Wednesday, August 19, 2020

McGreevy's in Boston's Back Bay Has Closed

A Back Bay sports bar that was headed up by the leader of a popular local band has shut down.

According to a source, McGreevy's on Boylston Street is no longer in operation, with an article from having a quote from Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys where he says the following:

McGreevy's was my start in the restaurant business, but I have sad news: McGreevy's will not open after the pandemic....It's heartbreaking to me. Who knows, maybe someday we'll open in another location. But the landlord wanted April rent, and full May rent … and June — what are you going to do?"

McGreevy's first opened in 2008, with the name coming from "Nuf Ced" McGreevy, who opened a bar called the 3rd Base Saloon in Boston in the late 1800s. (His name was also mentioned in the 2004 Dropkick Murphys hit "Tessie.")

Ken Casey is also behind The Yellow Door Taqueria in the South End and Dorchester and the Lower Mills Tavern in Dorchester, all of which remain open for business.

The address for McGreevy's was 911 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115.

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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