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Black Rose

#46 of 2,371 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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160 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2502
+1 617-742-2286
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09:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Literally everything you'd imagine a Boston bar to be. Sit for a sticky pour of Guinness and some conversation before the live music and college kids flood the upstairs.

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Thank Lindsey S
Dulles, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I give this place a five because of the friendliness of the wonderful bar tender my husband and I had. Even the hostess was very nice. We were glad to arrive early because it gets packed very fast! It was just a few minutes walk from our hotel:) The bartender Walter was awesome, and that's what we love . We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to try real Irish Stew. This place had it. Excellent. Also had Bangers & mashed. Also extremely tasty. Excellent service. Do not miss this place when in Boston.

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Thank Roberta H
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Value for money breakfast with a few choices. Rey good service but it was quiet at breakfast time. It was one of the few places that were open for breakfast. Loved all the information and old photos of long gone Irish revolutionaries

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Thank Cnw2013
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A warm and friendly place for a evening meal and drink. We had burger and fish meals and both were good value and service was excellent.

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Thank Mike G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food, gets very busy in the evenings. Saturday night was jumping. Restaurant downstairs bar area upstairs. Be prepared to wait for food Saturday night

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Thank Jules555555
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in while wandering around the town for a bit of lunch , unfortunately it was full and we couldn't get a table for 20 minutes . We could have sat at the bar but fancied a table .. Decided just to have a beer and we found the staff to be very friendly and welcoming .. There was... More 

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Thank Brian K
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a casual drink before heading home stop by this low lit dive - plenary of character and a good place to watch whatever seasonal game is on

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Thank Natalie Z
Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Black Rose is a REAL IRISH PUB. From the barmaids, especially Christine, to the music(Gotta see Jinty play upstairs). We stopped by in the afternoon for a few pints(downstairs at the bar with Christine) and came back later that night for the music a great duo featuring Jinty McGrath. Can't wait to go back! Whisky in a Jar!

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Thank wellis1966
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to this pub many times over the years and it used to be quite fun and easy going. Yes, it's a tourist thing - see the Irish Boston pub and get the whole Plastic Paddy experience. Nowadays it's looking tired and shabby. The drinks are hugely overpriced and I witnessed one member of the bar staff being aggressive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 02:00
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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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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