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Feb 22, 2008 09:29 AM

Watch the Game near MGH?

Forgive me, this is not necessarily a food-related question.

My friend's father has been very ill at MGH for almost two weeks, and my buddy has been staying with him almost the whole time.

Tonight, to interject a little normalcy into his life, we decided to head to a bar close to MGH to catch the Celtics game at 10:30.

The place I was thinking of - Foster's in the Holiday Inn - closes at 10.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a place to catch the late game where the atmosphere is not too rowdy walking distance from MGH?

Any help would be appreciated.

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  1. I would say in Beacon Hill Harvard Gardens wouldn't be a bad choice. There is also a cool bar in the bottom level of the Liberty Hotel called Alibi which I am not sure of tvs but it is a cool spot for a drink. I also like the 7s pub in Beacon Hill too. Anywhere BUT the Beacon Hill Pub !

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    1. re: mr mangia

      I've heard Alibi has had lines out the door on weekends so this might not meet the not too rowdy requirement.

      1. re: mr mangia

        I would agree about Harvard's close by and the food and drink are both good (great comfort food).

      2. Alibi does not have TVs I don't think. I would definitely go for the 7's on Charles St. Good dive-bar type atmosphere in there and they have a nice plasma above the bar.

        1. Agree with HG , 7's if he likes a great beer. Add the Red Hat up the Hill and the **** halfway up Cambridge St.

          1. thank to all for quick responses. 7s looks like it might work.

            i'm so unfamiliar with that area. i'll check up on all the recommendations too. thanks!

            1. I like the 7's a lot..also the Hill Tavern would work. They used to have a pretty good burger but I haven't had it recently.

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              1. re: 9lives

                and perfectly decent sweet potato fries!

                that said, it can get crowded there on a Friday night.

                1. re: 9lives

                  Its been a few months for me (Sox playoffs), but their burger was still tasty back when I last had one :)