Longtime Watertown Restaurant Sold, Will Keep Current Concept

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Conley’s Pub & Grille Conley’s Pub & Grille on Belmont Street has been sold.

Watertown’s Conley’s Pub & Grille has been sold, but the new owners will reportedly keep the same concept at the Belmont Street restaurant.

After 21 years, the owners of East End restaurant said “That’s a wrap.” on the Conley’s Facebook page on Sept. 18.

In the Facebook post, co-owner Stephen Conley wrote:

“I simply do not have words for all this has meant to me and my family. It’s hard to put into words. The community, the staff, the customers. I hope everyone knows I appreciate it all. Like, all of it. I had my name out front. And there’s a commitment to living up to that name. And honoring all that it entails. Thank you Belmont. Thank you Watertown. You’ve been left in incredibly capable hands. See you soon. On the other side of the bar.”

The new owners, JKT Watertown LLC, will be renovating the restaurant located at 164 Belmont St. in Watertown, but will be keeping the same concept, according to a report on Boston Restaurant Talk.

The restaurant will reportedly be closed for about a week, and will keep the Conley’s name and staff.

The new owners also own the Heights Pub in Arlington and First House Pub in Winchester, according to a post on the Conley’s Facebook page.

One thought on “Longtime Watertown Restaurant Sold, Will Keep Current Concept

  1. It is exciting to hear that Conley’s will continue. Great neighborhood bars add so much to our neighborhoods. There is one thing though, that the new owners can do to make Conley’s even better–add live music. East Watertown lacks a bar with even a small stage and regular music. We shouldn’t have to go to Cambridge or Somerville for live music. Conley’s has three big sections and one of them could accommodate music either from professional bands or from some of the many talented musicians in town. Local musicians could come together for a session like the bluegrass and Irish music jams such as Davis Square’s Burren has hosted for many years.

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