Davis Square Neighborhood Guide
Davis Square was named one of the 10 hippest places to live in America in the 1990s. Since then, the vibrant nightlife scene has grown to feature Irish pubs, chic cocktail bars, live music, and comedy venues. Local shops sell vintage clothing, crafts, and comics. Located right on the Red Line of the MBTA, the plethora of food options and proximity to public transportation make it a hub for the surrounding area.
Davis Square, only four miles from downtown Boston, is home to over 200 companies in industries such as healthcare, technology, non-profit, and media. Though the area has drastically evolved over the past decade, the historic Somerville Theatre, Rosebud Diner, McKinnon's Meat Market, and a candlepin bowling alley have held their ground. The variety of eateries include something for everyone - from falafel to sushi burritos to tacos! Several popular festivals and events are held in Davis Square throughout the year including the ArtBeat Festival in July, free public folk dances in the summer, and the HONK! Festival of activist brass bands in October.
Places of Interest
Burren - Irish pub and late-night spot that often hosts live music.
247 Elm Street, Somerville
Dave's Fresh Pasta - Cozy grocery featuring homemade pasta dishes.
81 Holland Street, Somerville
Flatbread Company - Wood-fired pizza shop attached to a candlepin bowling alley.
45 Day Street, Somerville
McKinnon's Meat Market - Classic butcher shop that also provides a grocery section.
239 Elm Street, Somerville
Mr. Crepe - Quick dining crepe and coffee shop.
51 Davis Square, Somerville
Rosebud Diner - Classic and stylized diner with a creative drink menu.
381 Summer Street, Somerville
Somerville Theater - An independent and artistic movie theater that also hosts many film events.
55 Davis Square, Somerville
When Pigs Fly Bakery - Well-known bakery that makes delicious breads.
243 Elm Street, Somerville