O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 2941 Main St

    Santa Monica, CA 90405

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  • 310-396-4725

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I love this place on Main. It is fun and lively every night of the week. It is bigger than the O'briens on Wilshire and has more tables to sit at while drinking your beers. It has a lot of screens to watch your favorite game. Or when your finished.. just hop on down Main street and check out the lively entertainment on all areas of this fun strip of Santa Monica

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I love this place on Main. It is fun and lively every night of the week. It is bigger than the O'briens on Wilshire and has more tables to sit at while drinking your beers. It has a lot of screens to watch your favorite game. Or when your finished.. just hop on down Main street and check out the lively entertainment on all areas of this fun strip of Santa Monica

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....And getting sloshed. maybe the occasional leprechaun cuz i'm ignorant. \r
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Needless to say, I did not get to experience any of those things for lunch today. I guess I can start with some positives. Service was good. Ridiculously good

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....And getting sloshed. maybe the occasional leprechaun cuz i'm ignorant. \r
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Needless to say, I did not get to experience any of those things for lunch today. I guess I can start with some positives. Service was good. Ridiculously good

Pros: Lots of lunch specials

Cons: Food is bland. Hard parking.

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If you want beer, football and really good nachos, this is Santa Monica's hidden gem. You'll get some pretty enthusiastic fans here, and if you're really itching to see a game that isn't on one of the multiple flat-screens, ask, and they'll put it on. The wait staff is really accommodating. And did I mention the nachos? Seriously. Try them!

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If you want beer, football and really good nachos, this is Santa Monica's hidden gem. You'll get some pretty enthusiastic fans here, and if you're really itching to see a game that isn't on one of the multiple flat-screens, ask, and they'll put it on. The wait staff is really accommodating. And did I mention the nachos? Seriously. Try them!

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After reading a few of the reviews, I realize my experience with the extremely rude and horrible doorman is not unique. It's also interesting that he seems to admit more male customers than female. As I approached to enter the bar, the

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★★★★★

After reading a few of the reviews, I realize my experience with the extremely rude and horrible doorman is not unique. It's also interesting that he seems to admit more male customers than female. As I approached to enter the bar, the

Pros: It's in close vicinity to other bars with better service and attitude

Cons: appaling service and attitude

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So I was SHOCKED to see a line on a saturday night for a DINGY Pub. Once I got inside, I was still shocked and didn't understand WHAT in the world the line was for. \r
The place isn't swank or pretty, it's not newly renovated. It's a two

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So I was SHOCKED to see a line on a saturday night for a DINGY Pub. Once I got inside, I was still shocked and didn't understand WHAT in the world the line was for. \r
The place isn't swank or pretty, it's not newly renovated. It's a two

Pros: good beer, easy place to get a drink, casual mingling, great live music

Cons: LOUD music, overcrowded at times , empty at other

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I came here to watch San Diego play the Patriots- there are some die hard New England fans that come here, which made it fun! The staff was nice and accommodating. The food was pretty bad. I had french fries and they were very dry and bland.

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★★★☆☆

I came here to watch San Diego play the Patriots- there are some die hard New England fans that come here, which made it fun! The staff was nice and accommodating. The food was pretty bad. I had french fries and they were very dry and bland.

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Comedy & music nights are enjoyable. Very laidback vibe. Mix of locals and people coming in from other parts of LA. Young crowd, but most docile environment for nightlife on main. Cool atmosphere, great drinks. good food. Bartender

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Comedy & music nights are enjoyable. Very laidback vibe. Mix of locals and people coming in from other parts of LA. Young crowd, but most docile environment for nightlife on main. Cool atmosphere, great drinks. good food. Bartender

Pros: friendly bartenders, food, drinks, irish setting

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FUn bar, can get crowded! Overall good vibes..........Lots of cool restaurants nearby! Parking can be nuts though...

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★★★★★

FUn bar, can get crowded! Overall good vibes..........Lots of cool restaurants nearby! Parking can be nuts though...

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First time was the last time. There is NO parking. Once parking was found there was NO service. When I asked, for my date, if there was any food offered..I was told by the surly doorman "NO". No explaination, no suggestion, no manners.

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★★★★★

First time was the last time. There is NO parking. Once parking was found there was NO service. When I asked, for my date, if there was any food offered..I was told by the surly doorman "NO". No explaination, no suggestion, no manners.

Pros: Target rich environment

Cons: Not much else!

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The patio's definitely the reason to com here and people watch the girls heading to the different clubs on a Saturday night. Their drinks are strong and the crowd is chill. There's hardly any parking so thankfully you can have time to walk

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★★★★★

The patio's definitely the reason to com here and people watch the girls heading to the different clubs on a Saturday night. Their drinks are strong and the crowd is chill. There's hardly any parking so thankfully you can have time to walk

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I went here on Friday 11/10/06 around 5PM. \r
My friend and I were the first people there and that's always cool.\r
We sat outside on the patio and drank beer. \r
The barkeep was cool. He was chill and friendly with a smile and I enjoy

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★★★★★

I went here on Friday 11/10/06 around 5PM. \r
My friend and I were the first people there and that's always cool.\r
We sat outside on the patio and drank beer. \r
The barkeep was cool. He was chill and friendly with a smile and I enjoy

Pros: Chill atmosphere, friendly staff, good happy hour

Cons: Nothing I could think of.

