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Apr 13, 2004 01:42 PM

Irish Pubs in Southie

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My boyfriend wants to go to an Irish pub in Southie to grab dinner and a couple of beers. Any suggestions? I would have said Shennanigans but now it is more upscale bar than pub.


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  1. A bit tardy. True, Shennanigans is yupscale. The Farragut House recently reopened under new management. They've converted the place into an Irish pub. Food is OK and there is a good selection of beer on tap or bottled.

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    1. re: plt3012

      Tardy? It's a 3 year old question.

      1. re: plt3012

        Shenanigan's is upscale now? Last time I went to that place (might have been a different name then) was about 10 years ago, and it was sca-rrrrry!

        I can't think of many Irish pubs in Southie that are worth going to. The Playwright isn't bad, but I think they underwent renovations, so I don't know how it is now. I'd say go elsewhere; perhaps the Blarney Stone in Dorchester, since that is very close to Southie, or head over to Brighton to the Corrib or the Irish Village.

        Oh God, I just saw the word "tardy" and noticed the date of the OP. Where did you guys end up going that night? ;-b

      2. Most REAL Irish (as in off the boat like my wife) don't live in Southie...Hit a place like the Castlebar in Brighton if you want to drink w/ actual people from Ireland- otherwise Southie aka the Land of the Plastic Paddy is for you...

        1. Huh, I know plenty of "real" Irish folks that live in Southie. Guess you're not looking. Bythesea didn't say they wanted to "drink" with people from Ireland, she said she wanted to enjoy an Irish pub (including dinner) in South Boston. That being the case, I'd have to second the Farragut House. While probably not the best pub style food in Boston, their shepards pie and bangers and mash were very good during my visits. It's owned by the same people that own the Tommy Doyle's pubs now, so the menu is essentially the same as their other two pubs.

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