One of the nation’s oldest and longest running bars to shutter


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A Boston bar that has been slinging drinks to thirsty yankees for 137 years will soon close.

The owners of Doyleโ€™s Cafe, located in Boston’s Jamaica Plain area, will sell its liquor license for $455,000 to the steakhouse chain Davioโ€™s, Boston Globe reports.

โ€œItโ€™s very sad,โ€™โ€™ Gerry Burke Jr., who with his brothers Ed and Bill purchased the bar from the Doyles in 1969, told the Boston Globe. โ€œI grew up here and Iโ€™ve had a wonderful childhood. Itโ€™s been my identity for as long as I can remember. Itโ€™s a terrible thing and Iโ€™m as sad as I can be. But the real estate in JP is as high as itโ€™s going to get and I canโ€™t afford to stay here any more.โ€™โ€™

No closing date has been announced for the bar opened in 1882, but you’d better stop buy for a goodbye beer sooner rather than later.