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Beyond Red Sox Season: Best Nightlife Venues to Try near Fenway Park



Fenway Park is home to blocks of bars that entertain the masses during Red sox games as well as in the off season. In a few block radius you'll find sports bars, dance clubs, lounges and live music venues. Get your fill of night time fun at the 10best Fenway Park area bars and see why locals flock to this section of Boston year-round. 

No trip to the Fenway area is complete without a stop at the Bleacher Bar. Under the bleachers of Fenway the massive floor to ceiling window looks directly onto centerfield. Ideal for viewing a Red Sox game, but also a cool view with a beer in hand. 

For those who prefer to play the night away, the Jillian's complex includes three floors of fun- a dance club, billiards area and bowling alley all under one roof. Allowing you to mix it up as the night progresses.

Live music venues, Church, Bill's Bar and the House of Blues offer guests great drinks a stellar food menu and a show. Their stages are graced with local, national and up and coming acts that make for a night you'll remember. 

When you're seeking a night out under Boston's bright light's the Fenway area is a go-to for its concentrated collection of bars and clubs that make it easy to head elsewhere when lines are too long. 


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Game On! Is a great place to catch a game, especially if you want, but can't be there. Giant screens make viewing your favorite sporting events easy because they're hanging everywhere. The scene is active, social, and young, making for prime mingling and making friends. Enjoy the beer, but don't shy away from their standard pub grub, which compliments the beer selection nicely. Score a table when arriving early on Red Sox home game days, or find yourself waiting in the long line that weaves around the block until after the first pitch is thrown, Game On! has been a Fenway area go-to since it opened and shows no signs of slowing down.




Cornwall's is British pub where meant for enjoying hearty pints of beer and ale.A gathering spot, Cornwall's is known for it's section of games . If you're seeking a good meal drink at average prices, then Cornwall's is a great spot for you. Order a plate of British pub food and a pint a pint of beer then hang out late into the evening playing games and chatting untilthe bar closes. Located in Kenmore Square, Cornwall's is close to Fenway Park. You'll find many college students, and 20 somethings hanging out at Cornwall's where the laid back vibe and affordable prices make this a regular spot for many locals.




The Lower Depths is a cool hangout in the Fenway area. It's a beer bar with 17 beers that rotate through their taps. Touting itself as a bar for beer lovers, the lower depths serves no harm alcohol, but does have a selection of wine. Reservations are not taken and Lower Depths is 21 + pre and post Red sox games and after 10pm. Serving $2 hot dogs makes this a popular spot for those who need to eat, but would rather put their funds towards their beer. But skipping the in house made fare means you'd be missing out because their food is made to compliment the beer you're drinking. Dig into an order of the beer cheese dip, Kenmore tater tot platter, haystack salad, mackin' cheese or build your own burger and you'll be happy to have sprung for something a little heartier than the hot dog.


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The Cask ' Flagon is a welcoming place, with lots of room to enjoy the big game, and an outdoor patio to savor a little sunshine on a nice afternoon. Serving standard sports bar favorites, it never hurts to indulge in a a few of the menu items. Basic burgers get beefed up with special toppings while pizzas and salads attempt to be a bit fancy. Probably not the place to get healthy, enjoy their fried favorites and save your serving of greens for later in the day. When you'd prefer a cold beer to a plate of goodies, Cask n' Flagon has plenty of room on it's corner of Lansdowne Street.




Bill's offers live music that's in the rock and funk genre. The interior is a veritable shrine to rock legends of the past. You'll find pictures of Jimmy Hendrix, John Lennon, and Janis Joplin adorning the walls. In fact, the bathrooms are quite a conversation piece here: the men's room is dedicated to the King and features pictures and memorabilia; meanwhile, the ladies room is a shrine to Marilyn Monroe. Most nights have a theme, ranging from rock night to reggae. It gets quite loud for such a small space, so be prepared to avoid conversation with your neighbor while the bands are doing their thing.




When a larger than life nightlife neighborhood incorporates a pub into the mix of happening spots you get a pub for the cool set. Located outside the gates of Fenway Park, Lansdowne Pub gets packed on game days with Red Sox revelers, and after the game with those looking to keep the night going. Serving Irish pun fare, and beer, you'll find the Lansdowne Pub to be a place you'll return to again and again. Entertainment includes live music, karaoke, and open mic nights, and game days finds the local teams highlighted on the big screens. Spend your night at the Lansdowne Pub.




Known for its live music and party atmosphere, the House of Blues is a great Boston spot to get down and get grooving. From concerts to DJ's and even a visit to its famous Foundation Room, there is always a reason to dance at the House of Blues. A well chosen line up of live musical guests lets you buy tickets into this acoustic mega power where you'll enjoy every note hit on stage. Well known performers grace the stage at House of Blues and music genre ranges in type offering all kinds of music lovers the chance to see a show at Boston's House of Blues. A more casual scene than many other dance clubs, and lacking in the electronic music that rules the club scene, House of Blues offers a welcome reprieve.




ituated beneath the centerfield bleachers of Fenway Park, with a window that overlooks the actual ball field, The Bleacher Bar is one of the most unique and best places in Boston to watch a game. Although not just for Red Sox fans, this sports bar's window onto centerfield makes it a place for fans to flock when tickets are not an option, for a second best seat on game days. Although jam-packed on game days, the bar is open year-round so sports fans can come to watch any game on one of their televisions, indulge in their pub grub or just stop in to check out legendary Fenway from an entirely different perspective.


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Church is a different kind of music venue. Sharing space with an eatery that focuses on local New England comfort food, Church's club setting provides visitors with live music and original artwork. With several pool tables and plasma televisions, you can chill out at Church while enjoying the variety of music that passes through its stage. Acts vary from night to night so it's worth checking often to see if something you like is on stage. When music is not playing, take in a game on the TV's and enjoy being in the shadow of Fenway Park because Church is right down the street. Ticket prices are reasonable with many shows falling in around $10, and some hitting a high of $25.




Jillian's is your one stop spot for all kinds of night time fun. On their three levels you will find billiards, bowling and dancing, each spot segregated from the others to ensure you only have to partake in what you're looking for. 20 something locals folk to the first floor of Jillian's to dance the night away at Tequila Rain. Here it is like spring break year round, with patrons dressed in a bit less than you'll find on the streets of Boston on a crisp winter eve. Floor two lets you shoot pool into the wee hours on one of the tables in the Jillian's billiard room. while Lucky Strike on the third floor is filled with lanes letting you bowl while encouraging you to enjoy your beverage of choice. Make a night of it and explore the three floors to experience all that Jillian's has to offer.


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