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Southern Kin Will Fill Assembly Row With So Much Whiskey This Winter

The new Boston Nightlife Ventures concept will open soon in Somerville.


Southern Kin Cookhouse and Bar, the new Boston Nightlife Ventures concept at 500 Assembly Row in Somerville, is aiming for a winter opening, according to a rep, who shared some new details about the whiskey-focused beverage selection at the upcoming restaurant, overseen by BNV beverage director Michael Boughton. There will be over 100 American whiskeys available, including around 50 Kentucky bourbons, house-infused bourbons, and other American whiskeys in the rye, corn, oat, wheat, and single malt families. Whiskey flights will be available.

As for cocktails, there will be three categories. "Classic & Formidable" will continue the whiskey focus through variations on classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, which will be cask-aged in-house; "Long & Short" will also focus on whiskey through drinks like juleps, punches, sours, flips, and more; and "Alternative Options" will — wait for it — provide alternatives to whiskey, featuring vodka, rum, gin, tequila, and more. Plus, there will be a sweet tea "service."

Through September, two of Southern Kin's sister restaurants, Tap Trailhouse and Wink & Nod, will each preview one cocktail from the new restaurant's list. Head to Tap Trailhouse to try the Daisy Cobbler — peach cobbler bourbon, Combier, house grenadine, lemon, and soda ($11). Wink & Nod will serve the Hot Maple Flip — habanero-maple bourbon, port, sugar Angostura, and egg ($11).

As previously reported, Southern Kin will seat just over 100 inside and 60 on a patio outside, and the menu will include dishes like country-fried steak and blackened gator tacos.

Boston Nightlife Ventures is also behind Griddler's Burgers + Dogs, which currently has two locations, and an upcoming restaurant called Certified Meatball Company, which was originally slated for Somerville's Davis Square, but a new location is currently being secured.

Southern Kin Cookhouse

500 Assembly Row, , MA 02145 (617) 764-5966 Visit Website

Wink & Nod

3 Appleton St, Boston, MA 02116 617-482-0117 Visit Website

Tap Trailhouse

19 Union St., Boston, MA, Boston, MA