A South Boston staple closes its doors on Sunday this week, after years of playing host to neighborhood crowds. The Boston Beer Garden, located at 732 E Broadway, announced on Facebook that its final day in business will be February 19, a Twitter user noted.
The restaurant and bar will go out with a bang this weekend, closing out its run with ticketed events for guests and any proceeds going to charity. Boston Beer Garden will announce further details on the weekend schedule later this week.
“Until then please come in for your last good byes and tag us in any pictures you may have thru the years,” a note on the bar’s Facebook page reads. Boston Beer Garden is known for its pub fare, like nachos, fried pickles, and soft pretzels, along with a wide range of sandwiches, salads, and hearty entrees. The spot’s standard hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. through this week.
Update, 2/14, 9 a.m.: This is a permanent goodbye for The Boston Beer Garden, according to general manager Danielle Oneil. A new restaurant will take over the space with a different concept, she said. Tickets for events on Friday and Saturday are almost sold out, and Oneil said proceeds from door sales will go to the Live Like Chris fund, a charity set up in honor of Chris McCarthy, one of the restaurant’s bartenders who passed away.
“We really want to stress this weekend is really about saying good bye to friends and family and the owners have been so great with staff about letting us do this for our charity and they are not taking any of the money,” Oneil told Eater in an email. Also, as a nod to Southie’s love for St. Patrick's Day, Boston Beer Garden will take up the theme for the weekend with green beer, Irish music and shamrocks. Sunday will be regular hours, first come, first serve.
• The Boston Beer Garden [Facebook]