Atmosphere – JJ Donovans is a charming Faneuil Hall bar that is pretty small and dark inside. TVs are playing sports all around, there is exposed brick on the walls and Irish sports beer kitsch all over the place. Although JJ Donovans is a little bit dim on the interior and the decor is a bit kitschy, I would not say it is necessarily a dive.
Address – 27 Clinton Street. Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number – 617-523-9522
Parking – 136 Blackstone St (Parcel 7 Parking Garage)
Similar Bars – Standard Bars
Surrounding Bars – Faneuil Hall
Dress Code – Lenient
Cover Charge – None
Sports on TV – Yes
Crowd – Late 20s to 40s
Music – Jukebox
Line – None
Dancing – No
Guy to Girl Ratio – 65/35 guys
My Opinion – JJ Donovans is a cool little Faneuil Hall spot, one of only a few dive type bars with fairly priced beer and food in an area riddled by tourist prices. Lots of regulars here and seems like there’s usually sports playing on the TVs. There is a separate bar for private functions here also. Great place to drop in and have a pint in a fairly subdued, cordial atmosphere.