A Davis Square mainstay, The Burren is one of the most popular Irish pubs that side of the river. During the afternoon, the front room—with its wood-slatted floors and a gentle light pouring through the windows—is full of folks tucking into bowls of beef stew, sipping pints of Guinness (or any number of local brews) and listening to informal Irish seisiúns. At night, the place gets packed with young residents and Tufts students, many of whom come to check out nightly live entertainment.
Historically speaking, Boston has long been a haven for proud Irish immigrants and their descendants, who love to show that they bleed green. Because of these strong cultural ties, it only makes sense that our city would have an abundance of authentic pubs for us to frequent and pay homage to our Emerald Isle heritage. Not only do the best Irish pubs in Boston offer affordable pints of beer—properly poured, mind you—and a lively atmosphere, but some also double as the best sports bars around town, with TV screens that let you and your pals gather to down a few rounds as you watch the big game. Many serve praiseworthy comfort food and host some of the best trivia nights or live music found throughout the Hub. Grab a friend or two, order a swig of whiskey and prepare yourself for a night of pure, unadulterated fun at these spots.
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