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Good Life

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Bar, Pub, American
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28 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111-2205
+1 617-451-2622
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Today
11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We ate dinner here mid-week. It was 3/4 full on arrival but emptied fairly soon after. The drinks and food were fine ( gin cocktail very good) but the service was hurried and it was impossible to get the server's attention. This was rather disappointing as they were not busy and just chatting with one another.

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Thank BJDLondon
Whangarei, New Zealand
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151 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is a nice bar in a nice location but it is too noisy to carry conversations. Drinks were ok. We had planned on eating there but we eventually left as the crowd built up and we could not ear each other.

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Thank Green4Good
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

Our hotel concierge recommended Good Life when we asked for a "casual bar-lounge with good music and a relaxed atmosphere with no college kids". It was a little more like a club in that there were basically no seats and it was standing room only, but on all other fronts, it delivered and we had a fantastic time. The crowd... More 

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Thank CDNgirl1230
Chorley, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

Visited this restaurant with a friend from work whilst in Boston for a conference. We were walking around nearby and wanted somewhere to stop for lunch. Stopped this close on trip advisor so though we would pop in. I thought it had only just opened but it was already very busy. The staff were really friendly and when we were... More 

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Thank Lianne-KF
San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

I went to this place twice, both times for dinner on a tight schedule. The service is horrible, the atmosphere is OK….the food is fine…. Did I mention the service was horrible?!

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1 Thank bpr106
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164 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

I had lunch here two straight days during my trip last week. It was very good. Get there before noon if you want a table because it fills up quickly. Service was very good and I was very pleased with the food. The first day I had the Cubano which was very tasty and the fries were outstanding. The second... More 

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1 Thank Marwalker2
Chicago, Illinois
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538 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Met a friend from Boston for lunch. Had to continue on the lobster roll roll. This warm one was great--lots of warm lobster with a touch of butter on a crispy toasted roll. Other hits were a chicken salad wrap, and grilled cheese and tomato soup. Our server was busy so a runner brought the food and disappeared. Note to... More 

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1 Thank dkm57
Living room
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

They were good, but $8 for 6 wings is a bit much. I liked how it came with carrots and celery but still quiet pricey. The bar was big 2 upstairs and one downstairs

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Thank angela s
Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

On april 5, 2013 I sas on on pub crawl with the Boston Youth Hostal where I stayed. We started at J.J. Mcabes where our group visited for an hour and a half and I purchased one Harp beer. At around 10:30 we traveled to the Good Life where our group was placed in front of the line. We each... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

We went to Paint Nite hosted at the Good life bar. Paint Nite was totally awesome. The Good Life bar...Meh. We had difficulty finding it due to the broken sign. We got there a little early so we could have dinner before Paint Nite. The kitchen doesn't open until five so they told us we could get drinks at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111-2205
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-451-2622

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
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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