Walking through Boston's Greenway one day, I overheard a few guys in their 20's chatting about Jerry Remy's Sports Bar in the Seaport District. They said, "That place is THE place to be. Last night, I got there at 5:30, and there was already a line. When I left, the line was around the corner." Having tried to get into Remy's a few times myself, I couldn't help but giggle because what they were saying was true. Jerry Remy's is the HOT bar in the Seaport District and it is ALWAYS packed.
I'd wonder why . . . but a sports bar sited on the busy corner of Boston's Liberty Wharf Building, in the Seaport District, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Boston Harbor, and seasonal outdoor seating has it all. Here, sports fans have a prime location to watch any big game, or simply watch the world float by - literally - on the water just beyond its perimeter. Filled with TVs, including the monster 32 foot HD Videowall (the largest in New England), this sports bar has seats as good as being at the game. While crystal-clear windows provide a premium view of Boston Harbor, the outdoor patio entices diners and drinkers to relax with post-work libations or late night cocktails.
As surprising is it may sound, this sports bar offers a terrific seasonal menu that uses local, organic ingredients, and makes use of the fresh seafood selections that come from Boston Harbor. With lines of patrons which can extend around the corner, it is a good idea to arrive early should you wish to enjoy dinner. If you wait too long, it is virtually impossible to get through the door.
Jerry Remy's Seaport Interior — Photo courtesy of Jerry Remy's