J.J. Foley’s Café

Just a few blocks from the stretch of cocktails and small plates that dominate the South End, J.J. Foley’s Café offers a step into the days of yore. The Foley family has been pouring perfect pints of Guinness since 1909, and they’ve been donning crisp, white shirts and ties behind the bar long before mixologists took to wearing suspenders and vests. The walls are peppered with Boston memorabilia, and the tables are populated by politicians, police officers and locals. This cozy, pre-Prohibition bar is the real deal.


Known For
  • jukebox
  • cheap date
  • historic
  • day drinking
  • full menu
  • games
  • sports
What to drink
Guinness. Duh.
South End