J J Foleys Bar & Grill

21 Kingston St BostonMA02111
Payment Methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Cash
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J.J. Foley's is an authentic Irish neighborhood pub that has been run by the Foley Family since 1909. This Irish bar has an old fashion charm as well as great moderately priced beers and a welcoming atmosphere. Since the bar is near the Financial District, it tends to draw the professional set during the week, but there is a wide range of people on the weekends. Visit the dining room to enjoy a...
by cityseekr on September 07, 2015 from cityseekr


When to Go: This is one of the best bars in town for a nightcap. In contrast to most bars, the bartenders here won't kick you out until 2:30am.
by ezlocal on May 02, 2012 from ezlocal
Parking: Street parking is catch as catch can. Neighborhood streets are deserted most nights; use caution when walking through Downtown Crossing after dark.
by ezlocal on May 02, 2012 from ezlocal

Member Reviews

Comfortable place, phone number 617-338-7713:
It's big enough I can blend into the crowd, but small enough I feel cozy.

The front room feels like a bar, but the back room is quieter so you can talk and eat.

Close to downtown crossing and chinatown.
by Dan on May 06, 2008

Editorial Reviews

This family-owned, century-old, no-frills Irish pub mixes blue-collar workers with suits from the neighboring Financial District and Downtown Crossing shoppers taking a cider or ale time-out.
by fodors on December 02, 2015 from fodors
Irish pubs with a "long tradition", this family-run pair of "historic" joints keeps it simple, with "friendly" barkeeps, a "welcoming" vibe and "mildly priced" pints; "dark" and sometimes "rowdy", it's "not for the in-laws", but better suited when you want to "grab a Guinness with friends."
by zagat on January 21, 2014 from zagat
J.J. Foley's Restaurant Review:
Most people come to J.J. Foley’s in the wee hours of the night to enjoy a late-night drink, but this no frills, bare-bones Downtown Crossing pub also offers an inexpensive pub grub menu. Appetizers include the standard fare of chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, nachos and quesadillas as well as house-made potato chips, but the real deals are the sandwiches, such as the grilled cheese, hot dog or...
by gayot on March 06, 2012 from gayot
Downtown institution is a melting pot of city culture, where red nosed politicos, burly construction workers, financial district suits, off the boat Irish, the occasional rock star (Bono, Joe Strummer) and smart-a@!%d journos raise pints of working man's ale cheek to jowl and feed crumpled ones into the way better than you expect jukebox. No other frills here, unless you call a bar with gritty...
by blackbookmag on September 01, 2011 from blackbookmag

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With its checkered floor and wooden accents, J.J. Foley's Bar & Grille proudly carries its Irish heritage. This downtown bar is known for its ales, draft beers and Guinness. Catch a game of rugby or football on their screens. Nosh on their tasty grub which is typical bar food. It is a nice spot to have fun over friendly drinks and banter.
by yahoolocal on September 22, 2014 from yahoolocal