In the space that housed the Bark Bar until January, three talented Denver bartenders will open the Way Back, a new bar and old-time-like saloon. Chad Michael George, who spent the last two years working at Williams & Graham, along with partners Kade Gianinetti and Jared Schwartz, form the trio behind the upcoming watering hole. Gianinetti and Schwartz have been operating American Grind, a burger-centric food truck since 2014. The two of them and George met while working at Linger and struck a friendship that is now a bar business partnership.
Before the Way Back launches, the space is getting a makeover and the team of bartenders will introduce Denver to their boozy creations through a series of pop up events in parks around town. These will be announced in the next weeks. Expect the new Berkeley bar to start slinging drinks late summer/early fall.