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Lir Irish Pub and Restaurant

#433 of 2,685 Restaurants in Boston
#466 of 2,898 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Back Bay
American, Irish, Brew Pub, Pub
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903 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115-3104
617-778-0089
Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 pm - 1:00 am
Mon 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Tue 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wed - Thu 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good food

the food was very good and there was plenty on the plate very lively place all the time there is music on most nights can get quite busy when the music is on

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
kim985
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

the food was very good and there was plenty on the plate very lively place all the time there is music on most nights can get quite busy when the music is on

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Met some friends for late night drinks. Staff was friendly and service was great. We sat next to the open windows in the front and had a nice view for people watching.

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North Linolnshire
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93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Visited here for a few drinks. We were given menus for food and drink but then given a different list of beers and were told the main drinks list was out of date. Myself and another in the group ordered the Kona ale but it the server came back to say it wasn't available. I chose another IPA which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This pub was nicely located right downtown. Very reasonable prices. Highly recommend trying the clam chowder and chicken pot pie!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Look we loved the atmosphere, we sat right at the open front window. Our server Emily was fair while not awesome. We dined at lunch 4/19/15 the day before the Boston Marathon. I figured a Irish restaurant on Boylston Street in the heart of Boston would know how to make a great Rueben Sandwich! Ah........ no, that's not the case.... More 

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Cushing, Maine
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were waiting for spring, looking for a place to have a drink and we walked by this place and they had the windows open so we walked in, my girl friend was attracted by the spiral stair case and it was great. There is plenty of action and excitement on all 3 floors, right across from the Heins Convenction... More 

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athol
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Had a great burger and beer on a nice open window with a nice pub table. Enjoyed the music that was piped in, enjoyable while still able to talk to your party. I went back the next day for lunch pizza wasn't the greatest but had a soccer game on and was fun atmosphere

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Looking for an Irish pub in Boston? Throw a stone, you'll hit one. The Lir, much like other locations such as Black Rose, Purple Shamrock, etc are tourist-style pubs that attract college crowds. Great on a warm day with the window's open, the Lir can be your afternoon delight. If you are looking for something more traditional, my I suggest... More 

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Northwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Fantastic evening at the LIR pub. Great atmosphere and lovely bar staff. Will definitely return and highly recommended.

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Limerick, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stopped in for dinner after a walk in Boston Common, don't usually do the Irish Pub when traveling usually find them too plastic paddy ish, but was pleasantly surprised by Lir

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Additional Information about Lir Irish Pub and Restaurant

Address: 903 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115-3104
Phone Number: 617-778-0089
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: American, Irish, Brew Pub, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 903 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115-3104
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617-778-0089

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Brew Pub, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?