Before sports bars, the only place to view eight games simultaneously was inside the brain of a spider. Achieve octovision with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare at Coolidge Corner Clubhouse in Brookline. This deal is for dine-in only and cannot be used for lobster rolls.
Coolidge Corner Clubhouse bills itself as a superior sports bar and pub; it keeps its word by offering a gigantic menu of carefully crafted American eats and an atmosphere that has "the requisite coziness and camaraderie," according to Boston magazine , which named it best Boston sports bar in 2003. The burger board offers creative takes named for sports celebs, such as the Marvin Hagler (topped with bacon and blue-cheese crumbles, $13.99). Boneless buffalo wings ($9.99) and vegetarian fajitas ($13.99) can resolve meat-eating differences by cheering for the same team.
Coolidge Corner Clubhouse's commitment to sports is crystal clear on its 21 HD TVs (each with its own satellite receiver); click here to see the sports schedule. If MLB Extra Inning, ESPN Full Court, or any of the slew of sport packages on the screens don't suit you, access the free WiFi in search of excerpts from Rodney Dangerfield's autobiography. Weekend brunch is also available.
Boston magazine named Coolidge Corner Clubhouse best Boston sports bar in 2003. Zagat gives the restaurant a good rating and more than 160 Yelpers give it a three-star average. Citysearchers award it an average of 3.5 stars.
- The “menus are entertainment in themselves”, as the sandwiches are named after athletes at this “small” Brookline sports haven offering a “huge variety” of “basic”, “bang-for-the-buck” American pub grub in “massive portions” – Zagat
- Deeelish, and enough food to give me two dinners. My burger was so large I had to squish it down just to make it fit into my doggie bag! – Lalalauren, Citysearch
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.”
307A Harvard St.
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