Friday, May 15, 2015

Tilted Kilt Is Opening in Copperfield's Space in Boston's Fenway

[Ed note: This article was updated on September 9 and 22 to reflect a location given for the upcoming spot.]

Three years ago, we reported that a small chain of Celtic-themed sports bars tried to open a location in Quincy, only to have the city reject it because it was too close to a church. Now we have learned that the chain is trying again, this time opening one that will likely attract more than a few baseball fans.

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.

A second location of the bar is also coming to Billerica in the fall, according to the Herald. [Ed note--now open.]

The Tilted Kilt, which started out in Las Vegas, is known for its female servers who dress in revealing Scottish-style outfits (it is often known as the "Scottish Hooters," according to the article, and is also sometimes called a "breastaurant"). Its website can be found at

[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.)]

[September 22 update: Another source--this one within the restaurant industry--has confirmed that the Tilted Kilt will indeed be moving into the Copperfield's space, with Copperfield's apparently closing sometime this fall.]

[November 4 update: Universal Hub indicates that plans to bring the Tilted Kilt to the Fenway took a bit of a hit today with The Fenway Civic Association and City Councilor Josh Zakim both opposing the proposed sports pub. The Boston Licensing Board still needs to make its decision on the restaurant, with a meeting taking place tomorrow.]

[November 5 update: A new post from Universal Hub states that the city has approved of the plans for the Tilted Kilts to open in the Copperfield's space.]

[January 29, 2017 update: A job post within the Craigslist site indicates that the Tilted Kilt is finally getting close to debuting (the listing says that "The kitchen is in the process of getting ready to open"), and that it is now hiring.]

[February 20, 2017 update: Eater Boston mentions that the Tilted Kilt is now open in the Fenway.]

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]