Best of Boston

2005 Best Irish Pub

James’s Gate Restaurant & Pub

The best pubs purvey mysterious dark corners, crackling fires, and Guinness. But James’s Gate is a cut above the rest, with high-grade bar food that almost makes the selection of 20 draft beers a secondary glory. Almost. Anytime’s fine for the country-pub ambiance and neighborhood craic.

5-11 McBride St., Jamaica Plain, 617-983-2000,