The Worthen House Cafe

The Worthen House is Lowell’s oldest historical bar and tavern established in 1898. We have live music most weekend evenings and acoustic on Sunday afternoons. Our upstairs space is available to rent for special events and celebrations. Come in for a cold one, a delicious meal, and be greeted by our loyal local patrons. We are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Visitors step into the past, dining under a pressed tin ceiling, in a space once occupied by the likes of Edgar Allen Poe, Jack Kerouac, Jimmy Breslin and Ed McMahon. A beautifully restored, pulley-driven fan system – one of only four in the United States and the only existing set in its original location in the country – can be turned on at a patron’s request. In its early days, the fan was propelled by steam and served to keep flies off the dry goods. The intricate series of belts and pulleys each help operate the next decorative paddle fan. In its early days, the fan was propelled by steam; today it is powered by electricity.

The Worthen has a convenient (free) parking lot for guests.

141 Worthen St Lowell, MA 01852

Monday: 11am -12am
Tuesday: 11am -12am
Wednesday: 11am -12am
Thursday: 11am -12am
Friday: 11am -12am
Saturday: 11am -2am
Sunday: 11am -2am