Brendan Behan Pub

Bars, Pubs Jamaica Plain
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Brendan Behan Pub
Photograph: Michael Ascanio Peguero

This is one of the jewels of Boston’s popular Irish pub scene. Named after the Irish playwright, it once hosted standing-room-only seisiúns, attended by the likes of Patrick McCabe and JP Donleavy.Behan’s is not a fancy place—it’s small and dimly lit, with no food on offer—but that’s part of its charm. Locals love it because they are encouraged to bring their own food—usually from the various take-out joints that dot Centre Street—to nibble on in between pints from their incredible beer selection.


Venue name: Brendan Behan Pub
Address: 378 Centre St

Cross street: at Sherridan St
Opening hours: Daily 1pm-1am
Transport: Orange line to Jackson Square or Stony Brook
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