Bars & Clubs

Irish Bar

2014 Winner: J.J. Foley’s Cafe

Often billed as Boston’s oldest family-owned Irish bar, Foley’s lines its walls with photographic evidence of the motley crews that have warmed its stools since Guinness pints started pouring in 1909: dealmaking politicos, scoop-scouting reporters and area barflies who know this South End icon from its undistinguished sibling downtown. Today, old-timers and young couples representing the neighborhood’s new blood clink glasses together. Sláinte!

J.J. Foley’s Cafe

117 E. Berkeley St., Boston • (617) 728-9101

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