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New Englanders find home away from home at Tempe bar

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TEMPE – “Shipping up to Boston whoa ohh ohh,’’ echoes through the Baer’s Den speakers from The Dropkick Murphy’s song. Except this time, it’s shipping up to Glendale for the New England Patriots, back in Arizona for their sixth Super Bowl in the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick era.

For Patriots fans without Super Bowl tickets, the Tempe bar is “the next best thing to being at home at the events,” said Scotty Baer. He’s a lifetime Patriots fan, a New England native from Marblehead, Massachusetts and the owner of one of the only Boston bars in the Valley.

On Sunday, the bar will feature fresh lobster rolls shipped in from Patriot Lobster in Salem, Massachusetts, Fenway Franks and clam chowder, the perfect Boston fix.

“It’s always a good time and feels like home,’’ said bartender Shawn O’Brien. “It’ll probably be standing room only just like it has been for the last two games.’’

Scott Bonn, from New England, is a loyal customer who has attending games at the bar since 2001. “On a typical NFL Sunday you’ll see a couple fans from other teams and right about Pats game time we influx and they go out and the atmosphere changes a little bit,” said Bonn, creator of Fenway Faithful Arizona. “It makes you feel like you’re back at home.’’

The last time the Patriots played in a Super Bowl in 2012, Baer’s Den brought in Sam Adams girls. “He’ll have Sam Adams promos, put things out there to draw the people in with giveaways,’’ said Bonn.

And, of course, music from The Dropkick Murphy’s.