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Head to the Cask
The neighborhood surrounding Fenway Park is abuzz on game day as fans navigate the street maze around Fenway seeking out the precious few parking spots or exit the T stop at Kenmore Square and walk to the park. Many of them head to Yawkey Way, the street running along Fenway’s western edge that’s always crowded with revelers eating and drinking and enjoying the carnival-like atmosphere before opening pitch. This section of Jersey Street was renamed in honor of former Red Sox owners Tom and Jean Yawkey, and is closed off an hour before opening pitch to all but those holding a ticket to the game.
Home base for many other Sox fans is the legendary Cask 'N Flagon right across the street from the park in the shadow of the Green Monster, where they’ve been serving Sox fans for close to 40 years. Another popular spot is Boston Beer Works, across from the entrance to Yawkey Way, and off the beaten path a bit is Thornton’s Fenway Grille, a couple of blocks away on Peterborough Street. Around the back side of the park along Lansdowne Street are half dozen or so places right in a row.
Folks heading back there often stop at the statue of Ted Williams at the corner of Van Ness and Ipswich streets to pay homage to the greatest Red Sox of all time – and maybe the greatest hitter who ever lived.
Want more history? The nearby campus of Northeastern University was the site of the old Huntington Avenue Grounds and the first World Series, won by Red Sox precursors the Boston Americans. There’s a statue of former Boston hurler Cy Young, baseball’s all-time winningest (and losingest) pitcher, on the approximate spot of the pitcher’s mound.