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Lir Irish Pub and Restaurant

#351 of 2,750 Restaurants in Boston
#381 of 2,965 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Back Bay
Pub, American, Irish, Brew Pub
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903 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115-3104
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good for the area

Plenty of TV's, beverages and the food was good. Had the beef stew and a Guinness and my wife had the shepard's pie. Sat at the bar and the service was very good. I'd go back for sure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mark B
Easton, MA
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Easton, MA
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Plenty of TV's, beverages and the food was good. Had the beef stew and a Guinness and my wife had the shepard's pie. Sat at the bar and the service was very good. I'd go back for sure.

Thank Mark B
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The fact that i'm an Arsenal Fan and this the official Arsenal Bar in Boston for the Arsenal Supporter club, this review is going to very bias ;0) However the truth is the is a really great sports bar. A massive well done to the staff who are outstanding and as well as looking georgous were uber afficiant and you... More 

Thank Mark R
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't expect much but we were wrong. All the food we ordered was great. The steak tips were awesome, the clam chowder, nachos and even the Macaroni and cheese was delicious. Something for everyone in our group of six. Worth a visit. Yum.

Thank nancy0901
New York
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch here with some colleagues while attending a conference around the corner. There were about 12 of us in the group. We had an hour for lunch. Our waitress got our orders to us quickly. We paid our check and were back in time. As for the food, they have a large menu. The shepherd's pie was delicious.... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't mind paying 20$ to watch a sporting match, but to be told at half time I was going to be kicked out for not buying a drink? Pretty crap really. If you didn't charge me $20, I wouldn't had a meal, and a couple of drinks. They used (I suspect made up) as loitering law, saying if I... More 

Thank spookikiwi
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was hoping to write a great review but sadly cannot. After e-mailing them from the UK to ask if they were showing the Rugby World Cup they replied they were and to come along. They didn't mention the $20 each charge and this tainted our visit. The Irish gentlemen collecting the money was very rude and simply pointed to... More 

Thank David B
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to this place on our first night in Boston, the food was fabulous the Guinness was wonderful, the portions were huge as is usual in the USA

Thank Judith D
Indianapolis, IN
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I was hoping for some authentic Irish food and this place misses the mark offering more pub fare than Irish fare. The service wasn't impressive either. The waitress was quick to take our order and deliver our food but then seem to forget about us for another round of drinks and our check. Overall I was not impressed and would... More 

Thank bams220
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Although we had to pay a $20 dollar per person cover charge, we were able to join in the action and watch the Ireland-Italy World Cup rugby coverage - surrounded by Irish Americans!

Thank Yvonne O
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Watch England rugby here and the atmosphere was really good. Good value drinks and decent service. Lots of TVs but so resent the premium sports $20 cover!

Thank msh21

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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: Pub, American, Irish, Brew Pub


Open Hours
10:30 pm - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am

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