Monday, March 29, 2021

Update: The Greatest Bar in Boston's North Station Area Reopens After Being Closed for Much of the Winter

[Ed note: This article was updated on March 30, 2021 to reflect the fact that the place is now open once again.]

A sports bar and entertainment venue near North Station and TD Garden is shuttered for at least awhile.

According to a source, The Greatest Bar on Friend Street is closed until further notice, with a Facebook post from the place saying that it has shut down temporarily because "trying to stay open under the challenges created by tightening Covid-19 restrictions was financially impossible. The fact is, it's in the best interest of The Greatest Bar's long term survival that we shut down - TEMPORARILY - and open up when the heightened pandemic recedes, butts are back in the TD Garden seats, and life is somewhat back to normal."

A number of restaurants and bars in the Boston area have gone into hibernation this week alone as the pandemic continues to surge and the Baker administration rolled back restrictions to Phase 3, Step 1.

The address for The Greatest Bar is 262 Friend Street, Boston, MA, 02114. Its website is at

[March 30, 2021 update: According to its Facebook page, The Greatest Bar has reopened.]

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]

Please help keep Boston Restaurant Talk and Boston's Hidden Restaurants going by making a one-time contribution or via a monthly subscription. Thanks! (Donations are non-deductible.)

Payment Options