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Canary Square Canary Square in Jamaica Plain is a cozy Boston gastropub with craft beers & classic American cuisine. Check out Party Earth for more on this great Boston bar. Boston United States 42.3197481797362 -71.1117339134216
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Party Earth Review Even the most tattooed of Jamaica Plain’s routinely plaid-clad denizens can tire of swilling PBR, and that’s where Canary Square comes in. This cozy gastropub attracts much the same crowd of hipsters, artists, and laid... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–F 4pm–1am, Sa–Su 10:30am–1am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Canary Square Review

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Canary Square in Jamaica Plain is a cozy Boston gastropub with craft beers & classic American cuisine. Check out Party Earth for more on this great Boston bar.

Even the most tattooed of Jamaica Plain’s routinely plaid-clad denizens can tire of swilling PBR, and that’s where Canary Square comes in.

This cozy gastropub attracts much the same crowd of hipsters, artists, and laid-back pals as the authentic and popular Brendan Behan's Pub up the street, but pumps up the food and alcohol selection with nearly thirty craft taps, inventive cocktails, and a range of classic American cuisine.

Locals in cardigans chat at the dinner tables in the front of the warm brick room, snacking on comfort food like jerk chicken wings and wood-grilled burgers beneath funky clusters of bulbs arranged to resemble chandeliers.

The scene by the slick wooden bar is cozier still, with couples snuggling into the recycled soda bottle chairs to hold hands over basil mojitos and rummy Ramboozles, while thick-rimmed beer snobs peruse the chalkboards for the latest draft.

Consistently loud with conversation on Fridays, the bar provides a lounge area with a long black leather couch perfect for larger groups to boisterously throw back margaritas and sangria, though anyone who can’t decide between the two can always opt for a signature Sangarita.

Those who come back in the morning will find that brunch brings on the Bacon Bloodys, as friendly flannelled regulars park at the two-tops adjacent the bar to get a slow buzz and keep an eye on the flat-screens.

Comfortable and rustic, Canary Square is a beer lover’s dream, a cocktailer’s paradise, and a cool kid’s diner all rolled into one.

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Tip from Emma:

Satisfy your raw bar craving while sparing your wallet. Canary Square offers dollar oysters every day from 5 to 6pm. And if that’s not enough to tide you over, top it off with one of their deep-fried Twinkies for dessert!

  • Crowd

    Relaxed groups of friends, lovey-dovey couples, craft beer enthusiasts, happy groups of girls, and chill neighborhood families, mid-20s to early 30s, with a few kids in the mix during regular dinner hours.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Playlist of indie and alternative rock hits. Several flat-screens carry major sports and primetime TV. Free Wi-Fi.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    American comfort food featuring locally grown and seasonal produce like burgers, wings, charcuterie plates, tuna tacos, and vegetarian options. Brunch menu on weekends includes several egg dishes and corn flake-crusted French toast.

  • Prices

    Brunch menu $9–$13, snacks $3–$5, appetizers $7–$13, salads $8–$10, sandwiches $9–$14, entrées $13–$20. Beer $3–$8.50, wine $6–$11, cocktails $7–$10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: plaid, jeans, sneakers, sweaters, knit hats, patterned skirts, vintage accessories.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights for the biggest crowds and loudest conversation, or weekend brunch to munch on French toast and omelets and sip house-made Bloody Marys, mimosas, and more.

  • Close By

    Brendan Behan's Pub (378 Centre Street), as authentically Irish as they come in Jamaica Plains, doesn’t serve food but makes up for it with a similarly strong draft list and a stellar selection of whiskey.

Canary Square User Reviews

Average rating:
Rustic, wooden, eco-conscious hub.
Sarah H. Apr 13, 2013
Cozy up at Canary Square's comfy wooden bar in the winter, or lounge outside on the patio and people watch under the summer evening sunsets. Canary Square combines comfort and local with a long beer list, fresh cocktails, and re-vamped American cuisine. You'll spot Jamaica Plain locals with cardigans over their plaid, and in a clean pair of skinny jeans, dressed for dinner at Canary Square. There's a polished neighborhood feel along the bar, or at a table nestled next to the exposed brick walls. Canary Square builds its menu using local, seasonal ingredients. It's sweet black bean burger with skinny sweet potato fries is the best burger around. Combine the black bean burger with the bombay, basil and lemon Green St. Cocktail (named after nearby Green St), and you're in business. Hang at the bar on Thursday nights for a quiet conversation, do louder Friday night for a first date, cocktails on Saturday night before going downtown, or Sunday brunch with your boo.
Canary Square: For the Hip and Hungry in JP
Amanda M. Mar 4, 2013
Canary Square is that restaurant that catches your eye. It's located on a busy intersection in the heart of JP's Centre Street hoopla. You drive by (or bike by, who am I kidding, its JP), you see it, and you think, I want to go there. Canary Square lures you in with it's ambiance, but it keeps you coming back for it's wide selection of craft beers and its unique, ever-changing menu. Canary Square caters to the JP crowd without a doubt. They rotate the menu so seasonal, fresh, local ingredients can be featured depending on the time of year. They showcase craft beers, many of which you won't find too many other places. The clientele is a casual, cool, hip, generally young crowd in a 20/30-something sort of way. It's always full but never too full, has high, open ceilings, plenty of tables, and even some much-sought-after outdoor space for Boston's warm(ish) months. It's casual and comfortable and sophisticated all at once, making it a great place for a first date, a girl's night out, or even a family dinner. Go , it's a good time.
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