Watching The Patriots Game Around Salem
Here Are A Few Suggestions
by The Ghost of Jim Nance
The trend nowadays seems to be that fans prefer to stay at home to watch sporting events. If that’s your call we can respect it. Comfort, your own kitchen to prepare the snacks, no need to wait for your food or beverage, and no worries about the drive home are all motivating reasons.
But, sometimes the next best thing to being at the game, is cheering at the local watering hole as Tom Brady and Julian Edelman disembowel an opposing defense on their way down the field for a touchdown.
Here are five great spots in Salem to watch today Patriots game against the Dolphins in Miami.
Longboard’s – Let the Mattera boys and their capable Longboard’s staff serve up the snacks and pour the beers. It’s a smaller space that features a friendly regular crowd that is known to engage with each other as the game moves along. The excellent Nachos and Flatbreads are are great finger foods for the game. Our pick for a little kick would be the Buffalo Chicken Dip.
Sidelines – There are plenty of TVs located around the Sidelines bar and in the dining room. The regular crowd is passionate about their sports, especially for Prince Thomas of Gillette and his Knights of the Huddle. Try the Game Day Garlic Bread and Slam Dunk Meatballs. Slam a meatball every time Dont’a Hightower slams Josh Rosen to the turf. The outside patio will also be in play.
Brothers Taverna – With a good sized space, a full bar, and a very diverse menu selection Brothers will serve your game watching purposes. One of their secrets is the pizza oven in the kitchen. They make a great and cheesy cheesy pie. We suggest that you try the Meat Lovers Pizza, and the Portuguese style Chicken Wings. You may also want to experience the Flaming Linguica.
O’Neill’s – The Irish love their soccer and rugby. American football catches their attention at O’Neill’s too. The long bar has five big TVs and there are three others out in the big room. The back is a good spot if you want to grab a table. Load up some Nachos, and get an order of the Pizza Rolls. Our pick would be a full bowl of the Guinness Beef Stew. The PBRs are $2.50.
Village Tavern – Yes you can watch the game at one of the two bars at Village Tavern. You can also shoot some pool or roll a little skee ball. On a warm day like this the patio may call for lunch before the game or dinner afterward. The Tavern Wings are a kick ass snack. Skillet Nachos and the Prime Rib Eggrolls will roll you up take you away. The North Shore 3-Way Roast Beef should also have your attention.
There you have it. 5 great Salem spots to watch the Patriots. Just be sure to drink responsibly and have a designated driver on hand.