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Apr 13, 2011 04:49 AM

Good Place to Watch Playoffs in Waltham?

Just started working in Waltham near Trapelo Rd and 128. I don't know the area at all but do have a car. Anyone have any good recomendations to watch the Celtics with a good burger or pizza? Maybe with something more adventurous foodwise?

A decent glass of wine would be a plus

thanks in advance

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  1. Sadies on Pine Street was my go to when I worked in the same area. Plenty of TVs, arguably the best steak tips in the area and good bar food otherwise.

    Wine and adventurous food...not so much. However there will be real fans to watch the game with there.

    1. Great burgers and wings at Bison County on Moody St. Bar area has plenty of TV's. The spicy Carolina Wings are my favorite wing in the area. Nice smoked chicken flavor, perfect amount of grill char to crisp up the skin a little, and that fruity, habenero mustard sauce would make anything taste great.

      Can't speak about the wine as I don't drink it. Beer is on the low-ish end of the scale from a craft beer perspective though. :-( Hoping The Gaff up the street will have some influence on them at some point.

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      1. re: LStaff

        I agree with Bison County, they have plenty of TVs, and a good range of food to choose from. They have some good burgers, and the Bison burger is very good. (I agree with L Staff, the bone-in south carolina wings are the best.)
        Unfortunalty there are not many options when it comes to pizza. There is an upper crust on Moody Street that has a TV and a small bar, but I would hardly call it a place to go to watch the game.

        1. re: LStaff

          For beer, Watch City Brewing might do...

          Watch City Brewing Co
          256 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

          1. re: okra

            That shipped sailed quite a while ago for me. I used to be a mug club member, drank enough to get the big mug, spent thousands of dollars in the place, even met my wife there. For years I put up with inconsistent food, horrible bar seats which cut off the circulation in your legs after 20 minutes, no air conditioning in the summer, and ice cold bathrooms in the winter - and even rode out the hop shortage when the brewer replaced the hops in their IPA with botanicals. Finally got fed up with the lack of quality/consitency of the beer and poor service at the bar about two years ago and haven't really been back since. I was so hoping that the Beer Works deal was going to go through, and I don't consider them to make great beer either for the most part (some of their specials can be good) just for a consistent product. The straw that broke the camel's back was when I took my family and inlaws there for dinner and every single beer had no carbonation - even the high priced bottled beer which they gave me some bs story that a baltic porter wasn't supposed to have any carbonation. Enough was enough.

            The Gaff is now where I visit if I want some craft beer in town. Pretty decent craft beer selection at fair prices and owners who are willing to listen to their customers needs.

        2. I also agree with Bison County. Wings are unreal. Beer selection is actually pretty good and they just added a bunch of bottled specialty brews. I am partial to the Victory Hop Devil on tap.

          Further up on Moody is Tempo. More upscale. Very decent wine selection and good food to boot. They have a couple of TVs in the bar area.

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          1. re: fabeneag

            Tempo looks very interesting as long as they have TV's in the bar

          2. Have to agree about Sadies. Great steak tips. They always have some kind of food deal. It's a good place to watch a game. Grassfields on lexington street has decent food. I've watched many a game there always a good crowd at the bar.