The Lower Depths, a Kenmore Square watering hole, closed its doors on Sunday

So long, tater tots.

void the usual Fenway and sports crowds and wander over to Kenmore Square, where a trip to Lower Depths will provide both a cozy crowd, friendly bartenders, and, most important, some quality beer.Ideal for: Craft beer enthusiats rave about this place. Even though it is devoid of any fancy vibes that some craft beer spots have, it is able to maintain an easygoing vibe while still featuring some of the best taps in town.Located at 476 Commonwealth Ave. , Boston,
The Lower Depths closed on Sunday. –Yoon S. Byun / Globe Staff

Pour one out for The Lower Depths.

The cash-only bar closed on Sunday after 13 years, announcing its shutter on Facebook with a succinct farewell post.

“And that’s a wrap,” read the post, which was published on June 30. “We’re moving on to some new adventures as of July 1st. Cheers to 15 amazing years and all of our awesome regulars!”

The bar is owned by the Wilcox Hospitality Group, which, along with chef Brian Poe, is also behind Bukowski Tavern, Tip Tap Room, and Parish Cafe.

“We had a great 13-year run at Lower Depths, but we decided to focus our energy and effort into Parish, Tip Tap and Bukowski’s while we pursue a couple new exciting opportunities that we hope to announce soon,” said Gordon Wilcox of the Wilcox Hospitality Group.


The Fenway pub was popular among both students and Red Sox fans, and was known for its extensive beer list, tater tots, hot dogs, and tacos. National and international beers graced the menu, and regulars who made it their go-to spot for downing a cold one could join the bar’s mug club.

Before the subterranean space became The Lower Depths, it was Deli Haus, a scruffy, beloved greasy spoon that served breakfast sandwiches, German fries, and Guinness floats. After Deli Haus closed in 2001, it briefly reopened under the name “The Underground,” which then closed in 2002. The space went through its latest overhaul in 2006 when the Wilcox Hospitality Group purchased the bar and named it The Lower Depths; in 2017, Poe revamped the menu, adding a substantial taco selection to the food lineup.