Emmetts, the Emerald Isle annex nestled in Beacon Hill, pours a mean stout and fries an even meaner fish & chips. Your plate o’ gold is covered with beer-battered New England haddock, “skin on” steak-style fries, slaw, and tartar sauce (obvi). And you’ll need some Irish Potato Skins, a dynamite combo of skins crowned with shepherd pie mix.
Located on the border of Beacon Hill and the rest of Downtown, Emmets is a prime after-work spot for State House employees and other professionals who have been waiting all day to loosen their ties. But just a block from Boston Common and a quick detour from the historic Freedom Trail, you’re also sure to find plenty of out-of-towners seeking a libation to break up their walkabout the city. With traditional Irish brunch served on weekends and a live Irish band setting the scene right after, you can spend the entire day soaking in Irish culture (and a few pints of Guinness) at Emmets.