Colonial Jonathan Brewer was a Waltham resident and served proudly for “New" England in the Revolutionary War. He led a regiment that consisted of 397 men. Colonial Brewer’s regiment was involved in the battle of Bunker Hill. It was during this battle, that both Brewer and Lt. Colonel William Buckminster were wounded fighting for independence.
Brewer was also a noted innkeeper. He owned and operated “The Brewer Tavern” which was located directly across the street from our Waltham restaurant, at the corner of Main and Gore Streets. Brewer operated the Tavern from 1770 until the early 1780’s. After Brewer sold the Tavern, the building was divided and half was moved and sat on the property where we operate our Waltham restaurant from today. The original building was torn down in 1922.
Today’s owners, Bill and Sue Honeycutt, realizing the importance of “community” decided to name the restaurant after Brewer when they opened their Waltham restaurant on September 5, 1998. In 2008, John Brewer’s Tavern expanded to 7 Highland Avenue in Malden and in 2012, a brother restaurant, Brewer’s Coalition, opened at 344 Walnut Street, in the Newtonville section of Newton.
We pride ourselves on our independence just like Brewer before us. Visit any of our locations to experience good food and libations at reasonable prices. You will be served by our biggest asset, our friendly, hardworking, and loyal staff.
We hope to see you soon. Cheers!