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Bar of the week: The Bleacher Bar

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The Bleacher Bar on a cloudy summer night

Run by the same people as the massive bar Game On!, The Bleacher Bar is absolutely one of the most unique sports bars in Boston. Literally tucked into Fenway Park in Center Field, the tavern has quickly become a must-stop for first-time visitors and seasoned Red Sox fans alike.
The bar’s defining feature is its huge window that looks right into the playing field of the ballpark. You can watch the game while you kill some food but be warned: space is at a premium and tables facing the window are usually occupied for hours prior to a game. It is a very modern amenity for a very ancient ballpark for sure.  For everyone who’s not lucky enough to be able to watch the real thing, there are plenty of flat screens to take in all of the baseball action you can handle.
For a starter, go with the vegetarian chili, which comes loaded with shredded cheese and sour cream. For a lighter option, the garlic jalapeño hummus is a good choice, and it’s served with toast and veggies. 
The star of the entrée lineup is definitely the brisket sandwich, which features very tender meat and tangy horseradish sauce. If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, go with “the Biz,” which is a very well done but simple pastrami on rye with mustard. 
For the drinking crowd, the bar offers up more than two dozen brews to choose from; ranging in everything from mainstream to micro-brew, you definitely won’t go thirsty.
If you want to have a really special experience in the Fenway area but can’t get inside the park, the Bleacher Bar is a sure thing. Seeing an actual game play out in front of you while you’re eating at a bar is special and the Bleacher Bar is the only place in Boston where that can be experienced. Perhaps the pub’s slogan is right: it’s “an inside the park home run!”