James's Gate

We feature an intimate pub, upscale restaurant and outdoor patio, all in wonderful Jamaica Plain. Since 1997, James's Gate has been a neighborhood favorite in Jamaica Plain.

Featuring excellent cuisine, a full bar and a warm fireplace, James's Gate is the ideal spot to gather with family and friends.

[08/08/15]   Please join us this Sunday, from 1:00 - 4:00 on the restaurant side, for an afternoon reception celebrating the latest work by artist Chris Plunkett. Chris's current paintings are visually stunning representations of the artist's view of the urban Boston landscape we pass through on a daily basis, and whose artistic beauty we all too often fail to see. Strong, arresting work that demands the viewer's attention and well worth the praise it is garnering. We hope to see you on Sunday for a final viewing of Chris's work before the current show ends.

[06/12/15]   Ten minutes until kickoff for USA v Sweden. This should be one of the highlight matches of the group stage. And yes, it's on the big screen. Go on USA!

[06/08/15]   Women's World Cup: USA v Australia is up next on the big screen tonight. And we'll be showing matches throughout the tournament on our big and small screens.. Hope you can join us as we cheer our women on. Go on USA!

[06/05/15]   With the European club football season wrapping up for another year, the biggest match of the year looms. Please join us tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 for the UEFA Champions League's final as Juventus takes on Spanish giants, FC Barcelona. This should be a cracker of a match, especially if Juventus opens the scoring first.
So come on down and join us for this superb clash, have a pint or two, a bite to eat and then stay to watch the horses run the last leg of the Triple Crown. Should be a fun time had by all.

[04/16/15]   Wow. We've just passed 1000 Likes for our page. Thank you to everyone who's liked us, everyone who continues to support us and to all our friends and patrons. We love you all.

[03/17/15]   Just a quick reminder that Liam, Laura, Frankie and friends will be filling the room with music and song this evening from 5:00 - 10:00. They led a rousing session on Sunday and we're looking forward to doing it all again tonight. Should be a great bit of craic in front of the fire. Hope to see you all there.

[03/15/15]   The session is hitting its stride, the pints are frosty, the fire toasty and the craic is mighty. A glorious Sunday evening.


Liam confirming the session this evening, 5:00. Speakers are set. Should be a rousing session.

This notice is to confirm that the Seapoint Bar and Grill session, which had been potentially un-cancelled when the parade was potentially cancelled, has now been definitely re-cancelled due to the parade's definite un-cancelling.

James's Gate 5-10 today and on Tuesday. :-)


James's Gate, Jamaica Plain, MA

A lovely write up from Hidden Boston. Hope to see everyone tomorrow for our traditional music session and then again on Tuesday.

www.hiddenboston.com A few restaurants and bars that have been featured on this site have been of the hidden in plain view variety, including such spots as City Streets in Waltham and...

[03/14/15]   Just a quick reminder that we will have our traditional music sessions pushed through our house PA system both Sunday and on our annual St. Patrick's Day celebration Tuesday. Should be rousing good fun for both sets. Hope to see you here.

[03/08/15]   On this glorious warm Sunday afternoon, we hope you're enjoying this brief hint of spring to come and would like to take a moment to remind you our weekly traditional music session is set to kick off at 5:00.
Also, as usual, we will be featuring live music on St. Patrick's Day from 5:00 until 10:00 with both the pub and restaurant sides open for your drinking and dining pleasure. More info to follow. Hope to see you here.


Jamaica Plain Pub Featured on List of Top "Hidden" Spots in the Area

James's Gate picked Best Irish Pub by Hidden Boston! Sweet!

We featured James's Gate in the Jamaica Plain Patch! Check it out: http://patch.com/massachusetts/jamaicaplain/jamaica-plain-pub-featured-list-top-hidden-spots-area

patch.com James's Gate, on 5-11 McBride St., made the cut.

[02/16/15]   Quick addition to everyone's social calendar this evening as we are proudly hosting a Young's Double Chocolate Stout promotion in conjunction with our Monday night trivia.
Yeah, I'm so jazzed for this. See you on the pub side if you're not playing trivia.


James's Gate is on today! The winds are fierce, but the sun is shining, bestir yourselves. 5-8. Parking lot should be plowed.

[02/15/15]   Just a quick note that if you're starting to feel a bit of cabin fever with all the snow, James's Gate is open, the fire is toasty and the pints are lovely. And our weekly traditional music session is set to kick off at 5:00. Hope to see you here.

[02/01/15]   Of course you know we've got the BIG game on the big screen today, so come on down, enjoy a couple pints, some delicious food and root on our Patriots to yet another Super Bowl championship.
Go on, Patriots!

[01/26/15]   With the pending snowpocalypse descending upon us, we wanted to inform all our loyal friends and customers that we will be closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday, for the safety of our staff but that we will be open Wednesday with all your favorite foods and beverages and our warm, cozy fire to boot.
So please, stay warm, stay safe, be very careful if you must venture out and we'll see everyone on Wednesday.

[12/26/14]   As we kick off our annual Christmas evening traditional music session, we want to wish all our friends and families and patrons the safest and happiest of holiday seasons and hope everyone had a lovely day today and feasted well.
If you're in JP and are in the mood for some lively craic, come on down and join us. The fire is toasty, the laughter infectious and the pints are perfect. Hope to see you here.

