Boston >Food & Dining > Lir Irish Pub & Restaurant
903 Boylston St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211542.348509 -71.084253
Mon - Sat, 11:30am - 1am; Sun, 10:45am - 1am
Neighborhoods: Back Bay, Back Bay West
Bad experience overall – I'll be blunt: I understand the bars need to make money, but you can't get my hard earned cash if I can't make it to the bar. Plain and simple.
Lir, this past saturday night, was obnoxiously packed... I wonder if they were over capcity? Most likely.
Fighting my way to the bathroom was zero fun, oh and waiting over 20 minutes to get beers is inexcusable.
In all seriousness though, the management should address the capacity issue.... 2nd time in 4 months I come here and it's too crowded. Just ruins the night.
OK, no thanks to staff – The only thing you really need to have a good time when you go out is drinks for you and your friends, and a space to hang out and drink them in. Bonus if you have drunken doofuses nearby to make fun of with said friends. Lir has all of the above. Check. But I just had to post that the other reviewers are completely right about the beyond crappy service. The skanky-dressing, old bartender who works there needs to find a new job because she is clearly miserable doing what she does. Irish bars are supposed to be welcoming (right?) but here, when you order, this lady makes a face like a bitchy fifteen-year-old being asked to take out the trash.
do NOT go here – this place sux!! no only are the drink week, but the bartenders aren't anything to write home about. the music was boring and my chicken was undercooked. And the so called "bar manager" had no idea how to handle herself in a professional maner and was rude. I would never go here again! Boston has so many other places to offer than this hole!
Good sports/afterwork bar, great location – I've watched a few Sox games here - and the crowd is usually good. Good place to grab a drink afterwork with local professionals. Not the greatest bar, but definitely worth a stop in - the location can't be beat.
Yet Another Bad Experience – Despite reading the previous reviews, I ventured out to Lir on Friday night. Big mistake.... Like the others, I was overcharged. Although my total came to a mere $8, my bank statement showed showed that $58 had been deducted from my account.
THIEVES!!!!! – lir is the worst bar in boston, my friends and I left our cards open and left great tips when we signed at the end of the night. they ripped us off for over $300 in added tips!!!!! they should all be arrested and lose their liquor license. the bartenders are rude...and not in a funny way like at "dicksrestaurant" they seem like they hate their jobs but have no self respect to quit. dont go
Worst Experience – So it started as an alright night. Went with a group of people, got a drink and decided to keep my tab open. Went upstairs and the music was alright and just danced with my girlfriends. It was getting really packed and we decided to go someplace else, and this is when things get bad.... I went to close my tab and the bartender told me that she could not find my card. At this point, I am really irritated, because I only ordered ONE whiskey sour and I pointed to the girl who got it for me and had taken my card and she actually had the nerve to shrug her shoulders and say she had no clue. After they searched the whole area for my card, I gave her my ID and asked her to run my last name and to check if she had charged my card on anyone else's tab: AND SHE HAD. My card got charged 60 dollars (i only ordered a 6 dollar drink) and someone else had TAKEN OFF with my card because the bartender was a stupid dumb b*tch who had no idea how to read last names. I ended up having to frantically call and cancel my debit card but believe me, the place is NOT impressive at all. The drink was weak, the bartender (a blonde one who acts really stupid and can't make drinks, and obviously can't read either) basically gave my card to someone else and charged their bill on mine. So if you want to avoid a stressful IDENTITY THEFT situation thanks to really stupid bartenders who cannot do their job, then avoid this place at all costs.
Worst Service in the Back Bay – Horrible experience. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone - bar staff was rude and employees were very arrogant for no reason at all. Spend your money and time with friends elsewhere!!
this place is only still in business because of its location – the drinks are small, the bartenders are rude, and the food is overpriced. there is not a doubt in my mind that if this bar was anywhere but right between fenway and the pru it would be out of business. the music is always too loud for the mood and they love to make it so dark that you can't see your drink being cleared before you've finished it. the tvs are lousy and be ready to stand at the bar for at least five minutes before the bartenders ask you if you want a drink.
i've been to this place too many times to count and it's always been lame. the only good thing they have is the swing open windows in the front for spring/summer time. and it's not like they're the only game in town with that.
try someplace else.
Great service! – Lir has the best bartenders in the Back Bay! The service here is wonderful, the food is good, and the drinks are fabulous! I recommend this bar to anyone who wants to have a great time without all the hoopla of a club!
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