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Sep 12, 2013 12:18 PM

Bars to watch (and hear) a football game?

It's that time of year again -- the time of year when I wonder, "Gee, how come none of the 'sports bars' in Boston actually play the audio of the game?" There are a lot of bars with a crapton of screens, but it seems like they all pump out some kind of godawful techno instead of the game. If I were to go to a bar tonight to watch a bit of the Pats-Jets stumblebum special, where would I have a chance of hearing the game as well as seeing it?

(oh and obFood: if the place has good food and bevvies, so much the better)
p.s. not a college noob, so don't anybody suggest Hogan's Run.

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  1. Parlor Sports in Inman Square will have the sound on and has good stadium inspired food.

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    1. re: mats77

      I realize the game has already happened, but for future reference I second Parlor Sports. Good beer selection and food, friendly staff, and not a bad seat in the house. My favorite sports bar in town, for whatever that is worth.

      1. re: ebone

        My only complaint about parlor is that due to the size it's pretty easy for it to be more crowded than I'd like for watching a game. Otherwise I love it.

        W/ that in mind I pretty much only go there to watch games that locals aren't likely to be heading out to see.

    2. i thought hogan's run changed hands and became lincoln's? ;)

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      1. re: hotoynoodle

        I think there's some kind of "there will always be Little Steve's"...

      2. I'll sound like a broken record, but my sports bar of choice is Magoun's in Ball Sq. Get there early if you decide to check it out, as I'm sure it'll be crowded.

        Spirit in Porter Sq (now called the Dubliner) used to have the audio for all games. I've not been since they changed concepts. Can anyone chime in about the food and/or audio?

        1. "Stumblebum" was indeed the word for that game. Ugly ugly ugly.

          Where'd you end up? Pretty sure the Common Ground in Allston has the sound on for games. Food's okay, lots of beer choices.

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          1. re: total13

            Call me a loser, but I fled early in the first quarter and went shopping for shelves. It was more productive and less painful.

              1. re: libertywharf

                Sushi at Asahi was on offer, so I watched for a bit at the Greenbriar (no sound) and then went for the salmon belly.

          2. Went to Hit Wicket last night and they had the game audio on. The only issue there was that due to being dish-based e signal started getting spotty when the storm rolled in