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Back Bay Beats Arrives at Berklee With a Musical Feast

Take a peek inside the new restaurant

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| Sarah Storrer for Eater

Back Bay Beats — affectionately known as B3 — swoops into Boston this Wednesday, March 15 at 5 p.m., officially opening its doors at 160 Massachusetts Ave., inside of a new Berklee College of Music building.

Nicolas Swogger
Nicolas Swogger

As previously reported, and as the name and location suggest, B3 will have a live music component, giving diners the opportunity to be serenaded seven nights a week and during Sunday brunch by Berklee students, alum, and faculty, as well as by visiting musicians.

The music will gravitate towards funk, jazz, Southern folk, gospel, R&B, and world; likewise, the food is a little bit Southern and a little bit global. Hungry Mother alum Nicolas Swogger, who grew up down South, is executive chef, serving up dishes such as shrimp and peas; ham buttermilk biscuits; spice-roasted cauliflower; grilled Spear Point oysters; and more.

Here’s a peek inside the space, designed by Boston firm Analogue Studio:

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A thematically appropriate light fixture at Back Bay Beats

And a few dishes:

All photography by Sarah Storrer for Eater, except for the photos of B3’s ham biscuits and spice-roasted cauliflower, which were taken by Moses Mitchell for B3.

Back Bay Beats (B3)

160 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA 02115
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