O'Brien's Irish Pub

2941 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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  • Sun, Sat 11:30am-2am, Mon-Fri 5pm-2am
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Reservations Accepted
There are a lot of bars on Main Street in Santa Monica, but none of them consistently has as much live entertainment as this 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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