Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Boston-Area Restaurants and Bars That Have Temporarily Closed Due to the Coronavirus

photo of Atwood's Tavern, Cambridge, MAOver the past several days, restaurants and bars in the Greater Boston area have been giving updates on the state of their businesses due to the Coronavirus, including reduced hours, focusing more on takeout and delivery, and asking customers to consider purchasing gift cards to use at a later date. Now, however, dining and drinking spots are starting to temporarily close their doors, with many not giving any estimated reopening dates because it is such a fluid situation that seemingly changes by the hour and no one really knows where things are going right now.

Below is a running list of places that are now closed for now (including no takeout or delivery) as of 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 17, and because things are happening fast, it is best to check with the individual restaurants and bars via their social media pages and/or websites to see when they might be thinking of opening back up. Note: Now that Governor Baker has ruled that restaurants and bars can only do takeout/delivery starting today, some of the places previously on this list have been removed because they decided to reopen for takeout and/or delivery. Again, this list is only for restaurants that are completely closed with no takeout or delivery offered.

The list below comes in part from posters on our Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page as well as a post from Eater Boston, both of which you should keep checking over the coming days.

-- Our Fathers

-- Mass Hole Donuts

-- Il Casale
-- Rancatores
-- The Wellington

Boston (not including the outer neighborhoods):
-- Barracuda Tavern
-- Bar Mezzana
-- Black Lamb
-- Blue Bottle
-- Chickadee
-- Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar
-- La Colombe
-- Coppa
-- Empire
-- Franklin Cafe
-- Fuji Ink Block
-- Guy Fieri's Tequila Cocina
-- The Grand
-- Island Creek Oyster Bar
-- Legal Sea Foods (all locations)
-- Lolita Fort Point
-- Milk Street Cafe
-- No Relation
-- Pavia
-- Red Lantern
-- Row 34
-- Saloniki
-- Saltie Girl
-- Scorpion Bar
-- Serafina
-- Shore Leave
-- Smoke Shop BBQ
-- Taranta
-- Time Out Market Boston
-- Toro
-- Trade
-- Versus
-- Warehouse Bar & Grille

-- Cityside Tavern

-- The Abbey
-- Clear Flour Bread
-- Cutty's

-- Cafe Escadrille
-- The Friendly Toast
-- Island Creek Oyster Bar
-- Legal Sea Foods

-- Atwood's Tavern
-- Bagelsaurus
-- Benedetto
-- BISq
-- Blue Bottle
-- Club Passim
-- Flat Top Johnny's
-- Gustazo
-- Legal Sea Foods
-- Little Donkey
-- Loyal Nine
-- New City Microcreamery
-- Parlor Sports
-- Parsnip
-- Puritan & Co.
-- Restaurant Dante
-- Saloniki
-- Smoke Shop BBQ
-- The Table
-- Veggie Galaxy
-- Whole Heart Provisions (Central and Harvard Squares)

-- El Potro

-- The Banshee
-- The Bowery
-- Lucy's American Tavern

East Boston:
-- The Quiet Few

Jamaica Plain:
-- Tres Gatos
-- Vee Vee

-- Il Casale

-- El Potro

-- Central Cafe & Restaurant
-- Little Big Diner
-- Rancatores
-- Sycamore

-- Brass Union
-- Create Gallery & Cocktails
-- Daddy Jones
-- Fat Hen
-- Gracie's Ice Cream
-- Highland Kitchen
-- La Brasa
-- Legal Sea Foods
-- Nibble Kitchen
-- Rebel Rebel
-- Remnant Brewing
-- Smoke Shop BBQ
-- T&B Pizza
-- Trina's Starlite Lounge
-- Variety Bar
-- Vinal Bakery

South Boston:
-- Backyard Betty's
-- Publico
-- Sullivan's

-- El Potro

Please note that this will be updated a few times a day as more closings are announced. If you hear of any restaurants or bars that have closed, please post at the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants group page above or at the following Twitter pages: @hiddenboston or @MarcHurBoston

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