About Nine Irish Brothers

O'Bryan's Nine Irish Brothers is an award-winning traditional Irish pub--recently named the Best Irish Pub in the State of Indiana by Yelp and Buzzfeed, as well as the "Irish Pub Worth Traveling For" in Indianapolis by TripAdvisor--with two convenient locations in Greater Lafayette, Indiana, and a third location in the heart of Massachusetts Avenue in Indianapolis. Our family-owned-and-operated restaurant serves premium Irish food and spirits and has a full bar and menu, with items ranging from salads to steak to Irish favorites such as Guinness Stew, Shepherd's Pie, and Fish & Chips. Well-behaved patrons of all ages are welcome from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., unless circumstances prohibit minors (e.g. large, rowdy bands).

Nine Irish Brothers is proud to be smoke-free. We also feature live Irish entertainment on most weekend nights. We take reservations for parties of six or more people: Please call us at our Lafayette location (765-447-0999), West Lafayette location (765-746-4782), or Mass Ave location (317) 964-0990 to make a reservation. For large groups, please see our Parties & Reservations page.

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Our Story

The story of O'Bryan's Nine Irish Brothers begins 30 years ago, when founder Jerry O'Bryan told his wife, Jan, that if his other business didn't work out, he wanted to open an Irish pub. Jerry's business, The Hairman, ended up being a campus icon, but after 30 years, two children and a grandchild, Jerry finally decided it was time to realize his dream, an authentic Irish pub serving traditional Irish fare, Guinness by the pint, and featuring live music and the friendly, upbeat atmosphere typical of Irish pubs world-wide.
Irish pubs (short for "public house") have long been the gathering place of friends and co-workers, family and teammates. A rainy afternoon or evening in Ireland will find people gathering in the local pub to have a pint, listen to music, dance, warm up by the fire, and tell stories. The idea of coming together with friends old and new is what we strive to replicate. Our goal is to be the place of choice for gathering with friends to share good conversation, good food and drink, and lively music in a friendly and upbeat environment.
Family as Our Core
Nine Irish Brothers is family-owned, family-designed-and-built, and family-run. (And family has quite a bit to do with the name, of course.  Learn more about that here.) Over the course of several trips to Ireland, we've been able to hand-pick our furniture and decor for each location. We've also spent an inordinate amount of time "researching" pubs in Ireland and have modeled our pub after our favorite spots, from Garvey's on Ayre's Square in Galway to Johnnie Fox's on the northern outskirts of Dublin. Stop by and ask for one of the family to show you around!

Recent Awards & Accolades

  • 2014 Winner, Purdue Exponent Reader's Choice Awards: Best Pub Food, Best Customer Service
  • 2013 Winner, Purdue Exponent Reader's Choice Awards:
    • Best Pub Food
    • Best Restaurant to Take Parents
    • Best Restaurant for Customer Service
    • Best Restaurant for Dinner for Two (Third Place)
    • Best Restaurant for Soup/Chili/Stew (Honorable Mention)
    • Best Restaurant for Wings (Honorable Mention)
  • 2010 Small Business of the Year - Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
  • 2008 - 2010 "Best Pint in the USA" - Guinness/Diageo
  • 2011 (Nominee) Indiana Companies to Watch - Edward Lowe Foundation
  • 2011 Winner, "Best Customer Service" - Purdue Exponent