Game Day Guides: Texans Fans Shipping Up to Boston for AFC Showdown

This weeks featured NFL game is a meeting between the two top teams of the AFC – the Houston Texans (11-1) visiting the New England Patriots (9-3). With both teams clinching their respected divisions last week, and a playoff berth, they now begin their campaign to capture the first round playoff bye and home-field advantage. Kickoff is set for 8:30PM (Eastern Time), with coverage on ESPN at 6:30PM.

Gillette Stadium

Gillette Stadium is located in Foxborough, MA – 20 miles southwest of Boston and about 30 miles from the nearest major Airport – Logan International. Arriving to Gillette is provided by public transportation for a $15 roundtrip fare. For more information getting to the game, including starting point stations, visit the MBTA Patriots Line website to find all of the necessary information regarding your travels.

Here are our pre-game and post-game recommendations for your nights out in Boston:


Start your weekend off right and get out and head out to one of Boston’s Downtown Clubs and experience something different. If you aren’t Downtown, then see our entire list of Boston Clubs with Live DJ’s spinning top hits.

A Beer Lovers Quest

Lovers of American beer, or just beer in general, have a chance to visit one of the most popular breweries not just in New England, but in the U.S. Located in Jamaica Plain, the Sam Adam Brewery Tour allows those to experience the craft and drink in the history. For information on tour times and traveling options visit the Brewery Tour Page. Afterwards, hit up a nearby bar or head over to South Boston and check out the local buzz and stop by a pub.

Fenway Funday

Fenway/Kenmore Square is one of the city’s most popular destinations. Centered around the oldest ballpark in the MLB, Fenway Park, the area has a variety options – ranging from rowdy college bars to relaxing sports pubs to watch the game. While your game is only a day away, check out the Fenway/Kenmore Square scene and watch the rest of the NFL games, while Fantasy Football owners can watch the leagues top performances of the week.

Game Day

With kickoff at 8:30PM (Eastern Time), you’ll have plenty of time to save money and fill up on food and drink. Remember to check the MBTA Patriot Line site to plan your trip to Gillett so you don’t miss out on the action. Find a bar closest to you or enjoy specials that are being served and find your happiest hour in Boston.

Tell us how your game day experience in Boston/New England was and leave a comment below!


– barHappy Team

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