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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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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am

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Awesome Irish Pub

People who frequent Boston, frequent The Black Rose, It is a traditional New England Irish Pub. Great atmosphere, great beers, and great live entertainment. This place is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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springfield,ma
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

People who frequent Boston, frequent The Black Rose, It is a traditional New England Irish Pub. Great atmosphere, great beers, and great live entertainment. This place is worth your time and money. It's a fun place to hang out.

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Chesterfield
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

me and my wife had a nice open top bus tour of Boston, asking where we could get a nice lobster lunch we were pointed in the direction of the black rose Irish pub.this is a typical bar decked out in the Irish pub style very noisy and quite big inside with lots of tables. The very nice waitress showed... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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137 reviews 137 reviews
40 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A very quaint and pinturesque Irish Pub. I enjoyed a cup of their vegetables soup and a nice juicy burger. Both were great. I came down while a snow storm was hitting Boston, so it was not crowded at all, but lucky for me, they were open. Picture is for the beer I selected for that evening, it has a... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Had the best clam chowder I've ever had. My friends' meals all looked amazing as well, the only problem was I wished my stomach was bigger. Atmosphere was fantastic. We ate out all over Boston and this was my favorite meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
3 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The Black Rose is a busy, large Irish Pub in a fantastic location, very close to the Boston Custom House and to the Quincy Market. Great from 10 pm, when live music is offered - and it's real Irish music, with customers singing and drinking. A bit noisy, but definitely worth a stop. It's become our every-night stop in Boston.

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great authentic irish restaurant. Live music is nice, but, at times a bit loud. Specialty drinks are amazing. Lots of other little pubs in area which make this a great first stop. Visited a few times (2012,2013)

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newport, RI
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went in to The Black Rose just for a quick drink, but would definitely return. The place was quite busy, bar and restaurant. It had a nice feel to it. It's just around the corner from Fanuell hall.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Our friend told that 'this pub is a must visit if you are in Boston'. So true! We enjoyed the drinks there, the crowd was lively and the food's delicious. What more can you ask for! I loved the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich and the the fish and chips dip was out of the world.

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Moosehead, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

What a find!! Tucked away on a side street, we rediscovered this restaurant/pub & truly enjoyed our visit. The place was packed = very popular with locals & tourists. Bar tender was terrific. Thanks for a great experience.

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just what you expect in an Irish Pub - cold beer, friendly service and a live band playing Irish tunes. Nice crowd, not too young or too old. The atmosphere is great and we definitely could have stayed all night.

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