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Journey Burger!

Our Genius Hour just got even more delicious! I know all you Ramen-heads out there might be sad, but I think if you try the burger you’ll find out it’s for the better. Have no fear, Ramen will come back! I promise. But for the hot summer months there just something about a delicious burger […]

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New Summer Menu!

Come check out our new summer menu of cocktails!  Highlights include the classic Paloma with Corzo tequila, fresh squeeze of lime, our house made grapefruit shrub soda and a candied grapefruit peel garnish! Or try the Singapore Smokes with Oxley gin, grilled pineapple juice, house made grenadine, fresh lime juice, Benedictine, and coffee liqueur, served […]

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Ramen is Genius!

It’s official. Ramen. Is. At. Backbar. We will be serving Ramen as part of our Genius Hour that is from 4pm – 6pm everyday (except Tuesday of course.) One of the head chefs of Journeyman Restaurant, Tse Wei Lim, has been working on this ramen recipe for many many months. Although he’s constantly in the […]

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Nemo sucks!

backbar is closed tonight, (Friday February 8th)… sorry for the inconvenience!  We’ll see you tomorrow for regular hours starting at 4pm!  

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Thank You!

2012 was a great first year for backbar! I want to thank every one of our guests over the past year who have given life to the space. If it weren’t for all of you, then we’d be a bunch of bartenders standing around, lonely in our cool hip space making cool hip drinks for […]

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