Nominated for: BEST Irish Pub
The Burren, Irish Pub and Restaurant in Somerville's Davis Square, is now one of Boston's truly unique places. It captures the mythical nature of its namesake with a rich old world feel that takes hold and slowly pulls you toward another time.
They have Irish-ey decorations on the wall and so forth, but the really pub-like part of this place is the way you go in and there's live acoustic music all the time in the back room, and you can get to know strangers here in a way you can't normally in Boston.
Vote: BEST Irish Pub