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

current offerings

Custom Cocktails

Let us cater your small home gathering with a custom drink menu. 

Zoom cocktail classes

Learn how to make craft cocktails at home. Classes can be customized to your particular drink interests. Individual or group classes available.

To-go cocktails

Weekly themed cocktails and mixers. Order Tuesday night through Friday morning for Friday pickup/delivery to the Boston area.



Order delicious take out ramen for Fridays with our drinks. Fresh made noodles, house made broth and fixings with flavors changing monthly.

Stay up to date on weekly news and backbar updates


from our blog

backbar news
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.

Email us!

If you have questions, concerns, comments or inquiries about backbar please email us at We’d love to hear from you!