Come have a Tipperary with Grand Ten Irish Whiskey

Our drink of the week right now is the classic Tipperary cocktail featuring Grand Ten South Boston Irish Whiskey, Dolin Sweet Vermouth and Green Chartreuse. It’s a rich blend of flavors, harmoniously making up a herbal smooth manhattan like drink.

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backbar will be closed Monday 3/10 and Tuesday 3/11

backbar is taking a quick vacation to Portland for the next two days. Sorry for the inconvenience. Come join us on Wednesday at 4pm when we reopen our doors!

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When do we sell our delicious Ramen?

It seems like the word is out! Here at backbar we serve AMAZING ramen! But the question is: when do we serve it? It is available 4pm-6pm everyday of the week! In addition to that, on Mondays and Tuesdays we’re able to continue serving it all night until 10:30 pm!


Monday 4pm – 10:30pm

Tuesday 4pm – 10:30pm

Wednesday through Sunday 4pm – 6pm

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Test Pilot Tuesdays!!!

Journeyman restaurant is an awesome dinner experience. They offer a many course tasting menu Wednesday through Sunday. It’s delicious and you should try it. But if you’re scared to invest in a full dinner than you should come to backbar on Tuesday nights. In addition to our small bites and appetizers and our amazing RAMEN we will be offering a course from the Journeyman kitchen that they’re testing out. So come on in and try a single course of amazing Journeyman food and try our Drink of the Day that will be a delicious pairing with it. Price varies depending on the size of the dish.

Starts tonight so come on in!!!

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7 days a week in 2014!

Welcome to a new era of backbar! Starting in 2014 backbar will be open 7 days a week! We’ll be open from 4pm to 12:30am everyday of the week! We serve our delicious ramen from 4 – 6pm wednesday through sunday and then ALL NIGHT (4-10:30pm) on mondays and tuesdays! We’re so excited to be able to offer our services everyday of the week now!

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