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The concept of Bacchus Wood-Fired came about in the form of the god of wine himself: during the hazy wee hours of festivities at the height of Daisy Baker’s revival in the mid 2000s. At this favorite haunt for creatives, artists, business types, and politicians; Jim Scully came down to his office for a break in the action. In that basement office, he stumbled upon a plaster sculpture of the god’s head someone had left for him—vines and grapes draped over its crown with a frenzied look of delight and terror soaring from its gaping mouth. The idea surfaced as he did from the basement and he pitched it to the partygoers—“what if we had a pizza place with a wood-fired oven with the mouth of Bacchus sculpture being the mouth of the pizza oven.”

The idea was quickly chewed over by the patrons who were more eager for another pour than some wine god fever dream, but the next morning the idea lingered on. With collaboration from local artists, and sculptor Brian McCandless, the Bacchus oven was design, crafted, and installed in the basement of 33 2nd st. of Troy, New York and the restaurant opened on February 14th, 2008.

Bacchus continues to be, as its spiritual predecessor Daisy Baker’s was, a meeting place for creatives, neighbors, and soon-to-be friends to get lost in great conversation over fabulous pizza and pasta. Our fire has been burning since 2008 with the restaurant only closing unexpectedly twice (both days during the COVID-19 pandemic). To this day, Bacchus attracts a diverse cliental from every continent through its great pizza, pasta, beer, and wine in its one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

Dine In or Take Away

Tuesday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11pm
Sunday: 5pm - 9pm

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