Saturday, June 09, 2018

Jacob Wirth Restaurant in Boston's Theater District Closed After Fire in Building

by Marc Hurwitz

A downtown Boston institution that has been in business for 150 years is closed for now after its building was hit by a fire.

According to a Twitter post from @PerryNBCBoston, Stuart Street in the Theater District was shut down this evening due to a blaze within the building housing Jacob Wirth, while a tweet from WBZ/CBS Boston News mentions that the restaurant sustained water damage from the fire which was apparently on the fourth floor of the structure. No estimates of damage have been given as of this writing, nor is it known when the restaurant could reopen, so stay tuned for updates.

Jacob Wirth, which first opened in 1868, was put up for sale earlier this year with the dining and drinking spot going on the market for $1,025,000; the place is known in part for its German food and extensive beer list as well as its Thursday and Friday piano singalongs.

The address for Jacob Wirth is 31-37 Stuart Street, Boston, MA, 02116. Its website can be found at

[June 15 update: A post from Jacob Wirth indicates that it is expected to be closed for a few more weeks due to the fire.]

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