Thursday, March 02, 2023

Dani's Queer Bar Plans to Open in the Former Pour House Space in Boston's Back Bay

A year and a half ago, it was reported that one of the best-known bars in Boston would not be reopening, and now we have learned that a new bar that caters to the LGBTQ community may be moving into the space.

Universal Hub is reporting (via a Simmons Voice article) that Dani's Queer Bar is planning to open on Boylston Street in the Back Bay, with UH saying that the space it is looking to move into is that of the now-closed Pour House (this seems to be confirmed by a Google search). The Simmons Voice article mentions that LGBTQ Nightlife Events is behind the upcoming place that could be opening sometime this month, and a statement from the organization says that "Our mission is to open Boston's first Queer Bar for women and non-binary LGBTQ+ community members who feel like we have no place."

The Pour House temporarily closed in March of 2020 as the pandemic took hold, announcing in September of that year that after 34 years it would not be returning; it appeared for a brief time that there was a chance The Pour House could return, though those plans apparently fell through.

The address for the upcoming Dani's Queer Bar is 907 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115. Its website will be at

[August 17 update: Universal Hub indicates that Dani's Queer Bar is one step closer to opening, as the Boston Licensing Board has approved of the sale of The Pour House's liquor license to them.]

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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