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Brian Boru

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, , American
57 Center St, Portland, ME 04101-3901
+1 207-780-1506
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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“irish pub” (12 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, American, Irish
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57 Center St, Portland, ME 04101-3901
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Just a very ordinary pub with plain service, the service is fair. The tables are not cleaned as patrons leave. Was not impressed with the visit.

Thank Montrealonthego64
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I want to share the terrible experience I had with Brian Boru in downtown Portland Maine. Months ago I spoke with Charlie regarding hosting my sisters bridal shower there for today August 20th 2017. Through the course of the past few months Charlie was terrible...More

Thank SamanthaSardinha
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went here because of good reviews I read. We went on a hot, 90 degree day, and discovered they had no air conditioning in the place just open doors and windows. Not the day for that. We stayed anyway and ordered some food and drink....More

Thank boru77
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is a lovely local establishment with quality food and drink at a good price. The atmosphere is casual and friendly. The haddock sandwich was terrific. I kept coming back as it just had a vibe that the touristy places lacked.

Thank Janina K
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Good beer ... good pub food ... great service. Loved the fried haddock sandwich with delicious fries or colcannun potatoes. Lots of card players, locals, and friendly folks.

Thank nanwind
Reviewed 31 May 2017

There are lots of good bars in Portland ME and this is one of them. Just a laid back kind of place with good beer selection, happy hour prices to please, basic food that any beer lover would enjoy, and music too. If you're touring...More

Thank meetwithpete
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is the place for friends to gather. Great Irish style food. Had the burgers, excellent. Can't wait to try the corned beef next time. Bench seating, share the bench among several other customers like an old time pub. Board games provided and even an...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Really fun Irish bar.. but it isnt a "fake" Irish bar with paper shamrocks all over the place..Its a legit Irish bar, where people go to drink, listen to music, laugh, make friends, chat it up. Bar keeps are good and are fast, so if...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went here on a bar hop and the drinks were good and such but the bar is small and out dated just not the best spot in the old port would recommend going somewhere else

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Out on a cold misty night, looking for a bite. We saw Brian Boru. I remembered seeing it on Trip Advisor so we said, why not. It really is a bar with some food. A young crowd for a couple of gray hairs ! But...More

Thank lovesroads
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Center St, Portland, ME 04101-3901
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-780-1506
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