Former James’s Gate co-owner opens new bar

The Gate Bar and Restaurant, owned by one of the co-owners of the now closed James’s Gate, opened on Washington Street in Egleston Square on May 5, according to a press release.

The opening of the restaurant brings an Irish pub to the Egleston Square neighborhood. Paul Byrne, who co-owned and operated James’s Gate for 20 years, is “thrilled to bring food to the neighborhood once again,” according to the press release.

“I wanted to create a space that the neighborhood would really enjoy,” said Byrne, according to the press release. “I’ve run a restaurant nearby before and know some of the things that people really loved there which I’m bringing back in, and I’ve also updated a lot of aspects of The Gate to reflect the current needs of the neighborhood and the specific area we are in.”

The bar will be run by Bobby Sutherby, who was a bartender at James’s Gate until it closed. Sutherby has also worked at Bukowskis Tavern. The kitchen will be led by Axel Segura Jr., who is coming full circle from his first restaurant job at Old Stag Tavern which happened to be housed in the exact spot that The Gate now occupies. Artwork displayed at the Gate will be curated by Brian Patrick Adams, who will regularly rotate and showcase the work of local artists.

The Gate will serve liquor and beer, and the menu will serve classic Irish food with American and Latin American influences hovering around the $13 to $16 mark for entrees.

The Gate Bar & Grill will be open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. The regular menu will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and a Late Night menu will be served from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. The Gate is located at 3171 Washington St. and can be found online at

The restaurant can be reached at 617-942-7262.

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