Boston takes pride in its celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. On this special day, you can expect the streets to be flooded with green and the bars to have the Guinness flowing. With all of the choices you have on this sacred holiday, it can be hard to choose where to go. We are going to give you a few of our favorite Irish pubs, whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day or just any old weekend.
Faneuil Hall turns into an absolute madhouse during St. Patrick’s Day. This is the ultimate bar crawl area in Boston with a seemingly endless amount of bars to “crawl” to. Off the beaten path from all the madness sits The Black Rose. This place, in our eyes, is Boston’s fanciest true Irish pub. The high ceilings and open windows bring in much more light than your classic pub. The food is also a step up from classic pub fare. Their Guinness stew can go up against any that we’ve had in Ireland. If you are looking to start early, they offer a full Irish breakfast that you can down with an Irish coffee. On St. Patrick’s Day, they will have live music from noon to close, so there really isn’t any reason to wait in the endless sea of other bars around Faneuil Hall.
With music 7 days a week, there is never a dull night at The Burren. For St. Patrick’s Day they are turning it up another notch with live music from 9 A.M. to close. They always deck out the pub for the holidays, so we have high expectations for St. Patrick’s Day. And although it isn’t patio SZN quite yet, they also boast a huge patio in the back. For an authentic Irish pub experience, and to get your perfect Guinness pour, look no further.
Solas is a classic Irish pub with a Back Bay twist to it (A.K.A. a finbro twist, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). The food here is not your typical Irish pub cuisine, but it is very tasty. They have a house curry sauce which is absolute fire. The fries with curry sauce on the late night menu is the perfect way to soak up all of the drinks toward the end of the night. If you are looking for a place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but do not want to worry about a 24 year old who decided to venture out of Southie spilling a beer all over you, then this is your spot. To put it simply, this is: “St. Patrick’s Day, but make it fancy.”