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A Musical Restaurant on Berklee’s Campus Closes This Week

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B3 will bow out after a year and a half

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Back Bay Beats
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Back Bay Beats, more commonly known as B3, will close down on Thursday, November 8, after a year and a half in business at 160 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, on the campus of Berklee College of Music. B3 opened in March 2017 and fully embraced its musical surroundings with instrument-themed decor and a rotating lineup of musical guests, especially focusing on student musicians.

From the team behind two restaurants in Harvard Square, Parsnip and Night Market, B3 served Southern-leaning fare, with Hungry Mother alum Nicolas Swogger opening the restaurant as executive chef. Later, chef Jeffrey Salazar — a graduate of Johnson & Wales and an alum of Bobby Flay’s Gato, among other restaurants — took over the kitchen, continuing in a Southern-inspired direction, serving crab cake po’ boys, pulled pork sandwiches, pimento cheeseburgers, and more.

Through a rep, the team expressed thanks to its customers, musicians, and staff for their support over the last year and a half. There’s no word yet on what may replace B3 in the campus building.

A thematically appropriate light fixture at Back Bay Beats
A thematically appropriate light fixture at Back Bay Beats
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Back Bay Beats Coverage on Eater [EBOS]

Back Bay Beats (B3)

160 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA 02115

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