The Bus Stop Pub (252 Western Ave.), a longstanding Allston dive bar, will not be closing for good later this month, contrary to reports earlier today. A widely shared Facebook event page appeared to advertise an opportunity for fans of the restaurant to say goodbye, but the page has since been deleted and Eater has learned that the business has not been sold at this time.
“This is it,” a note on the event page read before it was taken down. “Throughout the years the Bus Stop Pub has seen it all, but has succumbed to the ever-encroaching gentrification that has been cleansing our city of its history, authenticity, and flavor.”
Bus Stop Pub opened in 1980 and has long been a gathering spot known for its informal atmosphere and affordable drinks and food — and it will continue to fill this role, at least for now. There has been substantial construction and redevelopment in the area, including spaces adjacent to the pub, so an eventual change may happen, but for now, the Bus Stop Pub will remain as is.
Update, 1 p.m.: This story has been updated to reflect new information regarding the status of the Bus Stop Pub. The Facebook event page advertising the final day in business for the pub has been removed. The business has not been sold and will not be closing on April 21 as previously reported.
• Bus Stop Pub [Facebook]