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James's Gate - CLOSED

5 McBride St, Boston, MA 02130-3226
+1 617-983-2000
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
26 Oct 2015
“James Gate closed abruptly”
3 Aug 2015
“Good beer. Typical bar food.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Brew Pub, Pub
5 McBride St, Boston, MA 02130-3226
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

You can't eat hear anymore. None of the great pub bars in the neighborhood. Restaurant side has declined in recent years, menu had not been changed in years. Yet, we still miss it

Thank JPdiner2015
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Good beer, mediocre food. If you're just looking for a drink and a place to hang out, then this'll be a great bar for you. However, the food is decidedly mediocre pub food. We came, hoping for beer then dinner and ended up getting beer...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

We were staying close, so walked here for dinner. Good shepherd's pie, and beet salad with feta. both delicious...a good Martini, too

Thank jlm3906
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Want a pint of just about anything? Like fish and chips, shepherd's pie… Fun vibe and very tasty. We walked to it from our VBRO. Great service and flavor.

Thank BatchFam
Reviewed 23 January 2015

I really enjoyed hanging out with a Buddy and having a few beers at James's Gate in Jamaica Plain. I preferred the dark, Irish atmosphere of the fireplace room. (There is another room on the other side of the bar that is brighter. On a...More

Thank ClintWorldWide
Reviewed 24 September 2014

This is a great spot to have a drink or meal with friends. The bar has a homey, welcoming vibe. The Menu is varied and has quite a few options for vegetarians, including a veggie shepherd pie. There's a pretty extensive beer and wine menu...More

Thank Jesserdb
Reviewed 2 September 2014

our son lives in Jamaica Plain, Mass. so we visit him from Indiana once a year. this is one restaurant we never miss. They have the best mussels in New England and Canada.Also they have the best selection of appetizers and desserts that are mouth...More

Thank Bobbi D
Reviewed 22 August 2014

this place is being given amazingly good reviews compared with my experience. The food is very poor. It was over seasoned with salt. My companion had a seared tuna with some sought of sweet chilli sauce noodle dish that was awful. The place needs a...More

Thank PablosCafe
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I love the bar at the James Gate, which features a wide array of beers on tap and a friendly atmosphere. I've been here numerous times while living in Roslindale and shared many good times with friends. During chilly nights, there is a real fireplace...More

Thank Brian_Bartels
Reviewed 7 July 2014

A bit quaint, the ambiance is nice. The food is great, really enjoyed the gate plate and crab cakes.

Thank Skbgfd
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Restaurant Details

American, Brew Pub, Pub
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 McBride St, Boston, MA 02130-3226
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain
  • Neighbourhood: Jamaica Plain
  • Phone Number: +1 617-983-2000
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