The Druid, 1357 Cambridge St. Inman Square, is a taste of home. Not my home, but about half of Boston’s. Unlike other places that are popular now because they’re new and hip and keeping up with the latest food trends, this place is popular because the beer is cold, the staff is friendly, and the food is really good for an Irish pub.
Their Fish and Chips ($15) have been voted Best of Boston multiple times, not only for their taste but their authenticity. The dish is set down before you in its traditional style – wrapped in newspaper. The fish is thick, very fresh, and only lightly fried. The Lamb Burger and Fish Stew also deserve a mention, as well as the live Irish bands that play on Tuesdays and Sundays, and the fact that the bar is full almost every night of the week. The place is tiny, but the size just makes it all the more cozy and intimate. Next time you’re itching to get away, give this place a shot. Bring a friend or go alone, sit at the bar, have a beer, enjoy the food, talk to the bartenders, and you’ll be singing along with the person next to you in no time.