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Restaurant Opening Guide, Spring 2016: Worcester

So much bacon (and more)

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Worcester got a bacon-centric gastropub this season, as well as a popular pizza joint from Amherst, a new restaurant from a couple of Strip-T's/Ribelle alum, and more. Are we missing a spring Worcester restaurant opening? Let us know. Want to learn about spring openings in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and other nearby areas? Head right this way.

Originally published on March 14, 2016. Date of the most recent update appears above.


Antonio's Pizza by the Slice

Antonio's Pizza by the Slice Kitchen and Bar, Worcester
Founded in Amherst in 1991, this small pizzeria chain now has three locations in Massachusetts, two in Rhode Island, and one apiece in Texas and Illinois. The new Worcester location features a full bar, outdoor dining, a drive-through window for takeout orders, and an open kitchen. Keep an eye out for black bean pizza, potato bacon pizza, and other classic Antonio's combos.

Address: 268 Chandler St.
Opening Date: May 31, 2016
Online: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Image credit: Facebook

British Beer Company

British Beer Company Worcester under construction
This is the 14th location for this local pub chain, which has outposts throughout Massachusetts and a couple in New Hampshire. British Beer Company offers a strong beer selection and comfort food in the burger-and-pizza realm.

Address: 225 Shrewsbury St.
Opening Date: April 11, 2016
Online: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Image credit: The Worcester location under construction/Official Site

Deadhorse Hill

Deadhorse Hill Facebook
The restaurant's Facebook page promises "New England, family farms, technique, salt, sugar, starch, fat." Jared Forman (Strip-T's) and Sean Woods (Ribelle) are behind the venture.

Address: 281 Main St., Worcester
Opening Date: May 6, 2016
Online: WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram

Image credit: Facebook

The Hangover Pub

A bacon-centric gastropub for all your hangover needs. All the bacon is smoked and cured in-house, and while the restaurant's opening will feature an apple-smoked maple variety, The Hangover Pub will eventually have more types, including a Korean barbecue-influenced recipe. There are bacon-infused cocktails as well.

And yes, there are a few selections that are free of bacon.

Address: 102 Green St.
Opening Date: April 4, 2016
Online: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Image credit: Keith Shaffer for The Hangover Pub

Lock 50

Lock 50 under construction
Volturno alum Tim Russo helms this contemporary American restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's a lounge on the first floor and "casual yet upscale" service in a dining room and bar area on the second floor.

Address: 50 Water St.
Opening Date: Lock 50's cafe opened on April 27, 2016, and the rest of the restaurant followed soon after.
Online: WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram

Image credit: Facebook

Oak Barrel Tavern

Oak Barrel Tavern Worcester
Located in the former Tweed's Pub spot, Oak Barrel Tavern serves a lot of burgers and bourbon.

Address: 229 Grove St.
Opening Date: June 13, 2016
Online: Website / Facebook / Instagram

Image credit: Oak Barrel Tavern logo/Facebook

Main Image: Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge in Worcester/Jay Yuan on Shutterstock

deadhorse hill

281 Main Street, , MA 01608 (774) 420-7107 Visit Website

The Hangover Pub

102 Green St., Worcester, MA 01604 (508) 556-1266 Visit Website

Antonio's Pizza by the Slice

268 Chandler St., Worcester, MA 01602 Visit Website

Lock 50

50 Water St., Worcester, MA 01604 Visit Website
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