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American Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
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255 Elm St Somerville, MA 02144
255 Elm StreetUSMassachusettsSomerville02144
$$American Restaurant, BarToday 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Sunday 5:00 PM – 1:00 AMMonday 5:00 PM – 1:00 AMTuesday 5:00 PM – 1:00 AMWednesday 5:00 PM – 1:00 AMThursday 5:00 PM – 1:00 AMFriday 5:00 PM – 2:00 AMSaturday 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
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Refined, speakeasy-style pub known for its beer & whiskey options also serves elevated bistro eats.- Google
"There's also plenty of wine and beer, too, if cocktails aren't your thing."
"We shared the fried pickles which was not really a sharing amount."
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Tina Prevost
a week ago
Beautiful setting, fantastic fair and really great staff. This is one of my favorite local spots. unfortunately it seems to be everyone else too! Best part: NO TVs!!!
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Ryan Luis
a week ago
This place has a really nice, dark atmosphere, though I think I'd like it a little more if it did a better job sectioning people off. It kinda feels like the NYSE at peak hours.
Mark M
8 months ago
Bar looks nice, but I can't stand the employees. First off, the door guy looks like a "I'm too cool for anyone hipster" with his moustache, glasses and fur-coat. He didn't even say a word to me just looked at me I gave him my ID and that was it...not even a smile "have a good night" or "hi"...such a weirdo. And then I was ordering Jameson, which they didn't have so I ordered a Makers Mark got my bill and noticed it was a little expensive, asked why and the bartender said "Oh, because we don't have the regular Makers so I gave you premium" without even asking he just decided to charge me more. This place is ran by a bunch of idiots.
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Kristy Thibodeau
8 months ago
HIdden gem in Somerville. Located under the Foundry, the Saloon is a dark, leather booth, speakeasy. Bartenders know their stuff and the food is hearty or can be light depending on your mood. No signage outside, making this spot a secret for outsiders.
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Jed Kundl
2 weeks ago
Hidden beneath the streets of Somerville lies Saloon; a speakeasy-esq cocktail lounge specializing in creating interesting and unique drinks. My personal favorites are the Green Thumb; a drink featuring rosemary, tequila, and ginger beer, and the Drogon; a drink featuring bourbon, cherry Heering, and other bitter/herbal notes. If cocktails aren't you style, they have a nice variety of whiskey, wine, and beer.
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John Kraemer
in the last week
Cozy date night basement bar. Can be hard to find the first time, look for the round light.
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Kathleen Whitcomb
9 months ago
I'm not a big cocktail drinker, but they're very well made and the staff was more than willing to help with the selection (my new favorite drink wasn't even on the menu). A little stuffy if you're like me, but that's just a preference. If you go on Fri/Sat and want a table, go earlyish (like 7 or 8) because it gets slammed later.
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Cristina Ruiz
a year ago
Since this speakeasy-style bar isn't easily spotted from the street (there's only a small, white lamp with the name written on it outside), Saloon used to be the type of bar that you suggested when you were trying to impress someone. Too bad it seems like others had this same idea, since now everyone and all their old OK Cupid dates know about (and regularly frequent) this place. But you can still try it and see how it goes! People who are pretty new to Cambridge are a good target. But from experience, you should let them know how to find it beforehand because if not they may think you're standing them up by suggesting a fake place to meet up. Whoops. Regardless, it's still a classy choice to get a drink in Davis. I prefer to go on an off night (a great excuse to drink on a Monday!) since it's much less crowded, it's easy to grab a table, and the atmosphere is calmer and more intimate. On weekend nights, it's a completely different scene. There are people standing around everywhere. Randos will talk to you. It's loud. Saloon has solid drink choices, and the menu is on wooden clipboards, which adds a funky touch but can be bulky if you're sitting at a small table. There aren't many food options, but if you're on a date, rev up the romance by ordering some wine and the charcuterie plate. The bar is a fun place to grab seats so you can watch the cute, suspender-rocking bartenders mix things up. I usually opt for beer since it's a bit easier on my wallet, and the prices are in keeping with similar spots in the area like Foundry. The Lexington Bourbon Ale ($7) is a personal fave since it rocks smokey bourbon tones and is served in a cool rounded glass. Saloon is Davis epitomized. Alternative morphs to mainstream. But hey, I guess that's how you can tell something's good. And I will definitely keep trying to impress people by how sophisticated and knowledgeable I am by suggesting it. I'll just have to swear them to secrecy.
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