The new Backbar in Somerville's Union Square is rumored to be opening by the end of the year, and Thrillist takes us inside for a first look at the space, where reclaimed tree stump tables meet seating welded from sheet metal. The bar is adjacent (i.e. "back") to and owned by Journeyman and will be staffed by former cocktail slingers from Drink, Eastern Standard and Middlesex. Thrillist also reports a menu including pork cracklings, oyster shooters with jasmine green tea jelly and yuzu foam, beef cheek sandwiches, and - say it with us now - charcuterie! Grub St. reports that the bar will open this coming Friday, if not sooner.
· Backbar: Journeyman unveils a cocktail bar [Thrillist]
· Backbar to open by Friday, wiith a truly lethal Manhattan [Grub St.]
· Eater coverage of Backbar [-EB-]