Irish sports pub draws in a reliable crowd of local regulars.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; this Watertown neighborhood restaurant and pub reads like a Tale of Two Bars. Before its renovation, Conley's was about as grizzled as the older townie types who congregated at the cramped "authentic" bar. But a transformation into a sleek Irish sports pub (complete with flatscreens and a focus on quality dining) has elevated Conley's to the ranks of the respectable. Old-timers need not fret, however, as the duplex setup of the room leaves the original bar for the Bud-and-a-shot crowd, while families and 20-something sports fans can relax and have a meal or a pint in the smartly built addition.