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The staff and crowd is incredibly friendly. I live in the neighborhood and love dropping in for a bite to eat or a drink. My roommate and I went recently for their comedy night and had a great time- the comics were pretty funny, the

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The staff and crowd is incredibly friendly. I live in the neighborhood and love dropping in for a bite to eat or a drink. My roommate and I went recently for their comedy night and had a great time- the comics were pretty funny, the

Pros: friendly staff, good crowd, good food

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I went on a random Wednesday night after just missing happy hour. The evening started out slow but then a local soccer team came in a liven things up. Unlike some of the reviews, I found this place to be unpretenious with friendly

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★★★★★

I went on a random Wednesday night after just missing happy hour. The evening started out slow but then a local soccer team came in a liven things up. Unlike some of the reviews, I found this place to be unpretenious with friendly

Pros: staff, friendly people, laid back

Cons: parking

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Yes, real Irish people actually go to this bar! A great spot in SM/Venice for drinks, socializing and good cheer. The location tends to pull in a relaxed and happy crowd who are mostly in their 20s. On occasion they will have a live band

3
★★★★★

Yes, real Irish people actually go to this bar! A great spot in SM/Venice for drinks, socializing and good cheer. The location tends to pull in a relaxed and happy crowd who are mostly in their 20s. On occasion they will have a live band

Pros: Fun environment, No cover

Cons: Seating is limited

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The atmosphere is so polymorphic you can find exactly what you are looking for any day for any mood.
The staff is awesome and friendly!

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The atmosphere is so polymorphic you can find exactly what you are looking for any day for any mood.
The staff is awesome and friendly!

Pros: Good people, Good Drinks, Good Atmosphere

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O'Brien's was a great night out. Lots of people, the bartenders made some great drinks, and the live music was amazing. It's a little loud in there, but it's worth it for the atmosphere you get when everyone's really enjoying a band.
And I

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O'Brien's was a great night out. Lots of people, the bartenders made some great drinks, and the live music was amazing. It's a little loud in there, but it's worth it for the atmosphere you get when everyone's really enjoying a band.
And I

Pros: live music, good drinks

Cons: crowded

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Not my first time at this place, but this weekend was the best. Aside from the doorstaff being sticklers for ID, the place is a haven for the 'authentic Irish pub'-seeking crowd. Heck, most of the bartenders are Irish.
After a couple

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★★★★★

Not my first time at this place, but this weekend was the best. Aside from the doorstaff being sticklers for ID, the place is a haven for the 'authentic Irish pub'-seeking crowd. Heck, most of the bartenders are Irish.
After a couple

Pros: Great Service, Live Music, Busy

Cons: No smoking inside

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Get there early, and it's not too crowded, a great place to grab dinner and a few beers. Get there later, after things pick up, and it's a great time. The staff is friendly, the food is good, the drink selection is great, I highly

3
★★★★★

Get there early, and it's not too crowded, a great place to grab dinner and a few beers. Get there later, after things pick up, and it's a great time. The staff is friendly, the food is good, the drink selection is great, I highly

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What kind of "authentic" pub is out of the first two beers I order? A lack of libation coupled with an unbelievably rude staff at this WAY overcrowded bar made for a lousy night out. It took me 10 minutes to navigate through the crowd of

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★★★★★

What kind of "authentic" pub is out of the first two beers I order? A lack of libation coupled with an unbelievably rude staff at this WAY overcrowded bar made for a lousy night out. It took me 10 minutes to navigate through the crowd of

Cons: rude bouncers, rude doormen, no beer

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Seriously don't waste your time going to O'Brien's. It's a crappy little bar with bad atmosphere and over-priced drinks. There's about 10 bars that surround this place, and they're all WAY better. The service at O'Brien's was so bad and

3
★★★★★

Seriously don't waste your time going to O'Brien's. It's a crappy little bar with bad atmosphere and over-priced drinks. There's about 10 bars that surround this place, and they're all WAY better. The service at O'Brien's was so bad and

Cons: Over-priced, crowded, rude

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The live music rocks, and I've seen several celebs lately!!!

Short wait in line. I saw a girl get told she wasn't going to get in, but she was rude to the bouncers. Friends of the owners will get in ahead of you. When I got to go in the

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★★★★★

The live music rocks, and I've seen several celebs lately!!!

Short wait in line. I saw a girl get told she wasn't going to get in, but she was rude to the bouncers. Friends of the owners will get in ahead of you. When I got to go in the

Pros: Great Live Music, Fun Crowd, Patio

Cons: Weekends Packed, No Parking

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the cocky doormen will make you wait all night while they let in their "boys" ahead of you. even if you are a group of women.....who are normally quite welcome in bars. and if you inquire about their admission choices, you will be banned

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★★★★★

the cocky doormen will make you wait all night while they let in their "boys" ahead of you. even if you are a group of women.....who are normally quite welcome in bars. and if you inquire about their admission choices, you will be banned

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The clientele is a mix of 20 and 30 somethings and a large dose of ex-patriate Irish, English and other Europeans. O'Brien's has been a mainstay on Main St. for over 10 years.

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The clientele is a mix of 20 and 30 somethings and a large dose of ex-patriate Irish, English and other Europeans. O'Brien's has been a mainstay on Main St. for over 10 years.

Pros: Live Music, Outdoor Patio, Guinness on Tap

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I feel comfortable and happy at O'Briens. Five dollar beers, though.

3
★★★★★

I feel comfortable and happy at O'Briens. Five dollar beers, though.

 

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