Party Earth Review Located in the middle of Boston’s bustling Faneuil Hall area, Ned Devine’s is a mild-mannered pub and restaurant by day and an amped-up party destination on weekend nights. Tucked away in the corner of the busy Quincy... ... read full review
1 Faneuil Hall Market Place
Boston, MA 02109
Green Line: Government Center; Red/Orange Line: Downtown Crossing
Downtown / Financial District, Boston –
Located in the middle of Boston’s bustling Faneuil Hall area, Ned Devine’s is a mild-mannered pub and restaurant by day and an amped-up party destination on weekend nights.
Tucked away in the corner of the busy Quincy Market building, this three-level local haunt is a convenient spot to grab a quick drink after browsing through some of the building’s many food vendors, book stores, and souvenir shops.
A spiral staircase by the intimate downstairs bar leads patrons up to a large dining area, where locals gather for drinks by the glow of Irish beer and whiskey signs and watch the Red Sox on the TVs over the bar, while groups of tourists fill the tables and vintage pinstriped sofas to relax over generous plates of comfort food.
Although dim lighting from the wrought iron chandeliers create a laid-back atmosphere, the space turns into a meat market starting on Thursday nights when the third-floor Parris Nightclub opens up and DJs or live cover bands draw huge crowds of pub crawlers, bachelorette parties, and locals looking to hook up or hit the dance floor under the red and blue strobe lights.
The energy keeps building as the mass of stumbling, drunken patrons chug cocktails, sing along to Bon Jovi, and bat lashes until closing time.
A sociable and versatile watering hole, Ned Devine’s is a hotspot equally perfect for a relaxing evening with friends on a Monday or an electrifying dance party on a Friday.
Tourists, young professionals, college students, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and pub crawlers, early 20s to mid-30s.
Live bands and DJs Fridays and Saturdays playing Top 40, hip-hop, and classic rock. Special events include The Chili Cup and a big prom party the week before Halloween.
Full menu featuring traditional bar fare, seafood, and Irish dishes.
Cover charge F/Sa free until 9pm and $10 thereafter. Appetizers $9–$12, soups and sandwiches $6–$14, entrées $13–$18. Beer $4+, wine $8/glass or $23–$45/bottle, cocktails $8–$12.
Casual to dressy: everything from jeans and nice t-shirts to dress pants and button-downs or cocktail dresses. Dress code: no flip-flops, athletic gear, or hooded sweatshirts at night.
Friday and Saturday nights are best for a crazy dance party scene.
Paddy O’s (33 Union Street) and Ames Plow Tavern (294 Faneuil Hall Marketplace) are other lively bars on the strip that make for a perfect night of pub crawling.