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Two Longtime Pubs Are Closing For Good

Cappy’s in Hyde Park bids farewell after 80 years

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Hyde Park loses its local
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Cappy’s Tavern (11 Wolcott Ct., Boston), a classic Hyde Park haunt that’s been serving its neighborhood food and drinks for eight decades, will close down on July 24.

A bartender at Cappy’s confirmed this with Eater, saying the owner sold the building because he received a good offer, and that the shuttering isn’t out of necessity. A Facebook post from a Cappy’s patron suggests the tavern will become a catering company.

Elsewhere in the state, the Brockton Enterprise reports that Owen O’Leary’s will close on Friday, July 6. The Irish pub has been open for 26 years and had become a touchstone for drinking in Brockton. Its owner, Kevin Gill, told the Enterprise that the closure is the result of a lease dispute.

Cappy’s and Owen O’Leary’s are the latest in a string of closures for Boston’s oldest bars. Earlier this month, Sully’s in Quincy shut its doors after 84 years in business, while Lower Allston lost the Bus Stop Pub in May.

Head to Hyde Park and Brockton this weekend and sink that final pint before these two classic watering holes dry up for good.

Cappy’s Tavern in Readville Is Closing [BRT]
Irish Goodbye — Brockton’s Owen O’Leary’s Pub to Close Unexpectedly [BE]

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