Popular Mass. pub holds final last call, closes doors for good after more than 75 years of business

SOMERVILLE, Mass. — A popular Massachusetts pub held its final last call over the weekend after more than 75 years of serving the community.

Sligo Pub, which held the oldest liquor license in Somerville’s Davis Square, welcomed in customers for cold beers for one last time on Sunday night.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closure of the Sligo Pub. It has been a difficult decision, but after careful consideration, we have come to the conclusion that it is time to close our family business, which has been a part of this community for several decades,” The Mannion family wrote in a farewell post on Facebook.

The Mannion family also said it would cherish the memories made over the years and thanked its hardworking staff.

“We also want to express our sincere gratitude to our amazing hardworking staff who have stuck with us through thick and thin,” the family said. “Once again, thank you for your support and loyalty over the years.”

Additionally, the Mannion family made it a point to thank all of the support they got from the community.

“We will always remember this community fondly and wish you all the best in the future,” they added. “And thank you for your understanding.”

Faithful patrons and staff also took to social media to react to the closure.

“It’s been my pleasure bartending there for 27 years,” one worker wrote. “The Mannion family is a class act. I was treated like family.”

Tom Mannion, who moved over from Ireland, had run the business with the help of his two daughters since 1989.

Download the FREE Boston 25 News app for breaking news alerts.

Follow Boston 25 News on Facebook and Twitter. | Watch Boston 25 News NOW