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Sean Bolan's Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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12 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD
+1 410-803-1173
11:00 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another stop at Sean Bolens. This place does not disappoint with numerous beers in draft and delicious food

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Bel Air, Maryland
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been to Ireland, so I couldn't tell you if the food is similar to Irish food. I can tell you they have great selection of brews and delicious menu. I have never letlft here unsatisfied. The Wednesday night steak special is great and well priced . My favorite is the roasted red pepper soup with Gouda and... More 

Thank Amber P
Bel Air, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Cool local pub with great atmosphere, great food (especially the "specials"), good beer selection that changes weekly, and the service is second to none.

Thank dyanuk53
Bel Air, Maryland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I've been coming here for about 8 years, I believe. Stop after work for a pint of my favorite wheat beer. Tasty. Dinner when the wife is out of town usually falls on steak nite. Well cooked-- not over-- rare please! Always cooked just right. Try any of the specials that vary every week. Friendly staff, moderately priced. Crowd changes... More 

Thank jay v
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61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

OK.. NOT IRISH. People please stop believing this is in anyway Irish and stop reviewing it as such. It is not Irish food and you are not entitled to call it that. Reading people from Bel Air reviews is painful to my eyes what's even more annoying is that these so called owners never respond to their problems. It's plain... More 

Thank FoodProfessor2
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great food & atmosphere. Laid back, causal, comfortable dining. Try the Fried Green Tomatoes & Gaelic Steak - always awesome!!

Thank Patricia D
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by one of the nearby winery staff. The atmosphere was classic Irish. The beer selection was good. The Bangers & Mash were very reasonably priced...but were somewhat overcooked and tough. I would expect better, and have had much better from an 'Irish' restaurant. The server was disinterested despite it not being busy. I don't plan on... More 

Thank Dan C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Small Irish pub nestled in the heart of Bel Air; this wonderful restaurant offers everything to expect in an Irish pub and more. The chef puts out tremendous gourmet dinners, the mussels are plentiful, and the draft beer list is nice

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Small and intimate setting great food and drinks, live music off street parking Very inexpensive delicious food well worth it.Irish pub

Thank Traveler2012311
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Myself and 2 friends had dinner here and everything was great, started with fried green tomatoes and mussels, the tomatoes came with crab and a spicy sauce and was good, the mussels however were superb along with the warm bread. I had shepherds pie and it was outstanding, you could taste the different meats and the spices used were no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bel Air
  • Phone Number: +1 410-803-1173

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?