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Address: 160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502
Phone Number: +1 617-742-2286
09:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00

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Fun pub!!

Great Irish pub. Not sure the name of the band that we heard, but they were very good.The bar service was fast and efficient. Very crowded. We did not eat.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
John F
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a typical Irish breakfast here. The breakfast was good but service slow and toast cold. The tea was also good but had to ask for milk(No half and half with tea). We were a little disappointed especially with the waitress being Irish herself.

Thank Caroline C
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Irish pub. Not sure the name of the band that we heard, but they were very good.The bar service was fast and efficient. Very crowded. We did not eat.

Thank John F
Palm Coast, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm sure it is a great place but one of the first things you look for is a friendly server, someone who is attentive and kind, happy that you're there. That didn't happen. She did what she was suppose to do, I guess...got us drinks...brought us food, but that was about the extent of it. Excellent clam chowder, very thick... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an average pub with average pub fare that can be found in so many cities nowadays. So is there something unique? Well they offer live music appearances and they surely elevate the atmosphere. We had burgers fries and beer which good but not exceptional. Service was ok but they were overwhelmed by the number of visitors and time... More 

Thank Gelderlander
Knightdale, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so much fun and really made me miss the North East! I moved south 20 years ago and we no longer have places like this that I can go to! The people, the drinks and the music was really a lot of fun!

Thank Holly A
Aurora, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice Irish Pub with good Irish Pub Food. We started with an appetizer of sausage rolls and they were very good. My wife had the fish and chips. It was excellent. There were two large pieces of fish that was very lightly breaded and cooked perfectly. This was one of the better fish and chips that we... More 

Thank Mikeshy
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Irish pub is right off the Train station in Boston center. Good food with full menu. We had the Clam Chowder and nachos and the were great. Great pint of beer too! Music is played often and is entertaining. Not a huge bar, but decorated in the true Irish theme.

Thank ladyomaha
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I hate leaving bad reviews but unfortunately this bar couldn't avoid it. Ordered drinks and food at the bar and was served by a miserable and rude bartender who was either struggling with the pressure of having to serve a few guests, or just decided to not give a damn and avoid all eye contact or commitment to any one... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had an excellent meal here. Busy, great atmosphere and swift service. Food is authentic Irish cuisine, portions ideal and great quality. Read reviews on TripAdvisor which influenced our visit here and was well worth it.

Thank IRD923
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stopped by at the close by pub, Bostonia Public House, on a Sunday night. There was a wait, so we decided to go to The Black Rose with many empty tables! This should have alarmed us. Our fish and chips was tasteless and cold, the nachos came with cold chips, hardened/cold once melted cheese, the clam chowder was mainly... More 

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