JM Curley Bar Manager Unveils The Barmobile

You'll soon be able to imbibe Manhattans out of a vintage Airliner.


Photo via Barmobile/Facebook

The man behind Merrill & Co.’s Pimm’s Cup Slushie, JM Curley’s bone marrow-infused libation, the Bobby’s Bones, and the best Ward 8 in downtown Boston, is set to open a full-service bar on wheels. Kevin Mabry, bar manager for the BiNA Family Hospitality group, has transformed a 30-foot, 1946 Flxible “Airliner” into a roving barroom that’ll cater to all-manner of parties and gatherings in and around the Boston area.

On The Barmobile’s Facebook page, Mabry explains that “It’s a side project not associated with JM Curley or Merrill & Co. and will not be effecting my current role within the company. This is something to call my own with a team that is excited to embark on a new journey together. Suzie Dagenais will be our chief logistics officer, Domingo-Martin Barreres will be the director of development, and I’ll run the director of bar operations!”

Barreres is one of the lead bartenders at Market by Jean-Georges inside the W Boston hotel, as well as a teacher at the Boston Center for Adult Education. Dagenais was the opening general manager of JM Curley and as was recently brought in by Merrill & Co. to lead their overhauled concept following the departure of executive chef, Jason Cheek.

Mabry says The Barmobile is nowhere near being ready for bookings, but interested parties can follow their progress on Twitter. All questions and inquiries regarding Mabry’s latest project can be sent to


From left: Kevin Mabry, Suzie Dagenais, and Domingo-Martin Barreres. Photo via Barmobile/Facebook