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Place to watch Patriot's game in the Theater District

ginny726 Jan 10, 2011 09:34 AM

Going to a concert on Sunday night at the Wilbur Theater but want to go watch the Patriot's game first. Rock Bottom is closed for renovations - any other suggestions??

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    jpsox Jan 11, 2011 07:51 PM

    We tried a similar maneuver a couple months ago while trying to see a show and catch part of a baseball playoff game on a Saturday night. All of the places around the Theatre District were packed -- Jacob Wirth, Rock Bottom, Rattlesnake, etc. But we stumbled upon Flash's, across from the Park Plaza, and it fit the bill. Uncrowded, decent (not great) food and bar offerings, game on TV, and we got to the show on time.

    Jacob Wirth Restaurant
    31 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116

    Rock Bottom Cafe
    6 Beech St, Fitchburg, MA 01420

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      Kinopio Jan 11, 2011 09:11 AM

      Bistro du Midi is close by and has a couple TVs in the downstairs area.

      Bistro du Midi
      272 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

      1. hotoynoodle Jan 11, 2011 05:10 AM

        davio's has giant tvs. and their food is a notch above the tam's. ;)

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          C. Hamster Jan 11, 2011 05:49 AM

          Davios only has one tv on the non restaurant side of the bar, I think. No tv on the restaurant side, I am pretty sure. Or else they were hiding it the other day.

          If the Tam has food, I wouldn't eat it!

          75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

          1. re: C. Hamster
            hotoynoodle Jan 11, 2011 06:24 AM

            my recall is more, tvs, but i have no dog in this fight.

            there is also the last hurrah at the parker house.

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              C. Hamster Jan 11, 2011 06:54 AM

              I could be crazy but went to Davios to watch a game recently and as far as we could tell there was one (or 2?) TVs on one side of the bar.

              It's a nice choice though. Obviously pricier than others.

              75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

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          9lives Jan 10, 2011 03:06 PM

          I watched some of the game yesterday at Jacob Wirth's..fine if you get a bar seat near the TV..great beer selection. Old time German beer hall atmosphere. Most of the food is eh.

          1. hiddenboston Jan 10, 2011 11:05 AM

            MJ O'Connor's in Park Plaza might be an option for you.

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              Gordough Jan 10, 2011 02:27 PM

              The Rattlesnake could work. It is only a 5-7 minute walk down Boylston Street.

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              Blumie Jan 10, 2011 10:00 AM

              Intermission Lounge, on Tremont near Stuart. Not a true sports bar, but plenty of TVs and ok food.

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                MC Slim JB Jan 10, 2011 02:48 PM

                The Tam on that same block is similar: cheap, divey, and will certainly have the game on. Of course, the last time I was in there at 6pm on a Saturday night, one sad customer at the bar was so hammered he was sucking on a stack of cork bar coasters. We edged away from him.


                1. re: MC Slim JB
                  C. Hamster Jan 11, 2011 03:58 AM

                  You gotta love the Tam. Not many like them around anymore.

                  Since I love dive bars, the Tam would be my choice.

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                    A.A. Jan 11, 2011 11:00 AM

                    Agreed....but first get some banh mi @ Mei Sum and take it to the Tam to eat with a beer or two while you watch the game. My experience is that it's a decent pre-show option...or the best cheapest night out in Boston! ;)

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