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Lir Irish Pub and Restaurant

#305 of 2,681 Restaurants 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: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Fun AND really noisy!

My husband and I met up with friends at the bar. We came on a CRAZY busy night, and loved the lively vibe. And the Shepard's Pie was fantastic. You'll have fun here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sue T
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I met up with friends at the bar. We came on a CRAZY busy night, and loved the lively vibe. And the Shepard's Pie was fantastic. You'll have fun here.

Thank Sue T
Boston, Massachusetts
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203 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is good for a few reasons: 2 floors and very close to Copley and the Prudential Center right on Boylston. Upstairs is a bit cozier with tables and a faux library feel. They are generous with the wine pours :)

Thank Jill W
St. John's, Canada
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby and I came here for a night cap (or two) as it was around the corner. It was a Monday night so it was slow there but bar tender was very attentive and remembered our order. Hubby loves his beer from Connecticut! We had a great experience - great selection of beer and great service!

Thank hlmmurphy
Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Went to the pub to watch the rugby semifinal featuring South Africa and New Zealand, we were charged $20 per person to enter, which I thought was a bit steep. Inside the bar was a bit packed and service was not as fast as one would expect. They seemed a bit understaffed for the amount of patrons they had.

Thank Rohan K
Easton, MA
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

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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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

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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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

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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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

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 October 28, 2015 via mobile

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

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

Neighborhood Profile
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.