In case you’ve missed the last few years, soccer has landed in the USA big time. Since the men’s team’s display in the 2014 World Cup, soccer fever has taken hold of mainstream America and, thankfully for those of us from abroad who were severely wanting, hasn’t left.
It’s also fairly universally agreed upon that the MLS is terrible, but you can’t get that communal feel that is so integral to the sport watching it at home. Enter soccer bars, and specifically, The Phoenix Landing.
On Saturday and Sunday mornings, you’ll find the Phoenix – as it’s known to its patrons – chock full of fans of all colours rivalling the passion of any fan across the pond. Boston’s best known soccer bar is a Liverpool supporters’ bar. LFC has a large following in Boston specifically, as the owner of the Boston Red Sox also owns the club, and thus it was the team that allowed many people to get into the sport. That being said, all are welcome to cheer on their team.
The bar also has a full food menu, offering the typical fare of an Irish pub, a weekend brunch until 14:00, and plays every live game from the Premier League on large screen TVs. You’ll also find some of the Champion’s League games, and World Cup qualifiers.
If you’re looking for a spot to experience soccer as the Americans do, the Phoenix Landing is the place for you.