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luci Apr 7, 2008 09:14 AM

What's there to drink in the Park? Eat?? Thanks

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    ChrisConcord Apr 7, 2008 12:47 PM

    The Guinness booth is near the Sox dugout, just to the first base side of homeplate. They have Bass as well. There may be a Sam Adams booth closer to the Bleachers. Lots of better options outside the park than in it, and several threads are already here and a quick search away. My current fave is La Verdad, which is right behind the Bleachers. You can even score some tacos to go there and carry them in. (And props to Oringer for winning on Iron Chef last night!)

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      luci Apr 7, 2008 02:16 PM

      What gate is Bleachers in please?? Thanks...will bring in some food..and walk for my Guinness.

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        jpsox Apr 7, 2008 05:15 PM

        There's a Guinness stand in the rightfield "Big Concourse" as well, just under the bleachers. No need to walk all the way back toward the home plate area. Both Guinness stands also have Harp and Smithwick's. There's also a couple Sam Adams and/or Harpoon taps in rightfield. For eating, the best bet inside the park is to grab something from the Yawkey Way area before the game.

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          Angel Food Apr 8, 2008 11:01 AM

          There's also a Sam's / Harpoon tap on Yawkey - right in the middle. And it's usually seasonal, and the line isn't bad - since it's hard to spot.

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          lergnom Apr 8, 2008 08:58 AM

          The bleachers don't connect to the rest of the seating so be aware that you can't wander.

          The food at Fenway has improved every year. Now they'll have kosher dogs cooked in a certified kosher machine.

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            C. Hamster Apr 8, 2008 09:15 AM

            They do connect and have for a few years now, actually.

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              jgg13 Apr 8, 2008 09:16 AM

              Someone hasn't been to Fenway in a buncha years ;)

              Everything connects now. The area under the bleachers is a new semi-open air food concourse (pretty large for Fenway), which in turn feeds into the rest of the area.

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                ginnyhw Apr 8, 2008 10:24 AM

                There are better food and beer options in the concourse than in the stands.

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                  lergnom Apr 8, 2008 11:08 AM

                  Sorry. I haven't sat in the bleachers in 12 years. The seats I share are behind the plate but up under the stands.

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                    luci Apr 8, 2008 11:50 AM

                    Ok so I can get around to get drinks in the bleachers..phew...are they proper seats or benches?

                    Back to food, if you are not allowed to bring in bags, how do you get food in? Can you bring wine in?

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                      C. Hamster Apr 8, 2008 01:15 PM

                      The bleachers are seats.

                      I have never ever had a problem bringing food in, even right after 9/11. I've brought in some weird stuff, but then I was a longtime season ticket holder and once went to 68 home games in a season and couldn't stand the food or the prices.

                      Bring it in a brown or plastic bag from home if it's home food or the bag from the restaurant. They might ask to see it.

                      You cannot bring in any drink unless you smuggle it in and then you are chancing getting tossed out if you get caught.

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                        Angel Food Apr 8, 2008 02:03 PM

                        You can bring in unopened bottled water now, legitimately.

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                          Velda Mae Apr 9, 2008 12:35 PM

                          According to redsox.com, "No food can be brought into the ballpark and only sealed bottled waters of 16oz. or less are allowed."

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                            C. Hamster Apr 10, 2008 07:21 AM

                            I haven't been to a game this year, so they may have changed their policies.

                            From 1991 to last year I estimate I attended 400+ games and brought food in to almost every one of them.

                            I can't believe they would enforce such a "rule," anyway. I'll plan to bring my own food when I next attend and will post here.

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                            ginnyhw Apr 9, 2008 12:38 PM

                            I always bring a water bottle and they always ask if I have vodka in it and I say yes and everybody laughs. It helps if you're old. I love Guiness but it's something like 8 bucks a cup!

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                      jgg13 Apr 9, 2008 10:49 AM

                      Yeah, I really like the concourse. My buddy's season tix are right above that concourse and he's right next to the ramp, so its pretty quick to hop down there to snag a couple of beers & a bite to eat - there's a good variety right there w/o having to trapse.

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                        lergnom Apr 9, 2008 12:34 PM

                        Two beers at a time. That's my mantra. Saves on trips, leaves you with an extra to share if you meet someone.

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                          jgg13 Apr 9, 2008 03:34 PM

                          You can actually get more in most spots even though they say 2. I often get 4, give 2 to my buddy and keep 2 for myself. As you say, less trips.

            2. C. Hamster Apr 7, 2008 12:28 PM

              The food there sucks and is very expensive. Bring in some local fare instead. Chinese, Thai, tacos, pizza, Popeye's, burgers, Cambodian, Italian.

              You can bring in food but not drinks.

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                DanInCambridge Apr 7, 2008 02:59 PM

                you can bring drinks in if they are wrapped in foil and look like a sausage you just bought...

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                lergnom Apr 7, 2008 09:18 AM

                There's a stand to the 1st base side of home which sells Guinness.

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                  luci Apr 7, 2008 09:43 AM

                  you read my mind..we are in bleachers 37..how many miles away is this Guinness stand??

                  :(

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                    CityPork Apr 7, 2008 12:37 PM

                    It's around gate D, I think....like lergnom said it is near the first base area. I love the food there! Their fried chicken and fries and fenway franks from the guys walking around are the best! It reminds me of the fairs I went to growing up. There is also Legal chowder somewhere....

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                      C. Hamster Apr 7, 2008 01:10 PM

                      Gate D is way the heck down toward right field. Gate C is on Landsdowne Street, near where the "premium" beers are sold.

                      There is chowder all around the park.

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