Where will you be watching the thousands of marathon runners participating in the 120th Boston Marathon? The forecast for today calls for short-sleeves, sunscreen and snacks!
Below is a guide of the ten best restaurants for spectators to watch the marathon.
- Start your day at The Pour House on 907 Boylston St. If youre looking to stake out a spot near the finish line, this home-style bar and grill will provide you all of the classically prepared eggs, pancakes and French toast youll need to triumph the six-minute walk to the races end
- At the base of Heartbreak Hill, an infamous down-hill stretch for marathoners, sits Roggies sports bar on 365 Chestnut Hill Ave. A quaint but lively space, it provides onlookers a break from outdoor action for burgers, sandwiches and beer on tap.
- For a swankier Monday indulgence, check out the patio party at Fairsted Kitchen. With lamb-sausage pitas and frozen Privateer Rum drinks, this American-Middle-eastern restaurant offers the ultimate fanciful finger foods to indulge in while looking down on the brave souls who, at this point on 1704 Beacon St., have endured 23 miles. An ice-cold, blended cheers to that!
- Dillons is located at on 955 Boylston St. right on the finish line. Its beautiful, floor-to-ceiling windows and fenced-in patio offer beer-drinkers and run-spectators alike an opportunity to sip on craft beer and watch the racers finish. With an all-American feel and crab cakes to die for, dining here is undoubtedly more satisfying than finishing the race.
- Rated as one of the top sports bars in Boston by The Guide to the Good Life, Jery Remys in Fenway is the perfect place to kick up your spectating-shoes and watch all the action on an oversized, flat screen TV. With classic pub grub like Beef & Cheddar Sliders and Traditional Wings, this American bar is the ideal retreat for weary watchers in Kenmore Square.
- For those in BC Eagle territory, White Mountain Creamery on 19 Commonwealth Avenueis the place to go for a sweet mid-race treat. With homemade ice cream, thickly stirred whipped cream and the wafting scent of heaven in a waffle press, you cant go wrong with a good old fashioned cone of ice cream. Spectators have to carb load too, right?
- Back Bay spectators look no further: Deuxave, an upscale, Bostonian chic restaurant and bar located at 371 Commonwealth Ave, is offering a la carte dishes such as Friend Clams, Shrimp Cocktails and Duck Liver Pat from 11:00-4:00 reservations encouraged.
- No matter what time zone youre from, Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks in Kenmore Square is sure to reorient you to the Bostonian lifestyle. With creative cocktails, thundering crowd-noise and a coveted patio space cozied right up to the races path, the Red-Sox-hotspot turned Mara-Monday watering hole is sure to be packed. For your best chance at a seat, be sure to arrive before the restaurants opening at 7 a.m.
- Not all Marathon Monday breakfasts are created equal: Poes Kitchen at the Rattlesnake will open its doors at 10:00 for breakfast burritos and pasta plates such as the lemon and kale pesto pappardelle. Beautifully decorated and located on 384 Boylston St., it houses an outdoor patio and an expansive bar.
- Finally, after a long day of on-looking, we recommend Stephanies on Newbury for the ultimate wind down experience. With sophisticated comfort food and simply decorated dining space both indoors and out, this is the place you want to end up. Head on over from Copley square or Commonwealth Ave to feast on afternoon fare such as New England Clam Chowder or Lobster Guacamole. You deserve it.