Bars & Clubs

Pre-/Post-TD Garden

2018 Winner: Bodega Canal


Considering the current cost of Bruins, Celtics and concert tickets, it pours salt in fresh financial wounds to ante up for overpriced drinks at TD Garden. Save said salt for the margaritas at this new Mexican bar and restaurant that brings the West End a much-needed, non-dive option for show- and game-day drinking. Get your team in the spirit by pounding a signature shot like the Mexican Firing Squad—jalapeño-infused tequila with watermelon and lime.

Bodega Canal

57 Canal St., Boston • (617) 833-4885

Other Winners

  • Pre-/Post-TD Garden

    2015 Winner: Ward 8

    There are sports bars aplenty by the Garden, but gameday drinkers and concertgoers used to have to travel far to find a well-made cocktail served with a lively scene…...

  • Pre-/Post-TD Garden

    2016 Winner: The Tip Tap Room

    Whether ramping up for a Celtics showdown or closing out a concert night, boisterous crowds crow nightly over brews at genial chef Brian Poe’s gastropub on the backside of Beacon Hill...

  • Pre-/Post-TD Garden

    2017 Winner: Ward 8

    Heading for the Garden and thirsting for cheap beer? You have plenty of plain-brown-wrapper taverns nearby to serve you...