It takes a while to convince out-of-towners raised on Ben Affleck movies, but Boston’s best Irish pub isn’t in Southie—it’s in Somerville, where this spot named for a rocky region of the Emerald Isle hosts an always-hopping scene. Properly poured Guinness pints accompany nightly live music lineups, ranging from traditional seisún artists to local indie singer/songwriters. This is where you’ll find old Irish fiddleheads sharing bar space with millennial hipsters, shouting “sláinte!” into the night.
247 Elm St., Somerville • (617) 776-6896
2017 Winner: The Field
This may start a Dropkick Murphys-scored riot, but we have to say it: Some of the area’s best Irish pubs aren’t even in Southie...
- 20 Prospect St., Cambridge
- (617) 354-7345