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The Blarney Stone

We love the Blarney for many reasons: its food and drink, its service, its outdoor patio and barbecue on a summer's evening, its crazy trivia games, its diverse crowd, and the TVs that are always turned to a game. It's a real neighborhood place, and it reflects the diversity of its Fields Corner locale: Here, you'll see whites, blacks, Hispanics, gay and straight couples, families, girlfriend groups, and guys enjoying a pint. A man in overalls at the bar downs a Guinness while nearby, a woman sips a cactus pear margarita. The happy vibe is embodied in the wait staff and bartenders, who are welcoming, patient, and efficient. The Blarney Stone has the feel of a large, extended family relaxing in the living room.

$8-$19; 1505 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 617-436- 8223, blarneystoneboston.com

(Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
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