Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Donohue's Bar & Grill in Watertown Closed for Major Renovations; Could Reopen in March

A neighborhood restaurant and bar just west of Boston is closed for the time being, as it is currently undergoing some big upgrades.

According to workers at the place, Donohue's Bar & Grill in East Watertown shut down on Monday, as the Bigelow Avenue pub is going through major renovations where the two rooms will become one, with a horseshoe-shaped bar in the middle of the room and tables and booths surrounding it, including booths along the walls. The previous setup had a bar in each room and a wall completely separating the two sections; the workers we talked to say that the wall is coming down so that it will now be one large area.

If all goes as planned, Donohue's could be reopening sometime in early March, though we were told that the goal is to be open in time for St. Patrick's Day.

The address for Donohue's Bar & Grill is 87 Bigelow Avenue, Watertown, MA, 02472. Its website can be found at

[March 9 update: A Facebook post from a few days ago indicates that Donohue's could be reopening on March 15.]

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