Party Earth Review The Greatest Bar’s self-glorifying moniker may sound pompous, but the regular jersey-clad clientele would be quick to point out that there’s no place for modesty in Titletown. Located down the street from the TD Garden... ... read full review
262 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
Green, Orange Lines: North
M–F 4pm–2am, Sa 11am–2am, Su 11:30am–2am
North End, Boston –
The Greatest Bar’s self-glorifying moniker may sound pompous, but the regular jersey-clad clientele would be quick to point out that there’s no place for modesty in Titletown.
Located down the street from the TD Garden – home of the Bruins and Celtics – this cavernous venue features several levels, each with a different vibe to suit the varying moods of the sports obsessed, with ample space left over for those looking to sing a little karaoke or get their dance on after the game.
The first floor serves as the main game watching area, where young and old fans cheer, pound beers, and keep their eyes riveted on the gigantic fourteen-foot flat-screen mounted above the bar.
A balcony provides space for chiller groups of friends to escape the mob below and still monitor the score, while the Dirty Water room yet another flight up has its own dedicated bar and a pair of Skeeball machines, so guys can bro out on non-game nights.
Murals of iconic Beantown scenes adorn the walls in the top-level Boston Room, a classy special events space that doubles as the DJ’s home on Fridays and Saturdays, when tables are pushed aside and the raucous college-age crowd moseys up to fist pump to Top 40 and club mashups.
To pregame, watch the game, and dance it up without shame, The Greatest Bar is…a very good choice.
Like every other sport at The Greatest Bar, Skeeball is taken seriously. So seriously that there’s actually a competitive Skeeball league every Wednesday and Thursday night. Talk to the manager if you’re interested in showing off your prowess, or just head to the third floor and take in the action.
Patriots/Red Sox/Bruins/Celtics die-hards, young professionals from the Financial district blowing off steam, college kids and recent grads indulging in fratty behavior, and unpretentious groups of students ready to dance it up on the weekends, early 20s to late 30s.
Live band karaoke on Thursdays and live music every other Wednesday. DJ spins Top 40 and club mashups from 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights. TVs around the bar, including a massive fourteen-footer, show all Boston games and other major sporting events.
Traditional sports grub with a Southwestern emphasis, including “drunken” pulled pork sliders, guacamole, nachos, and the Belly Buster Burger.
Cover $5–$10 for special game day events and F/Sa nights. Appetizers $7–$10, salads $6–$14, sandwiches/burgers $7–$13+. Beer $4–$6, wine $6–$8, cocktails $7–$12.
Casual: jerseys, hoodies, sneakers, jeans, polo shirts, t-shirts, any kind of team flair, with more clubwear on Fridays.
If TGB is packed, savvy fans head a block down to The Fours (166 Canal Street), a Boston institution since the 70s with two bars and several dozen high-def TVs carrying the game.