« Owl Meat's Tipsy Tuesdays: Hops vs. gruit | Main | I made the big time »

May 19, 2010

Bleachers has been sold, new owners to take over

The East Baltimore sports bar Bleachers has new owners, who plan to open (wait for it) another sports bar there.

They're not sure of the name yet, according to co-owner Scott Copinger. The business trade name is Goodfellas, but Copinger isn't sure if that's the best name for a sports bar ...

"We like Goodfellas but I'm not sure we're going to stick with that," he said. "We want to send out the right connotation to the name."

Copinger wants to lure back the community sports teams from nearby Patterson Park, as well as the pool league which used to be at Bleachers. He's been tossing around ideas for nightly specials such as trivia and karaoke but hasn't settled on anything yet.

"We've got a ton of ideas," he said. "We're pretty excited about it."

"You should name it Fumbles -- the sports bar where even losers win," I said. He just laughed. I don't think he liked my idea. Sniffle.

Follow Midnight Sun on Facebook and Twitter @midnightsunblog
Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:59 AM | | Comments (14)


I go by Bleachers all the time and was wondering why it had stayed vacant for so long. Hope they can make a go of it there.

hopefully they'll have hot bartenders...

Name it R.J. McGoodtimes and put a ton of wacky crap on the walls, people love that stuff.

how about they post schedules and standings for the patterson park leagues. no other place that I know of does that.

I like the name "Field Day" for a sports bar.

How about "Cornholers"


Is this the same Goodfellas from Hickory in Harford County?

Posting community schedules and standings is a good idea.

EVERYONE is doing bar trivia now. At least make it sports themed bar trivia.

They defiantly need a bar with good food right in that area. Would be nice to have corn hole in it and pitcher specials. I'm still waiting for SOMEONE in Baltimore to get beer towers

They defiantly need a bar with good food

What is this defiant need you speak of? It recurs to me of The Forbidden Danse

Pratt St Ale House has the beer towers.

I saw a beer tower at a few bars the other day with a different design and they were called "pitchers"

@ Liz

Not in baltimore City, per se, but when I stopped in a few weeks ago before a concert at The Recher, I saw that Souris' in Towson has the beer towers of which you seek. Was gonna try it just becasue it was something new, but the regualr draft specials at the bar were much cheaper (and were still cold by the time i reached the bottom)

Live like a block away from there but only went once. Not a terrible place but there was nothing special about it and in an area of so many neighborhood bars that can be a death sentence. I would much rather walk to Lagers for trivia, Bad Decisions for awesome cocktails and food, or down to Fells or someplace else entirely if I want to leave my immediate bubble. Bleachers was just like....a few beers on tap and a bunch of tvs. Not bad, but...boring.

I hope they bring back the hot bartender Jessi...she would be great at hosting trivia

Post a comment

All comments must be approved by the blog author. Please do not resubmit comments if they do not immediately appear. You are not required to use your full name when posting, but you should use a real e-mail address. Comments may be republished in print, but we will not publish your e-mail address. Our full Terms of Service are available here.

Please enter the letter "v" in the field below:
About Erik Maza
Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

Most Recent Comments
Recent tweets
Sign up for FREE nightlife alerts*
Get free Baltimore Sun mobile alerts
Sign up for nightlife text alerts

Returning user? Update preferences.
Sign up for more Sun text alerts
*Standard message and data rates apply. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Weekend Watch newsletter
Plan your weekend with's best events, restaurant and movie reviews, TV picks and more delivered to you every Thursday for free.
See a sample | Sign up

Photo galleries
Stay connected