The Top 10 Bars Around Boston's Fenway

Bartender pouring cocktails behind a bar counter
Bartender pouring cocktails behind a bar counter | © Mariusz Szczawinski / Alamy Stock Photo
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Freelance Writer13 March 2017

The Fenway neighborhood in Boston is vibrant and fun. With Fenway Park nearby, there are many bars and restaurants in the area. With so many options and so many crowds on game day, it can be difficult to choose where to go and grab a pint. Here are the top bars to check out in Fenway.

Lansdowne Pub

Pub, Bar, American, Irish, Pub Grub, $$$
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Lansdowne Pub is a hopping place to go in Fenway, especially on the weekends. You can listen to live music from a cover band and drink a Guinness or two at this Irish pub, plus there is plenty of room to dance. If you’re not a dancer, take a seat at one of the bar tables or stools.

Bar Louie

Gastropub, American, $$$
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Bar Louie is a grill restaurant that serves up cocktails, martinis, and microbrews alongside pub dishes. They have a variety of delicious burgers and sandwiches from which to choose, and their Drunken Fish & Chips are a patron favorite. Hang out here before a Red Sox game, or stop by on the weekend during the off-season – there will always be a crowd having fun at the bar.

Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
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Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar
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In case the name wasn’t enough of an indicator, the Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar serves up tasty seafood. The atmosphere is similar to an English pub and is dimly lit. If you’re a whiskey fan, you’ll love their enormous whiskey menu with over 200 types. They also have plenty of cocktails, specialty wines, and beers on their list.

The Yard House

Pub, Restaurant, American, $$$
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The Yard House has an extensive draft beer list, making it a hot spot in the Fenway neighborhood. Whatever kind of beer you’re looking for, you are sure to find it here. Their food menu serves up American fare and also has plenty of vegetarian or vegan options. The Fenway restaurant also has a spacious outdoor patio plus plenty of booths inside for big parties.

Cask ‘n Flagon

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, American, $$$
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Cask 'N Flagon Exterior | Courtesy of Cask 'N Flagon

Cask ‘n Flagon has numerous TVs so that you’ll never miss an important sporting moment. Try out one of their signature cocktails or go for a pint off the large beer list. There are plenty of booths to hang out in, which is perfect for game days when people pack the establishment. Located right across the street from Fenway Park, there’s always a line here when the Red Sox play.

Eastern Standard

Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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Eastern Standard serves up craft cocktails in an environment that looks like a French brasserie. Try out their seafood dishes and pasta entrées on the menu – you won’t be disappointed. This neighborhood restaurant has a glamorous atmosphere, but they are also down-to-earth and happy to serve you before a Red Sox game.

Bukowski Tavern

Bar, Restaurant, American, Pub Grub, $$$
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Bukowski Tavern is a neighborhood spot specializing in comfort food and a wide selection of beers. They procure only the freshest ingredients for their food, and the beers are sourced from all over the world – local, regional, and global. Relax in the casual setting and enjoy a pint at this cash-only bar. Check out their rotating drafts on their website.