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The Burren

247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2934
+1 617-776-6896
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“fish chips” (5 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
Irish, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2934
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

Hands down the best Irish music daily. Music near the front bar and more in the back room. Menu has traditional Irish food or a variety of American choices. All are delicious. Friendly staff. A must stop if you are in the area. Notes: can...More

Thank dreisprings
Reviewed April 26, 2017

You go to The Burren for music, not the food. With that said, I'm always surprised by how limited their beer selection is. Either way, the music is great.

Thank Sean4476
Reviewed April 6, 2017

This is an amazing place where to spend the perfect evening with friends. There are two different rooms in which when we were two groups performed different styles of music, both excellent. The two rooms are connected by a corridor with tables so if you...More

Thank claudiaSalerno
Reviewed April 2, 2017

They're a meeting place for the Somerville Road Runners on Monday nights and set us up with some great stews after the run. Also good people there and serving us. The food is good. They have a decent beer selection. I think I'm a bit...More

Thank cmiles4774
Reviewed March 12, 2017

We arrived around 4:30 and the bar was mobbed but we were able to snag to stools. We enjoyed the music and the atmosphere for a couple hours. Everyone was friendly, bar tenders were efficient and great. Food looked good but we were headed elsewhere....More

Thank quiltsnh
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Pub reminiscent of the Old Sod. Local regulars having a pint at the bar. Irish sausages cooked to perfection, and chips are lively with a sprinkling of seasoned salt. Enjoyable and laid back.

Thank honest reviewer
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Great Irish Pub, with popular music, and a kids dance party in the back room. Singles, grow into couples, come back with the kids. Great community, and very authentic.

Thank glenville255
Reviewed December 9, 2016

Fine spot. Basically like all the other Irish pubs available in the hundreds around Boston. What can really be said?

Thank David P
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Irish music session in the front corner, Americana, Celtic and other sorts of concerts in the back room, and Guinness, Harp, and other spirits, great soups, salads, and burgers, irish and American breakfast dishes -- and Barry's Tea! Welcoming, friendly atmosphere whatever time of day...More

1  Thank kerrymusic
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Went to watch the Celtic Fiddle fest perform in the back room. Arrived early for dinner - great choices on the menu I had the fish & chips - very tasty and flaky My friends had the Guinness stew and Shepard pie, enjoyed their entrees...More

2  Thank Suza223
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2934
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-776-6896
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An Irish bar & restaurant in the heart of Davis Square, Somerville. We offer a menu with a wide selection of vegetarian & vegan options swell as traditional favorites. With live music 7 days & nights a week, with our famous Beatles Brunch every Sunday at noon!
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