Top 5 Irish Pubs In Boston

Brendan Behan Pub (Flickr)

Brendan Behan Pub

Jamaica Plain

Ditching distractions like TVs and bar games, Brendan Behan Pub is a traditional "talking bar" where you can strike up a conversation with the locals over a pint of Guinness and some live Irish music.

The Burren


Opened by two Irish musicians (Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello), this classic Somerville joint isn't technically in Boston, but a good selection of hearty Irish grub, proper Guinness pours, and an everybody's-welcome vibe land The Burren on our 2018 list.

Doyle's Cafe (Getty)

Doyle's Cafe

Jamaica Plain

Located near the Sam Adams Brewery, this historic hangout has roots dating all the way back to 1882. Always open to locals, there was once a time when your average trip to Doyle's for a pint would place you on a barstool next to the late Mayor Menino (who has a banquet room named after him at the Jamaica Plain joint).

Flann O'Brien's (Flann's)

Flann O'Brien's

Mission Hill

This college hotspot is an unassuming corner bar in Boston's Mission Hill neighborhood. Featuring weekly Karaoke and a backroom billiards area where you'll find accent-laden locals running the table on any given night, Flann O'Brien's boasts a hearty Irish menu made famous by their Guinness Breakfast Challenge - featured on the Travel Channel's "Man v. Food."

Corrib Pub (Pinterest)

Corrib Pub & Restaurant


Dating back to 1969, this Brighton haunt has been a local favorite for the after-work crowd. For St. Patrick's Day weekend, Corrib Pub & Restaurant will have drink specials and live music on Saturday night.

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