With St. Patrick's Day just 10 days away, how do you plan to celebrate the holiday weekend? Boston has no shortage of Irish themed pubs, but the three spots below offer some of the most authentic food, drink, atmosphere - and especially music - in the city!
Located just across the street from Fenway Park, the Lansdowne Pub features the best of Irish culture and Boston heritage. During St. Patrick's Day week the pub becomes even more authentic with traditional live Irish music all week and a special all-day show packed with plenty of Guinness on March 17 starting at 10am.
Located in Somerville, The Burren is owned and operated by husband and wife musicians, Tommy and Louise McCarthy. These music lovers aren't satisfied with a single day of traditional Irish music, they feature authentic artists 7 nights a week!
In addition to bands, The Burren presents Irish step-dancing on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
On March 17 they will feature a special Irish variety show with "traditional tunes, ballads, stories & dancing, featuring Tommy McCarthy, Louise Costello, Robert Elliott & Seamus Noonan, along with special guests."
Check the Burren's website for more info!
The Black Rose
The Black Rose has been Boston's premier Irish pub and restaurant for more than 40 years! Located behind Faneuil Marketplace, they feature traditional music every single night of the week - and often on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, too!
On St. Patrick's Day weekend, The Black Rose will host Scranton's traditional Celtic/Folk band, The Irish Balladeers on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night along with additional supporting acts. On the 17th they will serve a traditional Irish breakfast beginning at 8 AM.
You can find the entire schedule on the Black Rose's website.