The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the Brendan Behan Pub in Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square to add a 23-seat patio.
The patio would be in existing space behind the pub, which owner Michel Soltani would finish and clean up for its new use.
Soltani told the board the patio would be open in good weather and would close at 10 p.m. There would be no music, he said.
Board Chairwoman Christine Araujo expressed concern about possible noise from the patio - such as what might happen should the patio get "a rowdy crowd."
"We're not anticipating any rowdy crowds," Soltani said. "We're anticipating a relaxed place, like the bar itself."