Punter's Pub in Boston Has Closed

by Marc Hurwitz

Another classic Boston dive has shut down, though in this case the writing had been on the wall for awhile.

According to a Facebook post from local film critic Tom Meek, Punter's Pub is now closed, with a check on social media indicating that the Huntington Avenue watering hole may have actually shuttered just before Christmas. Its closure comes as no surprise, as Northeastern University purchased its building in late 2016 and the plan had been for the bar to stay open for at least a couple more years.

Punter's Pub, which first opened approximately 50 years ago, was a popular hangout for Northeastern students, being known in part for its cheap pitchers of beer along with pool and darts.

The address for the now-closed Punter's Pub was 450 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115.

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