EST. | 2011

Open 5pm-12am Tuesday-Sunday

We are no longer doing reservations. 

It's all walk in business, first come first serve




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Core & Pour

June 14th, 2021

Once a month on a thursday night, Sam Treadway from backbar and Whitney Meza from Wellness Blueprint team up to bring you "Core & Pour" a zoom ab workout where you learn how to make a cocktail at the same time! Sign up here

Opening May 5th!

April 28th, 2021

We are opening at less than half capacity on May 5th reservation only. Masks will be required unless eating or drinking and seating will be spread out. We'll be featuring a star wars themed menu for all of May, come join us! Book a reservation with Resy here!

To go cocktails!

July 23rd, 2020

We are so excited to offer you weekly to go cocktails and mixers. You can order them ahead of time using the button hovering on your screen Wed-Fri every week for pick up/delivery on Friday afternoons.

daily cocktail videos from Sam!

APRIL 7, 2020

During the bar closure, backbar owner Sam Treadway is posting daily cocktail tutorials on fun drinks to make during quarantine. Check them out on instagram or his YouTube channel. If you like the videos, venmo @backbarunion to donate to the virtual tip jar! 

Boston Magazine rates backbar #1 bar in Boston

MARCH 5, 2020

Thank you Boston Magazine for this honor!

"Cocktail connoisseurs flock to this inconspicuous spot, hidden behind a nearly unmarked door, for co-owner Sam Treadway’s seriously artful libations—from whimsical twists on milk punch to drinks highlighting obscure spirits such as Greek mastiha."

backbar awarded a Recommendation badge by Restaurant Guru

AUGUST 5, 2019

thanks, Restaurant Guru, for the endorsement! backbar received the award from a surplus of positive visitor reviews!

thank you thrillist for the great review!

AUGUST 27, 2018

backbar is one of the top 21 cocktail bars in the country according to Thrillist!


Tuesday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm 

Reservations required, mask required, capacity limited

Phone 617-249-3522

Please email if you have any questions. 

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