The Brendan Behan Pub
378 Centre St., Jamaica Plain
The local bands’ stickers plastered all over Brendan Behan’s taps display the gritty side of the artistic Jamaica Plain community. After all, the bar is dead center in the neighborhood – off Centre Street and directly across from the Milky Way Lounge & Lanes. The pub, which takes its name from the Irish poet, playwright, politician – and famed drinker – who died in 1964, is an inviting room where locals often stroll in with pets.