Ignore that snow on the ground: the Sox are back, and you need a place to watch the game. Try our suggestions!
Parlor Sports Bar
1 Beacon St., Somerville
With a shared kitchen with Trina’s Starlite Lounge next door and a healthy selection of local craft beers, all your needs will be met at Parlor. Plus, given its Inman Square locale, this is a great place for the serious Sox fan who wants to avoid the crush in the Fenway neighborhood.
699 Assembly Row, Somerville
Tony’s is one of the newer spots you can visit to see the Sox in action. It’s part of the ever-growing Assembly Row development, which also means it might be new enough that you can still grab a good seat come baseball season. Of course, with the giant TVs all over the place, it’s tough to find a bad place to watch the game here.
Cask ‘n Flagon
62 Brookline Ave., Boston
For some fans, traditional is the way to go. Cask ‘n Flagon has been a Fenway fixture for years, and rightly so: It’s around the corner from the ballpark. The food may not be gourmet, but they serve up all the fried delicacies you love to pretend is a necessary part of the baseball experience.
1270 Boylston St., Boston
It’s right there in the name, guys. If you’re serious about the baseball, this is the place for you. This is not the place you go to chit chat about the new “Avengers” movie. It’s where you go to eat wings, drink a beer and talk Sox. Be ready with your finest prognostications of the season to come.
911 Boylston St., Boston
It doesn’t get much more Boston than this place, which is the official home of the city’s unofficial band, the Dropkick Murphys. How serious about the Sox are they? They have a countdown clock, down to the seconds, measuring the moments until the Red Sox home opener.