Good Food | Good drinks | no big Deal
Written by Jennifer Dines. Photos by Matthew Dickey
The Red Hat was established in 1907. Historically located in once was known as Boston's infamous Scollay Square. The neighborhood in downtown Boston existed from 1838-1962. During which The Red Hat survived prohibition by being a respectable restaurant during the day and a speakeasy at night. Throughout the 1950s, over one thousand buildings were torn down. The Red Hat was one of only four businesses that were left when Scollay Square was demolished and the Government Center was built. This area as we know it today contains Boston City Hall and Plaza, the Government Service Center, the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Federal Building, and more. Operating for over a century, the Red Hat has served thousands of Bostonians and tourists since originally attracting sailors upon its 1907 opening.
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