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Lir Irish Pub and Restaurant

903 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115-3104 (Back Bay)
617-778-0089
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Ranked #672 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
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
Cuisines: American, Irish, Pub, Brew Pub
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Back Bay
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Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Went to catch an Arsenal football match. Great time. It was pretty crowded but the service was very good. Early match so I went with the full Irish Breakfast and a vodka and orange juice. Hey it was 5:00 o'clock somewhere.

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Tampa, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very cool Irish Pub with a huge bar in the middle. Beautiful woodwork, and tons of TV's showing any games that are on. Food was pretty good for a small bite.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went to Lir for some beer and apps to watch the Pats game. The nachos were small and the salsa weak. Also the calamari we ordered was maybe the worst ever - it tasted fishy and the rings were tiny with spinach randomly tossed on top. Service was fine.

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Spokane, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I decided to stop in to Lir on our walk back to our condo. My wife being pregnant didn't want to stop at a bar and watch me drink a beer. The bartenders all congratulated us, on her being pregnant and made her a great "mocktail". Because they were so engaging and nice I was able to... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This bar is home to the Boston Gooners (Arsenal fans) so I popped in to watch them play Everton. Great atmosphere during the game Everton fans out numbered 30-2 so we joined the underdogs. They also opened early on the Sunday so we could watch our team play Man Utd. Also a good place to buy food. We could not... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Having just arrived in Boston on a transatlantic flight, we headed out for dinner and ended up in Lir. We were prompted found a table and served drinks. Food was served quickly and was piping hot and delicious. The pizza is amazing! Waitress service was attentive and polite, there's plenty of screens for sports fans, beer is good. Definitely worth... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We were in Boston for the day (I had a lecture to go to and my hubby was hunting for a barstool). After I linked up with my husband we walked a few streets and decided on Lir. As soon as we stepped through the door we heard "sit wherever you want" and I was a little put off by... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Was ignored at the bar for 30 minutes while bartenders were too busy chatting to each other and eating chocolate while the restaurant had about 12 patrons total during lunch. Never received a refill on my glass of water nor ketchup for my fries. Management doesn't seem to care that customers trying to order items are ignored and that potential... More

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Lir is a nice place to sit and people watch while you eat. They are a multi-story restaurant and was a great place to watch the World Cup...on the path to Fenway, so it is a great place to meet up before the game...or after.... Food was delicious and our waitress was friendly and attentive to us.

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had lunch this past Saturday with my son at Lir at the advice of our hotel concierge. 'Best place in Boston to watch the match'. Sat upstairs and enjoyed a multi-course lunch while watching the game with a hundred other soccer fans. Staff did a great job supporting the mob while the food was good. I will return.

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