MJ O'Connor's

Eclectic Irish food and spirits, a warm friendly atmosphere and beautifully handcrafted woodwork and murals make this authentic, upscale Irish pub one of Boston's best.

Classic comfort food nourishes the body and the soul. At MJ's, you’ll find a cozy neighborhood pub where you can enjoy a warm meal and a pint of ale. Join us in our inviting Back Bay location and enjoy a modern approach to traditional Irish favorites.

Operating as usual

Hey, hi, hello! 👋 Did you miss us? 👀 We have BIG news coming tomorrow that you're not going to want to miss. Tag the biggest MJ's lover you know to remind them to check back tomorrow for our announcement. 👇 Slàinte! ☘️

Looking for brunch plans? 💭 Our sister pub Solas is now serving weekend brunch from 10am - 1pm, in addition to their full lunch menu. 🍳 Try our favorite, rashers, eggs & hash browns - with a mimosa (or Guinness) to wash it down with! Walk-ups welcome. ☺️

Hey friends - we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! 👋 Our team misses you tremendously and while we aren’t quite ready to reopen our doors, we want to let you know that our sister pub, Solas is now open and ready to take care of you! 😍 Located just down the street on Boylston, Sólás offers safe and comfortable patio and indoor dining seven days a week! 🍽 They are serving lunch, dinner, drinks and weekend brunch. Walk-ups welcome. Give them a follow and stop by for a bite to eat, a pint of Guinness ,or a delicious specialty cocktail. Trust us, you’ll be in good hands. 👍

MJ O'Connor's

Update: Due to Governor Baker’s statewide mandate, we are closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back for a pint as soon as we can. Until then, stay safe and healthy!

To purchase a gift card for your next visit (or for a friend) click here: www.mjoconnors.com/back-bay/gift-cards/
Sláinte. 🍀

To our loyal community: we have always been fully committed to serving you with both comfort and peace of mind. We assure you that the health and well-being of our guests and staff remains our top priority during these uncertain times. Our additional safety measures include thorough and rigorous sanitization routines, providing sanitizer for guests and staff, continued high standards for food & beverage preparation, adjusted venue capacities and operating hours, and more. Whether you decide to have a pint with us, order take-out, or stay at home, we thank you for your continued support of us and our staff. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

MJ O'Connor's

Patiently waiting for St. Patrick's Day like...
T-5 days until we give away a FREE trip to Ireland! Join us on Friday for music, corned beef & cabbage, and your chance to win! ☘🇮🇪

RSVP for one additional entry: http://bit.ly/mjsirelandtrip #LuckOfTheIrish

Calling all night owls! 🦉 Stop in for your favorite brew and enjoy appetizers, pizzas, and sandwiches until midnight. Check out our full late night menu: https://www.mjoconnors.com/back-bay/menus/late-night-menu/! 🌙🌃

🙋 Raise your hand if you're counting down the days to graduation! 2020 grads, be sure to celebrate all the hard work you did for that diploma. 🎓🎉 Host a post-ceremony dinner with your family and friends at MJ O'Connor's. To learn more, email [email protected]!

Your face when you win a FREE TRIP to Ireland at our giveaway on Friday, March 13! 😱🍾🎉 #Throwback to a past winner at our sister location, The Green Briar. Don't forget to RSVP for an additional entry, and start practicing your surprised face! ☘🍻

☘ St. Patrick's Day Lineup ☘
Thursday, March 12: We will be serving authentic corned beef and cabbage dinner from March 12-17! 🍻

Friday, March 13: We're giving away a FREE trip to Ireland for one lucky MJ's visitor!! Check out the details: http://bit.ly/mjsirelandtrip. Plus, get jiggy with the Black Rose Band from 9:30pm-12:30am.

Tuesday, March 17: Order all your festive favorites, from a traditional Irish breakfast to Monaghan shepherd's pie (pairs perfect with a Guinness)! Catch live music from the Martin Macatee Band from 4 to 9pm. 🎻🇮🇪

Today is February 29, AKA Leap Day! 🗓 This means you get an extra day in 2020, and WE think you should make the most of it. Stop in after going out for drinks tonight! We serve our late night menu, including these pizzas, until 12am nightly. 🌙😋🍕

You want every detail of your wedding to be as you imagined, from the moment you get engaged to the after-party. 💍👰 Our dedicated team will handle the details for your wedding shower or rehearsal dinner to take a bit of the planning off your plate! To get planning, email [email protected]! 🌟

Giveaway alert!
☘ It's the most wonderful time of the year! ☘ St. Patrick's Day is only three weeks away and we cannot wait to celebrate with the best crowd in Boston.

