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Re: TD Garden Seating advice
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2023, 09:45:40 AM »

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Those tickets are going to be super expensive. I always try to go to a game where the C’s are playing a good team, but not a large market or a contender. Typically a good showing and the prices are more reasonable. Last game I went to was Celts vs Jazz and I was able to get decent seats in the mid/upper loge. Most balcony seats are not worth it, IMO.

Yeah, I'm skeptical he'll be able to find a lot of decent seats for the Brooklyn game for $150.  Hopefully he gets lucky when tickets go on sale.

I'm going to the Spurs games with my wife and kids.  Our criteria is a weekend game that we're very likely to win.  The kids don't handle losses well, even on TV, haha.

Feel like the Spurs always play the C’s on a Sunday afternoon…It does suck spending all that money on traveling expenses, food, tickets just to see them lose. Smart choice picking that game.

Yeah, a trip to Boston usually ends up costing me between $1000 and $1500 (which is ridiculous, but what can you do), so I at least want to make sure I've got a happy crowd.

Much more reasonable for our family:  the Maine Celtics.  Cheap tickets, good food in Portland, and not that bad of a drive.  Plus, the kids have a good chance of making it on to TV, which they love.

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Madness - Portland's nothing if not a very foodie 'city' and has been for the last 30 years or so :)
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Re: TD Garden Seating advice
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2023, 10:38:11 AM »

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Those tickets are going to be super expensive. I always try to go to a game where the C’s are playing a good team, but not a large market or a contender. Typically a good showing and the prices are more reasonable. Last game I went to was Celts vs Jazz and I was able to get decent seats in the mid/upper loge. Most balcony seats are not worth it, IMO.

Yeah, I'm skeptical he'll be able to find a lot of decent seats for the Brooklyn game for $150.  Hopefully he gets lucky when tickets go on sale.

I'm going to the Spurs games with my wife and kids.  Our criteria is a weekend game that we're very likely to win.  The kids don't handle losses well, even on TV, haha.

Feel like the Spurs always play the C’s on a Sunday afternoon…It does suck spending all that money on traveling expenses, food, tickets just to see them lose. Smart choice picking that game.

Yeah, a trip to Boston usually ends up costing me between $1000 and $1500 (which is ridiculous, but what can you do), so I at least want to make sure I've got a happy crowd.

Much more reasonable for our family:  the Maine Celtics.  Cheap tickets, good food in Portland, and not that bad of a drive.  Plus, the kids have a good chance of making it on to TV, which they love.

i dont think i have ever seen these words together before.  ;D

Madness - Portland's nothing if not a very foodie 'city' and has been for the last 30 years or so :)

Yeah, I'm confused by this.  I thought Portland was well known for its restaurant scene.


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Re: TD Garden Seating advice
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2023, 10:41:58 AM »

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Hello all,

So to get back on this topic, my buddy and I ended up buying (indeed rather expensive) tickets for the following games.

2 March: Celtics VS Nets: hoping Durant will be back, this could be one of the marquee match ups after the allstar break of the season. On a fridaynight in the garden, really excited about this. Seats are BAL316 but on row 2, so i guess that should be good.
3 March: Bruins VS NY Rangers: also really excited about this afternoon game, also because it leaves the saterdaynight free for pub(s). The Bruins obviously been fantastic and the Rangers are making a surge after a slow start. Another great game. Seats are again in the upperbowl but I think row 4.
4 March: Celtics VS Knicks: Sundaynight game to close out the Boston trip. For me the Knicks have been playing above expectations and this could very well be play-off first round preview. Also I guess NY will be buyers at the trade deadline, they might get a bit better as they have some assets. Seats Sec222 on row 3 I think.

Afterwards we will go to NY and watch the Knicks play the atrocious but at times fun Charlotte Hornets, mainly just to visit MSG as i dont care who will win. And also have a NY Islanders game vs the Capitals in their new stadium in belmont park.

During our Boston trip we finally ended up staying in Club Quarters Hotel, looks like a great location and its oke in terms of price/quality. Would have loved to stay in Encore but a bit too expensive.

Last question: any restaurants, pub, bars advice? :)

Let's go C's! Really happy with how the season has been going so far!! Would be great if our visit at the end of the day will be in a banner 18 year!

North end for Italian is walking distance from the TD Garden. Carmelina’s and Isabela’s are excellent. Then Mikes Pastry for dessert… so good. Halftime pizza is a solid option if you are short on time and it’s right across the street from the arena. Hurricanes and Tavern in the square are decent bars/pubs and a few streets over.
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Re: TD Garden Seating advice
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2023, 11:06:40 AM »

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Hello all,

So to get back on this topic, my buddy and I ended up buying (indeed rather expensive) tickets for the following games.

2 March: Celtics VS Nets: hoping Durant will be back, this could be one of the marquee match ups after the allstar break of the season. On a fridaynight in the garden, really excited about this. Seats are BAL316 but on row 2, so i guess that should be good.
3 March: Bruins VS NY Rangers: also really excited about this afternoon game, also because it leaves the saterdaynight free for pub(s). The Bruins obviously been fantastic and the Rangers are making a surge after a slow start. Another great game. Seats are again in the upperbowl but I think row 4.
4 March: Celtics VS Knicks: Sundaynight game to close out the Boston trip. For me the Knicks have been playing above expectations and this could very well be play-off first round preview. Also I guess NY will be buyers at the trade deadline, they might get a bit better as they have some assets. Seats Sec222 on row 3 I think.

Afterwards we will go to NY and watch the Knicks play the atrocious but at times fun Charlotte Hornets, mainly just to visit MSG as i dont care who will win. And also have a NY Islanders game vs the Capitals in their new stadium in belmont park.

