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Here’s the Story…

Named for a touching parable and poem penned in 1954 by Owner Brian Houlihan’s father, Liam, The Tinker’s Son is the realization of Brian’s dream to deliver authentic dishes from his native Ireland in a home guests will find as warm as their own.

The Tinker’s Son has been pouring perfect pints and crafting scratch dishes since 2009. Partnering with local farms and fish mongers like Mullaney’s, you can be sure the only fish fresher than the one on your plate got away!

You will see that greenness extends beyond our pub décor all around the establishment -from the recycling bins to

the earth-friendly takeout containers to the biodegradable kids’ cups made from corn. Yup CORN! No, they are not edible, though we suppose the crayons might be – they’re non-toxic.

And speaking of kids – kids just love us! And their great-grandmas love us too! Our atmosphere is inviting – we’re fun and we’re casual. The Tinker’s Son thrives as a family joint and you’ll commonly find 3 or 4 generations of people who share DNA also sharing a table. Check out the Sunday Brunch crew deftly dodging your doppelgangers while they try their hands at any number of instruments provided by the session gang. Junior’s third grade recorder solo can’t hold a candle to the jam session our pint-size punters crank out on Sundays!

The South Shore teems with talent and on any given night at The Tinker’s Son you can enjoy the musical stylings of an array of performers spanning Irish, funk, rock-a-billy, Americana, reggae and more. Scuff up the pub floor line dancing on Country Night – Giddy Up!


Hmmm….hmmm…..hmmm….I LOVE THIS BAR!

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Private Events

If you are interested in a price quote for our functions, please email us at and a function specialist will be in contact with you.
(Please note: If your email is submitted after hours your call/email may not be returned until the next business day)
Our function coordinator will be in touch with you within 24 hours to confirm availability.


Flexible and creative menu designs; a range of private and semi-private spaces; and a music line-up chock with local stand-outs make The Tinker’s Son an optimal venue for 

Birthday Parties
Class Reunions
Bridal & Baby Showers
Confirmation & First Communion Gatherings
Rehearsal Dinners
Meet & Greets
Retirement Parties
Business Meetings
Club Luncheons
Graduation Parties
Athletic Banquets

Bereavement Receptions Our Function Menu offers several ideas to help you customize the event you wish to host. Have a menu favorite you don’t see mentioned here?  A special dish you’d like us to create?  Interested in a plate from one of our other establishments, Bia Bistro in Cohasset or Galley kitchen & bar in Scituate Harbor?  Simply ask! We strive to accommodate all requests. Please fill out the intake form provided and our Function Coordinator will contact you within twenty-four hours.

We look forward to the opportunity to create your ideal occasion!

Choose From our Available Function Menus

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You can also contact us via telephone @  (781) 561-7361

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