Opened Fall 2022

Ran Duan — the cocktail trailblazer behind Baldwin Bar, Blossom Bar and Ivory Pearl Bar — is mixing up something new: a cure for pandemic-era malaise. Coming soon to the Charles River Speedway in Brighton, Birds of Paradise is a celebration of travel and escapism. Next stop: Mexico, with a focus on Jalisco, the inspiration for the 45-seat cocktail bar’s opening menu. “This summer we took a trip to Jalisco to select our very own tequila barrel. We learned, tasted and harvested agave. We immersed ourselves in the culture for two weeks, eating and drinking and meeting the locals.” It is located at 525 Western Avenue #12, Brighton.