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Many areas of the world boast local sports fans who have taken fandom and loyalty to an uncommon level — and Boston is one of them. Beantown’s sports loyalists are known for their passion and pride, each of which rival that of New Zealand’s rugby die-hards and Brazilian futbol fans.

Whether it’s Patriots football, Celtics basketball, Bruins hockey, Red Sox baseball or one of the city’s many college sports teams, there’s plenty to cheer for at sports bars in Boston. Learn more about the best of the best cheering destinations in the athletics capital of America.

McGreevy’s

Take in a Patriots playoff game at Boston’s most well-known and storied sports bar, McGreevy’s. Famous among local sports fans for its camaraderie, great food and affordable drinks, this spot is guaranteed to be filled to the brim with Patriots, Celtics or Bruins fans all winter, and Red Sox faithful come summertime. McGreevy’s, which features an exclusive “Game Day” menu for football Sundays, is known for its private basement bar and projection screen. The bar and grill is located in the heart of Boston on Boylston Street, just steps from some of the city’s best shopping and dining destinations.

McGreevy’s
911 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
www.mcgreevysboston.com

The Four’s

Located adjacent to TD Garden and the Boxer Boston, The Four’s Restaurant is a favorite destination of New England sports fans. The bar’s walls are covered with memorabilia, the televisions are large and perfectly positioned for football-watching, and the sandwiches are named after some of Boston’s greatest athletes. During the NFL playoffs, The Four’s is guaranteed to be packed with hyped Pats fans, making it an exciting and fun place to watch a game like a local.

The Four’s
166 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114
www.thefours.com

Cask N’ Flagon

It doesn’t get much more authentically Boston than this: Cask N’ Flagon is located on Lansdowne Street in the shadows of Fenway Park’s famous Green Monster wall. The Cask N’ Flagon stands out among Red Sox bars in Boston for its location and its raucous gameday atmosphere. At the Cask N’ Flagon, the beer is cheap, the burgers are juicy, and the fans are friendly. In short, it’s all good.

Cask N’ Flagon
62 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
www.casknflagon.com

The Harp

This North Station favorite sits just steps from TD Garden — the home of the Celtics and Bruins — and just a brief walk away from the Boxer Boston. The Harp is known for filling up both before and after games as Boston faithful prep for a rowdy night at the Garden or cap off the evening with a victory toast. The Harp takes tailgate tastes to a new level of refinement, serving Beer Bite Pretzels, Bourbon-Glazed Salmon, and even a kid-friendly menu of favorites.

The Harp
85 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
www.harpboston.com