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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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9:00 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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Great spot for a pint or two

We were in town to see the sights and came across the Black Rose as we were walking back to the parking garage. We stopped for a few pints and enjoyed our stay there. We wished... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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English first
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884 reviews
421 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 780 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town to see the sights and came across the Black Rose as we were walking back to the parking garage. We stopped for a few pints and enjoyed our stay there. We wished we had more time before having to leave for home. The staff at the bar were friendly.

Thank ct-cruisers
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having walked for miles on the Freedom Trail I needed a drink. A nice woman at the Constitution Centre had mentioned The Black Rose. This is in State Street, about half way between The Old State House and the ferry at Long Wharf. The pub has a strong Irish flavour and serves a pint of Guinness as good as anything... More 

Thank Travellerinseat17
Bangor, Maine
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110 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu pays true homage to the old sod while carrying American comfort. The ambiance is remarkable-no flash here just a true tavern/pub. I was lucky enough to sit at the bar for 2 hours and enjoy a few black and tans while listening to some interesting conversations. An ecletic mixture of locals, tourists and shoppers.

Thank Lee S
Tullamore, Ireland
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94 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

worth a visit for a drink on a night out.lively place that does food all day.enjoyed the visit and would recommend.staff were fine

Thank david1892
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Only a block or two from Faneuil Hall, this pub was the perfect perch for watching the Columbus Day parade. We sat at the bar with an unobstructed view of the bands, flag tossers and Shriners along State Street. Good selection of beer and the tube had on a Rugby World Cup match (Ireland beat France 24-9). Included in the... More 

Thank FloridaJimB
Essex, Connecticut
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The bar tenders were both from Ireland. She was so cool and he had children. What a great team. I felt so comfortable and feeling fun. The band was great. I will go back soon.. Had simple fare fries,,hamburger. etc!!

1 Thank Harley M
Vancouver, Canada
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373 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

A bit of a disappointment. We went for the Irish pub music experience only to be told it didn't start for 1 1/2 - 2 hours . Then we had a pretty mediocre meal . The sheppards pie was Luke warm , the lobster roll was not bad but the bread was poor and the fries were soggy . They... More 

Thank rdmiller_pcj
Arnprior, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I had been to The Black Rose before on business trips to Boston so my wife had heard the stories of the good food and great live entertainment at the Rose... we took our friends for a lunch on the weekend and while the food was great I found the vibe had sadly changed... but lets put it down to... More 

Thank 37EJM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

A noisy Irish pub, but its redemed with the quality of its food an beers. Try the Shepards Pie, the best ever.

Thank Rodger F
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Stopped at the Black Rose a friend of our son-in-law recommended. We were told to try the clam chowder. We did and it was the best I had ever had. My wife agreed. We also ordered the cabbage rolls and they were very good. Great atmosphere and right in the middle of downtown Boston near shopping and the harbor. Of... More 

1 Thank Ernie S

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