Imagine this: it’s just a few hours before the big game and you and your buddies decide to go to a Boston sports bar. You all dress up in your team’s jersey and head down. When you arrive, there’s nothing there. You have one TV behind you and another that’s been blocked by the post that holds the booths together.

You have to keep turning your head to see what’s going on but the TV is so far away that you can’t see all of the action. The managers have the TV turned so low you can’t hear any of the calls the referee makes (not that it matters, the ref is totally bought anyway). What a way to ruin the big game! Here’s what makes a great bar so you don’t go choosing such an unfit venue next time