You may have already noticed if you were wandering Hampden over Memorial Day weekend, but just to keep everyone in the loop: Bluebird Pub is back open.
The basement bar, a more informal sibling to the Bluebird Cocktail Room two floors up, reopened Saturday, two weeks after flooding closed the space just as it was premiering on Hickory Avenue. A spokesperson today said the Bluebird Pub has returned with the same promised hours—noon to 10 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday, and noon to midnight Fridays and Saturdays.
The bar announced its rebirth Saturday.
The flooding struck during a weekend of heavy rains earlier this month, but was attributable to “a combination of factors,” the spokesperson said. The bar still looks the same as it did on opening weekend, no adjustments required.
Owners Paul and Caroline Benkert opened it in place of Little Bird, an Italian café they had fashioned out of the subterranean space on Hickory Avenue, and ultimately shut down six months in.
The Bluebird Pub keeps longer hours than its predecessor and offers a variety of locally sourced, upscale bar food, plus a whiskey-forward drink list and, as any worthy pub should, Guinness on tap.