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Brendan Behan Pub

Hyde Square, Boston
  • Thom D.
    "traditional Irish seisiun on Saturday afternoons."(3 Tips)
    BU Today
    "bottled and draft beers."(3 Tips)
    Daniel T.
    "A hipster spot at its finest."(2 Tips)
    "The friendly atmosphere is buoyed by good music and colorful locals."(5 Tips)
38 Tips and reviews
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  • cozy
  • casual
  • Irish pubs
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  • Robert F.
    Great pint
  • Jaein N.
    Jaein NhaMay 21, 2015
    A cash-only gem. Cafe- library-dive bar fusion feels. A New Yorkers homesickness cure. Wash it down with some cold brews.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikOctober 2, 2014
    Cheap beers, cash only, and great music. A hipster spot at its finest.
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternSeptember 21, 2014
    The staff will tell you if you order something expensive
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternSeptember 21, 2014
    Try beers in shot form
  • Pat A.
    Pat AddamsSeptember 5, 2014
    dogs are allowed back by popular demand!
  • Raul M.
    Raul M.April 28, 2014
    Discovered that one of my Yoga instructors is a bar tender there. Great vibe. A J.P. staple that I had neglected to visit. Try the pilsner and the mandarin brew
  • Diego S.
    Diego SaavedraSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    This place doesn't take credit cards, but there is an ATM inside, that it charges a $1 dollar fee :). It doesn't serve food either but you can bring your own. Great selection of beers, btw!
  • Fran H.
    Fran HarringtonAugust 27, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Red Jaguars!
  • Erica T.
    Erica TMay 19, 2013
    St. Ambrose Apricot
  • William B.
    William BrokhofFebruary 5, 2013
    This was my standard when I moved to Boston almost 20 years ago. It's changed a lot over the years but it's still a great place - albeit really loud and crowded sometimes.
  • Diego S.
    Diego SaavedraDecember 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    New selection of beers every 1-2 weeks. Traditional Irish music sessions every Saturday from 5-8pm. Great bartenders and unique atmostphere. By far, the best pub in Boston!
  • Diego S.
    Diego SaavedraDecember 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    New selection of beers every 1-2 weeks. Traditional Irish music sessions from 5 to 8pm every Saturday. Great bartenders and unique atmosphere. Best pub in Boston!
  • Nathan S.
    Nathan Stockwell-VelazquezDecember 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place. One of the great Irish pubs of Boston
  • Fran H.
    Fran HarringtonNovember 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    No dogs allowed anymore.
  • Sara S.
    Sara SJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Tip your bartender well;)
  • Eddie W.
    Eddie W.June 10, 2012
    Try the Galway!
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJune 4, 2012
    Known as the Behan, this pub is known for its vast selection of bottled and draft beers. You won't find TVs or arcade games here, but you may see dogs! Canines are welcome. Read more
  • Jen R.
    Jen RogersApril 22, 2012
    Try the Port Wipeout Quite excellent really.
    Boston.comMarch 15, 2012
    The Behan is an authentic Irish hole in the wall that offers a traditional seisiún every Saturday. The friendly atmosphere is buoyed by good music and colorful locals. Well-mannered dogs are welcome.. Read more
  • Producer of B.
    Barkeep John Casey, who hails from Ireland, says, ‘‘It’s probably about as similar to something back home as you’d get around Boston, you know. Not so much of the shamrocks and shenanigans.’’
  • John M.
    John McDermottFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Leave your dog at home.
  • John M.
    John McDermottJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Your dog is
  • Karie
    KarieMay 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Left Hand Milk Stout on tap! Yum. Bring your pooch!
  • styleboston
    stylebostonOctober 19, 2010
    The pub showcases actors and writers on the walls who have left an impact on the performing arts of Ireland.
  • Ajit V.
    Ajit VergheseSeptember 13, 2010
    Porkslap beer here. Get it. So good!
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TobiasJuly 23, 2010
    George owen poops Nan ling in the girls room
  • becky b.
    becky birnholzJuly 18, 2010
    Bring your own food....bring your own dog. definitely bring friends Read more
  • John W.
    John WalterApril 16, 2010
    Pet the dogs
  • Timmy W.
    Timmy WilliamsApril 6, 2010
    Take off your pants. Make friends
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy McHughMarch 11, 2010
    Drink the Six Point Brewery Brown Ale which is on tap at the Behan. It is damn good.
  • Tim Ryan S.
    Tim Ryan SmithFebruary 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't stare at the fish tank....!
  • Thom D.
    Thom DunnFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Go to the bar on a Saturday after 4pm with a book to read and listen to some great Irish seisiun music
  • Sean H.
    Sean HurleyFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Get a burrito next door and eat it with a beer at the bar
  • Thom D.
    Thom DunnJanuary 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Bring a back or some work to do and listen to the traditional Irish seisiun on Saturday afternoons.
  • Anthony T.
    Anthony TriggsJanuary 20, 2010
    Bring your dogs in to socialize.
  • Broseidon L.
    Broseidon LynchSeptember 4, 2009
    get drunk on Pabst. you're a HIPSTER :)
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