“Caddyshack”-Themed Bar Is Now Open in Boston
Gophers on the Greenway? Downtown Boston now has a bar inspired by the 1980 comedy Caddyshack, Eater Boston reported.
Taking its name from the fictitious Bushwood Country Club, the real-life Bushwood Cocktail Club is a retro bar with arcade games. The owners, who are also the people behind the adjacent Finn McCool’s Public House, wanted a throwback to the low-tech 1980s. In a press release, co-owner Todd Smith says the bar is a departure from the fast-paced Financial District.
“The pressure in the workplace has increasingly intensified because everyone is so accessible through technology,” says Smith.“Our goal is to have a laid-back, low-key hangout to bring the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s bar nostalgia with today’s ever-evolving restaurant scene to offer a game-changing experience in Downtown Boston.”
The new 50-seat bar offers pizza, sandwiches, and cocktails named after Caddyshack’s eccentric characters. That’s a far cry from “Bistro 131,” the Italian restaurant that Boston Restaurant Talk reported was originally planned for the space. Bushwood Cocktail Club is open daily from 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
Old-school arcade games on the premises include Pac-Man, Galaga, and Donkey Kong, with a selection of board games also available. No golf, but we’re alright.
Bushwood Cocktail Club, 131 Broad St., Boston, 617-737-0131, Facebook.