Thursday, December 10, 2020

West End Johnnie's and Fenway Johnnie's Apparently Heading into Hibernation

A pair of dining and drinking spots in Boston that are popular with sports fans are getting ready to close for the time being.

According to a source, both West End Johnnie's and Fenway Johnnie's appear to be going into hibernation, with an Instagram page from the two places saying that "After careful consideration & debate, we have chosen to temporarily close both West End Johnnie's and Fenway Johnnie's after brunch Sunday 12/13." The note goes on to mention safety concerns for workers and patrons, legislative rollbacks, and the "growing vacuum of business" in the downtown section of the city as reasons for the closures. No reopening date has been given as of yet for either spot, with the post saying to stay tuned for a reopening announcement at some point.

The address for West End Johnnie's is 138 Portland Street (near North Station and TD Garden) while the address for Fenway Johnnie's is 96 Brookline Avenue (near Fenway Park).

[April 13, 2021 update: A Facebook post from the place indicates that Fenway Johnnie's opens on Thursday, April 15.]

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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