Weymouth Patch – March 11, 2013: Hajjar’s Matriarch Has Been Welcoming Patrons Since 1956
Excerpt from The Patriot Ledger:
HI-FI, low-profile: Small rooms, great times abound in Boston and South Shore music scene
By CHAD BERNDTSON
For The Patriot Ledger
As comfortable as old pair of shoes, Hajjar’s is the type of place to which jaded city dwellers need to make pilgrimages. The comforts and conveniences of a suburban rock, blues, and country haunt are all here, but Hajjar’s consistently books great acts, has stellar food and an agreeably rowdy atmosphere. This blows away any concern about the hipness of a venue that has a family restaurant attached…The music is awesome, always, but the great thing is that everybody’s family.
And there’s a lot of different types of women!’ barked a friend from the doorway, smiling with a toothy grin and the satisfied look of the tipsy music fan.
On each of our visits, the place was packed; cars were spilling out of the parking lot, and patrons had invented spaces alongside the road and at neighboring businesses.
“It seems like a really fun place,” said Alison Threadgill, a marketing associate from Atlanta who was in town to visit friends in Rhode Island. “We’re headed to Boston later, but we came for a few drinks. It’s not at all what you think of when you think ‘suburban roadside music bar.’” Weeknights have disc jockeys and other amusements such as Tuesday-night trivia.
Fridays and Saturdays are the nights for local and national acts….Music starts around 9 p.m., and the place is bumping by 10.