The Burren

247 Elm St (at Chester St.), Somerville, MA 02144, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 2:00 AM–11:30 AM
  • Sat
    • 2:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 171 votes

People like this place

Total Visitors
Total Visits
Log in to leave tips at this venue!
  • Popular
  • Recent

59 tips. Filter by taste:

  • all tips
  • live music
  • Guinness
  • cover band
  • belhaven
  • folk band
  • french fries
  • outdoor seating
  • great value
  • Irish breakfast
  • cozy
  • Irish pubs
  • mac & cheese
  • good for a late night
  • salmon
  • fish & chips
  • dancing
  • comedy
  • good for a quick meal
  • Harpoon
  • curries
  • BostonTweet

    Burren has live Irish music 7 nights/week & fantabulous Guinness. While you're there chat with Java behind the bar - don't worry, you'll eventually be able to decipher his thick Irish accent.

    BostonTweet · July 29, 2010
  • Mazda

    A geniune "Irish Pub" with live music, quality Guinness, and pub food.

    Mazda · November 5, 2010

    Irish music playing in the front room as well as live music in the back room. There will also be corned beef and cabbage and other Irish favorites served all day. Read more · March 15, 2012
  • Kat P.

    The beer's nice and all, but do yourself a favor and order a basket of fries with curry on the side.

    Kat Powers · March 31, 2010
  • Nathaniel D.

    Bellhaven on tap is a blessing, try one.

    Nathaniel Dean · February 7, 2010
  • Derek P.

    skip the Guinness and try a Belhaven instead!

    Derek Peplau · September 10, 2009
  • Chris P.

    The pick up Celtic folk bands that play here on weekend afternoons and at random other times are awesome if you can catch one! As others have said the curry fries rock too :)

    Chris Patti · April 23, 2010
  • Melissa R.

    Skellig in Waltham is owned by the same people! (Similar resemblance inside)

    Melissa Reohr · June 1, 2012
  • Matt A.

    Stand-up comedy show on most Wednesdays at 10pm.

    Matt Aromando · December 15, 2011
  • Allison M.

    They have Killkenny on tap! My favorite!

    Allison MacLeay · March 19, 2010
  • Guy

    Try and get a seat in the front if you want to avoid a busy atmosphere. Also, be sure to order an Otter Creek Black IPA, amazing blend between a Guinness and nice IPA.

    Guy · December 5, 2011
  • Matthew P.

    Just go with a $3 pabst

    Matthew Pires · October 20, 2011
  • Paul D.

    A great alternative for brunch when Johnny D's has too long of a wait.

    Paul Demers · April 18, 2010
  • Shelley C.

    The only place I've seen with Harpoon Winter Warmer. Yay!

    Shelley Coughlin · December 14, 2009
  • Jeremy K.

    One of the best places to get a pint of Guinness in the Boston area. Also has live music 7 nights a week. Great pub.

    Jeremy Krantz · September 27, 2014
  • The Next Great Generation (Boston)

    The best night to go is Tuesday for their long-standing open mic night, which showcases a lot of local talent in a variety of music genres. The Burren also occasionally has live bands on weekends. Read more

  • Jenni R.

    One of the best places anywhere to get a Guinness.

    Jenni Russell · January 17, 2012
  • OurStage

    Sign up at 6:30 p.m. to show off your new tunes at the low-key Tuesday night open mic. You won’t even have to worry about messing up that super tough guitar part! More venues @

    OurStage · July 8, 2011
  • The Feast

    Tuesday night is open mic and there's live music most evenings, but we suggest you go Wednesday at 10 for the Back Room comedy night.

    The Feast · June 7, 2011
  • Andy B.

    Guinness Guinness everywhere. Grab a glass and listen to Irish music

    Andy Bills · March 23, 2011
  • GoNowGo

    Get this: the back room is full of tables and you can easily get a seat if you show up at happy hour, instead of peak hour.

    GoNowGo · February 11, 2011
  • Paul L.

    Great Trad Session in Front Room. Get there early. Back Room jammed for Rock Cover Band on Saturday Night. The Place was Rockin'. 26+6=1.

