The Burren
Today 5:00 – 9:45 PM
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247 Elm St Somerville, MA 02144
247 Elm StreetUSMassachusettsSomerville02144
$$Pub, Live Music VenueToday 5:00 – 9:45 PM
Wednesday 5:00 – 9:45 PMThursday 5:00 – 9:45 PMFriday 5:00 – 9:45 PMSaturday 5:00 – 9:45 PMSunday 5:00 – 9:45 PMMonday 5:00 – 9:45 PMTuesday 5:00 – 9:45 PM
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Friendly, down-to-earth Irish pub offering live music, dancing & an ample menu of beer & pub eats.- Google
"Love going to this authentic Irish bar."
"Great for a good pint of Guinness and some Irish music."
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Rohit Ahuja
a month ago
Friday, October 2, 2015. The bar was packed to the brim and I was waiting to get a drink for a while. Someone stepped in front of me and asked for two drinks. He realized that I was waiting before him and he said "hey he's next." The bartender scolded him and came to me to take my order. I gave her my order and she yanked my credit card away and threw the bill at me. I told her that I didn't not appreciate how she was acting. She swore at me a few times and I responded saying, "listen, you are in the service industry, I don't appreciate the service in getting and I don't feel like you deserve a tip. She then took back the drinks I ordered and called the bouncer to throw me out. I was able to demand a refund and the bouncer escorted me out. I asked the bouncers outside if I could speak with a manger and they told me she is the manager. I truly don't believe that, and I don't appreciate the lie. i don't think someone who takes a job in the service industry should treat their patrons with such little regard. It was a bad experience.
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Jesi Mac Leod
3 weeks ago
i love this tavern with 2 big rooms, on mondays you can dance on the back room or listen to some live music and enjoy a seasonal beer, like the pumpkin options and the Samuel Adams for oktoberfest
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Peter Denham
a week ago
Favorite bar in Davis Square. Good for a look in any night of the week.
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Alex Mottern
a year ago
MAC N CHEESE. So good. I wish it was an entree. Or not, because then I'd eat too much of it. The other food (onion rings and calamari) that I got was great too. Lots of beer selection, but the staff didn't seem to know it (she was Irish and I think freshly here, so European service might be what you expect--nice but not knowledgeable, but totally willing to go check) The bands were great, and I usually don't think Irish bands are (after living in Ireland for 2 years and just getting tired of it).
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Taylor Ahern
a month ago
Pretty much my favorite and most preferred Irish pub/restaurant in the whole Boston area (and there are dozens upon dozens). Always a Great experience in The Burren, always a Great and superbly poured pint of Guinness, Great food, Great service, this Great and relaxing atmosphere all while featuring Great and spiritually uplifting music that can often be heard percolating throughout the Old Country styled interior. Love it! Ireland in a nutshell! Yes, this slice of Ireland in the heart of Davis Square, in Somerville, yet always drawing this thoroughly diverse and eclectic crowd, with this fine array of various elements, Bohemian, college aged, artists, urban professionals, tourists, locals and even the occasional celebrity (such as Bono from U.2.). Also, the inside ambiance is just perfect, just dark enough without being too dark, while the usually fantastically diverse and amazingly mixed crowd helps to keep generating such positive and feel good vibes that seem to be this perpetual presence. More-over, I've experienced many fascinating intellectual discussions and debates while guzzling pints of Guinness inside that beloved neighborhood watering hole, often while there was this soothing, pleasant and traditional Irish session being played, usually poignant enough to transport one, even if only temporarily, right back to the green fields of the Old Country. Can't say enough about this famed and popular Irish establishment, while it's always ranked as one of the finest and most genuine Irish pubs in the whole United States (no surprise there!). I would highly recommend The Burren to anyone, as it truly is one of the best, most enjoyable and most thoroughly Irish pubs to be found this side of the Atlantic. Check it out!
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Anthony Scibelli
a week ago
Really nice atmosphere and food. Pfives
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Jessica Slicer
12 months ago
This place looks so incredibly cozy from the outside with the lights and plants. Walking in, it's a charming and warm pub that is way huger than expected. There is a large back room and live music play after 8/9p.m. in both the front and the back. The beer list is sizable, but I stuck with my favorite IPA. The waitress brought my friend the wrong beer and seemed a bit out of it, but it was all fine in the end. She had an adorable accent, so we didn't take it too harshly. Food-wise, it's great they have an entire vegetarian section on the menu! Points there. I ordered the black bean burger, though, and it was so disappointing. Bland and dry and so nothing special even with the mango salsa. The appetizers were better. The mac and cheese was creamy, hot, and plentiful. If I come back, I would just order that again. Other fried options pretty standard. Overall, a nice place to come and have a drink and enjoy the music, maybe with an appetizer.
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Amanda Pontbriand
10 months ago
Great Irish bar to go to. Two main rooms - one has live irish music and the other has other live music. Good drinks and always a fun time.