Has one of your favorite restaurants closed during the pandemic? Share your memories with us.

These restaurants and bars are gone but not forgotten.

Backyard Betty's
Backyard Betty's closed in June. –Amanda Lewis, AGL&Co. for Backyard Betty's

Bull McCabe’s. Cuchi Cuchi. McGreevy’s. Stella. The Automatic. Whiskey’s.

Six months into the pandemic, restaurants and bars that once played a vital role in their respective neighborhoods are still closing at a steady clip. In early September, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association confirmed that roughly 20 percent of all restaurants in the state had closed, with more on the way as the impending winter promises to present new challenges. Massachusetts Restaurants United, formed by local independent restaurant chefs and owners, has worked with the national Independent Restaurant Coalition to advocate for restaurant relief, but there is still a long way to go towards recovery.


In the meantime, we want to hear your stories about the restaurants and bars that used to be a regular fixture in your life: The corner pub where you met your partner for the first time, the neighborhood cafe that hosted your favorite trivia night, the sports bar where you celebrated for hours after a victorious Celtics win. Share your memories in the survey below or send an email at erin.kuschner@boston.com, and we’ll pay tribute to the good food and good times these treasured gathering places gave us.

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