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Brian Boru

$$ - $$$, , American
57 Center St, Portland, ME 04101-3901
+1 207-780-1506
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“corned beef” (2 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, American, Irish
$$ - $$$
57 Center St, Portland, ME 04101-3901
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed March 16, 2018

It's declined quite a bit and I've had some really negative experiences there lately with the staff.

Thank CJ7710
Reviewed December 9, 2017

Either the bartender was not trained to pour a pint of Guinness the proper way or he doesn't care, either way this supposed irish pub falls on its face when it comes to the pint pour.

Thank PBear50
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

This place is dirty and gross. The Bartenders are too busy socializing to wait on you, plus they have attitude. This bar is boring - music isn’t good. Other than that, what’s there to say but find some place else to go.

Thank Jolene4500
Reviewed September 6, 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 August 20, 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 July 10, 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 June 20, 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 June 6, 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 May 31, 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 December 10, 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
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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 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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