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J.J. Foley's Cafe

Nominated for: BEST Neighborhood Bar

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JJ Foley's is the oldest, continually family run Irish bar in the city of Boston. It was here almost 100 years ago that the Boston Police decided to unionize. Although there are 2 locations throughout the city (with the other location in between the Financial District and Chinatown), this bar has retained it's character and personality through the revamp of the South End. Don't be fooled by the fact that they now serve food and have a restaurant (with great pub grub) attached to the bar. You will still find a variety of people huddled up to the bar ranging from young and swanky, to old and toothless. Whether you are one of the ol' regulars that has been a patron for 50 years, or a new addition to the South End, JJ Foley's promises to deliver one of the best dive bar experiences around.

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Greg C. on July 2, 2012

Foleys. Either Location. 'Cuz sometimes you gotta roll old school.

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Jack B. on July 14, 2011

Great place to go if you like to run into people from The Boston Deal. On Friday's the Boston Globe buys drinks for everyone.

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