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9 Sanborn Ct, Somerville, MA 02143-3004
+1 617-718-0249
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
9 Sanborn Ct, Somerville, MA 02143-3004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is low key and hard to find if you are just strolling around Union Square. You have to go up into an alley and find the red lit sign and go through a door that looks like it is the employee's entrance. Once down...More

Thank TravelnotWar
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I loooove this place! It's our glory! It's hidden, it's cozy, it's hip. The drink menu is to die for, seriously incredible. While all the bartenders rule pretty hard, Lindsey is just the best. Have a chat with her, she will make you the perfect...More

Thank TravellingUnic0rN
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

E as surprised by the very stylish atmosphere of the place. Unlike many bars it is also quite well lit with heigh ceilings. It seems that one needs to make a reservation, for it was quite crowded for Thursday nights. The selection of drinks is...More

Thank Daria K
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The awesome thing about Backbar is that you may walk right past it and not even know where it is. Located in an alley, we met some friends for drinks at Backbar on a Friday night since they had recommended it. Our advice, get there...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 13 January 2017

You likely will walk right by Backbar, which a) is the point and b) adds to the fun. Such a great speakeasy vibe. More of hipster-speakeasy than prohibition speakeasy. The drinks were good, not as amazing as I was expecting based on the reviews.They could...More

Thank Kait_De
Reviewed 2 December 2016

You’re not going to accidentally discover backbar; it’s off the beaten path, so you must have a general idea of where to look for it. Your efforts will be rewarded, however; once inside one has the option of sitting at the bar (8-10 seats) or...More

1  Thank RFDjr
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Excellent cocktail bar, great service and bartenders, and fantastic food from the kitchen that is shared with the nextdoor restaurant. Will definitely be back, one of the top couple of craft cocktail bars in the Boston area that I've been to

1  Thank David P
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This was one of the places I visited on my quest for speakeasy in Boston area. The place is quite small but very nice, and it is also nice "to reach it". In a place like this I was obviously interested in trying different cocktails,...More

Thank Pece_77
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Nice little spot at Union Square, Smoke and Sherry was one of my favorites, but go ahead and ask Sam for a Fall Back you will not regret it! Amazing drink.

1  Thank Jayson D
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had excellent craft cocktails - unusual and tasty! Green Pepper in one of them! It is tough to find. Very speakeasy like. There is a bar in front (The Independent - and they are not helpful with directions to the Backbar). Look for the...More

1  Thank MMG1
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Restaurant Details

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American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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  • Address: 9 Sanborn Ct, Somerville, MA 02143-3004
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-718-0249
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