A HISTORIC Irish pub located in the heart of Boston and owned by the frontman of Irish American band Dropkick Murphys is to close permanently.
McGreevy’s is widely credited as being America’s ‘first sports pub’ and a popular drinking spot for baseball fans, in particular.
It’s also notable for being owned by Ken Casey, one of the lead vocalists in the band best known for hits like Shipping Out Of Boston.
Occasionally used as a music venue, the bar first opened 12 years ago and was billed as “home of local band the Dropkick Murphys”.
The pub is closing permanently as a direct result of the financial difficulties incurred as result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
News of the closure was first shared on Instagram with the account @OnlyInBos confirming the news.
It read:“With a landlord unwilling to find a middle ground in the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, McGreevy's has permanently closed after twelve years on 911 Boylston Street in Boston.”
Casey later reshared the post, adding: “We had 12 great years. It was an honor to be a part of unearthing such an important part of Boston baseball history.
“In addition to being Boston’s original Baseball bar, it was the hang-out for some of our favorite Dropkick Murphys fans.
“The staff (past and present), the regulars, and the fans are all family too us and always will be. We are thankfully able to move our staff to our other locations (@YellowDoorTaco and @LowerMillsTavern). Rest In Peace McGreevys #covidsucks.”