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Black Rose

#48 of 2,377 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups
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160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502
+1 617-742-2286
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Richmond, Virginia, USA
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Black Rose has been my go to spot for meeting friends whenever I visit Boston- friendly staff that knows how to pull a pint of stout correctly every time. It is located in the heart of the tourist/financial district so it is always a mix of regulars, business types and tourist families. Solid pub fare.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived at a little after 4pm to hopefully beat the presidents weekend dinner rush. The place was already very crowded but they were able to seat us within 10-15 minutes. We weren't expecting the band to already be playing which was nice. The band was also quite good Irish tunes. Really putting you in the mood to drink a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boston is full of Irish pubs but as you always know the ones with the neon Shamrock are never Irish!! Black rose is genuine Irish pub with great music, a vibrant ambience and drinks. (Of course, it continues to amaze me as to the reason people drink Buds or Bud Light when there are obviously better beers in this world!... More 

Thank Bazked
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here in Dec with the GF. Service was good , Irish traditional music was brilliant. Great craic in the bar

Thank DiarmuidDermot
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a genuine Irish pub with better than average pub food. Fish and chips were excellent. Service very friendly; waitstaff offered to divide dishes for us. Reasonable prices.

Thank ParisRepas
Springfield, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Black Rose is authentic Irish food and music, even if it is a bit touristy. I love visiting this restaurant. Make sure you go during happy hour and hear Frank play. His music is part of the charm.

Thank ADS80
South Boston, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go about 4 times a year. The food is OK. Some bar staff can be rude and arrogant. One server is from Ireland that we met and she was awesome. We come for the music. We will always visit the Black Rose pub

Thank bobwindoff79
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has a good selection of main dishes for all kind of food preferences. They offer a good selection of beer and spirits too. Price is affordable if you consider the location and the great staff.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice environment, great list of whiskey and good selection of food. Clan chowder was awesome. Mussels was delicious.

Thank Marcelo V
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

My adult son and I were on a weekend trip to Boston and went to the Black Rose on 1/13 and had a great meal. I had the Guinness beef stew and it was so good we ended up there Saturday 1/14 for a repeat. The anniversary burger was great as well. Would love to see an expanded beer selection,... More 

1 Thank Garett L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-2286

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
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.
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