence of Hojoko in a few words, but quirky Japanese pub comes close. Located in the Verb Hotel (a former Howard Johnson’s now turned into a unique rock-and-roll themed hotel), the restaurant is run by the same folks who own the well-regarded, higher-end O Ya. On the menu, funky dishes like crispy chicken wings and the Doggzilla, a bacon-wrapped hot dog stuffed with jalapeños and cheese, are ideal pre- or post-games snacks. An impressive menu of sake and sake-themed drinks are a bonus.
1271 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

8. Tiger Mama

1363 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
Tiffani Faison’s second restaurant in Fenway is mere steps from her first, but while her signature attention to detail is the same, the experiences couldn’t be more different. Tiger Mama offers a Southeast Asian-inspired menu with shareable dishes like crispy pork rolls, Singapore street noodles, and lobster fresh rolls. The tiki drink menu is a refreshing change of pace from the usual.
1363 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

9. Game On!

82 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215
With a name like Game On!, there’s no mistaking what this bar and restaurant, just steps from the ballpark, holds in store for patrons. Dozens of televisions, half a dozen ping pong tables, corn hole games, plus an official Fenway Park batting cage patrons can use, make this a wildly popular spot. The crowd-pleasing menu features items such as pizza, chicken wings, nachos, and sandwiches.
82 Lansdowne St
Boston, MA 02215

10. Tasty Burger

1301 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
When the main dish of a restaurant is named the “Official Burger of the Boston Red Sox” and said restaurant is located steps away from their home ballpark, what else is left to say? If you want a burger, a delicious, all-natural beef patty, topped with any number of options, like chili, cheese or mushrooms, not to mention onion rings that are out of this world and ice cold beers or frothy milkshakes, you have a home run. Eat inside and try your hand at a game of pool, or order takeout at the window and relax at a picnic table before or after the game.
1301 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

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