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The Kinsale

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2 Center Plz, Government Center, Boston, MA 02108-1909
+1 617-742-5577
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good54%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“beef” (4 reviews)
“tater tots” (2 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
2 Center Plz, Government Center, Boston, MA 02108-1909
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to watch the CL game while we were on a short vacation in Boston. The Kinsale was perfect with a great many TV screens and a back bar with a large screen full of our fan club. Various club...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed January 9, 2018

We noticed this bar as we drove past on our way to the omni Parker hotel. It was close by so we called in. Well designed bar/restaurant. Service was prompt drinks on the table within 5 minutes of sitting down. We ordered a little meal...More

Thank simonbill1
Reviewed December 6, 2017

I think this would be a good tourist stop, being downtown and close to Fanueil Hall and all the touristy spots. There is live music, but we missed it and sadly, it was "cover music" versus Irish.

Thank Charlie Q
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We sent to the Kinsale as we were looking for a typic Irish Pub in Downtown Boston. Waiters were okay, meals were preety good, the decor was Irish but the ambiance screwed it up... Mainstream music, college football on Tv.. it was a bit disappointing!

Thank kOng2912
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Are here because it was close to the car rental place and they let us take our luggage inside! However, I was impressed by the menu, and even more impressed when the food came! Cause I had the Lamb Burger with goat cheese ,and a...More

Thank Dawnie764
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Stopped in for a to go order while in town for business on 6/12. Ordered fish and chips to go and received a container full of cold fries and a small piece of fish. Go somewhere else!!!!!

Thank kpete216
Reviewed June 5, 2017

I had the lamb burger and my boyfriend and the shepherd's pie. He was very pleased because it was made with lamb, not beef. The burger was delicious. We also got Parmesan tater tots. The portions are pretty big so I took half my burger...More

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Having worked in the Government Center area for years Kinsale was a favorite watering hole always good food and good drinks. I was so disappointed during a recent visit. The food was one step above fast food, lousy drinks and exceptionally poor service. Too bad...More

Thank Diane F
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

We had a good time. Located in downtown, easy access. Nice view of Cambridge Street. the atmosphere was lively and friendly. The service was fast and efficient. The food was good but not perfect. I had mini burgers, they looked perfect from the outside, but...More

Thank Traveler-HAS
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Where else would you go on St. Patrick's Day but an Irish pub. It was great, as not only a pub but a restaurant too. They tell me that the decor was shipped over from Ireland years ago and I can believe it. Real atmosphere....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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $25
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Center Plz, Government Center, Boston, MA 02108-1909
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-5577
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