There’s perhaps no better rivalry in pro sports than the one between the Canadiens and the Bruins. We here at canadiens.com know it isn’t easy being a proud Habs fan living deep in enemy territory. We’ll stop at nothing to give our fans the best possible viewing experience, so we set out to find the best Habs-friendly spot to watch a game in Beantown. It turns out, there aren’t many. Instead, we headed out to some of the city’s most famous sports bars to test the waters for our fans here in Boston ahead of Thursday’s tilt.
First up, we headed to Jerry Remy’s across from Fenway to take in some of the pregame action on the dozens of TVs that make up the restaurant’s famous “Screen Monster”. With no bad seat in the house, it’s a sports fan’s dream. Unfortunately, no Habs fan sightings so we hit the road to continue our search.
After asking our Twitter followers for help finding a spot for Habs fans to watch the game, we got a few suggestions to try The Four’s and see what happened. Located across the street from TD Garden and with the Bruins “Believe” logo proudly displayed on the window, we had a feeling we weren’t going to be welcomed with open arms when we walked in…
Success! The Four’s didn’t earn Sports Illustrated’s
“Best Sports Bar in North America” ranking by accident. A veritable museum filled with Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots and Bruins memorabilia, The Four’s also had a Yvan Cournoyer No.12 jersey on display by the front entrance. After spotting legendary Bruins blue-liner – and St-Laurent, QC native – Raymond Bourque dining in a booth, before noticing Habs fans Simon and Gautier proudly sporting their Canadiens gear before heading to the game themselves, we knew we were in the right place.