A longstanding Irish pub in Brighton will close its doors the first week of May. After nearly 30 years in business, Green Briar Restaurant & Pub (304 Washington St.) will bid farewell to Boston, according to a somber message on the bar’s website announcing its final last call. The bar will close following service on Monday, May 6.
“This was a difficult and sad decision to make,” the message read. It went on to thank the bar’s staff for its hard work, dedication, and hospitality. The team will work to help employees transfer jobs. “To our guests, thank you. We hope to see you and say good-bye before our last day of service.”
Green Briar — which opened in 1989 — ranks among Boston’s storied Irish pubs, and it is one of several in the Brighton area, including the Village and Porter Belly’s. It’s a member of the Briar Group, a collection of hospitality venues including M.J. O’Connor’s, Ned Devine’s, and more.