A unique feeling surrounds Fenway Park on game days as you’ll find an aura here that can’t be found anywhere else. Fenway is the oldest stadium in the country and as such, is filled with so much history. Unfortunately, tailgating is not allowed at Fenway, but there are a ton of bars lining Brookline Avenue and Lansdowne Street where you can grab a pre-game drink. Thousands of Red Sox fans wander throughout these streets, and the air is filled with Red Sox pride and a celebratory attitude every game-day.
Even though tailgating is not allowed in Fenway Park, that doesn’t stop Red Sox fans from having a proper and worthy pre-game celebration. For those in search of the tailgating atmosphere, Yawkey Way offers a block party-esque walkway with t-shirt and hot dog vendors lining the streets. Arrive to the area around Fenway to take in all the sights and sounds and experience Fenway Park to the fullest.
Fenway Park Statues
Outside of Fenway Park are several statues honoring some of the greatest players in Red Sox history. The statues celebrate legends such as the Splendid Splinter and Yaz. Stop by and get a picture with each of the statues.
Where to tailgate
Brookline Avenue and Lansdowne StreetThere are many bars such as Boston Beer Works and Jillian’s to get the pre-game party started along Brookline and Lansdowne. A unique place is called Blazing Paddles at Game On!; it’s a ping-pong parlor that also serves as a bar. They even have a professional ping pong player on staff for pointers!
Cask'n FlagonRight near Fenway Park is the Cask'n Flagon, a fan favorite pre-game spot. You’ll always find fans floating in and around the bar, preparing for a day of Red Sox baseball, so stop by and grab a drink with some Red Sox diehards before the game.
Yawkey WayFully lined with vendors selling everything from t-shirts to hot sausages, Yawkey Way feels like an outdoor block party and makes for a great experience before catching a game at Fenway
The AlleyDuring home games, the alley is blocked off from traffic and only accessible to ticket holders three hours before game time. The party even continues in the alley after games too.