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O'Brien's Irish Pub

Map & Directions 2941 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • European, Irish
  • Sun, Sat 11:30am-2am, Mon-Fri 5pm-2am
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Reservations Accepted


LA Weekly's Description

There are a lot of cool bars on Main Street in Santa Monica, but none of them consistently has as much live entertainment as this beloved Irish bar, which has been a cultural anchor in this neighborhood bordering Venice since 1995. There's music most nights of the week, and comedy the rest of the time in the bar's back room. Music ranges from folk and traditional to country and punk rock. Evoking the old country, O'Brien's is outfitted with antique wooden cabinets and vintage Guinness posters, and the bar lures in Irish exiles, tourists and local rugby and soccer clubs. Open for lunch and dinner every day, O'Brien's is a popular spot for catching the game, and also has a front patio, which is a great place to catch the endless parade of passersby on sunny Main Street. The kitchen serves basic bar food with an Irish twist, such as Irish nachos (with Guinness-braised beef), and the bar is well fortified with Irish beers like Harp and Guinness. Street parking.

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  • Charles E. on 01/06/12

    The sign of any good Irish pub (in the US) is how well they pour a Guiness and how well they make fish and chips. These guys do both well! Gets really busy late at night.

  • Cheapism on 03/14/11

    This spot has all day happy hour from noon-7pm every day of the week. There are plenty of $5 appetizers and cheap well drinks and wine. Also plenty of great $5 beers on tap.

  • Abigail R. on 09/18/11

    Richie makes the best mojitos in town!!

  • Audrey W. on 09/27/10

    Great Bears bar!

  • Thai L. on 02/17/10

    Probably the best bar on Main street. It's a great atmosphere and a cool place to check out music and meet new friends.

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