Ownership of The Pour House Bar & Grill, a popular pub in Boston, is expected to change hands due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
The pub has been in the Back Bay neighborhood of the city for more than 30 years. The Pour House’s website describes it as a “no frills establishment” and an “inexpensive watering hole for people who want to get down and have a good time.”
“It is with great regret to tell you that after 34 glorious years, it is time for us to say goodbye and thank you,” management at the pub said in an Instagram post Wednesday. “It has been a wild and crazy ride, and we could not have done it without all of you.”
Following The Pour House’s announcement, there was an outpour of support for the bar and grill over social media. Many Instagram users expressed sadness about the pub’s closure and said it was there favorite spot.
Several people posted pictures of themselves with friends and family at The Pour House next to the pub’s dark-brick walls that are covered with graffiti and menus.
The future of the bar and grill remains uncertain.
“For the last 34 years, we have prided ourselves with always being open, 365 days a year, knowing you would always be there to support us,” The Pour House wrote in its post. “And so it is so very sad to say… Sorry, we’re closed.”
The news about The Pour House changing ownership is the latest in a number of Boston bar closures sparked by the financials woes of the COVID-19 public health crisis.
The Fours, a popular pregame destination for Bruins and Celtics fans, is expected to close after 44 years in business near TD Garden. In 2005, Sports Illustrated named the establishment America’s best sports bar.
The Cheers Replica Bar in Boston’s Faneuil Hall also closed Sunday night after spending two decades in its location. The bar’s owner cited economic problems stemming from the coronavirus pandemic and a lack of help from the landlord as reasons the iconic bar location shuttered.
Dropkick Murphys frontman Ken Casey, owner of McGreevy’s in Back Bay, similarly noted the pub’s landlord was “unwilling to find a middle ground in the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic” and announced the bar would be closing last last month.
McGreevy’s, the oldest known sports bar in the country, has been at its location on 911 Boylston Street since 1894.