Doyle’s 17th Annual Emerald Necklace Road Race

First Runner To Finish RaceRain or Shine, the 5 mile Doyle’s 17th Annual Emerald Necklace Road Race will be held on Sunday, April 7th.

Where:  Doyle’s Cafe – 3484 Washington St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Registration: Pre-entry fee $25.00: Postmarked by April 1, 2013. Post entry fee $30.00 online after April 1st, or on the day of the race. Please make checks payable to Doyle’s Cafe, and address mailed registrations to Doyle’s Cafe, Attn: Road Race, 3484 Washington St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Pre-registration: Early number and t-shirt pickup at Doyle’s Cafe on Saturday, April 6th from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Registration ends at 10:30 a.m. on race day. Race numbers may be picked up at Doyle’s Cafe between 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on race day.

Divisions: The divisions include Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, Masters:40-49, Senior: 50-59, 60 and over, 70 and over, 80 and over, wheelchair division, Walkers welcome. Awards to the top 3 in each division.

Course: A fairly flat wheel measured 5 mile course finishing at Doyle’s Cafe, traveling through Franklin Park, the Gem of the Emerald Necklace – US Track and Field Certification Code MA03005RN.

Post Race Party: Post race party immediately following, featuring music by The Fenian Sons, refreshments, food, award ceremony and raffle prizes.

The introduction of alcoholic beverages on the premises of Doyle’s Cafe is strictly prohibited.

Thank you to our sponsor: Sam Adams Boston Lager

On your mark, Get set, Go Register!

Some of the proceeds benefiting Sister Jeanne’s Kids’ and The Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums.



St. Paddy’s Day 2013 Lineup


Nothing says St. Paddy’s Day best than sharing a pint at Doyle’s Cafe with friends and family. We promise a great time with live entertainment from a few of your favorites, The Fenian Sons, the Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums and other local talent.

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Live Entertainment from local musicians

6 p.m.

The Fenian Sons

The Boston Police Gaelic Column are scheduled after the Southie Parade. Time TBD

Please note that we do not take reservations for St. Patrick’s Day. We encourage you to drink responsibly. Cab service is available through Metro Cab at 617.782.5000.

See you soon!

A Little Anger and a LOT of Persistence

Boston LagerHistory has a way of finding a home at Doyle’s Cafe. It’s 1984, and a young businessman showed up at Doyle’s, so angry that his face was busting out red, because the posh Ritz-Carlton told him his beer “wasn’t up to their standards.”

Mainly Bud drinkers at the time, Doyle’s owner Mr. Burke, put his beer on tap anyway. In 10 minutes, everyone loved it! The beer was Samuel Adams Boston Lager.

The rest is history! Doyle’s now carries quite the Sam Adams Beer selection including Brick Red, Cherry Wheat, Angry Orchard Cider and seasonal beers, currently Octoberfest. Not only did Sam Adams find a home at Doyle’s, but just a few years later the free trolley tours to the brewery and Doyle’s became a hit, creating a strong tourist hot spot.

So who was that anxious, persistent sales rep, you ask? He was none other than Jim Koch, the founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Co. (Source

Higgins Armory Museum Visits Doyle’s Cafe

The Higgins Armory Museum visited Sam Adams and Doyle’s Cafe on Friday, July 27th. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us!

Free Sam Adams Trolley to Doyle’s Cafe!

Doyle's Cafe Trolley

Photo Courtesy of Higgins Armory Museum

Riding the Sam Adams Trolley

Photo Courtesy of Higgins Armory Museum

After the Sam Adams Brewery Tour, you get a free Sam Adams glass with a beer purchase.

Enjoy Sam Adams Beer

Photo Courtesy of Higgins Armory Museum

Devon and the team had a great time at Doyle’s! They even dressed John, a regular, in armor.

Behind the Bar at Doyle's

Photo Courtesy of Higgins Armory Museum

John Dressed in Armor

Photo Courtesy of Higgins Armory Museum

Snap shots at Doyle's Cafe

Photo Courtesy of Higgins Armory Museum


Brew at the Zoo

Brew at the Franklin Park Zoo - Boston

Photo courtesy of the Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

Brew at the Zoo is a 21+ event.

Pre-ordered tickets are $50 each or $60 at the door. Visit Zoo New England Franklin Park Zoo or call (617) 989-2015 to purchase your tickets today! All guests must have a valid ID.

Boston Super Tours will be providing FREE transportation to Franklin Park Zoo from the Forest Hills T stop from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and FREE transportation from the Zoo back to the Forest Hills T stop from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo will support Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo, as well as its education programs and conservation initiatives.

Guests will also have the opportunity to stroll through our exciting seasonal
exhibit Zoorassic Park, which features more than 15 life-size animatronic
dinosaurs in a truly thrilling experience! Open 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Doyle’s Cafe looks forward to seeing you there!