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James's Gate

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Jamaica Plain, Boston
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  • The experts at Men's Health Mag and Boston.com recommend this place
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  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BogartNovember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to take a walk through the restaurant side. The man that curates the artwork has an incredible eye. You will see the best artwork in JP at this place. Wish the galleries would follow suit.
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comMarch 15, 2012
    The bar is a hidden gem that features a large stone fireplace with a wood fire and an Irish snug feel. A perfect place to have cozy conversations but the Gate's real treasure is the kitchen. Read more
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJune 4, 2012
    With both a dining room and pub, Canary Square is big on comfort foods like shepherd' pie and fish and chips. An inviting atmosphere makes this Irish pub a friendly, homey destination. Read more
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    If you only visit the bar here (and that's easy to do), you'll miss out on the Gate's real treasure -- its kitchen. Besides standard pub fare, the high-end dishes are hearty. Read more
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagJanuary 29, 2015
    Our favorite Irish Pub in town keeps it mercifully simple: a great beer and whiskey list, an old stone fireplace, and nary a four-leaf clover in sight. Read more
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 12, 2010
    A simple, homey Irish pub with a cozy fireplace ablaze in winter. Enjoy a pint and snack on succulent mussels! -Tania Peterson, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 22, 2011
    Boston's long been an Irish town, and this is straight out of the oldcountry (it even has a fireplace). Try the Shepherd's Pie and drink in theauthenticity.
  • Producer of B.
    The pub side is cozy, with wood tables and a roaring fire. It’s a brilliant place to spend the afternoon, with Wi-Fi and Guinness.
  • The Next Great Generation (Boston)
    A bar that has a fireplace and games feels more like your friend's living room than a night out on the town, and that’s what makes this bar appealing Read more
  • Jamaica Plain Patch
    Jamaica Plain PatchMarch 17, 2012
    Love the St Pats vibe here. Civilized but lively. No danger of a BU student puking on you.
  • Jason P.
    Jason PalmeiraMay 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love having a good beer from their large selection and sitting by the fire!
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikSeptember 17, 2014
    Hidden gem. Their outdoor patio is great!
  • Pat A.
    Pat AddamsSeptember 10, 2014
    Their Shephard's Pie is free with the purchase of a Samuel Adams draft, just mention "the deal"
  • Sean H.
    Sean HurleyJuly 22, 2010
    wear comfortable shoes? Haha was it busy? Couldn't get a seat? Good beer selection. Crazy sandwich is also on point.
  • Christopher V.
    Christopher ViveirosMarch 17, 2010
    On the restaurant side? Try the tuna nicoise salad. It is amazing and makes a meal unto itself.
  • Kristie H.
    Kristie HelmsApril 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Sit at the bar on the restaurant side!
  • Restaurant.com
    Restaurant.comJanuary 12, 2012
    The fireplace and wooden benches give this place the perfect nostalgic feel.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikNovember 20, 2014
    Shepard's pie and a Guinness.
  • Andrew
    AndrewSeptember 22, 2012
    The "ade" is a pretty good mixed drink!
  • Tate W.
    Tate WilliamsSeptember 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best bar in Jamaica plain.
  • Gail R.
    Gail RushApril 2, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    New menu and drinks
  • Monica L.
    Monica LandrumApril 25, 2014
    The crab cakes are great!
  • Phoebe B.
    Phoebe BeierleDecember 28, 2009
    play dominos next to the fire. the mac and cheese is quite good too.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SkecheApril 14, 2014
    Good place to have some drinks
  • Chantel
    ChantelJanuary 12, 2014
    Artichoke fritters>>>>
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SFebruary 25, 2010
    Play trivia (on the restaurant side) on Monday nights. Drink Sam Adams. Order nachos. Be merry.
  • mike g.
    mike gallJanuary 2, 2011
    Guiness challenge on New Years day...best day of my life
  • Ger P.
    Ger PrendergastMarch 16, 2014
    Good craic
  • Witt G.
    Witt GNovember 3, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    don't listen to Trina... get the mussels, and Carlye's gin gimlet
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikSeptember 19, 2015
    Closed. 😢
  • Trina H.
    Trina HeinischNovember 3, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    get the nachos!
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