Report: ‘Scottish Hooters’ could replace Fenway bar and live music venue Copperfield’s


Just a few days after word circulated that Fenway rock club Church had closed, the area could be losing another stage for independently booked live music: Copperfield’s Bar and Down Under Pub .

Boston Restaurant Talk is reporting that Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, dubbed by some as the “Scottish Hooters,” could be opening a location at 98 Brookline Ave., just a few blocks from Fenway Park.

Here’s word from our friends at BRT:


The Boston Herald states that the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is planning to open next to Fenway Park in Boston, with its exact location being unknown as of now because a still-operating business is currently in the space. The article says that construction is expected to begin in June, with the 225-seat dining and drinking spot possibly opening sometime this fall. The Tilted Kilt attempted to open in Quincy back in 2012, but the pastor of the nearby St. John the Baptist Church denounced the proposal and the city ultimately said no to the place.

[September 9 update: A source tells us that the Tilted Kilt is planning to move into the space on Brookline Avenue where Copperfield’s currently resides, though little else is known at this point in time. (We reached out to the Tilted Kilt for more information and are waiting to hear back from them.)]

The Herald also states that the Las Vegas-born Tilted Kilt franchise is looking to add a Billerica location sometime in the fall.


Copperfield’s has been open since 1969, and frequently hosts live music in its downstairs room. The venue’s concert calendar on its homepage currently re-directs to myspace.com, but its current shows seem to be promoted via Facebook. Those include The New Mother Earth on Saturday and Jack Romanov and others on September 18.

More to come, we’re sure.