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Brian Poe to Buy into Bukowski Tavern & Open Poe's Pub in Downtown Crossing

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Busy times are ahead for Brian Poe. He's buying into Bukowski Tavern — first, the Cambridge location, which is currently closed for renovations, and later, the Back Bay location, reports the Boston Business Journal.

The renovated location will reopen in a few months with a "more upscale menu," according to the Journal: "There will be a focus on burgers, but with some exotic meats thrown into the mix." (Poe's love of exotic meats is highlighted at one of his other restaurants, The Tip Tap Room.) Dedicated fans needn't fear — the Bukowski "mug club" will survive the evolution. The Back Bay location will also eventually get a new menu, probably by the end of the year.

The two Bukowskis are part of Gordon Wilcox's hospitality group, which also includes several other restaurants that Poe co-owns (Estelle's, Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake).

A few years back, Poe and Wilcox planned to open another restaurant, Poe's Pub, in the space that eventually became Estelle's in the South End. Now, they've again got a restaurant in the works by that name, but this time, it's slated for an undisclosed location in Downtown Crossing, reports the Journal.
· Changes coming to Bukowski's as Brian Poe buys equity stake [BBJ]
· All coverage of Brian Poe on Eater [~EBOS~]
· All coverage of Bukowski Tavern on Eater [~EBOS~]

Bukowski Tavern (Back Bay)

50 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02115 617 437 9999

Estelle's

782 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118 857-250-2999 Visit Website

The Tip Tap Room

138 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114 857 263 7614 Visit Website

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