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Bar of the week: Sports Grille Boston

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The Sports Grille’s facade

Easily distinguished by its marquee with a baseball player stretching on it, Sports Grille Boston is a Canal Street landmark. Its location within blocks of the TD Garden makes it a popular pit stop for fans heading to and from Bruins and Celtics games, and with a massive bar area and more than 100 flat screens, you can see why this behemoth is one of the most popular bars in the North End.
The menu is fairly reasonable, with some of the perfect grub for a hungry fan on a freezing day. The clam chowder is fantastic and the Cuban Defector sandwich, which is heaped with succulent pulled pork and creamy swiss cheese, is equally satisfying. For a dessert, the hot molten chocolate cake with raspberry sauce is a great choice.
There are plenty of mainstream and microbrew options at the bar, and with $12 pitchers, they’re a pretty good value. There isn’t a cocktail selection, but if we’re going to be honest with each other, who orders cocktails after a game anyway?
There are no shortage of sports bar options on Canal Street, but Sports Grille is one of the best. They’ve managed to strike a balance between white collar and working class, and for the TD Garden crowd, that is key.