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Green Briar Pub in Brighton is closing after 29 years

Larry Reynolds (left) played fiddle as Shannon Heaton (center) and Rachael Blake played their flutes at the Green Briar Pub in 2004.
Larry Reynolds (left) played fiddle as Shannon Heaton (center) and Rachael Blake played their flutes at the Green Briar Pub in 2004. Globe Staff/File

After nearly three decades in business, the Green Briar Pub in Brighton is closing its doors for good.

May 6 will be the last day of service, according to an announcement posted on the pub’s website.

“This was a difficult and sad decision to make,” the announcement states. “We want to recognize and express sincere appreciation for our staff - some have been with us since the very beginning. Their hard work and dedication to providing warm hospitality was what made the Green Briar so special. We have met with the team regarding the closing date and our priority is to help each employee transfer jobs. To our guests, thank you. We hope to see you and say good-bye before our last day of service.”

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The Green Briar Pub first opened in 1989, according to its Facebook page. The pub is part of the Briar Group, which operates several establishments in Boston, including M.J. O’Connor’s, Ned Devine’s, and The Harp.

Located at 304 Washington St. in Brighton, the Green Briar is a classic Irish pub where you can play darts, shoot pool, listen to live music, or watch a game on TV while sipping Guinness. It also claims to host the longest-running traditional Irish seisiún, an informal session where local musicians get together and play Irish music every Monday night.


Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.