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The Burren

Irish Pub$$$$
Davis Square, Somerville
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  • Derek P.
    "skip the Guinness and try a Belhaven instead!"(3 Tips)
    William H.
    "Early weekdays the patio is wide open n live music all the time"(14 Tips)
    Allison M.
    "They have Killkenny on tap!"(3 Tips)
    Steph K.
    "Outdoor seating for dinner"(3 Tips)
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  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaFebruary 21
    Great Thursday night spot. Live music. Great bartenders. Outdoor seating for dinner
  • Michael "Bass Man" M.
    Food was good, stick to your ribs comfort food, generous portions, but a little pricey (not outrageous, but on the high end). Live music was great but made conversation difficult.
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanJanuary 2
    Do yourself a favor and skip Thursday nights when it's mobbed for Scattershot - not worth it to see a middling 80s cover band.
  • Nick S.
    Nick ScottOctober 26, 2015
    Excellent neighborhood pub. Go for the Beatles Brunch Sundays 12-3
  • Brian M.
    Brian ManningSeptember 15, 2015
    Late night live music with nostalgic classics.
  • Cristina R.
    Cristina RuizJune 23, 2015
    The Somerville Road Runners host a 3-mile run starting from here every Monday evening at 6:45. Good route and free food (beef stew & veggie pasta) afterward!
  • Patricia
    PatriciaMay 13, 2015
    Come for the cover band on Saturday nights to relive all of the worst parts of college.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CMay 13, 2015
    I freaking love coming here when I'm in town. The chowder is some of the best I've ever had, and the fish & chips are great. I know everyone says to get a Guinness, but go Harpoon here
  • George L.
    George LeeMarch 25, 2015
    Fun place! Live music in one room and open mic in the other! And beer!
  • Dan F.
    Dan FogartyMarch 11, 2015
    Doesn't look like a place you can trust the salmon. But the salmon was really good! Four smiley emojis out of 5 😊😊😊😊
  • Dimitris S.
    Dimitris SpiliakosMarch 6, 2015
    Friendly service, tasty pints and live music make this neighborhoodsy pub a cozy escape.
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternNovember 20, 2014
    get the mac n cheese!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzSeptember 27, 2014
    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.
  • Marcus L.
    Marcus LaBrecqueAugust 23, 2014
    Best Irish pub in Davis square. Live Irish music on Sunday and cover bands in the back room. Great Guinness pour.
  • Pia T.
    Pia TserkonisApril 20, 2014
    Scattershot (Live Cover Band) on Thursdays!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCurdyApril 12, 2014
    A lot of fun.
  • Zopaipilla M.
    Zopaipilla MarielleJanuary 22, 2014
    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.
  • Chadwick K.
    Chadwick KDecember 19, 2013
    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.
  • Jeff T.
    Jeff TuckerSeptember 27, 2013
    Cool spot to grab a pint of Harpoon!
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MiceliSeptember 11, 2013
    To echo what's been said before - skip the Guinness, get the Belhaven.
  • Joni C.
    Joni CamposAugust 16, 2013
    Rude yuppies gather here. Staff was ok. Drinks... Meh. Ok.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SmithAugust 5, 2013
    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 =)
  • Jackiez G.
    Jackiez GonzalezMay 24, 2013
    Best 80s cover band ever. Thursday nights, no cover, starts around 10:30p. So good!
  • Peter H.
    Peter HimlerMay 18, 2013
    Fresh mussels, bread, not do. 1970s prices.
  • Shannon S.
    Shannon StanleyMay 4, 2013
    Don't go there too late or you can't get a beer to save your life!!!
  • Carla D.
    Carla D'AvanzoApril 22, 2013
    One of my favourite place in somerville with good live music and nice crowd ;)
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SpetkaMarch 15, 2013
    Start your weekend right with Thursday Burrsday. Or, go for beers or brunch any other time.
  • James M.
    James MartinMarch 2, 2013
    The best Guinness in town.
  • Jenni R.
    Jenni RussellFebruary 25, 2013
    There's a Mediterranean sampler on the menu. It may not be traditional Irish fare, but it is delicious.
  • Kimberly M.
    Kimberly MeadFebruary 17, 2013
    Per the bartender - the apple head shipyard is crap.
  • Nelson J.
    Nelson JoyceSeptember 22, 2012
    Get a Guinness and listen to the shitty bands in back. Can't go wrong.
  • Derek
    DerekJuly 1, 2012
    Glasses were dirty. Overall friendly staff GREAT PLACE!
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJune 5, 2012
    A few doors down from Sligo is the Burren, offering traditional Irish music 7 nights a week. Read more
  • William H.
    William HallJune 1, 2012
    Early weekdays the patio is wide open n live music all the time
  • Mike N.
    Mike NickersonMay 21, 2012
    The fish n chips and tartar sauce with a harpoon ipa outside on a warm summer night...can't get any better than that
  • Rob R.
    Rob RichMay 5, 2012
    When you ask for a pint at an Irish Pub they should know to bring you a Guinness.
  • Shannon V.
    Shannon VosslerApril 15, 2012
    I don't know how or why, but they probably have the best tasting Smithwicks in all of Boston. Bartenders are also super charming and great to chat up!
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comMarch 15, 2012
    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
  • 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.
    Jenni RussellJanuary 17, 2012
    One of the best places anywhere to get a Guinness.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KobzikDecember 18, 2011
    God I hate the burren.
  • Matt A.
    Matt AromandoDecember 15, 2011
    Stand-up comedy show on most Wednesdays at 10pm.
  • Cara P.
    Cara PerroneDecember 5, 2011
    Scatter shot
  • Guy
    GuyDecember 5, 2011
    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.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PiresOctober 20, 2011
    Just go with a $3 pabst
  • OurStage
    OurStageJuly 8, 2011
    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 @ http://ourstage.us/3o
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 7, 2011
    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.
  • penguin
    penguinApril 6, 2011
    per bartender. THEY no longer have kilkenny;(
  • Andy B.
    Andy BillsMarch 23, 2011
    Guinness Guinness everywhere. Grab a glass and listen to Irish music
  • GoNowGo
    GoNowGoFebruary 11, 2011
    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.
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