December 11, 2005
The first thing I noticed about Paddy O's was it's lack of a snotty door person. All too often, the bars in this area will not be at capacity, but have the line to get in stretched around the block to create the illusion of being "the place to be". Paddy O's does not create this illusion, as though it is packed on the inside, the bouncers are quick to ID and obtain the cover efficiently. This is a much better way to do business in my opinion.
Once inside, patrons are greeted by a chic and warm decor- no dingy rundown Irish pub here. There are tall columns, cool lighting schemes, and a lovely wooden bar that stretches until the eye can see upon entering.
The bartenders here are extremely friendly and most have an authentic Irish accent (which is not always the case at the newer Irish pubs). Bartenders are also extremely efficient and knowledgeable of their craft. Drink prices are pretty much average for the area, but Paddy O's does put on a good occasional happy hour with drink and appetizer specials.
For those looking for a little more out of their bar/pub experience, Paddy O's has a large dance floor area and is often host to a live band or good DJ. Though it's extremely busy, the clients are typically laid-back and not your typical Faneiul Hall underage ruffians. A good time can be had here especially if you're looking for a nice scene and you're in your late 20s to early 30s. Paddy O's might be a newer bar, but it's staff and feel make it one of Boston's best-- a classic.
From journal A Boston Bar Crawl