Super Bowl in Boston

5 Fun Places to Party

Where to Celebrate Super Bowl in Boston

5 Best Places to Party (or Not) in Boston on Super Bowl Sunday

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 - and they will 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!

Can't bear to miss being at the game in person?  Find where to get Super Bowl tickets, cheap flights, and hotel reservations.

Staying in Boston? We recommend prime spots for viewing, cheering, and celebrating.

1.  Boston Sports Bars Hosting Parties

Super Bowl Sunday in Boston - Bar at The Smoke Shop BBQ - Super Bowl Party site
Bar at The Smoke Shop BBQ - Super Bowl Party site

Patriots fans will pack every sport bar in the city - 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.  More sports bars in Boston.

Check out these Boston bars hosting Super Bowl viewing parties:

  • Yotel Boston Super Bowl Party (65 Seaport Ave) - Starts at 5pm in the Sky Lounge Rooftop Terrace - 1/2 off bar bits menu, halftime specials; first come/first served, no tickets required.  Planning to party?  Stay over - check hotel rates
  • Clery's (113 Dartmouth St, Back Bay, 617-262-9874) - Compete in the wing eating contest, and watch the game on the HDs.  Tickets $20/person - includes table for your group, wing platter for table, and one beer - details on website
  • The Greatest Bar Super Bowl VII Party (262 Friend Street, West End near TD Garden; 617-755-9577) - 3pm-11:30pm - Tickets $10-$20 for one, $20-$200 for groups of 2-20
  • The Smoke Shop BBQ - (343 Congress Street, Seaport, 617-261-7427; 25 Hampshire Street, Kendall Square in Cambridge, 617-277-7427) - 5pm - 12 midnight - Tickets from $29-$75/person, depending on seating and other amenities, but all include BBQ Buffet dinner 
  • Lansdowne Pub (9 Lansdowne Street, near Fenway Park) - Watch the game on the big screen while enjoying wings and beverages, 6:30-10:30pm - No cover, but reservations required.  Find details on their website
  • Cask 'n Flagon (62 Brookline Ave, near Fenway Park, 617-536-4840) - Featuring special tailgate platters
  • McGreevy's (911 Boylston St, Back Bay, 617-262-0911) - Watch the game on the 20+ HDTVs (Super Bowl details still being confirmed)

Don't forget to wear your Patriots gear, and come ready to have some serious fun!


2.  More Places with Big Screens in Boston

Super Bowl Sunday in Boston - Bar seating at Earl's Kitchen
Bar seating at Earl's Kitchen

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? 

Virtually every restaurant in the city has a bar, and almost every bar in Boston has several or more big HD screens.

For example:

  • North 26 - 26 North Street) near Faneuil Marketplace
  • Warren Tavern - 2 Pleasant Street, Charlestown and other historic Boston bars
  • Marliave - 10 Bosworth Street, Downtown Crossing
  • Earl's Kitchen + Bar - Assembly Row and Prudential Center
  • The original Cheers - 84 Beacon Street, Beacon Hill

Consult our guide to Boston restaurants by neighborhood and cuisine for more ideas.

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!


Got your Super Bowl tickets?  Now check out Priceline's last minute deals on flights.  Book a hotel room and rental car while you're at it.

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

Bar Louis at Patriot Place, next to Gillette Stadium
Bar Louis at Patriot Place, next to Gillette Stadium

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 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:

Renaissance Boston Hotel next to Gillette Stadium

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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.

So check out schedules in Boston theaters, go ice skating on Frog Pond, head to a ski slope near Boston, or plan a leisurely dinner in your favorite restaurant. 

Just remember that once the game ends, people will surge out into the streets again - hopefully to celebrate!

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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 Monday, September 3 in 2018, Super Bowl takes place on Sunday, February 4, 2019.

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