Best of Boston

2006 Best Irish Pub

McFadden’s Irish Pub

Most Gaelic-themed haunts share the same traits: a dark interior, flowing Guinness, and weathered regulars. McFadden’s has the first two, but mercifully replaces aging drunkards with attractive young singles, solid food (shepherd’s pie, fish and chips), and a raucous afterwork crowd.

148 State St., Boston, 617-227-5100,