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O'Briens Irish Pub

££ - £££Irish, ,
2226 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5706
+1 310-829-5303
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“calamari” (2 reviews)
“great pub” (2 reviews)
“happy hour” (2 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
2226 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5706
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my neighborhood pub. I have been coming here for more than 20 years, and I love it. An Irish pub, it draws lots of expats from Ireland and Britain. A sports pub, it is lined with televisions broadcasting most major sporting events live....More

Thank Michael B
William O, Owner at O'Briens Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Michael, Manchester United, until I die, but I do love welcome all fans, (even bandwagon Messi fans). I do know you are a true fan. Beautifully written and precise review I think I might cut and paste it and use it as my business blurb!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent. Good sized potions. Great atmosphere. Service was attentive. Willie the owner was an amazing host!

Thank KenDebbi
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We spent a very pleasant evening at this classic Irish pub. It was busy but the service was swift and excellent. The food and drinks were great and we also enjoyed chatting with the proprietor and his staff. It was altogether an enjoyable night out.

Thank thrifty
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Fun little corner pub for Happy Hour and girls night out. We stayed for hours and never felt rushed. The service was pretty good. Very friendly waiter. Good was decent bar food. Drinks were tasty. I recommend the Cadillac margarita.

Thank tink8009
William O, Owner at O'Briens Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you Tink, I appreciate the great review, although we are not known for our cocktails, (mostly great beers and whiskeys), my bartenders are experienced and very capable! My staff are great! Willy O'Sullivan

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Went here twice. Once for drinks had a great night. Noticed a lot of people eating, so went again to try the food, didn't disapoint very nice meals for all of us.

Thank anthony n
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Ate there three times within a week and each time some of the draft beer had changed. That is great. As someone said the calamari is the best. Had it twice of the three times we were there. The hamburgers were also very good, some...More

Thank steve5074
William O, Owner at O'Briens Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you so much for the review, we rotate our beers every day and I appreciate the mention of the calamari, it is great! Willy O'Sullivan

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The best calamari in my life I swear. The music, the atmosphere is very pub-ish. Kitchen and bartenders are very fast. Love it. Great beer selection

Thank Bassilok
William O, Owner at O'Briens Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you so much for the great review, great calamari in an Irish Pub, who knew? Thanks for taking the time! Willy O Sullivan

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We just stopped in for a quick dinner while in Santa Monica. We arrived early in the dinner hour and the place was already busy. Our server recommended the Black and Blue burger which I ordered and it was delicious!! Stone IPA was a great...More

Thank talkslikeaduck
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Great Bartender who did a great job and let us try some local beer for free. Lot of locals there who were all very friendly and funny. All about a great evening with awesome drinks and beers!

Thank Marco R
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

So, this bar and restaurant will serve you beer, food, you can watch some sport, blah , blah and blah. You remember Cheers, where everybody knows your name? You got it! For Ted Danson, meet Willy, and regulars and strangers are greeted on arrival, a...More

Thank Terence O
William O, Owner at O'Briens Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

That is so funny! Poor Brady! I am humbled by the Ted Danson comparison, my favorite TV bartender. We love O'Brien's and we love our customers. Thanks for taking the time to do this. So few people do! Willy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2226 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-829-5303
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Authentic Irish pub, Irish owned and operated for twenty years by Willy O'Sullivan, a native of Cork. Please do not confuse us with with O'Brien's on Main St. (No relation, long story) Brick and dark wood room, with a prominent bar, featuring dishes like authentic, Fish & Chips and and an Irish Breakfast, (fry up) served all day, every day. Warm, mellow atmosphere, we will make any visitor feel at home. Kids are also welcome. Our Guinness is comparable to Dublin, so we have been told, and we also carry a great number of local craft beers on draft.
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