Bars & Clubs

Neighborhoods: Jamaica Plain

2014 Winner: Brendan Behan Pub

In crunchy JP, the come-as-you-are spirit extends to what many consider the best, most authentic Irish bar in Boston. (Sit down, Southie.) Ireland’s Sunday Tribune once named it Boston’s best watering hole, so there’s true Éire-given cred, and the live music often includes traditional Irish seisúns. There’s no kitchen here, but the genial staff lets you bring your own food. (Seriously.) The cash-only policy is a small price to pay.

Brendan Behan Pub

378 Centre St., Boston • (617) 522-5386

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