Best of Boston

1998 Best Irish Pub, Food

Tir Na Nog

The name means “Land of Eternal Youth” in Gaelic, which is a fine motto for any drinking establishment. It’s small and boxy, with only a few tables squeezed around the bar and the corner where the musicians jam. But the Guiness is properly chilled, the food is surprisingly tasty, and there’s a bartender named Feargal. How cool is that?

366A Somerville Ave., Union Square, Somerville, 617-628-4300,