[12/19/14]   As the holidays draw near, we'd like to take a moment to wish all our loyal friends and patrons a safe and happy holiday season and to remind everyone that we will once again be hosting our annual Christmas evening traditional music session. Please join us as Frankie, Liam and their special guests gather round the James's Gate hearth and serenade us all with rousing jigs, spritely reels and the odd song or two. The festivities start around 8:00 Christmas evening and we hope all our friends who aren't traveling to see friends and family can join us for what is always one of James's Gate's most special evenings.

[12/06/14]   Big game tomorrow as our New England Revolution travel to Los Angeles to face the Galaxy in the MLS Cup Final. We'll have the game on the big screen so come on down and cheer on our Revs to their first Cup Championship. I'll be the one rockin' the game worn Paul Keegan top.
Go on you Revs!

[12/01/14]   A quick reminder for all our loyal friends and patrons to join us on the restaurant side for our annual gathering to celebrate JP's own Carpenter Poets. We kick the evening off in about an hour so come on down and enjoy some words of wisdom, a couple of pints and maybe a laugh or three.

[11/24/14]   To all our loyal friends and patrons, in order for our staff to spend time with their families and loved ones, James's Gate will be closed Thanksgiving day and Thanksgiving night. We will open at our regularly scheduled time for lunch on Friday at 11:30. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we hope everyone has a lovely Thanksgiving with all those they hold dear. Have a great Thanksgiving and we'll see you back here on Friday.

[11/20/14]   As the Holidays draw near it's time once again for the Annual Gate Readings. Please join us and welcome back the wonderful Carpenter Poets of Jamaica Plain. This amazing group of local woodworkers and friends get together each year to perform a delightful evening of poetry. Always a memorable fun night out, stop by the restaurant Monday evening, December 1st at 6:00 PM .
If your traveling, have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving. Please note, our regular Monday night Stump Trivia will not take place on this evening, Dec 1st.
Thank you.

[10/30/14]   Friends and Family of The Gate send our deepest Condolences to the Menino Family. RIP Mr Mayor.

[10/12/14]   We welcome back the cooler season, the warmth of friends and hearth and our weekly Sunday night traditional music session this evening. From 5:00-8:00 we share a song, play some tunes and have a laugh or two, so come on down and join us. We'll be here all fall and winter.

[10/05/14]   Please join us this evening as we welcome back the cool hint of autumn evenings, the roasted flavors of October brews and James's Gate Sunday traditional music sessions.
Sunday evenings at James's Gate. Lovely, lively, embracing. See you here.

[09/06/14]   Hope everyone is enjoying the day and the JP Music Fest. Remember, stay hydrated. And we hope to see you after for a few drinks and some dinner as we celebrate a lovely afternoon of music and friends, sun and fun.

[08/14/14]   James's Gate is now proudly serving Ommegang Hop House dry-hopped pale ale. A truly stunning dry pale ale that pairs extremely well with seafood and spicy foods.

[07/22/14]   Bobby has an amazing special treat tonight, continuing his Monday night skate/surf/punk videos, there's a special screening of the 2 disc set of Static 4. This will be killer! No, really. Sweet!

[07/21/14]   Just a quick reminder, Ommegang Brewery is launching their debut Belgian Independence IPA at James's Gate this evening. We're one of only 4 Boston/Cambridge/Somerville pubs to be honored with this launch, so come on in and try something very special. You'll be glad you did and can then brag to all your friends how you were there first.

[07/20/14]   Please join us Monday evening as we proudly present the debut of Ommegang Brewery's Belgian Independence Day IPA as we help them celebrate Belgium Independence Day.
James's Gate is honored to be selected as one of only 7 pubs in the greater Boston area to host a rare foray by Ommegang Brewery into the world of draft beer and their first IPA. Ommegang's Independence Day IPA is a golden hued draft with a nose of blueberry, melon, pineapple, mango and grapefruit, an intensely hoppy palate and a moderately bitter finish. We'll also be giving away Ommegang T-shirts, raffling an authentic Belgian soccer jersey as well as sampling a variety of Ommegang beers.
So come on in and tell your friends you were one of the first people in Boston to try this unique draft. This will be a very special evening. We hope to see everyone here.

[07/19/14]   If you're out and about in JP enjoying Porchfest on this lovely afternoon, stop in and cool off with a quick beverage or two and maybe a light snack. Carpe Diem.

[07/13/14]   Germany v Argentina kicks off in 45 minutes. Big free raffle after the match. See you here.

[07/12/14]   Tomorrow, the 2014 World Cup final features Germany v Argentina. Kicking off at 3:00, please join us early as we give away T-shirts and raffle a US Men's National team jersey, a Glasgow Celtic Scottish League top, a Weihenstephan beer boot and a Harpoon beach cooler & Red Stripe towel to rock your summer. All for free in our post match raffle, but they'll be giveaways during the match, too. So please join us as we crown a World Cup champion and cap a remarkable tournament.

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5-11 McBride St
Jamaica Plain, MA
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