We scoured the scene to come up with five hot spots where the beer is craft, the food is delectable and the TVs (and the fans) are fired up. Here is something for every type of football fan.
Total Immersion: Tony C’s, Peabody
Why? Sports viewing heaven, with a front row seat from every table. Not to mention sports party food, from Philly cheese steak wontons to chicken wings or tenders and the signature #25 Burger, topped with Vermont cheddar, pork belly, a fried egg, and hoisin sauce.
The Beers: A whopping 40 brews on tap, from Allegash to Yuengling.
The Screens: A massive 76-screen monster wall of HD-TVs.
Note: Seating will be on a first come, first served basis – no reservations.
Party Central: Longboards Restaurant & Bar, Salem
Why? Fun, fun, fun, from $5 Jameson shots, TB12 bloody marys, and half-priced flatbreads to a free munchies at halftime.
The Beers: 11 on tap, mostly local, like Notch, Bent Water, and Mayflower, along with 40 more in cans/bottles.
The Screens: Seven TVs, including one that weighs in at a whopping 70”, and surround sound speakers.
Neighborhood Vibe: Rusty Can, Byfield
Why? Massive trays of nachos, crave-worthy barbeque, and craft cocktails served in your dad’s basement—if your dad was cool and played a nonstop soundtrack of the Rolling Stones. Game time specials like smoked meatball sliders, and burnt end tacos.
The Beers: Around 30 brews, including five on draft, and cult local offerings like Bent Water’s Thunderfunk and RiverWalk IPA.
The Screens: Three 55″ TVs in the bar and another one in the dining room.
More spots to watch:
Onion Town Grill, Danvers
Plum Island Beachcoma, Newbury
Newburyport Brewing Co., Newburyport
Salisbury Sports Pub, Salisbury