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Brendan Behan Pub

Bars Jamaica Plain
5 out of 5 stars
Brendan Behan Pub
Photograph: Michael Ascanio Peguero

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

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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.



Address: 378 Centre St
Cross street: at Sheridan St
Transport: Orange line to Jackson Square or Stony Brook
Opening hours: Daily 1pm-1am
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