EST. | 2011

7 Sanborn Ct, Union Square

Somerville, MA


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backbar news
Cocktail Classes at backbar

DECEMBER 8, 2019

backbar is offering cocktail classes on Sundays in January!!!

get yours before we sell out -- Tickets here

New Years Eve at backbar! 

DECEMBER 8, 2019

Come celebrate New Years Eve with us at backbar.

You have one of TWO parties to choose from! Tickets available HERE

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!

backbar in the media!

MARCH 7, 2018

Hello everyone! We have had some lovely folks write some kind words about us over the course of the last few months. We decided to share the links with all of our lovely regulars! Click the blog post title or [more…] to visit the hyperlinks! Cheers so much, and see you all at the bar soon!

Boston Magazine – Top Bars in Boston

ROL Cruise – Hidden Gems in Boston

Edible Boston – Hidden Restaurants…Shhhh!


Mon-Sun 4PM - 12:30AM

No Reservations

We operate on a first come, first served seating policy.

Please note that it may be exceedingly difficult to accommodate parties of seven or more during peak business hours.

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