Don't let the "padre" in its moniker fool you, as the only thing remotely Hispanic about the place are the nachos on the menu. (Truth be told, it's named for an Irish Catholic priest that owner Tom Boyle has known since childhood). Although its name might be a bit misleading, Padre Murphy's is about as straightforward a place as they come. Equal parts Irish pub and sports bar, this popular westside watering hole offers a mix of both vibes, as exemplified by the bountiful Boston Celtics memorabilia (as well as other athletic ephemera) hanging from the walls. Off-track betting windows are also available should the gambling bug bite, and there are also televisions in the restrooms should the call of nature hit. Just remember to wash your hands afterwards, since the good padre would expect no less.
- Price: $$
- Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-12 a.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Reservations: Not necessary
- Parking: Free, Lot available
- Extra Services: Catering