A new wine bar is scheduled to open this summer at One Canal Street in the West End. But its press material describes it as more than a wine bar.
In addition to being an “urban winery” and restaurant, City Winery will be “an intimate concert venue” where organizers hope to host about 300 live shows per year, a mix of pop, rock, jazz, comedy, and spoken word.
City Winery has been around since 2008 and already has locations in New York, Chicago, Nashville, and Atlanta. The Boston location will occupy more than 30,000 square feet and will include a 100-seat restaurant, a 40- to 70-seat private dining room, a working winery, and a performance venue.
In advance of the opening, City Winery founder Michael Dorf will host an event on April 2. He’s inviting Bostonians of all faiths to attend a community Passover Seder at Boston Laughs at the Westin Boston Waterfront.
The event will feature Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza , comedians Judy Gold , Joel Chaznoff , and Eugene Mirman , local artists Hankus Netsky , Rick Berlin , Ezekiel’s Wheels , novelist Rachel Kadish , Cantor Elias Rosemberg , and Vince Warren from the Center for Constitutional Rights. Tickets are $95 and $125.