One of the few diners that offers griddle food and a fully stocked bar. Not a place to linger after your meal, though. Get in, enjoy the cheap and tasty food, and get out. Read more.
Self-described as the "last dive bar in Somerville," Sligo lives up to its promise. It's cramped, smelly, and the drinks are cheap (in the best way possible). Read more.
A few doors down from Sligo is the Burren, offering traditional Irish music 7 nights a week. Read more.
Filled to the brim with cozy furniture, Diesel Cafe is a great place to kick back with a book or laptop. Friendly service and a variety of coffees, teas, and food make this place ultra inviting Read more.
Beers, BBQ, and bikes. Have the valet park your bike for free and then enjoy the Southern back-home vibe that Redbones offers. Ribs, corn fritters, hush puppies, sweet tea - it's all delicious Read more.
Every Wednesday, noon to 6 p.m., May through November. Local produce, as well as baked goods and breads, honey, meats, farmstead cheeses, herbs, flowers, and chocolate. Read more.
Bowling, pizza, and beer (24 on tap!) We suggest Jay’s Heart (whole milk mozzarella, parmesan, wood-fired cauldron tomato sauce and herbs), Homemade Sausage, or one of Flatbread’s organic salads. Read more.
At Johnny D's, a Boston institution, people may come for the food but they stay for the music. Serving since the 60s, Johnny D's is a Davis Square staple. Read more.
After poking around, you realize that cocktails could be regarded as a science—after all, who knew you needed a mini angled measuring cup for the perfect pour or a professional ice-crushing bag? Read more.
Indoor and outdoor seating available. Also available, a staff-tested hangover cure: the Brazillian Hangover Helper sandwich (mortadella, provolone picante, red onion, dill pickle, hot peppers, mayo). Read more.
At 4 bucks a pop, these cupcakes are worth the money. We like the Cinnamon Chai Pecan Sticky, the Mojito, the Berry Crumbly and the vegan NuttyNana. Try them for yourself! Read more.
Opened in July 2007 and independently owned, the store sells unique handmade items like vases, toys, books, tea, shea butter soap, and big paper flowers. Read more.
Stop in here for a quick, cheap bite before a show at the Somerville Theatre. A bit of everything, from meat lasagna to a chicken parm calzone to a gorgonzola and walnut salad. Cheap beer, too. Read more.
Try the Waikiki Beach Burger (grilled pineapple, ham, bacon, and teriyaki) or the Bruschetta Burger (marinated tomatoes, provolone, and basil pesto mayonnaise). Read more.
This crepe-teria has a variety of very unique fillings, but nothing beats the classic Nutella filling. Don't sit longer than 30 minutes! Read more.
Second-run films, beer and wine, buttered popcorn. Also home to the Museum of Bad Art and host of the Independent Film Festival of Boston, this 900-seat venue is a winner. Read more.