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Coppersmith in the Summer

We can’t think of a better place to “hang” this summer than Coppersmith.  Complete with rooftop bar, patio, food trucks and fun and exciting events and specials, Coppersmith is THE place to be this summer in Southie!

As one of the newest rooftop bars in the city and the only in South Boston, Coppersmith’s Air Deck is a 3,000 sq ft coveted al fresco space outfitted with a vintage Airstream trailer-turned-full service bar, rustic chic picnic tables, flat screen TVs and stellar cityscape views.  Guests can sip cocktails by the glass or pitcher as well as snack on Chef Jason Heard’s daily whims which range from foot-long hot dogs to pulled pork and canned local brews.  Chef Heard’s rotating BBQ selections will be prepared on his 9-foot Lang Smoker that was delivered earlier this month from his home state of Georgia.

Airdeck Aerial

Groups of up to 20 people can reserve parking at a rooftop table by ordering one of Chef Heard’s Air Deck Picnics.  Served in a vintage Radio Flyer wagon, these picnic menus include the following offerings; Southie BBQ (chicken, pulled pork, brisket, $250.00) Fiesta (fried fish & pulled pork tacos, black bean corn salad with shells, $200.00) Urban Garden (grilled squash, zucchini, onions, tomatoes, marinated mozzarella, smoked olives, focaccia, $175) Catch of the Day (2 dozen baked oysters, 2 dozen stuffed clams, 2 lbs peel & eat shrimp, corn bread & lobster available as an add on (mkt price,) and Sliders (pulled pork, buffalo chicken, falafel, $195). Air Deck Picnics must be ordered 24 hours in advance by calling the restaurant directly and are based on first come first serve availability. The Picnics are the only way to reserve a table on the Air Deck!

The beverage program has also received a seasonal revamp, featuring an entirely new menu of craft cocktails by the glass and pitcher.  Cocktail selections are priced at $11.00 each and include; Southie Sour (Pogues Irish Whiskey, Combier Crème de Mure, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup,) Cherry Shandy (Allagash White, Lemonade, Combier Crème de Mure,) This End (Rittenhouse Rye, Sweet Vermouth, Montenegro, Reagan’s Orange Bitters,) Pegu Club (Citadelle Gin, Lime Juice, Combier Crème de Mure, Angostura Bitters,) Elderflower Spritz (St. Elder, Lemon Juice, Prosecco, Soda,) Berry Cooler (New Amsterdam Berry Vodka, Simple Syrup, Lime Juice, Blueberries, Mint Leaves,) Hot Passion (Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila, Passion Fruit Puree, Lime Juice, Agave) and the New England Mule (Privateer Silver, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Ginger Beer).

#PitcherPerfect large format cocktails are priced at $36.00 and include; Peach Tree (New Amsterdam Vodka, Peach Tea, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup,) Airdeck Sunset (Privateer Lime Juice, Pineapple, Cinnamon Syrup, Orgeat, Absinthe) along with Red & White Sangria (wine, crème de Peche, Rasberry Rum, Lemonade, Seasonal Fruit).

Paying homage to Chef Heard’s southern roots, Coppersmith will also be serving a Cheerwine Slushie, made from the cult favorite cherry flavored soda innate to the southeastern U.S. Cheerwine Slushies will be made fresh to order and can be served virgin ($5.00) or spiked with Bulleit Bourbon ($10.00.) Coppersmith is the only restaurant in Boston to offer Cheerwine soda on its menu.

Weekly Programming: 
Mai Tie Tuesdays: Mai Tai’s & Tie Dye for a cause every Tuesday on Coppersmith’s Front Porch.
Beginning Tuesday, June 21st from 5:30 – 7:30pm, Coppersmith with launch Mai Tie Tuesdays, a weekly party on the front porch featuring Mai Tai’s by the glass and pitcher, Polynesian food specials and complimentary tie dye stations where guests can create psychedelic patterns and vintage tie dye designs on t-shirts and tank tops in various sizes. Guests are encouraged to BYOT (Bring Your Own T-shirt) or can purchase one from their server for $5.00 with the proceeds from t-shirt sales being donated to a rotating roster of local nonprofits.

Coppersmith Cinema: 
Beginning in June, Coppersmith with launch a Sunday night movie series featuring a line-up of cult classics (Goonies, Grease, American Pie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) summer blockbusters (Independence Day, Ghost Busters, Bourne Identity) and other fan favorites that will run weekly at 8pm on their 12 ft projection screen, through the duration of the summer. Chef Heard will serve up some drive-in movie inspired menu specials available exclusively on Sunday nights.

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.