Monday, March 18, 2013

Update: Aces High in South Boston Has Closed

[Ed note: This article was updated on March 19 to reflect confirmation that the bar has indeed closed.]

It looks like a dive bar in the Andrew Square section of South Boston is shutting down, with its liquor license possibly going to an upcoming pizza restaurant coming to the Fort Point neighborhood.

Universal Hub reports that Aces High on Dorchester Avenue may be selling its license to Pastoral, which plans to open on Congress Street sometime this summer. UH says that a Boston Licensing Board hearing will take place on March 27 to look into the potential transfer.

Aces High is one of a number of dive bars that can be found in Southie, with others including Croke Park, Touchie's Shamrock Pub, the Shannon Tavern, Tom English's, and the Quencher Tavern.

The address for Aces High is 551 Dorchester Avenue, South Boston, MA, 02127.

[March 19 update: Eater Boston has confirmed that Aces High is now closed, and that their liquor license has been purchased by Pastoral. On a side note, the "Aces High Pub" sign that had been in the bar was given to the Pastoral folks, but it has been stolen. (George Lewis Jr. of the upcoming restaurant is now offering a reward for finding the sign.)]

[Earlier Article]
Pastoral to Open in Boston's Fort Point Neighborhood