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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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A true landmark

I love Irish pubs. This one did not disappoint. Before my trip, I was told by a true Bostonian that I had to visit The Black Rose. The whiskey list is quite extensive and my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marilyn L
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Winter Haven, Florida
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A few people recommended this hotel to us, even though they said it was touristy. We thought we'd try it anyway. We got seated right away with one man playing and singing Irish music. Between the 4 of us, 2 of us enjoyed our meals, (burger and corned beef) and the other two people got the fish and chips and... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Irish pubs. This one did not disappoint. Before my trip, I was told by a true Bostonian that I had to visit The Black Rose. The whiskey list is quite extensive and my corned beef sandwich was so so. The ambiance is what sets this place apart.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch on a Saturday. Ordered hamburgers. They were ok, but flavorless and dry. Service was good. Nice atmosphere, but mediocre food.

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been here several years ago before we had kids. Great Irish bar. Came with kids for lunch and had a well-priced and good lobster.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small group of us visited this pub on a Tuesday night and had a great time! The drinks were strong and not too expensive and they had live Irish music. Friendly people!

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pub with delicious food, great service and wonderful entertainment. I am never disappointed when I make my annual trek to Boston. Great location but make sure to go early on Friday's as it fills up quickly. Boston would not be Boston without The Black Rose.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After an early plane ride and water taxi from the airport, I wanted some breakfast before my touring of Boston. The Black Rose listed corned beef hash & eggs on its menu. Very good choice! The service was fast and friendly.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub to visit while in Boston. My husband & I ordered corned beef sandwiches which were on dark rye and came with cole slaw or French fries. Very tasty.

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in on a whim.....would highly recommend for a fun meal with great food. Live Irish music which was lively and intimate without overwhelming the place!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was there on Sunday for the Ireland vs France Euro '16 match. Glad that they had the Pint Bottles of Magners, was disappointed with the Irish Breakfast. When I got my breakfast, I noticed that the Sausages looked abit odd, after taking a quick taste, I said to myself, these aren't Irish sausages (which the menu clearly states that the... More 

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.