Grab a Bite Before the Game Near Boston's TD Garden

Dining near the TD Garden was once unheard of, but recently this area has come alive with popular eateries that make the West End, and its outskirts, an area worth a reservation. From sports bars serving great burgers to upscale eateries, you'll find a little of everything around the Garden.

Die Hard Boston fans can be found drinking and eating at area legends known to draw not just a pre game crowd, but a post game crowd as well. Bars like the Harp and the Fours are top spots for Garden game goers. Here great basic bar food and a selection of beer team up to make fans happy. And if you're without tickets, you'll enjoy watching from one of their TV's. 

Those seeking something a bit more refined for their Garden area meal should consider the newer spots that have arrived on the scene. Finch in the Boxer hotel, and Scampo at Beacon Hill's Liberty Hotel offer upscale elegance for those looking to save the rowdy for the rink or court of the Garden. 

And if you want a foodie vibe in a casual setting, the Tip Tap Room is for you, here you can take in the low key atmosphere while enjoying various "tips" and "taps".



West End Johnnie's sits in a corner perch of the West End, where nightlife and restaurants are popping up everyday to serve not just the hoards of people making their way to an event at the TD Garden, but also locals and visitors looking for a...  Read More



Scampo, in Boston's Liberty Hotel, has a place in a lovely space on the hotel's first floor. Chef Lydia Shire redefines flavors by combining elements of Italian fare with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. A hot spot for the famous...  Read More

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Finch, located inside the Boxer Hotel, is a West End hidden hot spot where dining and drinking come together in a cozy, classy atmosphere that sets it apart from neighboring peers. Serving breakfast, dinner and light bites daily, Finch offers...  Read More



The Harp is known for its late night following; a laid back atmosphere and dancing lets locals let loose without pretense. However, the Harp is a must for pre-Garden pub style dining. Located across form the TD Garden, the Harp let's you eat,...  Read More



Ducali serves pizza, appetizers, salads and sandwiches on the edge of the North End, near the TD Garden. Offering a variety of gourmet toppings and specialty combinations, for their authentic Italian pies, Ducali's menu is big on flavor. With a...  Read More

Tip Tap Room
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The Tip Tap room skirts the edge of Beacon Hill heading into Boston's West End, where the TD Garden makes its home. An ideal spot for pre or post game food and drinks, the Tip Tap Room welcomes diners for lunch and dinner daily, serving food...  Read More



Porter's is a bar and grill in Boston's West End that serves the pre-Garden crowd. Offering lunch and dinner, as well as drinks, Porter's is a good choice for those seeking good grub on game day at the garden. With reasonable prices (entrees...  Read More



Open daily at 11am and closing late, with a kitchen that stays open as long as they are, Beers Works makes getting good eats easy near the TD garden. A large menu even has a children's section and is popular with families heading to the TD...  Read More



Regina Pizzeria in Boston's North End has been serving the best pizza in town since 1926. Drawing a consistent crowd looking to enjoy their simple menu items-pizza and salad, this no frills pizzeria is consistently delicious. Their crisp thin,...  Read More



The Fours is a Sports Bar through and through, but that does not mean you should not pop in to grab a burger or another tasty bite to eat. Just stick to the basics and enjoy the surroundings. Located close to the Garden, this is a prime location...  Read More


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