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Boston Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins in Boston Common and will take you on a journey among historic landmarks and along key sections of the Freedom Trail. Experience the history of old cemeteries and famous meeting halls with the sights and smells of the Italian North E' you choose your own pace. You can start when you want and take breaks to discover the city; perhaps stop for lunch along the Freedom Trail or grab an Italian pastry in the North End.The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking with several stops along the route to complete challenges and decipher clues. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard!Please note: Pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One vouche"""Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Using your smart phone to guide you make your way through Boston among well-known and overlooked gems of the city solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Great for families
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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour
"Pick the perfect day to explore the streets of Boston. At 10am meet your professional guide outside of 28 State Street located across from the Old State House. Follow your guide and begin your 2-hour walking tour of Boston.Start your tour on the Freedom Trail visiting Faneuil Hall the Old and New State Houses and the Boston Massacre Site. See both the Old and New City Halls along with Old Corner Bookstore and King's Chapel. Stroll through downtown on your way to Boston Common and the Public Garden. Admire the stunning swan boats as they sail under the world's smallest suspension bridge. Continue on to the John Hanco
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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston
"Choose when to explore Boston at either 10am or 6pm. Arrive at 28 State Street across from the Old State House. Meet your professional guide and then begin your 70-minute walking tour of the Freedom Trail. Start your tour at the Old State House and then compare it with the New State House. See Faneuil Hall a marketplace and meeting hall since 1743. Walk through the city to the Boston Massacre Site and learn the history behind the memorial. Admire the architecture of Park Street Church and King's Chapel. Then make your way to the Old South Meeting House. Walk through the Old Granary Cemetery and visit Old City Hall. Pass the First Schoolhouse Site and The Old Corner Bookstore which was a meeting place for famous authors including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles Dickens. Stroll through the beautiful Boston Common to end your Freedom Trail walking tour. Explore the quirky streets and charming atmosphere of Boston on this 70-minute walking tour."
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Black Rose: Overrated mediocre place!!

The Black Rose is considered one of only two "authentic" Irish pubs in Boston. This Irish establishment is a few yards away from Quincy Market, making it a big draw. You can expect a varied crowd at any time you visit which includes locals and tourists alike.

Throughout the pub you find country flags as well as coats of armor and some historical memorablilia. And, to top off the Irish atmosphere, there are plenty of waitresses and bartenders that are "fresh-off-the-boat".

There's nothing spectacular or great about this place orther than it's history. Their selection of beers aren't that great and their menu leaves alot to be desired and find their dishes to be mediocre at best as I find the menu to be quite boring. There is nothing exciting, refreshing or different in my opinion that would make it a "stand out" place.

We've been here a few times on our visits and we have tried a few of their dishes, but honestly, I would only come here to enjoy a few drinks at best. I personally don't understand what all the hub-bub is about this place...so if you really want to enjoy some good food, I would skip this place. If you are here with a group of friends or your loved one and you just want a drink, it isn't so bad.

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Gypsystravels
Jun 17, 2015

Black Rose: Popular Irish Pub

There are more "Irish Pubs" in Boston than you care to count but The Black Rose was one of the better ones. This is probably because it features alot of live Irish music. The band was pretty good and actually Irish. The bar is quite large and there is plenty of seeing here too. However short of the name and the band there is little here that jumps out at you and says "Irish". Hence it is really another decent bar in Boston with a good band. The Black Rose is part of a chain of restaurant/pubs with an Irish theme in Boston.

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Paul2001
Apr 04, 2011

Black Rose: Pub out of the cold

Just about everytime I'm in this town I wind up at The Black Rose. It's a nice pub atmosphere and has decent food to boot. The place is two levels with a nice sized bar area on the first level with a dining room. The second level has more seating for dining. I enjoy the casual feel of this place and the friendliness of the patrons. Yes, it is a "tourist" place but there is nothing wrong with tourist places once in awhile.

The food here is typical pub grub with appetizers such as potato skins, chicken fingers and fried calamari. They have salads and soups; of course Clam Chowder is on the menu...it is Boston. Burgers and sanwiches such as cornbeef and steak are available for lunch or dinner. Shepard's Pie, Fisn 'n Chips, and Bangers and Mash are some Irish favorites on the menu; I am partial to the shepard's pie. You will also find Lobster as well a filet mignon if your are looking for a bigger meal.

My most recent visit to the Black Rose was with Liz during one of our typical New England weekend getaways. After some shopping we decided to duck in for some drinks and to rest from walking. I had a few pints of Guiness which was just what I wanted to warm me up. Liz enjoyed some club sodas with lime. We had a fun time watching soccer and discussing football with another patron and Boston Native.

Do be advised that the kitchen closes by 9pm. So it is NOT a late night snack place. If you want a table you must order food they won't give you a table just to drink.

Dress Code Its a pub. During the day anyway anything goes. I wore my evil empire shirt and no one said or did anything. (see Hong Kong for a pic of it). Most partons are in casual attire so don't worry about getting "dressed" to hang here.

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cjg1
Feb 02, 2010

Black Rose: Nice place for a pint

Black Rose is a fairly typical Irish American pub. It's pretty good size, and is usually fairly full. There's a good size dinner area, as well as a well-stocked bar. I remember the food being good, but it's been years since I ate there, so I can't recommend anything specific. The beer, on the other hand, was very fresh as of a few days ago... They pour a very nice & proper pint of Guinness.

The crowd varies, but tends to be groups & families. So it's probably not a great place to go to meet new people. But the atmosphere is still very lively & cozy. It is a great place to hang out with your friends, as we proved during the most recent VT meeting there. So if you and your friends are hanging out in Boston, do make it a point to stop by.

Dress Code No dress code to speak of. Pretty casual.

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Nov 13, 2003
 
 
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Irish Bar: The Black Rose

You absolutely must “The Black Rose”. My friend Silke and I went to this place twice:
We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere during the day and had a real fun at night drinking beer and enjoying Irish music played by a great band named “Celtic Clan”. We had only one problem…. they didn’t serve any food after 9p.m. on Friday night! So if you’re hungry and planning to go there at night make sure their kitchen is not closed. (sorry for the bad quality of the picture)

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Nathalie_B
Sep 01, 2002

The Black Rose: The Black Rose

Two floors of live Irish music in an Irish Pub. Good food, excellent music, Irish bartenders and waitress, cool clientelle. This is my favorite place in Boston. Friday and Saturday nights can be wicked fun.

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KnotH3ad
Aug 25, 2002

Black Rose: Acoustic Music

The Black Rose is a staple for downtown Boston. Good beer, a usualy great crowd and live music alsways make for a great time.

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