The original Green Dragon was located on Union Street. William Douglas purchased the property in 1743 and while he lived there he called it his “Mansion House.” It was purchased from Douglas by St. Andrews Lodge of Freemasons. The Masons used the first floor for their meeting rooms led by Grand Master Joseph Warren, who was followed by John Hancock. The basement tavern was used by several secret groups and became known by historians as the “Headquarters of the Revolution”. The Sons of Liberty met there, the Boston Tea Party was planned there, and Paul Revere (who was a Mason) was sent from there to Lexington on his famous ride. The original building was demolished in 1854. Fortunately we won the Revolution and were free to rebuild on Marshall Street.
Today, The Green Dragon still plays host to a diverse and colorful clientele, though the practice of eavesdropping has long since stopped! With a full lunch and dinner menu, it is a popular eatery with visitors to Boston who enjoy dining in a working piece of history! With a full array of Irish-American fare and a wide selection of traditional New England Seafood dishes, The Green Dragon offers a variety of options for even the most discerning palette.
Use the form at our reservations page to reserve a table. You will receive confirmation via your email. For parties larger than 8 expect a call. The form is not required. Feel free to call us anytime.
We Have had some time since the Revolution to make some improvements. Our cooks have learned some new tricks and there are many new brewers to try out. We have made many new friends in the music world and and have live entertainment most evenings. Even with its long and noble history, The Green Dragon is still a vibrant and thriving nightspot and is a firm favourite with college students and young professionals. Indeed, The Green Dragon embodies the essence that is the City of Boston – the delicate blend of rich history and vibrant youthfulness!
We accept a limited number of reservations up to one month in advance.
Prefer to make your reservation via phone? You can make a reservations by calling 617.367.0055.