Friday, September 04, 2015

Scorpion Bar, The Grand Coming to One Seaport Square on the Boston Waterfront

It looks like the group behind several local restaurants and nightclubs will be opening a couple of new ones on the Boston waterfront, including one with a familiar name and another that is a brand new concept.

The Boston Herald is reporting that Big Night Entertainment Group has signed a lease to open two venues within One Seaport Square, a new complex located between Seaport Boulevard and Northern Avenue that will also be home to a new location of Kings. The article mentions that a lease shows the two spots being a second location of Foxwood's Scorpion Bar and a new concept that will tentatively be called The Grand, with no other information given on the latter at this point in time. Once they open (possibly when One Seaport Square is finished in 2017), the Scorpion Bar and The Grand will join other BNEG places such as Empire, Gem, and Red Lantern.

[November 3 update: The Boston Globe gives more information on the two proposed spots coming to Seaport Square; Scorpion Bar will be a Mexican restaurant located on the second floor with seating for 175 people, while The Grand will be an 11,000-square-foot upscale nightclub on the third floor, with the place having a "Hollywood regency and modern glamour" theme. (The article also says that the first floor will feature a "luxurious" lobby and coat check, along with a grand staircase.)]

The original Scorpion Bar at Foxwoods casino is described on the BNEG website as a "traditional Mexican tequila cantina with the attitude of a rock bar" that has a "dark & sinister" atmosphere.

The website for Big Night Entertainment Group can be found at

[August 11, 2017 update: The Tables section of The Boston Globe states that Scorpion Bar and The Grand (the latter of which the Globe describes as a "Hollywood glamorous" mega-nightclub) both plan to open this fall.]

[September 17, 2017 update: A Craigslist job post indicates that Scorpion Bar and The Grand may be opening in October, with the listing saying that a "hot new dining and entertainment mega restaurant" is opening next month in the Seaport District.]

[October 19, 2017 update: Eater Boston mentions that The Grand opens on October 25, while Scorpion Bar opens on October 26.]

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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]