Want to know where to go to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday in Boston?
The New England Patriots have made 6 trips to the Super Bowl since 2002 - will they return again this year?
Super Bowl is big in Boston, whether or not the Pats are playing - but when they are, the city sizzles with excitement!
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When Does Super Bowl Take Place?
The date for Super Bowl varies each year - but you can easily predict when it will be.
Just find the date for Labor Day, the first Monday in September. Super Bowl is always on a Sunday exactly 5 months away.
So, for example, if Labor Day falls on September 5 in 2016, Super Bowl takes place on February 5, 2017.
Patriots fans will pack every sports bar in Boston - and we have plenty of them! You can expect all the sports bars around Fenway and TD Garden to be packed, but with plenty of big screens, you'll have a good chance at a great view.
Check out these Boston bars hosting Super Bowl viewing parties (please note - these are still being confirmed for this year):
- Cask 'n Flagon (62 Brookline Ave, near Fenway Park, 617-536-4840) - Featuring special tailgate platters
- Poe's Kitchen at The Rattlesnake (384 Boylston, Back Bay, 617-859-8555) - Special South of the Border tailgate party
- McGreevy's (911 Boylston St, Back Bay, 617-262-0911) - Watch the game on the 16 HDTVs
- Ducali Pizzeria (289 Causeway St, North End, 617-742-4144) - Try the special beers available for this occasion
- Clery's (113 Dartmouth St, Back Bay, 617-262-9874) - Compete in the wing eating contest
Don't forget to wear your Patriots gear, and come ready to have some serious fun!
2. More Places with Big Screens in Boston
If you want to avoid the crowds at Boston's sports bars but still watch the big game with like-minded folk in a convivial setting and perhaps enjoy a good meal, remember that virtually every restaurant in the city has a bar, and just about every bar in Boston has at least one or two big screens - even if there's no sports memorabilia in sight.
Think out of the box, and you'll come up with some attractive options - for example, North 26 near Faneuil Marketplace, Jacob Wirth in the Theatre District, Warren Tavern in Charlestown, Earl's Kitchen in Assembly Row, Brasserie Jo in Back Bay, even the original Cheers on Beacon Street in Beacon Hill.
3. See the Super Bowl Up Close
Hey, Super Bowl happens only once a year, and whether or not the Pats play in it, nothing beats watching it in person - so get your tickets and hop on a plane!
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Now all you have to do is pack your Patriots gear, hop on that plane, and get ready for a memorable experience!
4. Patriot Place - Celebrate on the Patriots' Home Territory
True, Super Bowl does not take place at Gillette Stadium - but you can still head down to Foxborough, have a tailgate party in the parking lot, and then watch the game at any of the great sports bars in Patriot Place next to Gillette.
If you're planning to really party, don't drive back to Boston unless you have a designated driver. Stay at the Renaissance Hotel at Patriot Place or one of the other nearby hotels. Since the Patriots are NOT playing at Gillette, you should be able to get attractive rates.
Going to Gillette Stadium for a game or concert or to Patriot Place for shopping? Stay in a convenient nearby hotel, such as the spectacular Renaissance Boston at Patriot Place:
More comfortable hotels near Gillette Stadium:
5. Have a Non-Sports Day
Let's face it - not everyone loves football, even if the Patriots are playing in the Super Bowl.
If that describe you, you'll find plenty of reasons to enjoy Super Bowl in Sunday without seeing a single football player.
Once the game starts, Boston will appear to be deserted, as long as you're not in a sports bar or anywhere else with a big screen.
This is your chance to enjoy your favorite activities without having to compete with other fans for tickets, parking, or reservations.
Just remember that once the game ends, people will surge out into the streets again - hopefully to celebrate!
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