The Somers Family has been involved in the Bar and Restaurant business, internationally, for more than 50 years. John Somers established his first location in Boston with Mr. Dooley’s Boston Tavern at 77 Broad Street (617.338.5656), just steps from Quincy Market and the Waterfront. Mr.Dooley’s, a great place for live music, a pint and a chat, has been established as a haven for harried businessmen and foot-sore tourists alike. With a full lunch and dinner menu, it’s the place to experience down-to-earth Irish hospitality, and the Boston Globe agrees, voting Mr. Dooley’s best Irish bar in Boston for 2007.
Established in 1657, The Green Dragon Tavern at 11 Marshall Street (617.367.0055) on the Freedom Trail, has a long and rich history. In past times, it counted Paul Revere and John Hancock among its regulars. It was in The Green Dragon Tavern that the plans for the invasion of Lexington and Concorde were overheard, thus starting the famous ride of Paul Revere. Today the Green Dragon is an eatery popular with visitors to Boston who enjoy dining in a working piece of history.
While touring the Freedom Trail, why not stop at 25 Union Street? There you will find Hennessy’s of Boston (617.742.2121), where the feel of rural Ireland merges with the upbeat pace of Downtown Boston. Voted “Best Irish Pub in Boston” six years in a row by the Improper Bostonian. And now there’s even more to enjoy with the addition of The Hooley House, a multi functional entertainment space the design of which was inspired by an Irish Village. The Hooley house is the perfect place for your business or personal event, or come join us on the weekends for the best live bands in New England.
It is no secret that Boston has long been known as the capital of Irish America and now the traditional Irish Marketplace Pub has come to Boston and it is aptly named after the lady of the shawl herself “Durty Nelly” (617.742.2090). A two-story bar at 108 Blackstone Street in the heart of Boston’s oldest surviving Market place “Haymarket”, Durty Nelly's has on the first floor, a comfortable & cozy little haven for both the traveler and the shopper alike. Overflowing with Irish charm and hospitality, this is just the place to take a break from a hectic day or spend the night with good friends passing away the hours in great conversation. A definite halting spot for lunch, Durty Nelly's serves good hearty Irish fare including a full Irish Breakfast all Day. On the second floor a surprise awaits in the form of a luxurious 18th Century dining room with some of the best views of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The dinner Menu is unusual in that it completely changes each day, offering a new experience in Irish dining with each visit. With it’s great food, comfortable décor and cozy atmosphere, Durty Nelly's will rapidly become the Emerald Gem of the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Boston’s first Irish “Super Pub” arrived on the scene in the form of Paddy O’s. Located at the Faneuil Hall district at 33 Union Street (617.263.7771), this offering from Somers Pubs embodies everything that is Ireland and the Irish. From the hand-crafted bar to the authentic furniture, custom made in Ireland, this pub breathes “one hundred thousand welcomes” from the moment you step through the door. The Pub boasts all the traits of a good Irish local complete with cozy snugs, natural stone pillars and a full stage which will cater for everything from traditional Irish sessuins through to Boston’s hottest rock bands. Discreetly tucked away but always on hand are 110" drop-down screens and fully equipped DJ booth and state of the art-sound-system. Paddy O’s offers a menu full of the finest Irish fare with emphasis on specialty Seafood dishes.
The sister bar to the World Famous Mr. Dooley's in Boston, Mr. Dooley's Wrentham at 303 Shears St. (508.384.3457), brings with it the high standards of the Somers Pubs along with its local feel. An inviting and quaint bar brings you back to the village of Finuge, county Kerry, and has quickly become the "local" of Wrentham. From its imported lace curtains to the family pictures on the wall it is a warm and inviting atmosphere that gives you a glimpse into the feel of John Joe's local in his hometown of Finuge, Listowel, county Kerry. Focusing on traditional Irish comfort food we have an expansive menu ranging from our Guinness steak tips to the fresh New England seafood. Along with our brunch on Saturday and Sunday, featuring our traditional Irish Tea plate, Mr. Dooleys has gained a reputation in excellence for food and service. Mr. Dooley's also has music from Wed. thru Saturday ranging from an open mic night to traditional Irish music, there is something for everyone to enjoy (John Joe has also been known to play a tune or two from time to time).
The latest edition to the Somerspubs' family is Mr. Dooley's Cohasset at 9 Depot Ct. (781.383.3366). Mr. Dooley’s Olde Irish Village Pub which has quickly ingratiated itself into the hearts of the inhabitants of Cohasset, MA. With its cozy little snugs and a wide array of authentic Irish bric-a-brac, Mr. Dooley’s is a home away from home for many an Irish ex patriot. Serving Lunch and Dinner daily Mr. Dooley’s offers a wide range of Irish comfort food as well as a fine selection of seafood dishes. It has the best selections of craft beers in town and a substantial wine list. However, in the best tradition of an Irish village pub, it is the perfect pint Guinness which is its signature libation. For Quality, Service and a large helping of hospitality, Mr. Dooley’s in the heart of Cohasset, is the place to be.
While all of The Somers Pubs locations have their own flair and originality, all are stamped with the Somers Seal of Quality and Hospitality.
You’ll enter as a customer and leave as a friend!
The Somers Pubs
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