A favorite of Brighton residents, local students and Irish visitors, the Green Briar serves up savory food and vibrant nightlife seven days a week.

We feature all your favorite sporting events on several big screen TVs and our giant project screen, including rugby, soccer, English Premier League, live GAA, Rugby World Cup, NFL football, Heineken Cup & 6 Nations on our giant projection TV. Our affordable menu features classic Irish favorites and our lively entertainment roster keeps our loyal patrons coming back for more. Join us for Notre Dame Gamewatch all season long! Looking for a versatile location for your next party? The Green Briar is available for private events.

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Our Press

  • "This old school Irish pub in Brighton has the longest running traditional Irish seisiun in Boston — 26 years. And, yes, you can expect a meal of corned beef and cabbage, too, and live music from Lake Shore Drive beginning at 1:30 p.m." -Laurie Wilson, Boston Globe, March 2016

  • "The South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade isn't til Sunday, but here are a bunch of spots – in no logical order whatsoever – that will be celebrating Boston's favorite holiday for the entire "Evacuation Day" long weekend (second only, perhaps, to Marathon Monday) in earnest, from live music to authentic drink and food specials." -Alex E. Weaver, BostonInno, March 2016

  • Where in Boston to go Watch Your Favorite College Football Team ~Boston.com, September 2015

  • Where to watch UFC 189 around Boston: "McGregor fever will be in full force at this Irish bar located in Brighton." ~Boston.com, July 2015

  • »At the Briar, aspiring strummers and whistlers have a place to learn their craft in a more welcoming atmosphere at a more manageable pace, with musicians of similar skill ... Players arrive to hearty greetings, swap music and stories, and take time between reels to take it all in. Slower is a refreshing change of pace, many say. You wouldn't gulp a Guinness, after all. » Read More ~The Boston Globe, 2007

  • »Located in Boston's Brighton neighborhood, The Green Briar offers a casual dining atmosphere, with Irish flare! » ~NECN.com, 2011

  • Best Bar in Brighton: In a city packed with Irish pubs, this Brighton destination is known for dominating the international sports scene. Plenty of TVs and projection screens allow fans to cheer for rugby and hurling, soccer (or footy). Expect a lively atmosphere with the upcoming London Olympics. Our advice? Mingle with the locals during the week while enjoying traditional eats like bangers and mash and make room for the younger crowd reveling on the weekend. ~Improper Bostonian, 2012