Boston BeerWorks the latest Beantown business to fall victim to the pandemic

Another landmark Boston location has joined the growing lists of businesses unable to survive the pandemic.

Boston BeerWorks, which opened its first location in 1992 across from Fenway Park, announced on its website and social media Tuesday it will close its Fenway and North Station locations permanently. The company already closed permanently closed locations Salem, Lowell, Hingham, and Framingham due to the pandemic.

“Thank you Boston, Salem, Lowell, Hingham, and Framingham,” said the statement posted by owner Joe Slesar and the BeerWorks Team. “Sad to say but we’ve brewed and served our last beers. We’ve decided to pack it in due to the pandemic and all that. We will miss you and the many years of fun we had bringing you fresh local beer and food. BeerWorks was proud to serve you.”

Boston BeerWorks became a go-to destination for pre and post Red Sox games and the local brewery served up fresh local beer and a host of pub items like burgers, nachos and wings.

Based on the success of its Fenway location the company soon expanded to Salem, Hingham, and Framingham, and opened another Boston location at North Station near the TD Garden.

The company was forced to temporarily close all locations in March 2020 due to the pandemic and state COVID restrictions.
The Salem, Hingham, and Framingham BeerWorks ultimately closed permanently but the company’s management hoped to reopen the Boston locations once the pandemic settled down.

However, the economic downturn, loss of a packed Fenway Park in 2020 and capacity limits all added to the BeerWorks inability to rebound after the pandemic.

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