Thursday, December 15, 2011

Backbar opens in Somerville's Union Square

The folks behind a fine-dining restaurant in Somerville's Union Square neighborhood are opening a new bar behind the eatery later today, and it will be featuring craft cocktails and comfort food.

According to their website, Backbar opens in back of Journeyman on Sanborn Court at 4:00 PM, with an "opening menu" for food and drink shown on the site. The new spot will feature such drinks as whiskey cocktails, Cuba Libres, boilermakers, martinis, daiquiris, and milk punch, while food items will include a charcuterie plate, stilton cheese, foie gras, oyster shooters, spicy caramel popcorn, warm assorted olives, and ice cream.

Journeyman opened in September of 2010, attracting diners with their elegant and refined dishes that feature locally-sourced ingredients as well as their array of craft beers, wines, and spirits.

The address for Backbar (and Journeyman) is 9 Sanborn Court, Somerville, MA, 02143. The phone number for Backbar is (617) 718-0249, and their website can be found at