The list of events improved by beer—parties, concerts, and sports games—looks suspiciously similar to the list of things ruined by visiting grandparents and crowd-eating monsters. Solve this age-old ale paradox with today’s Groupon to Coolidge Corner Clubhouse in Brookline. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare any day of the week.
- For $30, you get $60 worth of pub fare Monday–Thursday.<p>
Coolidge Corner Clubhouse, which has been featured on “Phantom’s Gourmet,” boasts staffers working into the wee hours. A full menu of hearty pub fare featuring more than 300 items until 1:15 a.m. daily is available, as well as 36 draft beers to wet sports fans’ gullets. Diners can sink newly sharpened incisors into more than 20 burgers such as The Cam Neely topped with barbecue sauce, caramelized onion, and provolone ($12.99) or the teriyaki- and pineapple-inflected Hawaiian burger ($12.99), which pays homage to its namesake by donning a sandwich-sized coconut bra. Kitchen wizards also sate south-of-the-border cravings with nine styles of fajitas, wrapping shrimp ($16.99) or steak ($14.99) in three warm tortillas and crowning them with pico de gallo and black beans. On Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the restaurant rewards hard-working maws with brunch fare and deep-tissue tonsil massages.
Coolidge Corner Clubhouse boasts a flock of 21 HDTVs, which entertain athletics aficionados with sports packages such as Sunday Ticket, ESPN FullCourt, MLB Extra Innings, and NHL Center Ice. Bartenders constantly wait in the wings to fill glasses with 36 tap brews, including Harpoon 100’s series of specialty brews and Fisherman’s Brew of Gloucester, to ensure that throats don’t become so dry that food can only traverse diners’ esophagi on camelback.
Coolidge Corner Clubhouse
What began 27 years ago as a sports bar with five TVs and a massive satellite dish has blossomed into a mecca for fans of Boston sports teams and lovers of hearty pub fare. Visitors to Coolidge Corner Clubhouse watch year-round hockey, baseball, pro and college football, and basketball on 27 LCD screens while feasting on 16-ounce burgers, savory pastas, and tender morsels of barbecue pork, chicken, and shrimp. Patrons also sip frosty craft beers on draft or potent cocktails and martinis as they share plates of chicken wings and nachos, or piled-high deli sandwiches and wraps.
A light-hearted celebration of Boston sportsdom permeates the restaurant, with its burgers and wraps named for famous athletes and the multiple screens showing area college and professional games. On the walls, framed photos commemorate Boston's proudest sports moments, such as a floor-to-ceiling print of Adam Vinatieri's famous 45-yard kick during the “Snow Bowl” and an iconic photograph of Ted Williams defending his graduate thesis, “On Hitting the Baseball Really, Really Hard to Make It Go Pretty Far.”