Bars & Clubs

Place to Drink Alone

2017 Winner: Brendan Behan Pub

No one’s going to bother you if you bury yourself in a book at this cash-only Jamaica Plain pub, a charming crossroads for grizzled neighborhood old-timers, hip young gentrifiers and artsy punks. The lovingly weathered watering hole’s strong craft beer selection is an attraction to me-time seekers who want to tuck into a corner and drop a teardrop into a pint glass—or maybe, inspired by the bar’s namesake, scratch out some poetry in peace.

Brendan Behan Pub

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

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