The NBA and NHL seasons are finally underway, and the NFL playoffs are right around the corner! This means you have to start getting all your gameday plans in order. And what better way to celebrate than by heading out to the local watering hole for some food and drink with friends and family? Here are three great places to check out during your visit to Scituate. 

T.K. O'Malley

T.K. O’Malley’s 

Nestled right up against the water, T.K.O. Malley’s was founded by veterans Walter Collins and Kevin Skeiber in 1994. They wanted a place where friends and family could get together and create memories to last a lifetime. That’s exactly what you’ll do here. 

Enjoy a fresh cut of Atlantic cod fried to perfection, indulge in the lobster mac and cheese, or go for something a little lighter and give the fish tacos a try. They pride themselves on providing quality service, locally sourced ingredients and spirits, and fostering a family-friendly atmosphere. Make a note to stop in on a Thursday for trivia or on a Tuesday for Bingo. Check out their Instagram for the latest on what’s happening. If you’re wondering where the locals go? Look no further. 

Galley Kitchen & Bar 

Former executive chef of The Bostonian, Brian Houlihan has been a restaurateur on the South Shore for decades. Galley Kitchen & Bar on Front St. in Scituate is the perfect place to settle in for Bruins hockey or Celtics basketball. This is the spot to go for low-key dining and a friendly atmosphere if you’re looking for a place to either gather with friends for some basketball or enjoy a casual date night. And don’t forget to try their signature blood orange margarita or one of their other signature craft cocktails.  

With a focus on sustainably sourced ingredients Houlihan and his team will provide you with only the freshest and highest quality food. Enjoy creative small plates tapas style and delicious craft cocktails while enjoying quality time with your friends and family. Their food focuses on regional favorites like all kinds of fresh seafood and unique takes on traditional tapas. What’s better than a chic cocktail, a dozen succulent oysters, a lively atmosphere and watching a game? Nothing. 

HIberian Tavern

Hibernian Tavern

There’s just something special about an Irish pub in New England, not to mention a pub in the so-called “most Irish town in America.” The Hibernian Tavern on Front St. is the place to be when the game’s on. You can expect to find unique twists on pub classics like salt and vinegar popcorn, Parisian-style mussels, and curry poutine; or try something super traditional like the shepherd’s pie, which is perfect for sharing.

If sports aren’t your thing, stop in on any night during the weekend for live music and karaoke. Follow them on Instagram for more information of the latest events and happenings. Catch the best of the local scene any night of the week, and meet some new friends in the process. 

Spending the day at the bar with friends and family is a great way to enjoy your favorite sporting event. It’s also a great way to make new friends regardless of whether your team wins or loses. It doesn’t get much better than cold drinks, good food and positive vibes on gameday at one of these classic local eateries.

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