Party Earth Review It’s hard to stand out in a city known for its sports bars, but Game On! manages to do just that, not only due to its location just feet away from the hallowed ground of Fenway, but also because of its out-of-control drinking... ... read full review
82 Lansdowne Street
Boston, MA 02215
Green Line: Kenmore
Fenway / Kenmore, Boston –
It’s hard to stand out in a city known for its sports bars, but Game On! manages to do just that, not only due to its location just feet away from the hallowed ground of Fenway, but also because of its out-of-control drinking scene that has made it one of the city’s premiere watering holes.
Every kind of sports enthusiast from English rugby fans to Red Sox devotees will find a home away from home at this huge pub, which tunes its ninety hi-def screens to every type of athletic event – and all with unobstructed sight lines thanks to the venue’s circular layout.
A modern maroon and black décor features a backlit bar and tons of tables on the upper level, where groups of jocks and preppy young professionals gather for pints of Guinness, clam chowder, and rowdy cheering during the game, while a more substantial bar is the focus downstairs, especially on holidays like St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo when a river of booze keeps the barhoppers happy until last call.
Usually packed with an outgoing, beer-guzzling crowd, Game On! is the go-to place for a raucous, buzzy party atmosphere regardless of the season.
Get the best deal by signing up for the bar’s All-Star Club. Earn points each visit for free meals – and if you get lucky, you might win something cool, like VIP tickets to a game or batting practice at Fenway Park.
Sports fans, preppy young professionals, former jocks, tourists, and barhopping locals, 20s to 30s.
DJs spin on Fridays. Trivia on Mondays. Ninety flat-screen TVs tuned to a variety of sports.
Mix of standard bar fare and traditional New England seafood dishes. Late-night raw bar Th–Sa.
Appetizers $6–$12, salads $7–$11, sandwiches and pizza $10–$14, entrées $11–$17. Beer $5+, wine $8/glass or $28–$48/bottle, cocktails $10.
Casual: sports jerseys, baseball hats, jeans, t-shirts, polos, and button-downs.
Friday and Saturday nights for a busy scene, though the place gets the biggest and rowdiest crowds on game days, especially for post-game drinks.