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The Black Rose

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Address: 160 State St., Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: (617) 742-2286
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am

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Good Food and Drinks

We had a good dinner at The Black Rose. The service was very good and the food came out fast. They make a great Dark and Stormy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Glenn D
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, the Black Rose is in the tourist district of Boston, but speaking as a Massachusetts native who cut his 21 year old drinking teeth on this place 20 years ago, you can't miss it, especially when the Irish bands go play. When the place is packed, it's loud as all hell, but that's half the experience. The bartenders are... More 

Thank Justin P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good dinner at The Black Rose. The service was very good and the food came out fast. They make a great Dark and Stormy.

Thank Glenn D
Portland, Maine
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100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The Black Rose is a great Irish bar located at Faneuil Hall in Boston. Great drinks and music during the evening and Premiere League Soccer during the days.

Thank MRVEGAS711
Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Decided on the Black Rose due to its # 5 rating and good location. Ambiance downstairs is lackluster but a nice sized bar is a plus. Upstairs is much better quite warm and inviting. The food unfortunately was not up to par. My Guinness Beef Stew was more of a soup and the rest of the party was underwhelmed with... More 

Thank S A
Granite Bay, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

When we arrived, there were not many people there, so I could not understand why the hostess had such a difficult time in seating us. There were 50 tables to chose from. The menu was typical pub food. No taste and poor appeal lying on the plate. The portions were small and really had no unique flavor. Service was fair,... More 

Thank averagetrip
Park Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

We visit every time we come to boston for the past 12 years ! The pub is located corner right around the corner of Quincy Market ... beautiful decor! The service has ALWAYS been a pleasure . We ALWAYS have the Chowda and Lobster Roll to die for! They ALWAYS have Irish music playing making cheerful and a warm vibe!

Thank Molly H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Two floors with separate entertainment on each floor, this restaurant pub is very good. The service was good and the Cobb salad excellent (even though it wasn't chopped as advertised). The French Onion soup was average. The noise level is high, but otherwise I recommend this pub.

Thank Bonnie J
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Attended a private event at this historic pub, and it was wonderful. The food was great, there was plenty of it, and the beers on tap were very interesting. The upstairs area was fantastic for the private party, with an anteroom with faux fireplace for great ambience. Loved it.

Thank Gagnon-Mullen
Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We knew we couldn't go to Boston and not eat at an Irish-style pub, this place was perfect! The inside was covered in Irish family crest flags, murals from the book of Kells, portraits of famous Irish people, and had a great selection of music playing. We found the staff friendly and attentive. My husband had the bangers and mash,... More 

Thank MC B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Great experience!! What traditional Boston is all about. Colonial architecture, great staff, food and drink. Located in the heart of Boston Proper (Faneuil Hall). Well worth a visit.

Thank Don C

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.