Update: Licensing board finds Dillon's did nothing wrong.
Two of three Irish brothers in town for the holiday who figured they'd check out Dillon's on Boylston Street ended their night at the fire house next door nursing fresh cuts on their foreheads from where a bar regular decked them after they refused to leave for being drunken arses on St. Patrick's Day eve, police and the bar's manager told the Boston Licensing Board today.
Bar manager Paul Wilson said the brothers, from Dublin, walked into Dillon's shortly after 9 p.m. on March 16, looking "like they had a few drinks on them," so the bartender kept a watch on them. A table of young women caught the brother's fancy and they went over to talk to them, but the problem was that the colleens wanted nothing to do with the broguey rogues and eventually the women asked the bartender to get the brothers to leave them alone.
According to police, the bartender decided it was time from the brothers to leave, and told them they had to settle up and depart. But they objected and began to argue with and insult the bartender - since, apparently, as they later told police, "they had nothing but good intentions for the girls" and even offered to pay their cab fare home.
And that was more than one bar regular, a 40-ish man with slick blond hair who goes by "JFK," could bear. So he lunged at the brothers and punched them to the ground, after which they did leave - and walked next door to Engine 33, where firefighters tended to their wounds, which consisted of small lacerations, until police arrived. The two then declined further treatment.
The licensing board decides tomorrow whether the eatery could have foreseen that a pair of intoxicated men from the auld sod would walk in and cause trouble and, if so, whether any punishment is warranted.