Irish Village Brighton

May 18th, 2011, 06:05:27 Bobby

The Irish Village in Brighton is a cozy, low-key neighborhood Irish Pub that attracts a mixed crowd of mostly locals.

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Kennedys Midtown

April 8th, 2011, 11:04:00 Bobby

Kennedy’s Midtown is a nice restaurant/Irish pub conveniently located near Downtown Crossing, Beacon Hill, Faneuil Hall, and Boston Commons. The inside has a standard feel as far as the decor and set up go, but it is pretty nice inside, bordering it on being an upscale bar. On a Friday or Saturday night it doesn’t get extremely crowded in there and you are unlikely to find a bunch of early 20s and college students hanging out here but the bar does tend to get comfortably full. Beers on tap were about $5, making it about on par for what most places charge around here and the selection was pretty good.

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Cuffs Boston

April 8th, 2011, 10:04:30 Bobby

Cuffs, previously Jury, is located in the Back Bay Hotel. It has most of the qualities of most upscale hotel bar/lounges, hence the beautiful interior design and sultry atmosphere. Despite most of us associating Irish Pubs with less attractive spaces, Cuffs is an Upscale Irish Pub Lounge (New bar category right there.) They stay true to those roots keeping lots of beers on tap and keeping the options wide open in that regard. The crowd is more of a sophisticated younger professional crowd that has a little extra money to spend on drinks and food so they come to Cuffs to rub elbows with like-minded folks.

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Emmets Boston

April 8th, 2011, 10:04:35 Lito

Nestled in between Beacon Hill and Downtown Boston (areas both flush with commerce and a professional crowd) Emmet’s is a typical Irish Pub. Great place to go on a day like St. Patty’s day to hang out with friends, drink a few Guinnesses, and get rowdy (Irish style.) It is great for college kids as well as established veterans. They have fairly priced pub grub and very friendly staff. Emmet’s tends to also pick up a bit during happy hour when the 9-to-5ers drop in for a bite to avoid some of the traffic. Emmet’s is right next door to 6B Lounge and also connects to 6B through a hallway which I found to be interesting.

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An Tain

April 8th, 2011, 08:04:48 Bobby

An Tain is an Irish pub in the Financial District. It is fairly small in size and divey and they have plenty of TVs to watch a game.

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An Tua Nua

April 8th, 2011, 08:04:44 Bobby

An Tua Nua is a good college drinking bar. The drinks are inexpensive and it is conveniently located near Fenway Park and many nearby colleges. It has a friendly atmosphere and is a good place to meet other people.

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Biddy Earlys Boston

April 8th, 2011, 07:04:36 Bobby

Atmosphere – Biddy Earlys Boston has the vibe of a typical Boston pub. It’s dimly lit with plenty of seating throughout the establishment. There is plenty of Irish décor all over the pub. A large bar is the focal point of the venue. Biddy Earlys Boston has a very friendly welcoming atmosphere everyone seems approachable […]

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Black Rose Boston

April 8th, 2011, 07:04:26 Bobby

The Scene – The Black Rose Boston is a medium to large sized Irish Pub on the edge of Faneuil Hall and the Financial District that attracts mostly a crowd 30 and 40-somethings. The main room is square shaped with Irish pub decor everywhere. There is a bar along the whole back wall of The […]

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Blackthorn Boston

April 8th, 2011, 06:04:22 Bobby

The Scene – Blackthorn Boston is a regular Irish pub/sports bar feel with the focal points being the billiards and the dart board. I have only been there once, but the night I was there I think it was an off night. The place had a total of 15 people in it with 12 of […]

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Castlebar Pub

April 8th, 2011, 05:04:12 Tyrell

Atmosphere – Castlebar Pub is a typical Irish dive bar setting with a full bar but nothing really out of the ordinary inside. It is fairly small in size and tends to get filled quickly by local patrons. Castlebar Pub is dimly lit and is themed with pictures and sports memorabilia. There are also plenty […]

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Coogans Boston

April 8th, 2011, 04:04:03 Bobby

The Scene – Coogans Boston is a handsome Financial District/Faneuil Hall after work watering hole by day and hopping college bar scene by night. There are two rooms in Coogans Boston, the main one being the room you enter into.  This room has some open space at the front when you walk in and some […]

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Crossroads Boston

April 8th, 2011, 04:04:42 Bobby

Atmosphere – Crossroads Boston is a loud social bar atmosphere, music is usually at a good level so conversations can take place. Small to medium sized space, this place has plenty of restaurant style seating including booths and open tables, place is fairly up to date, I wouldn’t call Crossroads Boston a dive because it’s […]

