For over 50 years, The Eire Pub has been a quintessential Boston fixture. The Irish pub is located in the heart of the historic city, and became especially famous in 1983 after a surprise visit from President Ronald Reagan. Since then, it has been dubbed the "Presidential Pub." The notoriously politico friendly neighborhood bar has also welcomed guests such as Bill Clinton, who stopped by for a pint of beer only a few days before his election. They serve a variety of beers, have a full bar, and a great lunch menu. PSA: It's cash only.
Down in the deepest southern reaches of Dorchester, one of the nation’s most unsung political stomping grounds exists in the form of the Eire Pub. Founded more than half a century ago, this unassuming Irish-American watering hole was vaulted to local stardom in 1983 after a visit from sitting president Ronald Reagan, followed by a 1992 visit from then-presidential hopeful Bill Clinton. Since then, famous visitors include Anthony Bourdain, NHL star Willie O'Ree, and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, while—in the absence of celebrities—locals continue to be drawn in for fresh craft beer, tasty nachos, and a wealth of decadent sandwiches ranging from Grilled Reubens to Chicken Parm.