Wednesday, September 04, 2019

S6 in Quincy Center Is Closing

A bar that gets its name for a fallen police officer--and which is known in part for its version of a legendary pizza--is shutting down to make way for ongoing development in the immediate area.

According to Kerry Byrne of KJB Trending Hospitality, S6 in Quincy Center is closing its doors, with an article from the Patriot Ledger saying that the building in which the Hancock Street watering hole is housed will be torn down to make way for a new road that connects Burgin Parkway to a soon-to-open parking garage. The bar is going to be closing on Tuesday, September 10, which is the 13th anniversary of the death of Quincy police officer James Cochrane, who was the brother of S6 owner Eddie Cochrane, and whose badge number gives the bar its name. (James Cochrane, who was a member of the police department's motorcycle unit, was killed in a motorcycle crash while off-duty.)

In addition to being a drinking spot that gives a nod to James Cochrane's service and that of other first responders, S6 has been one of several places to go for a special type of bar pizza over the years; its recipe is the same one used at the now-closed Alumni Cafe in Quincy's Wollaston neighborhood (a new location of Alumni can now be found in Weymouth) along with Rags Tavern nearby and Braintree Brewhouse in Braintree. The pizza at the old Alumni had been considered by some to be the best of its kind in Eastern Massachusetts.

The address for S6 is 1550 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA, 02169.

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]