160 State St (at Commercial St)
Boston, MA 02109
This super-old-school pub is chock-full of patriotic Irish swag, and features live music every single night. The food is on the pricier side, but it’s worth it to sit by a fireplace and devour some Guinness beef stew while your friends misguidedly sing “Sweet Caroline” for the 18th time. Besides, you can always drag them back in the morning for an Irish breakfast.