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O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
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2941 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-6405
+1 310-396-4725
12:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Marina del Rey, California
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312 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

O'Brien's is an Irish Pub in Santa Monica. Parking is a pain, but once you find something you are set. Mind the signs on the street. There is outdoor seating and it is great to just watch all the people traffic walking by, going to shops and other eatery's. The have TVs inside for game day if you like. They... More 

Thank Elizabeth L
Boston, Massachusetts
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636 reviews
431 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stopped in to watch a game and had a good time. The food was okay but kind of wish we only got an app and went somewhere else for dinner. We tried the Quesadillas, wings, and nachos. All okay. I tried one of their guinness floats, the Chimay O’Brien - Chimay topped off with Guinness. It was interesting. I... More 

Thank Kipp7272
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were headed to Santa Monica for a weeklong girls trip - arrived late and O'Brien's was a few short blocks away - open late! It was easy parking, great service, amazing food, lively patrons - and clean restrooms! Excellent experience! It was so great that we came back a few nights later - and again we were not disappointed!

Thank nstephens2016
Parkland, Florida
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166 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

It was a great busy bar with lots of televisions to watch the game. Service was great even though they were busy. Only issue was the place was reality warm with no air flow. Otherwise it was good. Food was good. Typical bar food. The potato skins were very good.

Thank lizd3
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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88 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

My husband drive by one day so he thought he would like to try this place open since February 2016. He felt it was just MEH. I don't know maybe because he's British and likes his cod breaded lighter than what was served. He felt the beer's were mediocre , maybe if they brewed their own beer they could get... More 

Thank Aneesa K
Santa Monica, California
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127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Menu seems varied. Crowds go here to drink. There may be authentic Irish food, yet it's noisy and really is a bar.

Thank SMOgal
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

We enjoyed out stop. Kobe Beef English Burger, two eggs piled on avocado, onions, and cole slaw. Then grab that Smithwicks Irish draft beer and shazaam , you've been Pubbed to a fine degree, me lad. Last call stop and head home. Liz,was sweet and took care of our eating needs. I am the author of the book "True Travel... More 

Thank kaatok
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Guinness could have been fresher. good bar service and friendly ...food was nominal at best. Good music when they have music nights.

Thank Hooliganite
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

November 2014 came on a Saturday night, it was heaving and fun. November 2015 was a slow Sunday. But the two bands were great, happy hour between 10pm and midnight meant beers and buffalo wings for five bucks. The place itself isn't amazing, but the stars are for the atmosphere and memories.

Thank Krystian K
Santa Monica, California
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122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

I frequently stop in at this place and consider it to be my "local". They serve tasty fare and I particularly recommend their turkey burger and veggie burger. The service is good and the staff are very friendly. Nothing too fancy in terms of their cuisine but tasty simple pub grub in a nice setting.

Thank vincemc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2941 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-6405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-396-4725
"located one block from Santa Monica's famous beaches, this cozy neighborhood pub and restaurant has been around for over 20 years, proudly serving authentic irish brews, as well as a great array of rotating craft beers featuring many local selections, delicious whiskey's and spirits, and fine irish and american cuisine. O'Brien's Pub is a Santa Monica staple, with a traditional and welcoming decor fitted with rich cabinetry, irish art & decor, and an incredible outdoor dog-friendly patio to enjoy the perfect Santa Monica weather. open seven days a week for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late night entertainment, O'Brien's Pub attracts a diverse clientele that is popular with rugby and soccer sports clubs, irish natives, tourists, sports fans, and is packed with regulars and locals on the weekends. whenever you come in you will always find a cheery and welcoming pub with great food, the best pints, and the friendly Irish spirit that we are known for. Come in as a friend, and leave as family. Slainte! "

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