The Bebop debuted yesterday with food and live music at 1116 Boylston St., near Berklee College of Music, according to a post on the venue’s Facebook page. As previously reported, The Bebop’s owners are Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello, professional musicians who are also behind The Burren, an Irish pub and live music venue in Somerville’s Davis Square.
"The location [of The Bebop] is brilliant, right in the heart of Berklee School of Music," McCarthy previously told Eater. "We are so looking forward to creating a great vibe with music, eating, and drinking at the Bebop that has become a strong tradition at the Burren for the past 20 years."
The Bebop serves weekday lunch, weekend brunch, and dinner daily, and there might eventually be weekday morning cafe hours (coffee, tea, crepes, and pastries). There will be music seven days a week, including open stage times for students to come play. It’s an all-ages, family-friendly venue until 10 p.m. every night, at which point it becomes 21+ until closing at 1 a.m.
On the menu: appetizers such as arancini and spicy shredded chicken nachos; a variety of salads; burgers and sandwiches; and entrees such as lamb stew and braised short ribs. The brunch menu includes smoked salmon Benedict, a few omelets, banana-berry French toast, and more.
The Bebop is the second recent opening in the area to feature live music; Back Bay Beats opened in March at 160 Massachusetts Ave., right inside a new Berklee building, also offering full-service dining and nightly live music.
• The Burren Team Will Bring a Jazz Club to Boylston Street [EBOS]
• The Bebop [Official Site]