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The Black Rose

160 State St., Boston, MA 02109 (Downtown)
(617) 742-2286
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Ranked #6 of 158 Nightlife in Boston
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Performances
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Houston, Texas
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225 reviews 225 reviews
137 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went here and got a lobster roll with my wife along with a Guinness and fries. We enjoyed the guy playing music in the background and we enjoyed the fries and lobster roll. This was an Irish restaurant that I wanted to eat at.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

To quote my girlfriend, "Irish pub where we shall dine on Shepherd's Pie. The Irish in me is quite happy." Great place to enjoy a nice beer along with the Shepherd's Pie. The great thing was... a ton of space to find a seat even when busy. We decided to sit upstairs at the bar and the staff were very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

During our trip to Boston we decided to have dinner at the Back Rose restaurant and bar. We are a family of 4 (Two Little ones) and found this to be a great location for dinner. Food was excellent and server was kind and friendly

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newtown, pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The "real" Irish music is on the weekends. Other nights, particularly Mondays with some Brennan guy (who is admittedly a fine guitarist w a decent voice) is playing Billy Joel, Toby Keith and Johnny Cash. While they are fine artists, please do not confuse any of them for "real" or "live" Irish music substitutions. Leaving the bar VERY disappointed.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a great bar! The music was great the bartender Chris was great. They had 2 bands going one upstairs and one downstairs .. We went Friday and Saturday night. Next time we will try the food .. It's a must go

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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173 reviews 173 reviews
122 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Off the beaten path, but was worth it. You can get a Lobster for just $12 at lunch. My son got a burger and loved it. The atmosphere is good and our waitress had to be from Ireland.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Was intrigued by the Black Rose as it was mentioned for its fish and chips. The location is easy to get to and though Saturday lunch it was crowded we were seated quickly. I of course had the Fish and Chips pared with a glass of Harp. My guest had a chopped salad. The fish was cooked well but the... More

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Algonac, Michigan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great selection of import and craft brews. Classic look and atmosphere with live music later in the evening. A great place to stop in and unwind over a few pints while listening to some folksy Irish style music. I will stop in again for sure.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Escaped into here on a rainy Saturday to escape the clouds. Was very impressed by the array of beers & food Sat upstairs at the bar & had so beer & ordered a club sandwich. Food was a little slow but the staff were lovely & the beer helped. An excellent place to pop in & have a cheeky pint... More

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were staying at the Marriott Custom House and decided we would do something close by, my granddaughter and I walk out the door of the hotel and The Black Rose was advertising the $12 lobster. My granddaughter had the Lobster special and had a lot of water and was still under cooked. I had the Ruben, I agree with... More

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