2 min readBy Published On: March 15th, 2020Categories: News0 Comments on Sunday in Southie: Restaurant Closures

After an extremely busy day in our business district on Saturday, some bars and restaurants have decided to close for safety reasons.  St. Patrick’s Day weekend is normally one of the busiest weekends of the year.

According to Ed Flynn, Boston City Councilor, District 2 – all bars and restaurants have been asked to voluntarily close for Sunday.

“We are in unchartered waters and all need to heed the advice of public health professionals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. It’s imperative that we all do all that we can now to keep our communities safe in the weeks to come. Stay safe and be well,” said Flynn.

From Publico and Backyard Betty’s:

Dear Southie – our teams at Backyard Betty’s and Publico have strived to offer our neighborhoods a place of comfort and fun in light of the these uncertain times. However, for the safety of our guests, our team, and anyone in our neighborhood who could be negatively impacted by this – we are making the decision to close the restaurants for today – Sunday 3/15. We want to be there to celebrate and offer an ‘escape’ to our community at this time, but we recognize that it is simply not a responsible decision. Our hours of operation will be determined day-to-day, so please follow along with us on social media and we will keep you updated every step of the way.

Wishing everyone stays well and safe – and we’ll be ready to celebrate big time on the other side of this.

The Backyard Betty’s and Publico Team

Stats in Southie has also decided to close:

In what is usually one of the busiest & best days of the year, we are choosing to close our doors. We don’t know what the next couple weeks have in store yet, but as soon as we know we will inform you. Thank you for your understanding and everyone stay safe and healthy.

Also closed on Sunday

The Broadway 

The Playwright

L Street Tavern

Roza Lyons



Fat Baby


The Junction

The Seapoint


Telegraph Hill

Sullivan’s Castle Island

Dorgan’s Liquor Store

We have a feeling many more restaurants and businesses will be following suit. It’s important for us to support them in safe ways – ordering takeout, buying gift cards to use in the future.  Please check back for updates.

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