Who’s on First – the popular Yawkey Way watering hole – has struck out of the Fenway Park neighborhood and will be closing it’s doors forever. This just a few months after the fatal shooting of a customer outside the establishment. Although they were found not to be responsible for the tragic incident, the venue has a history of issues with Boston’s licensing board.
At a neighborhood meeting with Red Sox representatives and Fenway residents yesterday, it is reported that Red Sox President Sam Kennedy announced that the bar would close. The news soon surfaced on Twitter and the city has been a buzz about this new development ever since.
Who’s On First has operated as one of Fenway’s most popular pre-and-post-game bars since the early ’80s. The bar has entrances on Yawkey Way and into Fenway Park itself. A few years ago, we sent our Dirty Water TV Reporter Kristen Wright in to tell the story of the venue’s 7th Inning Stretch promotion with Red Bull. As the story demonstrates, it’s a cool venue with a loyal following. Understanding how difficult it is to operate a bar business here in Boston, we send our good wishes to the Who’s On First owners and management for the best of luck in the future. Who’s On First will be missed.