The Bleacher Bar
To really get inside the action, hit up Bleacher Bar, a sports bar tucked under the bleachers inside Fenway Park. While the one-of-a-kind view and behind-the-scenes experience at Bleacher Bar is best enjoyed on a Red Sox game day, the space is open 363 days a year. Formerly the visiting team’s batting cage, the space now offers fans framed Sox memorabilia and reasonably priced food and drink in a dingy, cavernous room that beats the heat of the bleacher seats directly above. Enter the bar next to the ticket window of Gate C and you’ll find yourself looking onto the centerfield lawn with only a gate (and other customers) obstructing the view. The three rows of seats closest to the window go quick, usually filling up hours before game time, but you can still watch the game on the TVs behind the bar—and the early bird fans are usually friendly enough to let you catch a brief glimpse from their well-earned vantage point.
Literally tucked beneath Fenway’s center field seats, Bleacher Bar offers something no other venue can: A direct view of the legendary diamond through two giant garage door windows. (Expect the same line of sight from the men’s room urinals via one-way windows—architectural goals, amirite?) On game day—which, as you might imagine, gets pretty crowded—treat yourself and the crew to a bucket of tallboy cans and bar snacks that are a big step up from concessions like Buffalo Chicken Sliders and Mike’s Fried Pickles.