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Black Rose

160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502
+1 617-742-2286
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups
$$ - $$$
160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502
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Reviewed 2 days ago

.......You have to visit an Irish pub. This one is fairly central, and was quiet in mid afternoon. It's a big old place, quite authentic compared to the pre-fab pubs one finds all over the world now. The range of beers is fairly limited, but...More

Thank 57Boy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleased to see that the Black Rose was now doing breakfast daily. It only did Sat /Sun in the past during winter time. Full Irish is a must before a hike along the Charles River to Harvard Square. We also visited at night...More

Thank simonbill1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here the other night while in Boston for a little getaway. Fanuil Hall was closing down and we weren't looking for anything too fancy or expensive, so we opted to go here as we were staying basically right next door. I had a...More

Thank ABB1976
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come to Boston a couple times a year, and we always eat once at the Black Rose. Good and atmosphere are great!

Thank Rylee14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just get there early. Great place. They keep the drinks flowing regardlesa. Get to Boston definitely check this place out.

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had to be in downtown Boston this week on the COLDEST and WINDIEST day of the year. We were frozen and stumbled into the warmth and friendliness of The Black Rose. An Irish Whiskey and some food? We were all set...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Menu is limited but food is good. Reasonable beer menu. Good service. Prices are reasonable. Would definitely recommend if you are in Faneuil Market area.

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Always great . Great food great staff great music. We always stop in and will continue to.. Our friends liked it very much also.

Thank mollymalone201717
Reviewed 5 December 2017

When in Boston its almost a given that you will end up in an Irish bar and this one take some beating. Close to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market this lively bar is well located and as a result quite busy. That said we were...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Great Irish bar in the centre of Boston. Good Guinness, and the Irish stew was fantastic. What really makes the place is the hilarious, feisty, Christine behind the bar.

Thank wrightywrighty
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Margaret K
3 October 2017|
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18 October 2016|
Response from AcaSusie | Reviewed this property |
Yea up stairs...
Joan T
8 October 2016|
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Response from charnie1 | Reviewed this property |
To be sure , play it safe, make a reservation, (I was there with my wife and seating was not a problem but not many tables that can handle 8).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-2286
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