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?
Super Bowl is big in Boston, whether or not the Pats are playing - but when they are, the city sizzles with excitement!
Even though the Patriots won't be returning to the Super Bowl for the 7th time this year, you'll find plenty of parties and other events going on right here in Boston.
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 - as well as a few other things to do if Super Bowl is not your thing.
1. Boston Sports Bars Hosting Parties
Patriots fans will pack every sport bar in the city. You can expect all the sports bars around Fenway and TD Garden to attract plenty of fans, but with plenty of big screens, you'll have a good chance at a great view.
Parties aren't too common this year since the Pats aren't playing, but check out these Boston bars hosting Super Bowl viewing parties:
Banners Big Game House Party (82 Causeway Street next to TD Garden | West End) - Watch the game on the biggest screen in Boston with Super Bowl Sunday apps and 50+ brews on tap. Tickets $50/person with a 4-person minimum - details on website
The Greatest Bar Super Bowl Party (262 Friend Street, West End near TD Garden; 617-755-9577) - Four floors and dozens of big and huge screens. Reserve group seats and VIP booths. 4:30pm-2am - Tickets start at $5 for one and go up to $150 for VIP seating for 5 - link to tickets on their website
The Smoke Shop BBQ - (One Kendall Square, Cambridge, website) - Tickets from $29 (general admission) -$75/person, depending on seating and other amenities - don't miss the 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
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 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 Super Bowl is not at Gillette (but maybe some year?), you should be able to get attractive rates.