Whether you like it or not, Harvard-Yale is located at Fenway this year, and the game gives us the perfect chance to break out of our Harvard Square brunch bubble and treat ourselves to some of Boston’s best drunk food. Here are some perfect comfort food restaurants with locations even the most blacked-out of students can find.
Southern comfort food and BBQ made by a former Top Chef contestant? Take us here immediately. With Sweet Cheek’s responsibly-sourced, natural meats, you can gorge on drunk food AND still brag to your friends about being environmentally sustainable. Plus the food is all served on trays with butcher’s paper and the drinks arrive in mason jars, so you can still take aesthetic food pics. Apparently their buttermilk biscuits are drool-worthy — one Forbes critic called them “the world’s best.”
If you can score a table, this bar is the absolute best way to experience drunk food at Fenway. Located directly under the Green Monster with an unobstructed view of third base, this restaurant originally housed the visiting team’s batting cage, and now provides the lazy spectator with an ideal lunch spot. Come here to shelter from any predicted rain or snow and watch the game in style, surrounded by bar food classics such as burgers, beer, and wings. With the state of seating at this year’s game, you might get a better view while munching on french fries in this hole-in-the-wall than from your seats.
If you’re searching for something a little more classy, or if you’re *really* craving $17 ramen, hit up Hojoko, a hip Japanese bar with pop art decor. Featuring classics such as sushi, tempura, and sake bombs, this restaurant also offers inventive dishes such as Wasabi Roulette — a rotating platter of wasabi offerings complete with a glass of Horchata milk drink for the faint-of-heart — and the Dogzilla Hot Dog, stuffed with jalapenos and American cheese and topped with bacon, kabayaki, and bonito. Located inside the Verb Hotel and open only from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., hit up this restaurant for a later post-game dinner, or party in Boston well into the night to take advantage of their Midnight Munchies menu.
No matter whether you end up making it to the game, arguably the best part of Harvard-Yale is the food, the drinks, and the people. Round up your best friends and go treat yourselves to a drunk brunch. You won’t have to stumble far.