Newton >Bars & Clubs > Ned Devine's
250 Quincy Market Bldg, Boston, MA | Directions 0210942.334638 -71.172784
Waste of time – This place has potential, but it is very cheesy. All set w/ the bridge & tunnel crowd, on top of the even cheesier college seniors spilling beer everywhere. Why are there lines here? Bartenders rush through your drink order (I know it's not a science but still, attention to detail).
Saw a live cover band that played hip hop and rap. Oddly entertaining, but still corny. This place is full of meatballs, and I know I will never ever ever step foot here again.
Ned's Nightlife is Great – I recently went to Ned Devine's on a Saturday night and was surprised by how large the bar is. What a nice change from the small, cramped Boston bars. There seems to be a room for everyone; dance room, irish pub room, trendy room...lots to choose from. The only strange thing is that when you get past the first line, you are then in another line in a small 'waiting room' before you get to the bar. Note; GET THERE EARLY. I do not know what their food is like but I highly recomend this as great nightlife.
Honest Opinion – This was my first time and it was a blast. The atmosphere was great, the music (band and DJ) kept people in a good mood. The people were beautiful but not intimidating. The value wasn't the best and some drinks were expensive but overall a good time. The negatives on the night were that the lines outside are make-believe. After waiting outside at 8:00 for about 20 mins there was enough room to fit an army once inside. However, after 9:30 its seems like it would be a struggle getting in. Also for some awful reason they only use Pepsi not Coke for the drinks. My Captain and Pepsi (Coke) was disgusting. Outside of that, worth every minute spent there. Definately a place I'll return to!!
Worst Food in Boston – After waiting 2 hours to sit down to eat at this unimpressive typical Irish pub, we finally sat down at a table surrounded by drunk rowdies. Our waitress made several mistakes, but we were willing to forgive considering how hungry we were at this point. We finally got our food and we all came to the conclusion that the cook at Ned Devine's uses a salty brine for a marinade. Everything from the fries to the salmon to the chowder to the mashed potatoes was so salty that no one in my group could finish their meal. My gums were hurting and I couldn't drink enough water. The menu is so unimaginative and the presentation is worse than a 7th graders home-ec project. I am going to the doctors today to make sure that my blood pressure has not risen to a deadly level. This place will be gone soon.
Take it easy on the steep cover charge! – My friends were all drinking upstairs in the bar after work when there was no cover charge. 3 hours later, two of them met me at the downstairs bar so I could find them. As we walked upstairs, they wanted $5 from all of us. My friends explained that they had been there all night drinking and just came down to meet me, but to no avail. We said "screw you" and went to another bar. Give me a break! $5 cover at 8pm? After paying for $4 drinks for 3 hours? I'll find a better place.
Ridiculous – I have tried three times to go to this bar to no avail. The last and final time I was yelled at by a bouncer for bending underneath their line belts when there was no one in line!! And he said because of that no one in my group would be allowed in!! I am all set. If Ned thinks he can treat people like this....he is wrong. There are a million other bars in that area with better service. Nothing is worth that treatment. Their reputation for being rude is going to ruin their business...and I am so glad!
it has no heart – "45 minute line". right.
we got there at 9:33pm. the front of the line came at 11:02pm. it was about 15 degrees outside - the line only got longer and louder - full of people complaining that their hands would fall off. bouncers don't care. when we finally got upstairs we were so pissed that we waited that it took another 45 minutes to start enjoying ourselves. i know i'll go back in the summer - but not until then.
this place rocks!!!!! – One of the coolest Irish bars Ive ever been to. The place is really cool..........theres a great buzz about the place and the food and drink was great. Worth the wait for a table because of the atmosphere, friendly staff and great drinks
Faneuil Hall Poison – Don't go here. Who thought Faneuil Hall needed another Irish Bar? I showed up at 9:15 to an hour+ line that the obnoxious bouncers said was 15 minutes. I've been here before, so I know that once you get to the front of the line you pay $10 for nothing. I don't think there is any place in Boston worth that wait. If there's one bar in the world not worth any wait, it is Ned Devine's. Good work on the original name, too.
A long way form Irish Hospitality – If you did find a lottery ticket worth 6.8 million as in the movie "Waking Ned Devine" then the first thing I would do is buy out this establishment and give the people of Boston the "Super Pub" they deserve. The treatment you receive from the simple door men, to the upper level management at this establishment is a far cry from the friendliness portrayed in the tiny Irish village of Tullymore in the movie. I myself am from Ireland and I must say this establishment seriously misrepresents a "Fine Irish Establishment". I'll be honest all a place like this is going to do is make the rest of the world "Anti-Irish pubs" and charge $50 to get in on St Patricks day to drink green pints of Guinness.
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