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Blackmoor Tavern Is on Its Way to Charlestown, Courtesy of Olde Magoun's Saloon Owner

The Somerville pub has a second act in the works.

Olde Magoun's Saloon
Olde Magoun's Saloon
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A new concept called Blackmoor Tavern is heading to Charlestown, and state filings indicate Old Magoun's Saloon owner Gregory Coughlin is behind the new restaurant.

Boston Herald business reporter first tweeted that Blackmoor Tavern would replace the shuttered Papagayo at 1 Charles St., and Boston Restaurant Talk noted the licensing hearing is happening this week, with Coughlin listed as the manager of record. The restaurateur opened Olde Magoun's in Somerville in 2004.

When Papagayo announced it would shutter its Charlestown branch in favor of a move to Saugus, an anonymous tipster told Eater that an Irish pub is on its way to the Charles Street space. While details about Blackmoor Tavern aren't yet available, the name suggests that it's likely to be pub-like in nature. (The name "Blackmoor" has roots in England, not Ireland.)

Olde Magoun's Saloon has 28 beer drafts and three rotating cask lines, as well as a solid list of bourbons and whiskeys. The Magoun Square restaurant features a plethora of pub favorites, with an emphasis on burgers, including the Dubliner with Irish bacon and cheddar. There's a traditional roast every Sunday, but also regular barbecue menus and non-traditional specials, like Spanish tapas this month.

Blackmoor Tavern is looking to take over Papagayo's full-alcohol license, and it is appealing to stay open until 1 a.m. Coughlin is slated to appear before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

UPDATE: It will be called Blackmoor Bar and Kitchen.


1 Chelsea St, Charlestown, MA (617) 242-7400

Olde Magoun's Saloon

518 Medford Street, , MA 02145 (617) 776-2600 Visit Website

Blackmoor Bar and Kitchen

1 Chelsea Street, , MA 02129 (617) 580-8166 Visit Website