Newton >Bars & Clubs > Ned Devine's
250 Quincy Market Bldg, Boston, MA | Directions 0210942.334638 -71.172784
We were very pleased – We were in Boston on the 4th of July whilst our ship was docked. We only had a few hours for a quick tour and we ended up at Quincy market--lovely place! We were hot & tired & in need of a rest & food, so we stopped at Ned Devine's. We had a Cubano sandwich was was absolutely brilliant! And our waitress was so sweet. She saw that we had an empty water bottle with us & offered to fill it up before we left.
We're old folks & believe you get what you give. Maybe she was nice to us because we were polite to her. Regardless, it was a wonderful stop on an exciting day.
Biggest place in Gov't Center – Ned Devine is probably the biggest bar/club in Gov't Center and gets pretty popular on the weekends. Though I don't really know what the deal with the music is, one time they had on a live rock band and one other time they played hip-hop dance music. I dont see them listed with the InstantNightlife website which is a shame... that way at least you could check what music is playing before heading out.
college crowd, loud, hot and noisy – i've been here several times and it seems to get worse each time! the crowd is younger, and as a result obnoxious and annoying. you will always have to pay a cover - $10 - which is ridiculous to me. the drinks are tiny and in little plastic cups. you'll wait forever to check your coat, and if you get there later, you'll wait forever to even get inside. they have live music which can be mediocre. if you like dressing up and meeting professional, good looking people - ned devine's is NOT the place to go.
Do Not Go Here, Go Elsewhere – This place loves to hire the rudest, most illiterate people. It's always a disappointing time and you're always treated like you've done something wrong whenever you approach the staff. Even just asking where the bathrooms are yields crass, curt answers. Here's one brief example for you - As I was nearing the bar, a belligerent girl (who looked underage) cut me off to stand at an open spot at the bar. I joked with her that she owed me a drink for cutting me. She turned around and yelled "I work here, I can do whatever I want!" Aside from the fact that being an employee she should never get in the way of paying customers, she then proceeded to engage in conversation with another employee, completely ignoring me and blocking me from the bar. As I tried to go by her to order my drink, she yelled "What's your problem? Just tell me what you want and I'll have the bartender get it for you." Still not understanding the need for the hostility, I told her the drink I wanted because she asked me. The bartender gave her the drink and she told him it was for me. The bartender proceeded to yell at me, saying that I must be too good to wait in line for a drink like everyone else and instead ask employees to order drinks for me. As I tried to explain how that was not the case at all (and that I had actually waited longer than everyone else), a bouncer came up from behind me and told me to take my drink and get lost. For the record, this was my second drink, so I was not drunk and this story is not exaggerated. What a horrible bar. Why pay exorbitant amounts of money at a place that always makes you feel like a low-life? It is a horrible establishment that does not deserve one penny of your hard-earned money.
Faneuil Hall Irish bar serves straightforward pub fare and a solid beer selection, both indoors and outdoors. – In Short
In a part of town that's chock full of stuffy Irish bars, Ned Devine's stands out because of its sunny sidewalk patio. The interior's quaint, rustic touches--exposed brick walls, dark wood furniture and wrought iron railings--yield a designer tavern atmosphere. Tourists and college students sample from the bar's varied selection of draught beers, and those looking to nosh enjoy hearty pub fare like Guinness beef stew and fish-and-chips.
staff wasterribly unprofessional and rude, lost my credit card refused any wrong doing only to find it later that night after I canceled it. – I went to ned devines to have dinner on a saturday night around 8 pm. We went early to avoid the ridiculous line and cover. On arrival we had to pay a 5 dollar cover charge to eat dinner. Is this bar that prestigious that it can charge you a fee to eat crappy pub food. the bar couldn't accomadate our whole party with a table so I decided to eat appetizers at the bar. After eating and ordering drinks and 2 hours sitting at the bar I tried to close my tab and the bartender had misplaced my card. He claimed that I never gave it to him and became belligerent. When we asked to speak to a manager we were yelled at and told there was nothing he could do and to "figure it out for yourself". The bartender wouldn't even look through the stack of cards, he claimed I was never put into the computer. Finally I was able to speak with who I think was the floor manager, he gave me the same story, offered to go upstairs to check the records only after he accused me of trying to pull a scam on the bar. After about an hour of run around he came to the conclusion that my card was given to someone else by mistake. The said there was nothing they could do and then ushered us out of the bar. The manager was unprofessional, crude, and treated us like belligerent lowlifes. it was unacceptable. I gave my information and was given a phone number where I could reach the manager the next day. I immediately canceled my card and left for home. We called later that night to further complain and learned that they had my card all along. So I canceled it for nothing. What an inconvenience, I will never go back to that place ever again.
Great live music – After reading the many negative reviews on this site I was pleasantly surprised. To be fair, Im not club connoisseur, but I had a very nice time. We were celebrating my cousins bachelorette party and thus my mom, who has never been to a club in her life, joined us. The bouncers joked with her and checked her I.D. twice. The live music was great. We didnt wait more than 5 minutes outside. (it was a Saturday night around 10:15) I would go again.
Don't even go there! – I seriously should have taken the other reviews to heart. I read them before going to Ned Devine's but obviously didn't listen to them! I stood outside from almost an hour and a half (in the cold--and it's May!) only to get inside, pay $10 and stand in another line to get upstairs! My friends got there a little earlier than me and were already inside. I couldn't wait anymore, and went back to the girl I paid to get in and made up some lie about needing to leave and got my $10 back. I swear to g-d you couldn't PAY ME to go back and wait in that line! I heard from the people leaving that it wasn't even FULL upstairs!
What a waste of time and money--take it from me...go somewhere else!
Never Again – There is always a long line to get into this place, so I figured it must be a good time. So, we got in line outside and waited for about 30 minutes. We finally got in, paid the high cover charge of $10 (NOT worth it!) and thought we were home free. Of course, once we got inside, we had to wait in ANOTHER LINE for about 30-45 more minutes. This line was downstairs at a conveniently placed bar. So, after waiting in 2 LINES and paying $10 we finally make it upstairs to find an almost empty bar. Throughout the whole night, the lines still stretched through Fanuiel Hall and the place still was not crowded.
If you like waiting in line all night, this is your place. Otherwise, don't even waste your time. Ned Devine's was a big disaapointment.
Great lunch choice – Who cares if it's a place to party at night -- the lunch here is delightful (almost). Great atmosphere (imo, the quirky decor does all fit together and the table placement rocks). The Cubano sandwich was excellent -- much more "oomph" than other's I've had. The waitstaff was pleasant, but seemed like they were sleepwalking -- nice, but zero energy. Skip the trendy crowds at night and pop in for a nice, inexpensive lunch.
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