The Beacon Hill Pub closed over the weekend, but it’s returning

The popular dive bar has not said its final goodbyes.

FILE -- A man drinks a beer at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, W. Va., Sept. 26, 2015. A study found that from 1999 to 2016, annual cirrhosis deaths increased by 65 percent, and are strongly tied to alcohol consumption. (Jeff Swensen/The New York Times)
–Jeff Swensen / The New York Times

Fans of the Beacon Hill Pub panicked this past weekend after a Facebook post indicated that the storied dive bar had closed for good. As it turns out, the bar will reopen soon under new management.

“It’s been real, Boston. Thanks for all the love over so many years. Get home safe!” the beloved pub posted Sunday on Facebook.

The Beacon Hill Pub is known as a well-loved, sticky-floored watering hole offering cheap beers and darts, foosball, and pop-a-shot basketball, attracting 20-something regulars, MGH staff getting off of their shifts — and just about anyone else in the area looking for a no-frills night out.


According to an August article in the Beacon Hill Times, the Greater Boston Bar Co. purchased the building that housed the Beacon Hill Pub this past summer for $5,543,500; the company also purchased Mary Ann’s on Beacon Street, the Tam on Tremont Street, and Sullivan’s Tap on Canal Street. However, that report included no news of forthcoming closures, with Michael W. Ford, the group’s attorney, even telling the publication, “We look forward to operating these bars for many years to come.”

On Monday night, the Greater Boston Bar Co. told in a statement, “The Beacon Hill Pub will be reopening soon under new management with no changes to this Boston institution that patrons have enjoyed for so many years. We are delighted that the character and charm of this wonderful pub will remain the same and we look forward to serving the BHP’s loyal customer-base and creating many more memories.”