Wednesday, September 02, 2020

The Alley Bar in Downtown Boston Has Morphed into a Restaurant of Sorts

A longtime gay bar in the heart of Boston is now serving food, which allows it to be open as the pandemic continues.

According to a source, the Alley Bar now has a kitchen within its space on PI Alley (just off Washington Street), with appetizers, burgers, and pizza being some of the options available to patrons. We have been told that a kitchen had apparently been in the works for awhile there--apparently before the coronavirus outbreak hit--and that with the food menu now offered at the bar, it can open now rather than having to wait for Phase 4 of the reopening of the Massachusetts economy, which might not happen for awhile because it is dependent on the discovery of a vaccine and/or therapeutic.

A Facebook post from the Alley Bar indicates that it reopens today (with its new food menu) at 4:00 PM.

The Alley Bar, which first opened in 2003, is a nightclub that has catered to the LGBTQ community over the years, though it never had food offerings until now.

The address for the Alley Bar is 14 PI Alley, Boston, MA, 02108. Its website can be found at

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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