Idyllwild’s popular Bake Shop & Brew anticipates opening its “Back Room” bar in three to five weeks. Some construction remains to be completed in this expansion of the restaurant’s seating capacity.

Owner Paul White also noted more paper work needs to come back from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control. The new space, outfitted to be a dedicated bar area, also will feature the full menu currently available in the restaurant’s primary street-facing location. The two locations are interconnected. When the Back Room opens it will be a different ambience for the Village Lane eatery — giving more meaning to the “Brew” in “Bake & Brew.”

In the meantime, featured stouts, malts and IPAs can be purchased in the restaurant.