If you happen to visit the TD Garden for a Celtics or Bruins game, then pre-game festivities along the nearby Canal Street are a must. Here you will find a wide array of bars from brew pubs and clubs, to your traditional ol’ sports bar.
Perhaps the most famous of those sports pubs is located at 166 Canal Street—The Fours. The Fours have been a staple of the Boston sports scene since it first opened its door in 1976. In 2005, Sports Illustrated labeled The Fours as the Best Sports Bar in America. In addition to their more than 40 televisions throughout the bar, they are well known for their bar menu as well. Not surprisingly, a number of the sandwiches and wraps are named after famous New England Hall of Famers. This selection includes The Yaz, Bobby Orr, Larry Bird, The Bambino, Doug Flutie, Ray Bourque, or our personal favorite, the John Hannah Burgers. Try the BBQ Cheddar.
In reference to the “2005” Sports Illustrated (SI) honor, this was actually the last time SI published such a list, so as of current, The Fours can still lay claim to their “best of” status.
After a filling lunch (or a few beverages) don’t miss out on the nearby New England Sports Museum.
Address: 166 Canal Street, Boston, MA
Cost: Depends on how much you eat/drink