Whether you’re sitting in the stands or watching the game nearby, these restaurants and bars have all the burgers and beers you need.
Banner kitchen & faucet. Adam DeTour
An ongoing list of local restaurants that have reopened for the season
When Massachusetts entered Phase 4 on March 22, stadiums and arenas were allowed to reopen with a capacity limit of 12 percent. In the TD Garden, which has been closed to fans since it first closed in March 2020, around 2,100 fans will occupy the spaces. For restaurants and bars in the area, this also means an influx of guests in a district hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Having to go to the Garden for a year without fans – without events in the Garden – honestly devastated us and the neighborhood,” said Thomas Holland, who owned A&B Kitchen + Bar – formerly known as A&B Burgers – on Causeway Street. and A&B Burgers in Beverly.
Holland hibernated their Boston restaurant in late November and used that time to revamp the menu and add seven new TVs. A&B Kitchen + Bar reopened on March 24th with a range of new dishes including Boston Baked Beans, Chicken Pot Pies, Meatloaf with Homemade Barbecue Sauce, Fish and Chips, and an expanded salad menu, as well as an extensive burger list.
With fans now re-admitted to TD Garden, Holland is hoping the neighborhood will gradually return to its pre-COVID state.
“It will be slow progress until the restrictions are lifted no matter what,” he said. “We hope that a lot of people will come and have something to eat, have a few drinks and watch some games on TV, even if they don’t have tickets.”
Below is a list of seated restaurants and bars near TD Garden that are currently open (this does not include concession stands in the arena). We’ll keep updating the list as more restaurants and bars reopen.
A&B kitchen + bar (115 Beverly St.)
alcove (50 Lovejoy Kai)
Banner kitchen & faucet (82 Dammstrasse)
Winery Canal (57 Kanalstr.)
Causeway Restaurant & Bar (65 Dammstrasse)
Guy Fieris Tequila Cocina (110 Dammstrasse)
Porters Bar & Grill (173 Portland St.)
Delicious burgers (1 Nashua St.)
Tavern in the square (120 Beverly St.)
The biggest bar (262 Freundstr.)
The Harp (85 Dammstrasse)
Station 8 (90 N. Washington St.)
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