The Burren Irish Bar & Restaurant

3.9
9 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
For 23 years, The Burren has served the Somerville, MA community with a traditional Irish experience. It sits in the heart of Davis Square and is walking distance to the Red Line, Somerville Theater, Davis Square Theater, The Rockwell and Tufts University.

The Burren bar and restaurant offers authentic Irish fare and cold drinks to enjoy while experiencing live nightly entertainment. Whether it's a traditional Irish Session, Bluegrass Jam, Gypsy Jazz or Beatles Brunch your looking for, look no further as we have something for everyone. Please visit our website to view our extensive entertainment calendar.

The Guinness beef stew, vegetarian shepherd's pie and Fish and Chips are guest favorites. We have a wide range of vegetarian and vegan options available.

Enjoy one of the many signature cocktails and draft beers available at the full bar. The Burren encourages guests to stay for a lingering social experience while enjoying good conversation and music.
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3.9based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.0
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3.8
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1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

This place is so gross I literally saw a mouse run across the stage before the band went on.

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l
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for a concert in the back room. It's a very cozy atmosphere and is small enough that basically every seat has a great view of the stage. The food was delicious and they even had gluten free beer and burger buns which I certainly appreciate, being allergic. They also keep the bar and food service closed while music is playing so that it's very focused, and feels more like musical "dinner theater" than just a restaurant with a musician playing. Will definitely be going back!

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A
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great meal while listening to great Irish music.

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JT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with the family for Mother's Day brunch - good, unfussy Irish food, pub atmosphere, great Bloody Mary. Friendly servers, reasonably prompt service. Music drifting in from the Back Room just made it more fun. Everyone in the place looked happy. Good times.

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c
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I should have known better than to go to brunch at an irish bar. . . that was my mistake. It smells overwhelmingly of cleaning fluid when you walk in. My kids thought it smelled like a bathroom. The food was ok, service was slow. We ordered a BLT to go for my dad but when we got home we saw that it was only bacon and bread. No lettuce and tomato. Go at night to hear live music and drink beer. . . don't go for a meal.

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j
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was bad. Omelette tasted of maple syrup. My friend returned 2 orders and ended up with no meal

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F
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was extremely slow - I had to go and find the servers who were chatting at the bar. Food was ok but in no way worth the cost. It was quiet (Easter Sunday) so perhaps unusual.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. We go there often. Great ambience, wonderful Irish food.

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GM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific weekend brunch. Excellent service. Cool ambiance. Awesome tunes. In short: great neighborhood pub!

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