A neighborhood staple, the Irish Village has been a Brighton landmark since the early 1970’s. Originally owned by Peter Lee, a Galway native new to America, the Irish Village offered other Irish immigrants a taste of home. The warm and welcoming atmosphere quickly drew in others of non-Irish descent, turning the Irish Village into a neighborhood pub in the truest sense.

In 1990, Peter’s sons took over the bar’s management. The bar continued to flourish as a neighborhood meeting spot, and also became known as one of the best places an Irish emigrant could go to quickly get assimilated into the local Irish scene. Changes were made to update the bar’s atmosphere, but much remained the same. The bar began sponsoring a team in the Massachusetts Amateur Soccer League called the Irish Village Soccer Club, and continued to be a strong tie to the Irish community of Boston.
hours | Open 7 days a week from 11AM - 1AM
press
Herald readers voted The Irish Village their favorite Irish pub in Boston. With a crew of regulars, genial bartenders and cozy atmosphere, it’s not hard to believe why Irish ex-pats and Bostonians alike flock to the Village in Brighton to throw back a couple of Guinness and catch up with friends. -Boston Herald
directions | 224 MARKET STREET, BRIGHTON MA 02135
From Boston:
Take EXIT 20 toward ALLSTON / BRIGHTON.
Merge onto CAMBRIDGE ST.
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto N BEACON ST
Turn LEFT onto MARKET ST.

From Cambridge:
Start out going WEST on WESTERN AVE
Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto LEO M BIRMINGHAM PKWY
Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto MARKET ST

Public Transportation:
Bus # 86 from Sullivan Square, Harvard Square or Cleveland Circle