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James's Gate Is Locked for Good

The Jamaica Plain pub has shuttered.

James's Gate
James's Gate
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An authentic Irish pub in Jamaica Plain has poured its last pint. Boston Restaurant Talk reported that James's Gate closed this week.

Jamaica Plain News shared the sign posted on the door:

"Dear faithful patrons, We regret to inform you James’s Gate had to close its doors. Thank you for all your support over the years. We will miss all and hope to see you around the JP community. Sincerely, James's Gate staff."

With a fireplace and traditional music often filling its space, James's Gate was a casual, cozy space that BRT's sister site Boston's Hidden Restaurants named a "Best Of" winner last year.

According to the site's review, the place offered a pub menu and a more formal restaurant menu, the former offering "above-average takes on chips and curry, classic toasties (including toasted ham and cheese sandwiches found in countless pubs in Ireland)," and more, with the restaurant side bringing asparagus in hollandaise sauce, clam chowder, pan-seared salmon, rack of lamb, and other entrees to the table.

James's Gate opened in 1997.

James's Gate

5 McBride St, Boston, MA 02130 (617) 983-2000 Visit Website