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Doyle's Cafe

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47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

3484 Washington St
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 02130-2602
United States
phone: (617) 524-2345

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Reviews by Freshie:
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4.1/5  rDev +3%

This is the historic Irish/Boston pub everyone will tell you to go to.

Luckily for us, its distance from the T, its location in the heart of JP (Jamaica Plain), and the fact that they only take cash, keeps many tourists away. It does not suffer though, because whether it's a Tuesday lunch hour, or Saturday night there's always people there.

Established in 1882, this place is pretty damn historic. Many a historic figure has shared a pint with the patrons. Almost all the Kennedys, Every Boston Mayor for the past 100 years, presidential canidates, etc etc.

Very unassuming from the outside, the place is big, with multiple rooms, and Boston paraphernalia adorning the walls. I counted four portraits of JFK in the main bar area.

Good selection of local taps, and some English and Irish. Very Sam Adam's oriented. They enjoy a close partnership.

The usual pub grub, but tasty nonetheless.

Cash only, but it won't hurt your wallet.

I have gone to Doyle's since I was a little kid, for lunch and such, with my family. My great-grandfather, who worked on the rails for Hood in the 20's and 30's, and my grandfather who was a detective for the Boston Police in the 50's, 60's, and 70', went to this bar to have a beer with friends practically everyday after-work. It was an honor that I could finally review this place, and give back to an establishment that has given my family so much.


12-10-2006 17:40:47 | More by Freshie
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-23-2014 23:25:14 | More by Sellen
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

07-05-2014 00:46:40 | More by Themonstahdad
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-29-2014 02:51:02 | More by doremite
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

05-23-2014 23:49:35 | More by portia99
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-23-2014 16:27:54 | More by Davepoolesque
Photo of ricknelson


4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

The best way to see Doyle's is to first go to Sam Adams (Boston Beer Co) and do their brewery tour. Easy to get to on "T" Red Line; head toward Forrest Hills and get off at Stoney Brook station. It's just a very short walk (follow the signs) to the brewery. Then after the tour of Sam's and having a few great beers; go outside and hop on the Doyle's Shuttle bus. What a fun short ride from Sam's to Doyle's; and it's FREE!!!
Once inside Doyle's you will have plenty of options on where to sit. It's a massive bar, and food is great. Good beer selection, and if you saved your Sam's tour ticket you get to keep your beer glass.
After a fun time at Doyle's you have short walk to the "T" Red Line. Once out the door walk straight across the street on Williams St, walk a block, turn right onto Amory, go to Green St "T" station.

04-12-2014 14:59:47 | More by ricknelson
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-09-2014 22:54:22 | More by dental
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-03-2014 02:35:06 | More by jwps214
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

12-02-2013 15:19:15 | More by IPAchris
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Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain, MA
89 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.