Nine Irish Brothers Features Great Live Entertainment, Music and Food

waitressobryansHappening Now!  Planning a stay in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana area? Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana is sure to satisfy. Right now the locals are talking about Nine Irish Brothers, a restaurant where visitors can sit back, relax and listen to great music.

Looking for great live entertainment, music and food?  Nine Irish Brothers is the place to visit!  It is a gathering place of friends and co-workers, family and teammates, and visitors alike, who can sit back, enjoy a pint of Guinness and eat traditional Irish fare.  And (bonus!) there are two locations, one in Lafayette, Indiana, and the original restaurant in West Lafayette, Indiana, on the Levee.  Each weekend a different band (many local favorites) play to a packed restaurant buzzing with energy!

Goat Cheese

Goat Cheese Fritters

There are so many wonderful menu items at Nine Irish Brothers that it is hard for me to share only a few that I recommend.  But if I had to pick my ultimate favorites I would suggest their Goat Cheese Fritters as my appetizer pick. Four generous fritters deep-fried to a golden brown, served on a bed of field greens with a light drizzle of raspberry vinaigrette. Definitely share this appetizer, as it is really rich!! Now onto the main dish. If you are at an Irish restaurant, traditional Irish food is a must. With this said, you cannot go wrong with ordering Baby Jer’s Guinness Stew, a hearty portion of their homemade stew, featuring slow-simmered Angus beef pot roast, vegetables, and a hint of Guinness Irish Stout broth, topped with champ mashed potatoes. Save room for dessert! Embark on Judy’s Irish Whiskey Creme Brulee, a delectable creme brulee wrapped in warm cinnamon-bun bread, with a light drizzle of our sweet Irish whiskey sauce. Delicious!

Past Social Media Contest Winners enjoying Nine Irish Bros.!

Past Social Media Contest Winners enjoying Nine Irish Bros.!

This past summer, two of our closest friends got married at Purdue University.  They had their rehearsal dinner at Nine Irish Brothers.  It was such a fun, yet relaxing atmosphere.  The Irish food was hearty, the beer was dark and rich, and the music was uplifting.  It was an evening where people came together to celebrate the joining of two lives in a positive, enjoyable environment.  And to top off the evening, the wait-service was great!  (I always say, the food can be exceptional, but if it is served with a frown then it makes the taste below par.)

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O’Bryan’s Nine Irish Brothers Pub

IMG_5768O’Bryan’s Nine Irish Brothers Traditional Irish Pub serves up traditional Irish pub fare in a lively, tavern setting. With locations in both Lafayette and West Lafayette (West Lafayette being the original), everyone has a chance to sample of of their delicious, hearty food. In addition to the charming wooden interior, with most of the decor coming straight from Ireland, handpicked by the owners, the restaurant also features outdoor patio seating. The thought of enjoying a glass of Guinness in the open-air lures in many passerby.

The mood at Nine Irish is always high-energy. Servers (some dressed in kilts) will make sure your cup is always toIMG_5773pped off with your favorite frosty beverage or amber-colored whiskey. Nine Irish has a wide selection of beer, whiskey, wines and draughts. Some of these beverages, like Guinness are deviously added to some of the lip-smacking menu items, such as the Guinness Stew. The stew is a combination of slow-simmered beef, Angus pot-roast and of course, a dash of Guinness Stew. My personal favorite menu item is the warm, crispy, battered fish, served with a side of pub chips, and a cup of lobster bisque. The bisque makes for a decadent, rich appetizer. I highly recommend this dish if you’re looking for a great place to get fish n’ chips.

Every dish at Nine Irish has an unique flavor combination that artfully combines the recipes of old with some modern inspirations. Nine Irish proudly serves several Irish-American classics like, Bobby’s Corned Beef and Cabbage. This plentiful portion of slow-cooked, melt-in-your mouth corned beef and steamed cabbage is heaped over a mess of champ-mashed potatoes. Whatever you decide to try at Nine Irish Brothers is sure to please your palate. A warm, full-belly of delicious Irish-American fare is a guarantee when you visit O’Bryan’s Nine Irish Pub.

Beef Manhattan

For those of you who are wondering where the name comes from too… it’s an interesting story. The family is originally from Cork (hence the Irish theme) and Jerry O’Bryan, the principal owner of Nine Irish Brothers is the youngest of nine boys. He also has 5 sisters and honors them with an inscription above the bar that says: “& Five Irish Sisters”. To read more about the family visit their website:

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Weekend Update: American Music Repertory Ensemble & Nine Irish Music Special Performances


Jazz-AMRE – Photo courtesy of Brent Russell

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

On Friday, February 27, head to Purdue University to listen to the American Music Repertory Ensemble, featuring the music of the Gene Krupa Orchestra and Anita O’Day. Krupa began playing drums professionally in 1927 when he broke into the Chicago scene as a member of “Thelma Terry and Her Playboys,” the first notable co-ed American jazz band to be led by a female musician. He influenced the drum industry by endorsing Slingerland drums’s tom-tomAs with tuneable top and bottom heads and partnering with Armand Zildjian Company to develop the modern hi-hat cymbals. In 1978, Krupa became the first drummer inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame. O’Day broke onto the jazz scene in the late 1930’s as a dynamic vocalist when she was hired to perform at Down Beat editor’s club, Off-Beat. She worked with jazz greats Gene Krupa, Woody Herman, and Stan Kenton. Do not miss this drumming fun night!

