Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Brookline
Here, the Patch guide to St. Patrick's Day in Brookline, from the best Guinness pours to the most delicious Irish dinners.
Maybe you aren't as Irish as St. Patrick himself (who was kidnapped and sent to Ireland as a slave, escaped in 409 and returned to Ireland in 432, believing he had been called upon to spread the word of God) but on March 17, everyone's a little Irish.
If your plans don't include hiking down to Southie to watch the parade, here are some great pubs near by:
1. O’Leary’s Irish Pub & Restaurant at 1010 Beacon Street.
Hours: Mon - Sun, 11:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Signature dishes: O'Leary's specializes in dishes such as beef stew and fish and chips.
2. Corrib Pub & Restaurant at 201 Harvard Street.
3. The Abbey at 1657 Beacon Street.
Hours: 11 a.m. until 2am, the kitchen closes at 1:30am.
Signature dishes: Bison Bolognese, lamb lollipops, flat bread pizza
4. Matt Murphy’s Pub at 14 Harvard Street.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Signature dishes: The pulled pork sandwhich with basalmic mustard is highly recommended. In addition to their selection of beers, Matt Murphy's also carries an excellent selection of whiskeys including McCallan, Glennfiddich, Jameson and Glenmorangie.
5. The Publick House at 1648 Beacon Street.
Hours: Kitchen: Mon - Fri, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Sat, Sun, 4:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Bar: till 2 a.m.
Signature dishes: Calamari salad with baby arugala, Trappist meatloaf with pork and beer, mac and cheese
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