Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Update: Hennessy's in Downtown Boston Reopens After Being Closed for the Winter and Part of the Spring

[Ed note: This article was updated to reflect the fact that the place is open once again.]

An old-school Irish pub in the heart of Boston has shut down for the time being.

According to a tweet from @towncrierboston, Hennessy's on Union Street (near Haymarket Square and Faneuil Hall) has closed its doors for the winter, with a Facebook post from the place saying the following:

We refuse to call this hibernation as we are not a seasonal restaurant. Our family and staff will not be taking a quiet slumber. Hibernation is a term that invokes a pleasantness, nothing about this decision is pleasant. Our wings have been clipped by new regulations put forth on our industry. Closing for the winter is our form of a tourniquet, slowing the bleed so that we can open again in the Spring. Until we open again we wish you all a great holiday a safe and healthy new year.

Hennessy's is one of many restaurants and bars in the local area to shut down for the winter due to the pandemic and the restrictions that have been placed on dining and drinking spots, along with a lack of foot traffic in Boston and elsewhere.

The address for Hennessy's is 25 Union Street, Boston, MA, 02108. Its website can be found at http://www.hennessysboston.com/

[June 1 update: According to its Facebook page, Hennessy's is open once again.]

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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