Best Places to Watch the Boston Bruins Vie for the Stanley Cup

Posted April 14, 2014 by Kayla Baker in Eat & Drink
The TD Boston Garden

With the Bruins dominating the NHL Eastern Conference in the regular season, it appears that Boston’s President’s Trophy-winning hockey team will have another real shot at the Stanley Cup this year. As Boston hockey fans gear up for what is bound to be an exciting playoff run, the question will inevitably arise as to where to gather to watch the games. Sure, you could invite a few friends over to your house for some beer and hockey, but Downtown Boston offers such a vast array of bars and restaurants catering to sports fans that it would be a shame to stay inside.

If you’re looking for a good venue to catch a Bruins game without the general rowdiness of the hockey crowd, look no further than The Littlest Bar , on Broad Street. As the name implies, this bar cannot accommodate nearly as many people as typical sports bars, which lends itself to a slightly more quiet atmosphere. However, that doesn’t preclude a handful of spirited fans from gathering around the bar and cheering for their team. As an added bonus, some of the tables at The Littlest Bar have their own taps, which means you won’t waste any time flagging down a bartender!

If a more upscale locale is more your style, Battery Park , which is located on Batterymarch Street, combines the big screen tvs and delectable small bites that you know and love from a sports bar with the atmosphere and upscale cuisine you expect from a downtown restaurant. Their menu includes gourmet burgers and contemporary twists on old favorites such as lobster mac and cheese and panko crusted steak frites. With delicious food and an extensive beer menu, there’s no place else you’ll want to watch a Bruins game after your first visit to Battery Park.

Along the same lines, jmCurley at Temple Place offers one of the best compliments to a hockey game: burgers. In 2013, jmCurley was voted by locals as having the best ‘high-brow’ burgers in Boston. This restaurant is also home to Kevin Mabry, who was voted “Bartender of the Year” by Eater Boston in 2013. With award-winning food and service and a beer list that includes over 50 offerings, jmCurley has everything you need to turn a Bruins game into an unforgettable night out.

The Four's Boston, MA

The Four’s, was once voted as ESPN’s #1 sports bar in the country.

However, if you’d prefer the typical sports bar scene, The Four’s has cemented itself as the bar for the Bruins crowd. Located only steps from TD Garden on Canal Street, The Four’s is the quintessential sports bar that covers all of the must-haves: classic bar food, a good beer selection, and an adornment of Boston sports team memorabilia. The Four’s also boasts accolades from a multitude of magazines and food critics, including Sports Illustrated’s title of “Best Sports Bar in America”. There are plenty of booths, bar stools, and televisions at The Four’s, making it the perfect place to cheer on the Bruins with other enthusiastic fans.

Let’s face it, there is nowhere better to watch a Bruins game than at TD Garden . There’s the obvious benefit of getting to see your favorite team up close and in person, watching the game-altering moments unfold before your eyes. Sure, there’s that little detail of actually securing tickets, but if you can, the exhilaration of the crowd, of over 20,000 people cheering (and hopefully celebrating) alongside you, is unbeatable. And if a cold beverage is an integral part of game time experience, TD Garden has you covered, from fan-favorite Bud Lights to local craft beers. There’s just no comparison to watching a Bruin’s game live, especially if it’s the game that helps clinch them the Stanley Cup again.


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