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Durty Nellys Boston

April 8th, 2011, 03:04:10 Bobby

The Skinny – Another one of those historic feeling bars in the Faneuil Hall/North End area, Durty Nellys Boston is a very small establishment with the bar taking up more than half of the actual floor space. The inside is very traditional feeling with its exposed brick and dark finished wood bar and does have a […]

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Flann OBriens

April 8th, 2011, 02:04:14 Bobby

The Low Down – Flann OBriens is an Irish Pub, dive bar that is a college hangout. Pretty small sized place. It almost resembles a really dark hallway. Irish pub kitsch and Guinness paraphernalia all over the place. Flann Obriens has a long skinny bar and some restaurant seating throughout. The best thing about Flann’s is waking up […]

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The Green Briar

April 8th, 2011, 02:04:59 Bobby

The Low Down – The Green Briar is a true Irish pub with exposed brick, small bar, finished wood, green furnishings. It is an ideal place to visit with friends to experience a little piece of Irish Boston while having a few drinks. The live music at The Green Briar is good and it great […]

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Green Dragon Boston

April 8th, 2011, 01:04:51 Bobby

Atmosphere – Green Dragon Boston has a typical Irish bar theme. Not small, I’d say it’s a medium sized spot, there is a good amount of open space but this place can fill up. The walls and pillars are painted yellow and red and the bar is medium sized. Green Dragon Boston has a cool […]

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JJ Foleys South End

April 8th, 2011, 12:04:40 Bobby

Atmosphere – JJ Foleys South End is a nice little Irish Pub/Restaurant located in the South End neighborhood of Boston. Exposed brick, finished wood (on the bar, columns, tables and even some paneling on the wall) all create a nice clean atmosphere. JJ Foleys South End has 2 sides, one is more so the restaurant […]

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JJ Foleys

April 8th, 2011, 12:04:01 Tyrell

Atmosphere – JJ Foleys is a typical Boston Irish Pub with a full bar and plenty of TV’s to catch your favorite home town teams. There is also a decent amount on dining tables for those eating in. Despite the colorful and bold exterior, the interior of JJ Foleys is simply furnished with dark shade […]

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Jose Macs

April 8th, 2011, 12:04:13 Bobby

The Scene – Jose Macs is an electric bar/club located in the heart of the Financial District that attracts mostly a crowd of 20 somethings on the weekends. It is a fairly large venue, featuring two floors that each have two rooms. On the bottom floor of Jose Macs, the room to your right has […]

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Kitty O’Shea’s

April 8th, 2011, 12:04:03 Bobby

The Scene – Kitty O’Shea’s Boston is a versatile Irish pub on the edge of the Financial District and Faneuil Hall that attracts mostly college students and 20-somethings. I say it is versatile because you have a more subdued Irish pub atmosphere on the first floor and on the second floor there is a DJ […]

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Lansdowne Pub

April 8th, 2011, 12:04:01 Bobby

Atmosphere – The Lansdowne Pub has a social atmosphere with large bar and live music, dance club setting on opposite side. In the main room the walls are red and mustard colored or exposed brick. The Lansdowne Pub also has lots of beautiful finished wood everywhere and really nice, almost medieval looking decor and interior […]

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Lir Boston

April 8th, 2011, 11:04:34 Bobby

Atmosphere – Lir Boston is an above average looking Irish Pub and restaurant. It is a large venue boasting 3 floors of bars and seating everywhere. What sticks out in my mind about Lir Boston is the monstrosity of a spiral staircase that’s in front of you when you walk in. There is nothing out […]

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L St Tavern

April 8th, 2011, 11:04:49 Bobby

Atmosphere – L St Tavern is a classic neighborhood Southy Irish pub. So much so that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon saw it fit to depict their old neighborhood in the popular Boston movie Good Will Hunting. I wouldn’t say that the L St Tavern is a dive (although it does have keno.) Besides the […]

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McFaddens Boston

April 8th, 2011, 10:04:38 Bobby

The Scene – McFaddens Boston is an Irish-themed bar/club conveniently located in between Faneuil Hall and the Financial District that attracts mainly a younger crowd of college students and 20-somethings. McFaddens Boston is a medium sized space with the main room being corridor shaped with a bar running along the whole left wall, booths running […]

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McGanns Boston

April 8th, 2011, 10:04:35 Bobby

Atmosphere – McGanns Boston has an average bar feel, with red walls that have plenty of Boston memorabilia all over them. The establishment has a very laid back, welcoming vibe. There is standard bar decor all over the bar and walls at McGanns Boston, with some exposed brick walls and some cool stone walls in […]

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