L’chaim! Boston’s first Hanukkah pop-up bar, Maccabee Bar is back for its fourth year, this year once again hosted by Bow Market in Somerville. In celebration of the wintertime Festival of Lights, I’m bringing the Hanukkah themed experience to Bow Market featuring festive décor, unique flavored cocktails, classic bites and lots of wit.

All of Bow Market is getting in on the fun this year, with specials from the various food businesses and special Hanukkah gifts available at the retail shops. Variety Bar on the second floor of Bow Market serves as the main Maccabee hub, with a full Hanukkah-themed takeover of the space and cocktail menu as well as the ability to order all the noshes from around the market and have them brought right to your table!

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(Photo: Ezra Pollard)

There will be brand-new cocktails to try, along with past years’ favorites, such as the Latke Sour (apple brandy, potato, lemon, Havana & Hyde Bitters), as well as a special, limited-edition beer brewed just for Maccabee Bar from Remnant Brewing. Noshes will include special snacks from Variety, latkes from Saus, a special empanada from Buena’s, house-cured lox from Hooked and more. And, of course, there will be jelly doughnuts thanks to Kate Holowchik’s Lionheart Confections.

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(Photo: Ezra Pollard)

Maccabee Bar holds providing a safe environment for its staff and guests at the utmost importance. A healthy holiday season is the best way to celebrate. Partnering with Bow Market means we feel confident that we are putting you in great hands as they have continually demonstrated their commitment to safety. Bow Market has invested in ensuring our indoor dining experience is as safe as possible. From custom-built dividers to a tricked-out HVAC system that brings in outside air and turns the air over four times every hour, we take care of our guests like mishpochah—just from a safe distance! And, as a reminder, be a mensch—if you’re not feeling well, stay home!

The Maccabee Bar will take over the Variety Bar space upstairs at Bow Market from Monday, Nov. 29, to Sunday, Dec. 12. It’s open Monday through Thursday from 5-10 p.m., Friday from 4-11 p.m., Saturday from 12:30-11 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30-9 p.m.

Reservations are highly recommended and can be made here.

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For more information on Maccabee Bar, please visit our website and follow @maccabeebar on Instagram.

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