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The Burren

247 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 776-6896
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Ranked #2 of 14 Nightlife in Somerville
Type: Performances, Bar/ Clubs
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

One of my guilty pleasures in the early 2000's was watching "Next Stop Wonderland." The heroine went on a series of horrible first dates at The Burren, so I was of course eager to try it. The first couple of times I went in, it was hard to get the server's attention, so I left, which isn't the greatest. I've... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Frequent visitor when I am in Davis Square. It doesn't look large when you see it from outside but inside there is a large bar/restaurant area in the front, some more seating space (booths) in the back and there is a separate back room for bands and more live music all the way in the back. On Sundays, I happen... More

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Michigan City, Indiana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I liked the location and atmosphere (outside and in). However impossible to hear conversation over the roar (seek tables in very back). Good selection of beers and ales

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The front boasts a classic irish pub hosted by live acoustic bands. Follow through a small hallway lined with booth seating to the back and you reach another bar with a different live band. Thursday nights are 80's night, hosted by the band Scatter Shot. They do amazing renditions of 80's music and everyone loves to dance. The drinks are... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I haven't tried the food but the beer is Great and Guiness!! They have triva night and great live music plus a brunch. but i'm too hungover to get there for brunch

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Norton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Excellent food and quick service on a busy holiday, Sunday night. Irish music was very good. Irish pub atmosphere was very inviting.

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Marlow, Bucks, UK
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107 reviews 107 reviews
17 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We went late on a Friday night after a gig at the Somerville Theatre. I wasn't impressed by the $5 cover charge. It's ok - there was a band there playing Irish music, but I wouldn't say it's work going out of your way for.

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Cambridge
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I recommended this to two young Irish girls walking in Harvard Square when they wanted a place to go for St. Patricks Day. It is very Irish-pub and friendly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I just recently went here for dinner after quite a while. They have updated their menu and have quite a few great sounding choices. I had the black bean burger and it was excellent. We sat out side which was quite nice too. I have been here later at night when they have live cover bands. The bands are usually... More

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
67 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

When I worked in Davis Square, we used this place as the default watering hole. It's got a more laid back atmosphere without being a complete dive, so if you're looking to just kick back and enjoy some pub food and a few beers, this fits the bill. I always thought the service was kind of meh myself, but if... More

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