Monday, February 08, 2010

The Kells in Allston Being Replaced by Tavern in the Square

A popular restaurant, bar, and entertainment spot in Allston is apparently going to be shutting its doors, with a growing local chain of neighborhood restaurants looking to move into its space. According to the Phantom Gourmet, The Kells, a nightspot on Brighton Avenue in the heart of Allston Village that has been featuring dancing, DJs and live music since the early 1990s, is being replaced by Tavern in the Square, a dining spot and bar with three locations in the Boston area that features mostly American fare and pub grub.

Tavern in the Square first opened in the Central Square section of Cambridge about five years ago and has since opened other locations in the Porter Square neighborhood of Cambridge and in downtown Salem. Their menus feature such items as nachos, fried pickles, crab cakes, burgers, burritos, quesadillas, meatloaf, pasta primavera, turkey tips, and a variety of sandwiches and wraps. Tavern in the Square also offers a number of handcrafted beers.

The address for the new Tavern in the Square is 161 Brighton Avenue (just west of the Harvard Avenue intersection).

Thanks to Boston Tweet for helping with a bit of the information in this article.

[May 19 update: The Kells is now closed.]

[November 8 update: According to, the new Tavern in the Square in Allston is now open.]

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