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!”
“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.