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Look Inside Brass Union, Opening Today

<span class="credit">[Photos: <a href="http://rachelblumenthal.net">Rachel Leah Blumenthal</a>]</span>
[Photos: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

Starting today, you can play PAC-MAN, shuffleboard, and old-school board games while eating lobster pappardelle and choripán in Somerville's Union Square. The Precinct will be officially reborn as Brass Union at 4 p.m., featuring a completely redone interior and a brand new menu. The patio will open next week (with cornhole), and Sunday brunch won't be far behind.

The space is meant to have two distinct personalities — the dining area and 24-seat bar in the front feature tons of glossy wood, frosted mirrors, and cozy banquettes, aimed at evoking the feel of a "tavern reminiscent of days of yore," according to a press release. Keep an eye out for the handsomely carved wooden gargoyles framing the bar — they're originally from Capital Grille's first Boston location on Newbury Street. In the back, there's "an interactive lounge experience" with another bar (30 seats) and a variety of games, including a vintage tabletop video gaming system that includes Donkey Kong, Frogger, and lots more.

Take a look inside and peek at the food and beverage menus below. Executive chef Jonathan Kopacz is a Chez Henri alum, and the beverage program was created by Paulo Pereira, an alum of Vine Brook Tavern and Lansdowne Pub.

Brass Union is open from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday. Food is served until midnight daily.
· Brass Union [Official Site]
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