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The Whiskey Priest

Not Rated.
The Whiskey PriestThe Whiskey Priest

Taps: 32 / Bottles: 18
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
85
very good

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.54%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

150 Northern Ave
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210-1802
United States
phone: (617) 426-8111

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thewhskeypriest

Notes:
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(Place added by: Duhast500 on 06-22-2010)
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$

stopped in here with everybody from my office, the location being right on the water is nice. very big inside.

the quality is good, fresh beer and food, the service was a little slow, but the place was very busy when we were there.

the selection is alright have the staples sam harpoon and sierra nevada.
the food was really stellar, I had the best Irish dip that I have ever had, I see people on Beeradvocate asking what beer if any ruined a style for you, well whiskey priest's irish dip ruined every other irish dip I have had since.

prices are reasonable, so stop in if you get a chance (actually i assume they were reasonable, the company picked up the bill

01-19-2011 03:41:17 | More by rowingbrewer
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Matt_Felix

New York

4/5  rDev +13%

04-22-2014 00:04:25 | More by Matt_Felix
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lwbyrne

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

04-11-2014 05:36:13 | More by lwbyrne
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

04-04-2014 00:41:42 | More by BierBliss
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

The place is in a great location, right on the water. The inside feels like the interior of every "Irish" pub that I have visited over a large number of years... Nothing special about the place other than the location. I'm guessing this place must get busy at night but it was not too crowded late on a Friday afternoon.

All beer appeared to be served in faux pint glasses but at least when I ordered I did not get a frosted glass - I cannot say that others at the bar were as lucky. The others in my party got draft beers and they were poured with what I would consider excessive heads for the styles but I got a bottle so no issues for me.

Service was spotty - bartenders were hard to chase down to put in an order even though the place was not too busy and honestly they were really not that friendly.

Selection was OK, nothing special and a lot of seasonals which are very similar beers but the bottle selection was slightly better than the drafts. Some decent local stuff but a lot of stuff that you can find at just about any bar.

I saw that they had food on the menu and several people were eating it at the bar but I did not try any while visiting.

Prices seemed a touch high as compared to some of the other places that I visited when in Boston but not too bad.

As an observation, I find it odd that when I visited a place called The Whiskey Priest (which has an extensive whiskey selection) there was not a single person drinking whiskey but rather than everyone there was drinking beer.

05-08-2013 01:32:45 | More by dbrauneis
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dbexpert

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$

Not the worst place. Everytime I have been there the hostess's have been busy in their own conversions. I would have to interupt to get seated. Draft selection is ok. They carry a bunch of safe beers. For a place that is a club at night they have alot more selection then expected. Food has always been decent, never any better than that. Service mediocre. I always go here before hitting an event in the seaport area. It is better than the Antlantic beer garden next door. So do not go in with high expectations and you will not be disappointed.

06-09-2011 13:54:41 | More by dbexpert
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funkel81

California

2.23/5  rDev -37%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.5 | $$

as you can tell by my ratings, i'm not thrilled with this place...where do i begin...

service is fair to bad, the waitress i had was rude and forgot to bring me my cisco!

atmosphere is like an frat house. i hate frat houses

there's always a line to get in

it does have a roof deck though, so there ya go! i've been here about 3 times and each time i try to pump myself up for it...it never works...am i at 500 characters yet? nope...

the beer list is mostly macro brews with a few locals scattered here and there.

basically, it's no different than the beer garden next door. not for me

06-08-2011 20:18:22 | More by funkel81
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UDbeernut

New York

3/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$

Ate here for lunch before the ACBF. Located about 1 block north of the Seaport World Trade Center it seems to be the only non-hotel resturant/bar around.

I did not expect great service or food for that matter... and the Whiskey Priest lived up to expectations.

Service was fairly slow, despite not being overly busy. It took a long time for both food and drink orders to be brough.

The beer menu seemed decent, local and imported beers on tap. Beer was served in pints, frosted glasses for anything this that was not a Irish Dry Stout.

Food menu was all Irish Pub. I had a Reuben that was ok, nothing that I would go back for. Some of my party's food was served cold, or missing items.

Atmosphere felt like a TGIF Fridays of Irish Bars. Fake and not much character.

I guess this place will do in a pinch, but otherwise avoid.

06-07-2011 19:54:43 | More by UDbeernut
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Ate here the day after the ACBF in 2010 before leaving for home. We got there around lunch time and there were plenty of seats open but they sat us near the back where we could look out of a massive window in the back and look out over the water. There were a ton of Jellyfish hanging out in the port for some reason but still a nice view. As I was walking in I couldn't help but notice all the beer taps they had.

As we sat there we looked through their rather extensive menu and drink menu. I ordered a Rapscallion Honey Ale which ended up being pretty tasty. The food and atmosphere were really good too. The whole place was interesting just to look at everything in there. Overall this was an enjoyable place and would go back.

04-08-2011 01:18:34 | More by Knapp85
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Stopped in here with my wife on Saturday afternoon after a bit of time at the Wine Expo. Grabbed some seats at the back of the bar. First thing you notice is the great water view in the back due to the floor to ceiling windows. Must be nice during the summer. Rest of the place looks like an upscale Irish pub, with plenty of tvs for sports. There's about 30 beers on tap, and more in bottles. Nothing to hard to find, and not many great brewers on tap either. Mostly the likes of Sam, Harpoon, and other local breweries. Better choices than most Irish joints, I will admit. We each got a pint of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Oak Aged Dunkel ($6). First off, the pint glass was the false bottom kind, with a huge 2" base to rip the customer off of a few ounces. Second, the glass was so freaking frozen that there were literally beer icicles forming on the sides of our glasses. Very sloppy in my opinion. Service was decent, as the two bartenders were always around. Though, they need to work on their craft. The girl next to us complained about hair in her pint. My wife's pint overflowed all over the counter when he handed it to her. They really kept pushing us for another round, then he almost took our plate away with food still on it. Speaking of the food, it was surprisingly good. We split an app of the fried oysters. Very fresh tasting and light; we enjoyed it. Also, as the name implies, there is a huge selection of whiskey. I had a nice Tenn. whiskey neat after our snack. Prices started at $7 for US and Irish brands, then went way up. Don't expect to be blown away here, but the WP is pretty decent place. Nice atmosphere, good food, and a passable drink selection. I'd come back.

01-23-2011 23:53:40 | More by morebeergood
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The Whiskey Priest in Boston, MA
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.