The Way Back Opens on West 38th Avenue on Monday Night for Drinks Only

New Highland cocktail bar and restaurant the Way Back, at 4132 West 38th Avenue,  is nearly ready to greet the public. While the kitchen won't be fired up quite yet, the bar will open for business this coming Monday evening (March 28). The Way Back is the product of barman Chad Michael George, who has helped Williams & Graham achieve cocktail prominence, and Kade Gianinetti and Jared Schwartz, who worked together at Linger and recently ran the food program for the Occidental from the State Fare food truck out back. Gianinetti also runs Method Coffee Roasters.

The bar menu will feature creative cocktails with names like I Would Buy That Drink a Drink, Death by Mariachi and Gimme a Minute; wines by the glass and bottle with an emphasis on eclectic and old-world labels; Colorado session beers on tap and in cans; and a well-rounded selection of sherry and cider.

The bar will seat thirty guests, with an additional thirty seats in the dining room. The group expects to kick off food service at the beginning of April with a menu from chefs Sam Charles and Marcus Eng.

Get a first look and drink beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, with regular hours of 4 to 11 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, and 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday. If you go, the Way Back is located next to Revelry Kitchen, in the space that was formerly the Bark Bar.

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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
Contact: Mark Antonation