EST. | 2011
Temporarily closed until further notice due to covid-19. Our cozy cocktail bar prevents us from being able to keep both staff and patrons safe. Consider supporting us through to-go cocktails or zoom classes.
Normal operations suspended due to covid
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Custom cocktail catering
January 22nd, 2021
Due to rising covid numbers in MA we are no longer offering private parties but we'd love to provide custom cocktails for your small gathering at home! Email to build your own completely custom menu. Available any day of the week and completely customizable to your needs.
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!
Normal operations closed due to Covid-19
Please email if you have any questions. We're no longer hosting private parties but are offering zoom cocktail classes and customized cocktail catering for home events. We are also selling to-go cocktails that you can order using the blue button hovering on your screen.
If you have questions, concerns, comments or inquiries about backbar please email us at email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you!