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$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
3484 Washington St
phone: (617) 524-2345
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3
Living in Jamiaca Plain has its pros and cons. Useless and dangerous trolley tracks are a con, while Doyle's is certainly a pro. A good selection of beer ranging from old favorites (Sam Smith's Nut Brown) to Sam Adam's beers that can only be found here (Sam Adams Bitter). The atmosphere is pure old Irish pub, with yellowed news clippings about local events and framed pictures of Boston illuminati.
The real reason to go, however, it the extensive single malt scotch selection (maybe I should post this on scotch advocate?) that I believe is the best in Boston. With everything from Glenfiddich to 50+ year old McCallan that was bottled when my father was still to young to drink. A wide range of tastes and prices assure that there is something for everyone.
My girlfriend and I have found ourselves working our way slowly through this treasure trove of wonderful single malts, and you should too..
09-08-2003 19:41:26 |
More by mydeadguy
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
went here after tourning the sam adams brewery for lunch. had a boston leger on draft, as usual the draft was good. the food was good, the atmostphere normal what you would expect, cute waitress with a bostonian accent always helps make the meal more enjoyable. highly democrat crowd, but it is boston ma, it's just the area it's in. good to remember the 1st place to have sam adams on draft, it's been quite a roller coster since then, and it's good to visit where it started. i reccoment going there for the beer if nothing else,
08-04-2004 17:54:17 |
More by twi1609372
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
I love this place. For an authentic irish feel of old boston this place is a must! JFK's presidential poster is still on the wall!! The food is great here and it's pretty inexpensive. Also, if you take the tour of the Sam adam's brewery and bring the ticket with you they'll give you a free sam adams glass with your first sam's beer. It's a pretty good way start off your day in boston if you ask me!! Also this place is less then 5 min walk from MBTA so quick access to other parts of the city is available.
12-08-2010 23:02:55 |
More by IHC
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
How can you not love Doyle's, the quintessential Irish pub in Boston? I was there on a recent Thursday night, celebrating the end of the New England Runner Pub Series.
The food is classic pub grub. Nothing gourmet but all decent, and at a good price. The beer selection is pretty good, but since this is Sam Adams "home" pub, you probably want one of the Sam Adams varieties on draft. That or a pint of Doyle's Pickwick Ale.
But what you are really here for is the atmosphere. The walls ooze history, with mementos of James Michael Curley and the Kennedys featured highly. It's a friendly place, and a nice place to hoist a pint or two.
12-11-2011 19:56:38 |
More by greenengineer
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
My local for many years. I remember when it was one room with the elevated outside its front door. The Burke Bros. (Billy, Gerry & Eddie) set the standard and young Gerry is the best and most gracious host you could have. Now famous as the location in many films & TV productions, e.g., Mystic River, Boston Public, Chris Matthews, et al.
Atmosphere: Throwback perhaps, but truly a place where everyone in the community is welcome. Great history and a venerable political watering hole. As far as quaffing goes, difficult to find a better feel. Go in alone, with a group, on a date or for an event, affable and low key. For me, a second living room. Yes, I have a strong bias here.
Quality and Selection: always had a good tap list with better known crafts, British, Irish and Boston breweries featured, particularly Boston Beer Co.(Sam Adams) located right around the corner. Sam Adams standards and "experiments", Harpoon, Tremont, Smuttynose, Doyle's Pickwick Ale, as well as many cask offerings sampled first here. Fantastic single malt & bourbon selection as well.
Service: As I wrote above, this was my local & many of the servers were neighbors. In the 30+ years I've been frequenting and recommending the place, I've had nor heard any complaint. Seen lots of folks, not just regulars, get a pizza after the kitchen was officially closed and have marveled when tough customers got kid glove service from the staff. Love their weekend brunch too.
Food: Pub grub served with a nod and a wink as well as a smile. Vegetarian friends always happy with the offerings, especially the meatless reuben! If you're looking for clam chowder in a bread bowl, a new England boiled dinner, scrod, burgers, pizza, etc. you can't go wrong.
Prices are fair - no gouging or added charges.
08-19-2013 23:18:10 |
More by EBeckett3
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Never been to Doyles before but figured I would kill some time before the event at the Sam Adams Brewery on Monday (6/30/2008).. The charm of this place would have to be the history that is all over the walls. The service at the bar was very good (exception.. this is the first bar to sell Sam Adams,which Boston Beer Co strongly promotes, and I ordered one and was handed my Summer Ale in a Coors pint glass while the back shelf was stocked with "perfect pint"glasses) I checked over the menu and was surprised at the overall prices. VERY AFFORDABLE across the board... The Atmosphere has that old townie bar fee and the locals were out in force at 4:30. It is not convienent to the city at all and the parking is horrific but the selection on tap and the cost of all would cause me to stop by again on the way to another Sam Adams event
07-02-2008 19:54:50 |
More by SMADMS
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My wife and I went to Doyle`s after a tour at the Sam Adams Brewery. What a great place. It`s a throw back in time. If doing the brewery tour,and riding on the T orange line, it`s just 2 more stops (forest hills) and a short 4 block walk. Anyway, food is mostly pub grub. I had the bison burger witch was cooked to order, and my wife had the sausage platter, that had two different sausage, kraut and garlic fries. The food was great!! Beers Guiness, Harpoon, many Sam Adams ( first account for Sam Adams) Harp,Smithwicks and Pickwick Ale. The bar area is an old Irish pub. A long old wood bar, and wooden booths along the wall, with many old photos on the walls. A must see if in the area..
08-02-2009 14:34:36 |
More by ripp88
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