During our Boston trip we finally ended up staying in Club Quarters Hotel, looks like a great location and its oke in terms of price/quality. Would have loved to stay in Encore but a bit too expensive.

Last question: any restaurants, pub, bars advice? :)

Let's go C's! Really happy with how the season has been going so far!! Would be great if our visit at the end of the day will be in a banner 18 year!

North end for Italian is walking distance from the TD Garden. Carmelina’s and Isabela’s are excellent. Then Mikes Pastry for dessert… so good. Halftime pizza is a solid option if you are short on time and it’s right across the street from the arena. Hurricanes and Tavern in the square are decent bars/pubs and a few streets over.

Boston has lots of great restaurant options.  I like most of the steakhouses, with Grille 23 being my favorite.  The Palm and Abe & Louie's are great, too.  Del Frisco's, Mooo, Morton's, Smith & Wollensky.  They're all pricey, but all top notch.  Davio's is good and is in the North End.

For Mexican, there's Anna's Taqueria, Jalisco's, and Citrus and Salt.  There's another great one in Cambridge that I can't remember the name of.

It's been years since I frequented the pubs.  Black Rose is always a good time.  Cask & Flagon and Bleachers are more Red Sox bars, but they've usually got a good crowd.  I think that Fire and Ice is still open.  (So many of my favorites have shut down.  Pour one out for the Fours, Whiskey's on Boylston and the Kinsale.)

Barbecue is always a mixed bag in the north, but Sweet Cheeks is good.  And for sandwiches, Sam LaGrassa's.

I'm not necessarily a huge seafood eater, but you've got the chain restaurant Legal Seafoods, the historically significant Union Oyster House, and all kinds of great options by the wharf.

And, if you want to pretend that you're American, go to CheeseCake factory. 


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Re: TD Garden Seating advice
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2023, 12:43:06 PM »

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Those tickets are going to be super expensive. I always try to go to a game where the C’s are playing a good team, but not a large market or a contender. Typically a good showing and the prices are more reasonable. Last game I went to was Celts vs Jazz and I was able to get decent seats in the mid/upper loge. Most balcony seats are not worth it, IMO.

Yeah, I'm skeptical he'll be able to find a lot of decent seats for the Brooklyn game for $150.  Hopefully he gets lucky when tickets go on sale.

I'm going to the Spurs games with my wife and kids.  Our criteria is a weekend game that we're very likely to win.  The kids don't handle losses well, even on TV, haha.

Feel like the Spurs always play the C’s on a Sunday afternoon…It does suck spending all that money on traveling expenses, food, tickets just to see them lose. Smart choice picking that game.

Yeah, a trip to Boston usually ends up costing me between $1000 and $1500 (which is ridiculous, but what can you do), so I at least want to make sure I've got a happy crowd.

Much more reasonable for our family:  the Maine Celtics.  Cheap tickets, good food in Portland, and not that bad of a drive.  Plus, the kids have a good chance of making it on to TV, which they love.

i dont think i have ever seen these words together before.  ;D

Madness - Portland's nothing if not a very foodie 'city' and has been for the last 30 years or so :)

Yeah, portland is an awesome restaurant/ pub city. The standards are high there, pretty much any place you go will be good.

Re: TD Garden Seating advice
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2023, 12:48:05 PM »

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I recommend checking out Somerville/Medford, which are west of downtown and have lots of good restaurants and bars. There's a mellow vibe there, it's a nice contrast with the downtown scene.

Re: TD Garden Seating advice
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2023, 03:37:55 PM »

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Hello all,

So to get back on this topic, my buddy and I ended up buying (indeed rather expensive) tickets for the following games.

2 March: Celtics VS Nets: hoping Durant will be back, this could be one of the marquee match ups after the allstar break of the season. On a fridaynight in the garden, really excited about this. Seats are BAL316 but on row 2, so i guess that should be good.
3 March: Bruins VS NY Rangers: also really excited about this afternoon game, also because it leaves the saterdaynight free for pub(s). The Bruins obviously been fantastic and the Rangers are making a surge after a slow start. Another great game. Seats are again in the upperbowl but I think row 4.
4 March: Celtics VS Knicks: Sundaynight game to close out the Boston trip. For me the Knicks have been playing above expectations and this could very well be play-off first round preview. Also I guess NY will be buyers at the trade deadline, they might get a bit better as they have some assets. Seats Sec222 on row 3 I think.

Afterwards we will go to NY and watch the Knicks play the atrocious but at times fun Charlotte Hornets, mainly just to visit MSG as i dont care who will win. And also have a NY Islanders game vs the Capitals in their new stadium in belmont park.

During our Boston trip we finally ended up staying in Club Quarters Hotel, looks like a great location and its oke in terms of price/quality. Would have loved to stay in Encore but a bit too expensive.

Last question: any restaurants, pub, bars advice? :)

Let's go C's! Really happy with how the season has been going so far!! Would be great if our visit at the end of the day will be in a banner 18 year!

These are great seats, I love the view from them.  My season tickets were pretty close to these, but not quite as good, and I loved them.

As for bars/restaurants, I'd suggest going somewhere near the garden, like:
-Pizzeria Regina in the North End has IMO an authentic Boston vibe
-Night Shift Brewery at LoveJoy Wharf is a somewhat new prominent local brewery that is really good beer, but limited food menu
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Re: TD Garden Seating advice
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2023, 08:38:31 AM »

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Thank you all very much for all the great advice.

Especially on restaurants. It's always best to get tips & advice from the insiders who actually live in Boston.
We will definitely go to some of the places you mentioned.

Looking forward to a great Boston trip, some great games and finally seeing my C's in real life after not missing a game for 13 years straight watching from The Netherlands!!

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