Jazz-AMRE - Photo courtesy of Brent Russell

Jazz-AMRE – Photo courtesy of Brent Russell

Flying Jameson

Fighting Jamesons

More music abounds at Nine Irish Brothers (both locations!) on Saturday, February 28! End the month off with a smashing good time with a performance by the Fighting Jamesons at Nine Irish Brothers in Lafayette. The Fighting Jamesons have quickly developed a strong national presence thanks to their updated versions of classic Irish and American folk songs, as well as a growing catalog of original tunes. They’ve shared the stage with legendary Irish rock acts such as the Dropkick Murphys, the Saw Doctors, and the Young Dubliners, and earned headlining slots in venues and festivals nationwide. Since releasing their self-titled debut album (produced and engineered by Capital Records recording artist Mark Padgett, “Mae”), they have stormed on to the live scene as one of Celtic Rock’s most sought-after groups.



Lachlan performs at Nine Irish Brothers in West Lafayette the same night! Lachlan is a duo featuring fast-paced and well-played Celtic tunes. This is a talented and versital duo, with guitar playing to everything from bagpipes and uilleann pipes, to Irish flutes and whistles. Lachlan is a great, upbeat band, good for toe-tapping, clapping, or jumping up and down. This weekend of music is sure to satisfy your musical hearts desire!

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Moulin Rouge & Celtic Woman

Elliott Hall of Music

Weekend Update!  Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway?  Or are you a local looking for entertainment close by?  Check out the endless possibilities for fun and relaxation happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

This is a weekend full of arts and entertainment!  On Saturday, March 24, do not miss Moulin Rouge-The Ballet at Elliott Hall of Music. Exuberant choreography and a stirring score spanning Chopin complement this fiery, passionate saga of love, ambition, and heartbreak in Paris around the turn of the 20th century. The Canada Royal Winnipeg Ballet blends a 70-year legacy of innovative dance and meticulous production detail, including 150 custom-made costumes and an extraordinary set that incorporates iconic Parisian landmarks.

On Sunday, March 25, Celtic Woman, the global music phenomenon will also be performing at Elliott Hall of Music at Purdue University.  Celtic Woman  present their breathtaking brand new live show, BELIEVE.  Celtic Woman is backed by their dazzling 6-piece band, the Aontas Choir, and a renowned championship Irish dancer.

Is anyone else excited about this weekend full of wonderful music and world-wide global sensations?  It will be a weekend not to be missed in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana!

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St. Patty’s Day- Nine Irish Brothers

Nine Irish Brothers- Lafayette Location

March 17, St. Patty’s Day! Nine Irish Brothers is hosting a party of the year to celebrate this special holiday. Start your morning bright and early at 9 a.m. for Irish coffee, a full Irish breakfast, and Guinness, of course! At 10:30 a.m. the 7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Marching Parade at the John T. Meyer’s Pedestrian Bridge begins. Then 30 minutes later, 11 a.m. brings in my opinion, the best part and what St. Patrick’s Day is all about; the music! Whiskey Runners, Brendan Loughrey, Brothers of the Sea, and Mother Grove will be dropping in at the Lafayette and West Lafayette Nine Irish Brothers’ locations to spread their musical cheer. Bag pipes will blast in musical cadence to uplift the spirit and bring smiles of welcome to strangers and friends alike.

Nine Irish Brothers is the epitome of an Irish bar. I visited Ireland 10 years ago, and the heart of an Irish bar is its welcoming atmosphere. There is an Irish hospitality that is innate at every Irish bar in Ireland whether it be in Dublin or a small working village. This hospitality is felt as your feet bring you into Nine Irish Brothers. And St. Patty’s Day brings that extra set of lightness to folks’ feet (and especially their hearts) as they are welcomed into a day and night of celebrating and dancing the Irish gig!

St. Patty’s day brings the celebration of the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, Saint Patrick. This cultural and religious holiday is celebrated by many who make a day of wearing green, hanging out with friends and family, and partaking of rich Irish food and beer. To those who do not wear a bit of green, beware of a pinch! It is a United States tradition, that people began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers.

Don't forget to wear your Irish kilt!

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