Monday, August 03, 2020

Update: Bukowski Tavern in Cambridge's Inman Square Has Closed for Good

photo of Bukowski Tavern, Cambridge, MA.
[Ed note: This article was updated on August 6 to reflect confirmation that the place has closed.]

A pair of restaurants and bars known in part for their beer options appears to be down to just one, as its newer location is on the market.

According to a number of sources, including a few within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Bukowski Tavern in the Inman Square section of Cambridge is for sale, with Cambridge Day confirming this while a check on the space over the weekend indeed showed a "Restaurant Space Available" sign out front. Phone calls to the Cambridge Street spot have not been able to go through and a message sent has gone unanswered; if we find out more information on its exact status, we will post an update here.

The Cambridge location of Bukowski Tavern opened in 2003, joining the original location on Dalton Street in Boston's Back Bay, which debuted in 1998. Both locations have featured American fare and a wide variety of beers over the years.

The address for Bukowski Tavern in Inman Square is 1281 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139. The website for both restaurants can be found at

[August 6 update: The Boston Globe confirms that the Inman Square location of Bukowski Tavern has closed, with owner Brian Poe saying that "the pandemic took it" while also mentioning that "We'll continue in a holding pattern with the Tip Tap Room and Parish Cafe [two of his other restaurants] and plan to reopen those locations when we feel it's safe for our customers and staff." The Globe also says that the Back Bay location of Bukowski is open for indoor dining and takeout.]

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]

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