Let us present to you the curious case of Shea’s Tavern. Located at 266 West Broadway, Shea’s Tavern is unlike other bars in the neighborhood – when it’s open and closed is random, and there is no set schedule of hours posted. The elusive spot will randomly open with no rhyme or reason. Maybe it’s open on a Tuesday night. Maybe it’s open on a Sunday afternoon. No one knows! Maybe the old-school bar needs to be open a certain amount of days per year in order to keep its liquor license, so it will randomly open when the owner feels like opening the doors. We don’t know – we’re just guessing.
Well, one Southie resident would like to take the guesswork out of the question, “Is Shea’s Tavern open?” A new Instagram account has surfaced asking exactly this question. You can follow them here.
So if you drive by Shea’s, located right next door to Al’s Liquors (same owners), and notice it is open, message the account here and let them know so they can let all of the neighborhood know too!
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
My father used to have a few boilermakers there after work, that was back in the early 70’s . I believe the name has changed a couple times through the years, it was a Spanish/ Mexican variety store around 73′..did it not become “Hickie and Hanlon’s” then Shea’s ?
Or was it “Whiteys” ..then Shea’s ?
Or Whiteys then Hickie and Hanlon’s..??
I remember, but maybe the sequence is off…
Some old school Southie buff will know exactly….