Sunday, September 30, 2018

Beacon Hill Pub in Boston Temporarily Closes, Plans to Reopen Soon

by Marc Hurwitz

One of the last remaining dive bars in or near the downtown area of Boston has closed, though now it looks like it will be returning soon.

According to multiple posters on social media as well as a couple of sources--both of whom have connections to the local restaurant industry--the Beacon Hill Pub on Charles Street shut down over the weekend, and while we were initially told that a new bar may be opening in the space, The Boston Globe states that the pub will open back up again once a license transfer takes place, which could be as early as October. Universal Hub had reported in July that the Greater Boston Bar Co., which purchased the building housing the bar, did not plan to make any changes to the place other than apparently hiring a new manager while also saying the same for The Tam in the Theatre District and Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle, which they also took over.

The Beacon Hill Pub, which has been in business since at least the 1980s, is considered one of the few dives left in the heart of the city, with others including Biddy Early's in the Financial District, the Corner Cafe in the North End, the Sidebar and the Hub Pub in Downtown Crossing, and J J Donovan's in Faneuil Hall.

The address for the Beacon Hill Pub is 149 Charles Street, Boston, MA, 02114.

[January 24, 2019 update: A tweet from @eclevine indicates that the Beacon Hill Pub opens tomorrow (Friday, January 25), with the pub itself confirming this within the thread.]

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