    Paul Lyons · January 30, 2011
  • Jess P.

    lacking enough hooks to hang your coat, but there are a few under the bar.

    Jess Peng · November 28, 2010
  • Stef S.

    You should probably dance

    Stef Spitalnick · October 9, 2010
  • Mike H.

    Yessir, the Belhaven on open Mic night!

    Mike Huber · September 15, 2010
  • Christopher S.

    Camp out here on a snowy weeknight, preferably one w/ an Irish folk band playing!

    Christopher Scott · January 5, 2010
  • Derek P.

    want a Dark & Stormy? The Burren has Gosling Ginger Beer!

    Derek Peplau · September 10, 2009
  • George L.

    Fun place! Live music in one room and open mic in the other! And beer!

    George Lee · 6 days ago
  • Dan F.

    Doesn't look like a place you can trust the salmon. But the salmon was really good! Four smiley emojis out of 5 😊😊😊😊

    Dan Fogarty · 2 weeks ago
  • Dimitris S.

    Friendly service, tasty pints and live music make this neighborhoodsy pub a cozy escape.

    Dimitris Spiliakos · 3 weeks ago
  • Alexandra M.

    get the mac n cheese!

    Alexandra Mottern · November 20, 2014
  • Marcus L.

    Best Irish pub in Davis square. Live Irish music on Sunday and cover bands in the back room. Great Guinness pour.

    Marcus LaBrecque · August 23, 2014
  • Pia T.

    Scattershot (Live Cover Band) on Thursdays!

    Pia Tserkonis · April 20, 2014
  • Kevin M.

    A lot of fun.

    Kevin McCurdy · April 12, 2014
  • Zopaipilla M.

    Good for beer maybe but the good way terrible. Mahi Mahi was completely flavorless and the pulled pork was dry and was mostly bread. Wouldn't go again.

    Zopaipilla Marielle · January 22, 2014
  • Chadwick K.

    Classy Irish pub but when I say classy, imagine yourself next to rough hewn benches, no-name musicians, draught beer they pour the head off unto slats, and delectable food.

    Chadwick K · December 19, 2013
  • Jeff T.

    Cool spot to grab a pint of Harpoon!

    Jeff Tucker · September 27, 2013
  • Stephanie M.

    To echo what's been said before - skip the Guinness, get the Belhaven.

    Stephanie Miceli · September 11, 2013
  • Joni C.

    Rude yuppies gather here. Staff was ok. Drinks... Meh. Ok.

    Joni Campos · August 16, 2013
  • Rachel S.

    If you can... Get here on Sunday nights for Tom Bianchi and co, and Tuesday nights for open mic night hosted by the incredibly talented Hugh McGowan!!! Both in the back room =)

    Rachel Smith · August 5, 2013
  • Jackiez G.

    Best 80s cover band ever. Thursday nights, no cover, starts around 10:30p. So good!

    Jackiez Gonzalez · May 24, 2013
  • Peter H.

    Fresh mussels, bread, not do. 1970s prices.

    Peter Himler · May 18, 2013
  • Shannon S.

    Don't go there too late or you can't get a beer to save your life!!!

    Shannon Stanley · May 4, 2013
  • Carla D.

    One of my favourite place in somerville with good live music and nice crowd ;)

    Carla D'Avanzo · April 22, 2013
  • Tracy S.

    Start your weekend right with Thursday Burrsday. Or, go for beers or brunch any other time.

    Tracy Spetka · March 15, 2013
  • James M.

    The best Guinness in town.

    James Martin · March 2, 2013
  • Jenni R.

    There's a Mediterranean sampler on the menu. It may not be traditional Irish fare, but it is delicious.

    Jenni Russell · February 25, 2013
  • Kimberly M.

    Per the bartender - the apple head shipyard is crap.

    Kimberly Mead · February 17, 2013
  • Nelson J.

    Get a Guinness and listen to the shitty bands in back. Can't go wrong.

    Nelson Joyce · September 22, 2012
  • Derek

    Glasses were dirty. Overall friendly staff GREAT PLACE!

    Derek · July 1, 2012

Upcoming Events

Appears on 46 lists

See all »

Is this your business? Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date. Plus use our free tools to find new customers.