Super Bowl XLVIII: The Best Places to Watch the Game Downtown

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Posted January 27, 2014 by Loretta Donelan in Sports
Jacob Wirth is a festive place to watch the Super Bowl.

I am far from a die-hard football fan. I can, however, truly appreciate a game when surrounded by an enthusiastic crowd, excellent food, and a buzzing atmosphere. Though the New England Patriots won’t be participating in Super Bowl 2014, February 2 is perhaps the best time for flighty supporters like myself to join Broncos and Seahawks fans in watching the game. Restaurants and bars are great places to experience the fervor of the Super Bowl, whether you’ve been following football all season or are more into the one night of festivities.

Jacob Wirth, on Stuart Street, is one of the best places to watch the Super Bowl in Boston. The restaurant has rolled out a large projector along with its TVs, to create an exciting atmosphere in which to watch a game. The nineteenth-century German bar has a huge selection of beer, along with delicious meals and appetizers. It’s the perfect place to bring a group of friends, settle in at a large table, and keep a constant stream of beer-battered mozzarella sticks, pretzels with ale honey mustard, and Pilsner flowing.

If you’re looking for a great sports bar to watch the festivities, head to Sidebar on Bromfield Street. It’s a great place to experience the game among sports fans, and it’s probably a good bet if you are actively supporting the Seahawks or Broncos. Sidebar has a lot of TVs for your viewing pleasure and will serve chicken wings and pitchers of beer. It’s got a great atmosphere, and is the perfect spot for more serious fans.

Scholars Bar is a good choice for a sophisticated Super Bowl viewing.

Scholars Bar is a good choice for a sophisticated Super Bowl viewing. Photo Credit: Loretta Donelan

If you’re looking to watch the game in a calm atmosphere, head to Scholars American Bistro & Cocktail Lounge on School Street. Scholars is a vast, club-like space, but there are a few TVs set up by the bar, where they’ll be playing Super Bowl XLVIII. It is the perfect place to go if you want to keep track of the game, but aren’t looking to stare at the screen all night. You can settle yourself into one of Scholars’ cozy booths and glance at the game when you feel like it. Scholars will be offering wings and beer during the game. It’s probably not where you want to go if you plan on shouting at the screen a lot, but it’s perfect for those who want to enjoy the game in a sophisticated atmosphere.

No matter what type of football fan you are, downtown restaurants and bars will offer all you need for a truly memorable Super Bowl experience.

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