We are back with the series of "What Does it Cost to Drink at Your Area Sporting Events." If you have followed the blog you will know that I written on this topic three times previously. I had written twice regarding the cost to drink at MetLife Stadium (home of the NY Giants and NY Jets). At MetLife a domestic Macro beer will cost you $10 and a premium/craft beer will cost you $12. All and all it is pretty expensive to imbibe at a football game. Next our series visited TD Garden (home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics). At the Garden it will cost you about $11 for a beer. Recently my brother in-law Chris and I were able to go to the Red Sox game. It was my first Red Sox game in about 4 years. While at the game I thought it would be great to continue the series and inform you the reader on “What Does it Cost to Drink at Fenway Park”.
Chris and I got into the game right after the first pitch. We entered Fenway Park several gates away from where our seats were located so we had to walk a bit. I was impressed
By the 4th inning I needed to eat something so I stayed in my seat and flagged down a vendor for a $7.75 Fenway Frank. After eating a $7.75 hotdog you need to wash it down with another Bud Light. By this time the Sox were down 5-1 to the Royals. In the 6th inning I decided to get one more beer so I decided I would get one more beer but wanted something different so I went for a little walk. I was surprised to find beer stands serving several macro imports and craft beers. I found Harpoon beers, Heineken, Corona and Blue Moon all in 16oz cans for $9.75. Green Monster IPA, Smuttynose IPA for $9.50 in smaller 12oz cans. Also, Bud Light, Budweiser, Miller Light and Coors Light for $8. I am thinking the $8 Bud is a lot smaller then the Bud Light draft I was drinking before. I decided to go with a Harpoon Hoppy IPA 16oz. I did also see a fan sitting near Chris and I with a Jack Abby beer. However, I didn’t see any Jack’s Abby in my general area but maybe I was not looking that hard.Unfortunately the Red Sox lost the game against the Royals, but we had a great time and got to see David Ortiz one last time at Fenway Park before his retirement.
You have a variety of beer, wine and hard cider options for your drinking pleasure at Fenway Park. I was surprised of the variety of beers that they were selling. It doesn’t matter if you are a craft beer drinker or a fan of one of the big 3, you will be able to find a beer drink at Fenway while watching the Red Sox. Another plus was the many areas where you could get a beer or two. Where we were sitting we had 4-5 stands that had sold beer. Also the vendors were walking around our section yelling “beers here!” which I really liked as I felt that you don’t always see that other stadiums. A negative was the price of the beer being offered. No beer was cheaper then $8 and most beers were priced between $9.50 and $9.75. If you buy 4 beers during the game you are spending between $38-$39. My final rating for beer selection and pricing at Fenway Park is 3.5 out 5. You had plenty of varieties of beers to choose from and many locations to buy it without having to stand in a long line and miss too much of the game. The prices were the best I have seen at a sporting event in a while and the best that I have seen at sporting event in Boston.