Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Brass Union Is Moving into the Precinct Bar Space in Somerville

[Ed note: This article was updated on May 15 to reflect confirmation of Brass Union's location.]

It looks like a restaurant and bar with a new name is taking over the space in Somerville where another restaurant, bar, and nightclub had been.

According to to a post within the restaurant jobs section of the BostonChefs.com site, a new place called Brass Union is coming to "the heart of Union Square" sometime this month, with the spot having a "relaxing atmosphere with small plate dining and diverse cocktail list." It seems that Brass Union may be going into the former Precinct Bar space at 70 Union Square, as a poster on its Facebook page says "Let's talk about 'Brass Union.' What's the scoop?" (No response was given.)

Precinct Bar closed over the winter, with a Facebook post from the place saying that it was going to be renovated and that "We are committed to enhancing our Food, Drink, and overall guest experience." There had also been chatter that it would no longer be a live music venue and would be more focused on food and drink.

As soon as we find out if Brass Union is definitely moving into the former Precinct Bar space, we will post an update here.

[May 15 update: Eater Boston confirms that Brass Union will indeed be moving into the space where Precinct Bar had been, mentioning that Precinct's website now redirects to Brass Union's.]

[May 19 update: A press release sent today indicates that Brass Union will be a New York City-style tavern with American-style small plates, cocktails on draft, house-made sodas, and 24 draft lines for beer. The release also says that the bar area will be framed by reclaimed wooden gargoyle fixtures that come from the Capital Grille's original Newbury Street location and a rear space that will have an "interactive lounge experience with a vintage tabletop video game and a shuffleboard court." The outdoor patio will have both a dining area and a section with outdoor games such as a cornhole board, while the perimeter will have fresh herbs and vegetables growing. Expect an early June opening for Brass Union.]

[June 10 update: UrbanDaddy states that Brass Union is planning to open this Thursday (June 12).]

[Earlier Article]
Precinct Bar in Somerville's Union Square Has Closed for Renovations; Changes on the Way

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