Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bar 'Cino Is Opening in Former Waxy O'Connor's Space in Brookline

It looks like a regional restaurant group will be bringing one of their dining spots to the Boston area, taking over the space where a location of a group of Irish pubs had been.

According to a source, Bar 'Cino is planning to open in the old Waxy O'Connor's space in Brookline, with an earlier meeting notice within the town's website seeming to confirm this, saying that the restaurant would indeed be moving into the Beacon Street space and that the "alternate manager" would be Bryan Parkin. An online search shows that Parkin is involved with Papa Razzi, a group of restaurants whose locations in Boston, Concord, and Wellesley are part of the Newport Restaurant Group; this group also runs an Italian place called Bar 'Cino in Newport, RI, so it looks like this will be a second location of that eatery.

Waxy O'Connor's, which closed its Brookline location in early 2018, is now down to just one outlet in the Greater Boston area--in Lexington--as its others in Foxboro, Kingston, and Woburn have also shuttered.

The address for the new location of Bar 'Cino  in Brookline is 1032 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02446. The website for the Newport location can be found at

[December 19 update: Patrick Maguire of Maguire Promotions & Hospitality Consulting tells us that Bar 'Cino, which had been hoping to open this month, now plans to open after the first of the year. (An article in The Independent indicates this as well.)]

[January 8, 2020 update: According to a message from Patrick Maguire, Bar 'Cino is opening in Brookline on Friday, January 17.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]