Last call for Common Ground Allston came Sunday

'Family and friends; regulars and newbies; punks and rockers' were welcome seven days a week.

A sign signifying sits outside of Common Ground on the last night their doors were open to the public.

Common Ground, the longtime Allston watering hole located at 85 Harvard Ave., closed its doors for good at 2 a.m. Sunday. 

“Thank you so much for the amazing memories,” Alicja Lynne wrote on the bar’s Facebook page. “Very sad to see this!”

The neighborhood spot boasted craft cocktails and comfort food, and it drew a crowd of students, regulars, and more. It was popular for its trivia nights and ’90s parties, according to Boston magazine. Its website specified that it served “family and friends; regulars and newbies; punks and rockers” seven days a week.

Last call came after a rough year for the establishment. Owner Bob O’Guin died in April, and the store’s general manager told The Boston Globe that O’Guin’s widow decided to sell. In November, a piece of the building’s facade broke loose and injured two people who filed a lawsuit earlier this year, the Globe also reported.


Boston Restaurant Talk reported that the second Common Ground location, which is in Arlington Center, will not be affected by the Allston closure.