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The Burren

247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2934
617-776-6896
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Ranked #63 of 246 restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish, British
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a fun little place in Davis Square. It has limited outdoor seating which we took advantage of. The food was typical pub fare, but the experience was enhanced by the live music emanating from inside. It's a cute place to stop for a beer and sandwich if you're in the area.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband loved the hot wings, but my pesto seafood pasta plate was bland. We both ended up eating his dinner. Very convenient location to Davis Square in Somerville and close to subway stop. Live music nightly, this is a fun and charming Irish pub.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Great bar! Host a 5k fun for runners/joggers/walkers of all ages with Guinness beef stew afterwards for all par takers. See you every Monday, I've been going there since 2007. As for the bar it self, friendly staff and great irish music and cover bands too. Only bar in Davis where you can have a conversation and not half to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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276 reviews 276 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The live music is great and there’s always live music going on. The food is cheap, really cheap. It’s bar food but the the burgers are good. I thought they’d have a better beer selection, but its really pretty standard mainstream selection. I was stoked to find live Bluegrass, will definitely stop back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Until recently (2/20/14) I haven't been to The Burren in quite a few years and while I remembered having a decent time there, I didn't remember quite how much I liked the place.. First off this place is close to the T. in Davis Square so if you're just going there for some beers and music there are tons of... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I find more often than not, if I'm headed somewhere in Davis we wind up at The Burren for dinner. That's because it is basic good Irish food. I'm never disappointed and the meals are quick. We always find friends there and it is always fun.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

A group of us dropped in for a lunch. It was so much fun. Small wooden booths in the bar area. Irish musicians playing in the corner. Nice beer selection and great food. It looks like it would be a great place to come later in the evening. I had a steak and cheese and my husband had fish and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

good food, fabulous Celtic music and friendly, friendly staff. We have never been disappointed when we visit. Love the impromptu music that happens in the front room.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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180 reviews 180 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

There are a zillion Irish pubs in greater Boston, but the Burren really is one of the best. The food is better than average pub food, the Guinness is delicious, and it's always bustling with fun people and frequent live music. Plus, it's huge! Just walk toward the back and you'll be amazed at how far back it goes. This... More

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Boston
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Great place for beer and entertainment… Stopped in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon; the previous weekend we tried to get in for dinner but the wait was too long. That night the bar was packed and looked like a great place to hang out for a few hours and have a few beers… Saturday afternoon we were entertained in... More

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