To get in the holiday spirit, comment your favorite stories and photos from past St. Paddy's Days at MJ's! If we like your submission, we may even send you a gift card to celebrate this year. We'll be featuring our favorites throughout March!
#LuckOfTheIrish 🇮🇪

Who's feeling lucky?? ☘🍻 Your favorite Irish pub is giving away a FREE trip to Ireland to kick off St. Paddy's Day. Join us on March 13 for food specials, live music, giveaways, and your chance to win! ✈️🇮🇪 RSVP* for one additional entry: http://bit.ly/mjsirelandtrip
*RSVP does not guarantee entrance to the restaurant. Must be present to win.

If your weekend plans include seeing a show or heading to a game, stop by your favorite Boston pub afterward! We serve our late night menu (including this stacked-high MJ's burger) every day from 10pm - 12am.😋🍴🍔

Our friends at Hurricane's at the Garden (next to North Station) are showing the world heavyweight championship fight tomorrow! Click here to reserve a table: http://bit.ly/wilderfuryhurr

🎉Attention 2020 Grads! 🎉
It's just about time to start planning your graduation celebration! We're located in central Back Bay, perfect for your post-commencement dinner. 🎓🍴 Gather your family around our hearth and celebrate this incredible accomplishment. Email [email protected] to get started.

Is it a coincidence that #NationalDrinkWineDay falls on the first day of school vacation week? 🤔 If you're in need of a little break yourself, stop by and celebrate! After all, it IS a holiday. 😉🍷

St. Paddy's Day is officially ONE ☘ MONTH ☘ AWAY! Our staff is gearing up to bring you the best one yet. We are giving away a FREE TRIP TO IRELAND 🇮🇪 to one lucky MJ's goer! To learn more and get one additional entry, visit http://bit.ly/mjsirelandtrip

Happy school vacation week! We're teaming up with Blue Man Group to get you and the kids out of the house for some family fun. From Feb. 17-23, if you show your same-day Blue Man Group ticket, you'll receive one free kid's meal for every adult entree you order.

*Cannot be combined with any other promotions

Trust us... you're gonna want these tonight. We serve our late night menu until 12am so you can stop by after a night out downtown. 🌙🌟

Pictured: warm soft pretzels with Samuel Adams lager cheddar cheese dip 😋🥨

The perfect Valentine's Day dinner is the one you share with the person you care about most. Steak tips are a close second. Celebrate love by indulging in a delicious meal tomorrow. 💘💌💗
Reserve your table: http://bit.ly/MJ-Res

Feeling a little shook this week? Our incredible staff has you covered.

Valentine's Day is this week, but today is dedicated to celebrating everyone's true love. Happy #NationalPizzaDay, everyone! No matter how you slice it, celebrate with a cold beer and one of our delicious pizzas. 🍕😍

Wedding season is coming up quick and we have the perfect cozy venue to host your engagement party or rehearsal dinner. What better place to feel right at home than your favorite Irish pub?? 🇮🇪☘🍻
Email [email protected] to plan your special day with us.

Who's feeling lucky?? ☘🍻 Your favorite Irish pub is giving away a FREE trip to Ireland to kick off St. Paddy's Day. Join us on March 13 for food specials, live music, giveaways, and your chance to win! ✈️🇮🇪

RSVP* for one additional entry: http://bit.ly/mjsirelandtrip

*RSVP does not guarantee entrance to the restaurant. Must be present to win.

Went a little too hard on the Super Bowl snacks? We've got the perfect greens to make your week feel a little healthier. 🍴🥗
Pictured: our roasted brussels sprouts with crispy bacon, cranberries, and marsala aioli

We are thrilled to announce that today is not only #SuperBowlSunday, but #NationalTaterTotDay as well. You officially have no excuse to watch the game with us over a big skillet of totchos.

Got plans for the #SuperBowl? Don't just wing it; wing it with us!

Now that you mention it, a Guinness sounds pour-fect tonight. 😍✨

Don't underestimate the power of a delicious lunch. We're here with a mid-day pick-me-up to take you through to 5pm.

Pictured: our chicken caprese with grilled chicken, melted mozzarella, oven roasted tomatoes and basil aioli on pressed parmesan focaccia 😋🍴

Some light reading for your Sunday afternoon. 🍻📚

Friday nights are for cocktails and late night bites! 🍴😋 We're serving up your favorites until midnight for you hungry weekend warriors.

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