Monday, August 31, 2020

Update: The Four's in Boston Has Closed, But Could It Reopen?

[Ed note: This article was updated on September 9 to reflect the possibility that the bar could be returning if all goes well.]

One of the most popular sports bars in Boston has shut down.

According to a note on its website, The Four's on Canal Street near North Station and TD Garden is no longer in operation, with the post saying the following:

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the permanent closure of The Fours Boston as of Monday, August 31st. We extend our sincerest thanks to all of you, our loyal customers, who have supported us for so many years.....In the coming weeks we will be creating a photo gallery on our website that features a collection of some of our favorite Fours Boston memories over the years.

The note also says that the Quincy and Norwell locations of The Four's will remain in operation.

The Boston location of The Four's, which first opened in 1976, was a popular spot for Bruins and Celtics fans alike, featuring meals named after local sports figures including Bobby Orr, Larry Bird, Doug Flutie, Ray Bourque, Carl Yastrzemski, and others.

The address for The Four's in Boston was 166 Canal Street, Boston, MA, 02114. The website for the other locations can be found at

[September 9 update: The Boston Globe mentions that The Four's owner Peter Colton says local investors have been in touch with his brother Tim (who was the bar's original owner) about saving the place and that they would apparently want the bar to remain as is. Although talks are in their early stages right now, Colton says that they are optimistic about its return, and if the plans do work out, The Four's could possibly reopen before the end of 2020.]

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

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