BISq—a funky acronym for Bergamot Inman Square—is a fun, unpretentious take on wine and charcuterie. This sequel to Somerville’s Bergamot is chef-owner Keith Pooler’s second venture, and despite sharing a name (sort of) with its older sibling, BISq’s concept is totally its own. No tasting menu or prix-fixe here—just a la carte small plates and cured meats to share. Pair those with an extensive Old World wine list and a food-friendly beer selection, and it’s hard to go wrong.
The space, outfitted with wood panels and wine crates, boasts two bars: a traditional beverage bar, and an interactive charcuterie bar that overlooks the open kitchen. Whether you dine under the wine bottle chandelier or watch chefs slice you a “hook-up board” of charcuterie, BISq is a happening haven for meat-lovers and oenophiles alike.
1071 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139