Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Cityside Bar in Brighton's Cleveland Circle Temporarily Shut Down by City of Boston (Again)

A restaurant and bar that is particularly popular with college students has been temporarily shut down by the city of Boston--and it appears that this isn't the first time this has happened.

According to a Twitter post that went up this morning, Cityside in the Cleveland Circle section of Brighton is shuttered, with a sign from the city saying "Closed! By Order of Licensing Board for the City of Boston" and another sign from the dining and drinking spot saying "We Will Be Closed Mon 10/5-Wed 10/7." It is not known exactly why the Beacon Street watering hole was shut down (recent Violations pages within the city's website do not mention Cityside); a similar note from the Licensing Board had actually been posted in July of 2013, with the place being closed for at least a few days back then for what was also unspecified reasons.

[October 8 update: Based on a Facebook post from the place, Cityside reopens today.]

Cityside has been in business for approximately 30 years.

The address for this restaurant and bar in Cleveland Circle is: Cityside, 1960 Beacon Street, Brighton, MA, 02135. Its website can be found at http://www.citysidebar.com/

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