Cask History


Cask ‘n Flagon has been a Fenway staple since 1969. As second generation operators we are immensely proud to continue the legacy that our father, our guests and our employees have built. Certainly much has changed since 1969 but the one thing that has always remained the same are the stories we hear every day about the memories created here. These stories are what motivate us to continue the tradition of providing a guest experience like no other. So, if you’re visiting us at Cask Boston or Cask Marshfield to enjoy a meal, grab a beer, watch a game, look at the famous black and white sports pictures, do a little dancing, attend a function or meet up with friends- then we consider you Cask Family too and we thank you for being part of our past, present and future!
Common questions and some little known facts:

The meaning of our name…

Cask (kask) n. A sturdy cylindrical container for storing liquids; a barrel.

Flagon (flag’ en) n. A large vessel with a handle, spout, and often a lid, used for holding beer or other liquors.

The Cask Boston building was originally a Ford dealership. The original dealerships terrazzo flooring still exists today in our event space and night club area which is located next to the Cask ‘n Flagon Restaurant and Sports Bar.

While our name changed to Cask ‘n Flagon in 1969, homage was paid to another era of the buildings history when we brought back the Oliver’s name for our event and nightclub space created in 2007. Oliver’s was a live music venue in the 1960’s that hosted many now famous musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, and the band Boston.

Many of the iconic black and white sports photographs lining our walls were taken by famed Boston Globe photographer, Dennis Brearley. He captured sports history and the legacy of his artistry and lives on our walls!

The building that is now Cask ‘n Flagon Marshfield was originally built as a roller rink, called Marshfield Family Skateland! An original red staff jacket is on display at our host stand, it was given to us by the family who built the roller rink!

For more stories and facts just ask anyone if they’ve been here, we are sure you’ll get a tale or two!