Old Worthen House

Dive Bar
141 Worthen St
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 459-0300



  • Beer is cheap here and they have cool ceiling fans!!!
  • Was one of Jack Kerouac's favorite places to "do research" Legend has it that he carved his name in the upstairs bar top
  • Stay away
  • Oldest pub in Lowell - classic dive bar! Cash only!
  • Still my favorite "historic" dive bar in Lowell. Good jukebox. Good drink selection. Pretty reasonable prices for a Downtown Lowell bar. Oh, and freaking JACK KEROUAC used to frequently come here!
  • Bar good was good. Homemade burgers. It has a small grill. If everyone shows up at the same time, like around an event at the Tsongas center, the service can be slower
  • Cheap drinks. Good for a quick sandwich.
  • The bloody Mary's here are amazing & the burgers are good too
  • Place is a joke
  • Never going back - bartender never said hello when walking in & it was dead!!
  • Good juke box.
  • They make a Malibu bay breeze wrong! Its made with pineapple not orange juice
  • April & kristy are awesome
  • My favorite attraction about this place is the maggot waterfall that sometimes happens in the outside smoking area from the apt above. #stayclassylowell
  • Ignore the claims that this was Poe's favorite tavern. It wasn't a tavern in Poe's day.
  • This place got invaded by hipsters since the last time I was there...
  • Play whatever music you wanna hear. Thats the beauty of this place. Hip-hop included.
  • Awesome place to watch a show
  • Play no hip hop on the juke box. Just doesn't fit this place. Don't let another fine establishment fall through the cracks.
  • Sing at open mic

Nearby places

145 Dutton St
91 Dutton St (Merrimack St)
29 Central St (Middle St)