Press

Where to Get Clam Chowder: 6 of Boston's Best Spots
Who knew Ned Devine’s had some of the best chowder in the Hub (besides the Briar Group)? This three-time Chowderfest champ is bursting with flavor (and clams), has a medium texture (aka just right, according to the Goldilocks porridge index), and is crowned with fresh thyme. Simple and effective.
~Thrillist, 2014
Best Clam Chowder
That's right - Ned Devine's. We were won over by the buttery, not-too-thick texture, bits of fresh thyme, and sweet chopped cockles and clams that make this Faneuil Hall spot's chowder a perfect example of what the New England staple should be.
~Boston Magazine, 2012
Best Bar: 20-something singles
Ned Devine’s isn’t just another downtown bar. It’s a capacious entity that manager Mike Thomas says is designed to provide “three different atmospheres.” There’s the Irish bar, tricked out with woodwork imported from across the Atlantic; a more laid-back lounge; and the club, where live bands play every weekend to an audience of college kids and professionals still young enough to act the part. Regardless of where you stand, you’ll find a space offering exactly what you’re looking for.
~Improper Bostonian, 2007, 2008, 2011
Three time winner for Best Chowder.
~Chowderfest, 2004, 2005, 2009
Best Irish Pub.
~Dirty Water TV, 2009
Boston's Best Singles Bars
Offering spacious accommodations for just about any nightlife interest, Ned Devine’s is a triple threat establishment that prides itself on a diverse atmosphere for the young, twenty-something singles crowd. Operating in triplicate as an Irish pub, lounge and live music hall, this Quincy Market hotspot is a perfect date night destination for tourists and townies alike. The venue provides plenty of speaking and breathing room for close conversation in between sips of beer or bites of Ned Devine’s American and Irish cuisine. This place also hosts live entertainment from Improv Asylum, who deliver a special “All the Single Ladies” comedy revue every Saturday night.
~George Pacheco, May 2012
Ned's might be big enough to house the masses, but it's a nicer-than-average bar. The granite walls, hard-wood floors, soft, funky lighting, large windows overlooking Faneuil Hall - it's just a cool spot. Ned's isn't dive-y, it isn't cheesy. It isn't snobby or chichi either. How many dance bars or clubs can you say that about?
~Rachel O'Malley, Stuff at Night, January 2010


by ICS