UPDATE, November 11, 2021 – Slapfish’s Raw Bar has opened on Mass Ave in the space that formerly was home to MacNiven’s for nearly two decades.
This is Slapfish’s second Raw Bar concept with the original being in Huntington Beach.
The California-influenced menu is comprised of Peruvian-style raw fish & oysters.
A staple of Mass Ave for nearly 18 years, MacNiven’s will close its doors following service on New Year’s Eve.
In the announcement on Facebook, Macnivens will be partnering with Slapfish owner Mark Weghorst to open Raw Bar – a Peruvian-style raw fish house & oyster bar.
The new venture will be fashioned after a Huntington Beach concept conceived by Chef Andrew Gruel where a raw bar operates next to a Slapfish location.
Fans of the Scottish American favorite shouldn’t worry though as The Harbour, a spinoff fish & chips stand is set to open at The Garage in the Bottleworks District in early 2021.
Raw Bar is looking to open in the Spring with more details come.