Doyle's Cafe

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Doyle's Cafe
Doyle's Cafe, Jamaica Plain MA.jpg
Address 3484 Washington Street
Boston, Massachusetts
United States

Doyle's Cafe is a bar / restaurant located on Washington Street in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Doyle's Cafe was established in 1882 and is located near the Samuel Adams Brewery. Its close proximity to the Samuel Adams Brewery affords Doyle's the unique opportunity to serve new or experimental Samuel Adams beers.[2] It is also where Samuel Adams Boston Lager was first put on tap. Throughout its history, Doyle's has been known as a favorite watering hole for both local and national politicians. On St. Patrick's Day in 1988, Senator Ted Kennedy helped dedicate a new room at the location to his maternal grandfather, John F. Fitzgerald.[3]

Boston musician Rick Berlin is currently employed at Doyle's Cafe.

Given its historic look and atmosphere, the Irish pub has been used in several Hollywood movies and television series. The location was used for scenes in Mystic River and a local bartender who appeared in the movie eventually moved to California to pursue acting.[4] Shots of the exterior of the building have been used in the television series Boston Public.[4] The pub has also appeared in movies such as 21 (2008 film), Patriots Day, Celtic Pride, Mystic River (film), and The Brink's Job.[2]


  1. ^ "Goingout". 
  2. ^ a b Doyle's Cafe Serves Up Brews And History, Jamaica Plain Historical Society, January 2003
  3. ^ Doyle's History Talk by Gerry Burke, November 9, 2005
  4. ^ a b Hollywood in the Hub Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., Panorama, the Official Guide to Boston, November 10, 2003

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Coordinates: 42°18′23.40″N 71°06′26.28″W / 42.3065000°N 71.1073000°W / 42.3065000; -71.1073000