Friday, September 02, 2011

Storyville Is Opening in Boston's Back Bay

A speakeasy-type place is coming to the Back Bay of Boston, and it will be featuring dining, drinking, music, and dancing.

According to Grub Street Boston and The Boston Globe, a new spot called Storyville is planning to open in the former Saint space on Exeter Street. Both articles mention that the name comes from a landmark club that once occupied the same spot and featured such famous musicians as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and others. The new rendition of Storyville will focus on the foods of both New Orleans and Boston along with an array of cocktails (including tiki and New Orleans-style drinks), as well as occasional live entertainment and a DJ booth. Louis DiBiccari, who is behind Chef Louie Night, will be the chef at Storyville, while William "English Bill" Codman of Woodward in downtown Boston will be in charge of the beverages.

Grub Street says that Storyville may be opening later this month.

[September 12 update: According to UrbanDaddy,, Storyville is planning to open sometime this week.]

[September 15 update: According to Grub Street Boston, Storyville may be opening tomorrow (Friday. September 16). Grub Street mentions that one of the rooms within the space will be called the "Bordello Room," and that drinks offered will include sours, smashes, fizzes, and, as mentioned earlier, tiki drinks.]

[September 16 update: According to UrbanDaddy, Storyville opens tonight.]

The address for this new spot in the Back Bay is: Storyville, 90 Exeter Street, Boston, MA, 02116. the website can be found at