Bull McCabe Pub – The Best Place to Hang-out in Boston

Bull McCabe’s is a small pub in Boston that resembles pubs in Galway. However, it is safe to say that most Galway pubs do not have weekly local reggae collective shows. Boasting an exclusive capacity of thirty guests, Bull McCabe’s pub features live reggae music 6 times a week. This popular, diminutive pub serves a wide selection of delicious fares from its extremely small kitchen — approximately fifty-square feet, inclusive of equipment. The professional-looking space features a spruced-up stage area, redone floors, attractive barstools, and tasteful decor.

Originally, Bull McCabe’s was known for its range of fried seafood offerings and huge burgers. The meals were always really delicious, but as is with everything Bull McCabe’s needed to evolve. So, Bull McCabe’s hired Chef Michael DeSisto to spice up and scale up the menu. Before joining Bull McCabe’s, Chef Michael DeSisto had a stint at the North End’s Daily Catch and Mccabe’s On Mass. Being a regular at Bull McCabe’s, Chef Michael DeSisto was a welcome addition to the team. Michael was also familiar with Bull McCabe’s target market and saw the potential for what the pub could do with their offerings. With his help, Bull McCabe’s has been transformed into one of the most popular neighborhood spots in the area.


Appetizers range from $5 to $10, with offerings including Parmesan fries, Reuben sliders, and vinegar potato chips with french onion dip and housemade salt. Sandwiches range from $10 to $13 and include bacon-sriracha aioli burger, spicy goat cheese atop Iggy’s rosemary focaccia, caramelized onions, and beer-braised shredded short ribs, with vegan options such as house slaw and barbecue jackfruit. The entree selection is delightful as well, with the price ranging from $16 to $20. Popular options include jasmine rice and beans, Jamaican jerk flank steak, veggie lasagna with Capone’s pasta, and gnocchi bolognese. The menu is complemented by specials and a tasteful selection of craft brews.


P.E.I mussels comprise one of the most popular appetizers at Bull McCabe’s. The selection goes for $11 and features chopped tomato, fennel, garlic, chorizo, and white wine-sauteed mussels. The New Orleans-style crab cakes are also quite popular at the restaurant. They go for $11 and feature housemade remoulade and two golden-brown fried crab cakes. Nachos go for $9 and feature salsa, sour cream, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, house-made pico de gallo, and hand-cut tortilla chips.

Fancy dumplings? Try the vegetable or pork dumplings which go for $8 and are served with spicy and sweet Thai chili sauce. The mozzarella en Carozza is also quite delightful. It goes for $9 and features classic marinara, lightly fried mozzarella cheese, and a thinly sliced prosciutto. Buffalo goujons go for $9 and feature celery sticks, chunky blue cheese dressing, homemade buffalo sauce, and lightly breaded chicken strips. Poutine goes for $8 and features homemade beef gravy, fresh cheese curds, and hand-cut french fries.

Nachos go for $12 and feature sour cream, pico de gallo, jalapenos, cheddar cheese, and house-fried tortilla chips. You also have the option of adding bean salsa, corn, chicken, and guacamole for an extra $4, or steak for an extra $6. Truffle tots are available for $9 and feature scallions, Parmesan cheese, and truffle oil. Another exciting pairing is chips and guac. This selection goes for $9 and features fresh guacamole and house-fried tortilla chips.