At first glance, there's nothing absolutely special at JJ Foley's. So why the heck do I go to this bar at least three to four times a week?
Basically, the whole experience is great. It's real, authentic, and family-owned. All the bartenders are fantastic and I never feel as though I'm different even though I am not exactly white-collar office-working high-roller. People are always talking about the South End location and raving about it and its trivia nights and awesomeness, but to be honest, the downtown location is as nitty-gritty genuine as you're gonna get.
This bar has my business for life. Folks, you are never going to find anything as authentic as this.
Pros: the experience
Cons: looking for something fancy for date night? not it