Tavern in the Square
Address: 161 Brighton Ave., Allston
This bar and resaturant occupies the location that was formerly The Kells, a popular, but sometimes-troubled nightspot that closed in early 2010 after a 15-year-run.
In April of 2013, city officials the popular bar and restaurant to close for one day for the establishment’s failure to call police about an alleged patron-on-patron fight in January. At a licensing board hearing, a lawyer for the establishment told city officials the owners plan to hire a police detail for its busiest nights and is adjusting the volume and genre of music it plays late at night in an effort to prevent violence there.