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Lir Irish Pub and Restaurant

#488 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Back Bay
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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903 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115-3104
+1 617-778-0089
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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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
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Needed a place near the hotel I was at and found this. Perfectly fine, pleasant waitstaff, food was serviceable and there was plenty of it especially for the price. If you want something "safe" but don't want to head to Cheesecake Factory type places AND if you like sports, check out this place.

Thank Shellfont
Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Hard to find parking. The atmosphere is typical of Boston Irish Pubs...lots of dark wood, low lights and nice servers.

Thank Hypatia18
Boston, Massachusetts
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

In Boston area, I'm getting quite a view venues which show English PL soccer games. This is one of my favourites, having a good atmosphere, friendly staff and good beer as well as plenty of screens to show the game(s). Ive not notices any particular bias towards a particular team. As a Manchester United fan, one should be careful not... More 

Thank David F
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here for a few beers & quick bar food - Tenders & nachos. Cheaper by a couple of bucks over other bars. V friendly staff, attentive, good crowd. ( wasnt looking for an "irish" bar, just happened upon it ). Would recommend. They stock decent pint bottled cider for that refreshing hot day drink !

Thank SuperSixOne_IE
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I went to the Lir Irish Pub and restaurant with my dad. The food was good the waitress was friendly but she asked me if i wanted a refill of cocacola in the same cup when i still had some in that cup.the bathrooms were discustingly dirty. the restaurant was so loud it was hard for me to order and... More 

Thank pclenott
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Waitress was great she suggested the chicken club over the burger it was fabulous. My friend got the burger it was ok. Our dinners weren't served together which annoys me. And I was done eating by the time his arrived. Never let good fries get cold. 46.00 for 2 dinners and 6 beers. I recommend for friends but not to... More 

Thank Velvethammer89
South Dakota
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

After dinner drinks at the Lir. A nice place that I would definitely return to when hungry to try the faire

Thank WayneSouthDakota
Lynchburg, Virginia
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We thought the entrees and beer were reasonably priced. Would definitely return on another visit to Boston!

Thank the_Goins
Boston, Massachusetts
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301 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I came here on a Thursday night with a buddy of mine for some drinks and food. When I got there, I was told that the upstairs was booked for a private event and downstairs as well, which pretty much left us with the main level, which was already pretty packed and loud. My buddy and I were able to... More 

Thank David D
Danvers, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Lir is in a great location, right on Boylston St just a short walk to Fenway Park and an even shorter walk to the PRU. The prices are more than reasonable for a Boston Restaurant/ Bar. The food, although limited menu, is very good. We have had the chance to enjoy 3 or 4 locations in this area and LIR... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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
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: +1 617-778-0089

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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.
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