Guy M.3/24/11Check out the history about this bar, pretty cool! Everything from its original days of "Nuf Ced", & now Dropkick Murphy leader Ken Casey & Peter Nash reviving & reopening it. Great stuff!
911 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115
Sports Bar, Neighborhood, Restaurant, Pub
Top 40, Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Classic Rock, Alternative
Although it is one of Boston's newest bars, McGreevy's, located in the Back Bay, has a tremendous history dating back to 1894 when Michael "Nuf Ced" McGreevy opened the "Third Base Saloon" in Boston, making it the first sports bar in America. In 2008, Dropkick Murphy's frontman Ken Casey and baseball historian Peter Nash re-opened the Third Base Saloon under the name McGreevy's, paying homage to the Red Sox's original #1 fan. Expect to find the wild and rabid Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins fans that Boston is famous for during game days. But whether or not you root for Boston teams, McGreevy's is the perfect place for fans of history and sports to stop by and enjoy a drink.
Eats & Drinks
People can anticipate traditional American pub food like nachos, wings, and salads, but McGreevy’s also offers specialty bar food that only a true Red Sox fan can handle: the Big Mouth Beckett Burger. This monstrous sandwich, named after ace pitcher Josh Beckett, features a 25 ounce hamburger and is about the size of a home plate base. Whether or not you can finish the burger, McGreevy’s will honor your efforts with a t-shirt, either stating you beat the burger or that the burger beat you.
Historical images and Boston sports memorabilia cover McGreevy’s walls, resembling the original décor of the Third Base Saloon. The memorabilia offers a touching recount of Red Sox history from their early successes as a franchise to their failure in capturing a World Series title in 86 years, of course until the 2004 World Series. Fans will enjoy the vast amount of newspaper clippings, trophies, uniforms, and photos from the comfort of leather couches, hardwood floors, and three gorgeous fully-stocked bars.
An avid Red Sox fan, “Nuff Ced” McGreevy led the Royal Rooters, and once his establishment opened, it became the hot spot for Red Sox fans, players, politicians, and gamblers. Even today, McGreevy’s continues to be a bar where local celebrities have been spotted including Red Sox pitchers Josh Beckett and Jonathan Papelbon and Boston Mayor Tom Menino.
Michael H.11/1/09McGreevy's has the best staff in all of Boston. For reals. You are honestly kinda lame if you aren't here.
DigBoston 2/1/12Thursday nights are college night - $3 PBR, $4 Bud and $5 personal pizzas and Modern Warface 3 tournaments. http://is.gd/UUWBuJ
Diky 7/16/11Tattoos, tits, beer. Everyone wins here
James W.11/13/10A Boylston staple, without a doubt. Always an interesting but fun crowd. Never disappoints except when they play Green Day back-to-back.