Friday, November 08, 2013

Crossroads Irish Pub in Boston Is Reopening

As a well-known bar in Boston prepared to close earlier this year, there were rumors--or perhaps wishful thinking in some cases--that the place could reopen at some point. Now we have learned that this is indeed happening after all, based on a recent Licensing Board page from the City of Boston website.

The PDF page, which went up this week, indicates that the owner of the now-closed Crossroads Irish Pub (Beacon Hopitality Corp.) is looking to transfer the bar's liquor license to Bobby Charlton LLC, with the business name continuing to be Crossroads Irish Pub and the pub being at the same address. The post also says that the manager is Patrick Declan Mehigan; for the record, an earlier Boston Globe article mentions that one of the owners of the Brighton Music Hall in Allston is also named Declan Mehigan.

[November 8 update: More info--we are now hearing that Crossroads is definitely reopening, and that Declan Mehigan is also involved with such places as Lir, McGann's, the Globe, and The Paradise. (Thanks to our source for some of this information, as well as an earlier article in The Boston Globe.)]

[November 13 update: Universal Hub is reporting that the new owners of Crossroads Pub (Declan Mehigan and Bobby Charlton) are looking to keep the place pretty much the same as it had been, and that they would be willing to pay $300,000 for the liquor license. The Boston Licensing Board will look into the proposed transfer tomorrow.]

[December 18 update: Eater Boston mentions that Crossroads is planning to reopen "right after Christmas." (Please note that as of this morning, the pub's website said that today would be opening day, but it has been pushed back according to the place.)]

[January 2, 2014 update: A note sent to us by Lir indicates that Crossroads opens at 5:00 PM this evening. (It had also been open on New Year's Eve.)]

No other information appears to be available on the possible reopening of Crossroads; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.

The address for Crossroads Irish Pub is 495 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02215. Its website is at

Thanks to the Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog for initially bringing this to our attention.

[Earlier Article]
Crossroads Irish Pub in Boston's Back Bay to Close