Best of Boston

2016 Best Irish Pub

Emmet’s Irish Pub

In a sea of paint-by-numbers, pseudo-Irish pubs, Emmet’s abstains from the usual kitsch. No bric-a-brac-cluttered curio shelves here, just Beacon Hill lawyers enjoying a fantastic Guinness onion soup at lunchtime, with gregarious ringmaster Oran McGonagle presiding over the whole no-frills affair.

6-6B Beacon St., Boston, 617-742-8565,