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Doyle's Cafe

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Doyle's CafeDoyle's Cafe
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

49 Ratings
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @doylescafe

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Reviews by Tchuck:
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3.85/5  rDev -3.5%

This place is a Boston institution for the reasons already mentioned, but there are other reasons to go there: 1) it's an honest place for decent pizza (and the chowdah in a bread bowl is good too), and a decent selection of beer to wash it down with (approx. 15 beers on tap, generally including a few Sam Adams, some Irish imports, and Anchor Steam); 2) it has a good bar to sit down at and throw back a few; 3) you cannot get Budweiser there--in an interview, the owner said that when he bought the place, he got rid of it and, as a result, the troublemakers don't go there any more; 4) the place has a really good, family-and-beer-drinker-friendly atmosphere, including wise-ass waitresses; 5) it serves as the Boston Beer Company's R&D establishment--you can find interesting Sam Adams products that you won't get anywhere else, and will never see again (b/c the company's research brewery is about eight blocks away); 6) it was the only place in Boston to serve Sam Adams' TripleBock in a full pint glass, even though the waitresses would warn you that "not many people seem to like it"; 7) locals go there--it hasn't succumbed to the tourist trade, even though it sells swag; 8) the J.P. Musty--1/2 Sam Adams lager, 1/2 Sam Adams ale--for some reason it tastes really damned good with a pizza there; and 9) it's laid-back.

In my book, it's right up there with Redbones (for different reasons), and I live a lot closer to Redbones.

Tchuck, Jul 03, 2003
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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.
Enjoy!

ricknelson, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

dental, Apr 09, 2014
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Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain, MA
90 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.