The Warren Tavern has been in its current location on Pleasant Street (near the Bunker Hill Monument) since 1780. It is named for Dr. Joseph Warren, a patriot killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. This historic building—with the low ceilings to prove its age—may have hosted the likes of Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin and President George Washington, and today, it’s a must-see local favorite. When you visit, you’ll find a relaxing pub vibe with dishes ranging from traditional New England breadcrumb-topped baked haddock to spicy salmon tacos.
Boston’s dining scene can be ever-evolving and, over the years, we’ve seen plenty of restaurants come and go. The reality is, it takes a lot of hard work and something truly special to keep an eatery up and running for decades—if not more. Fortunately for Bostonians and lucky visitors who’ve flocked to our city, there are a bevy of establishments that are deeply rooted in our local history and that offer a wide variety of cuisine to sample. Make it a priority to celebrate The Hub’s unique past by visiting some of these longstanding mainstays. While you’re at it, don’t miss the oldest bars in Boston and, if history is your thing, walk off the calories with a stroll along the Freedom Trail.
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