With the Boston Red heading to the World Series for the third time in ten years it’s once again time to bundle up and hit the sports bars for the ideal game watching experience. Portland is lucky enough to have a passionate Red Sox Nation and in any local haunt you’ll find fans in Martinez jerseys and doing the Fisk wave. Here are three of the best spots to watch the series.
Foreplay Sports Pub
Located on Fore Street in the Old Port, this bar is the epitome of a sports bar. Massive T.V.s lining the wall, cheap domestic beers and one of the few foosball tables in the Old Port. Games 1 and 2 will be on Wednesday and Thursday and they’re sure to have specials. For pub fare, their mozzarella sticks are amazing and the hot wings are some of the best in town.
Nudged between Brian Boru and Zapoteca on 10 Cotton Street, Rivalries is a slightly higher end bar. High tables, tasteful sport themed wall decorations and a surrounding second floor loft dining area gives the interior a clean, modern look. The local brews are usually on special for happy hour, which coincidentally is when the game starts, and will wet your whistle just fine. An ideal place to watch the game but sell as a “night out,” with your significant other.
Binga’s, located behind the Civic Center on Free Street wields the greatest selection of rubs and sauces for either boneless or bone-in wings. A plethora of different beers gives you another option in your fully customizable experience. Get there early enough and you can snag a booth which gives you access to a personal TV and the ability to watch either the Bruins or the Sox, or flip between both games.
Whichever flavor you choose you can only go wrong if you pound too many pitchers and don’t remember the game winning grand slam. Go Sox!