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Elm Street Tap Room, Somerville, MA

Elm Street Tap Room

4.3
4.3
113 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Elm Street Taproom sits in the heart of Somerville’s Davis Square; we are walking distance of the Red Line, Somerville Theater, Tufts University, Davis Square Theater, The Rockwell and Porter Square.

This bar and restaurant blends the best of the modern craft beer movement with a familiar, vibrant, social atmosphere. A menu of small plates and shareable snacks incorporates locally sourced ingredients, with many vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Our friendly staff will make a memorable experience whether you join us for lunch, dinner or our highly anticipated weekend brunch.

We are the ideal location for hosting large groups or an intimate date night. Our bar offers a wide variety of craft beers from around the world, boasting 40 drafts, signature cocktails and a thoughtfully selected wine list.

Reservations are recommended; however, walk-ins are always welcome at this unique gathering space for locals and visitors alike.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Burgers, Dining Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat, Sun 10:30 am–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (617) 764-4965
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Ideal space for social events and celebrations with a mixture of high top and regular dining areas. For more information on private events please contact info@elmstreettaproom.com
  • Neighborhood
    Somerville
  • Cross street
    Herbert St
  • Parking details
    With plenty of metered parking as well as three accessible public parking lots:Herbert St. Lot (directly behind building) Grove St. Lot Rite Aid LotMeters end at 8pm and are free on Sundays.
  • Public transit
    Elm Street Taproom is located in the heart of Davis Sq. directly off the Red Line stop. A close walk from Porter Sq and easily accessible by several bus routes.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 113 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

113 Reviews
  1. KimberleyT

    Greater Boston

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great fried pickles! The turkey sandwich was also amazing. Good beer selection.

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  2. ViviLuna

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was my 3rd time here. I like the place, we would have been preferred to be outside, but were six and even when there were tables available they told me it cannot be moved to sit 6 ☹️. Besides that a great place for casual dining and drinks. Hamburgers, salads and steak sandwiches are delicious..!

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  3. MarkT

    Greater Boston

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always a treat to go to Elm Street Taproom. The beer selection is awesome, great place for a hazy IPA from some of the top craft breweries. The food is tasty and comforting. There is currently a lot of outdoor seating which is really nice.

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  4. CraigM

    Greater Boston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Great location, highly recommend

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  5. EmDubz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great place to have an event. Good service and the prices were very fair. It’s a good environment for people with many different interests.

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  6. MaxB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Good beer, adequate service, fun environment, chic decor, awful food, very loud dish drop station right next to our table.

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  7. LUNA

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    I came here on St Patrick's day. Thanks, I made the reservation. We arrived almost 30 mins (called that I was running late), but we were still able to enter there. I appreciate your flexibility. Otherwise, we had to wait long long line!! The food was ok, I didn't like their fried potato but the pickles were good. Beer? Of course, everything was amazing. I'll come back here soon. Thank you!!!

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  8. AlexaR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had my 30th birthday dinner here the food was awesome!! The beer and cocktails were so good. Really happy with the quality of the food and the prices given how expensive it can be to go out these days. Love the place!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Fish and chips- one small piece of fish. Burned. A mysterious “hospitality administration fee” - excuse me? The menu says it’s not a tax, not a service charge, not a gratuity. Apparently, it’s how this place creates a better environment for its workers after a tough couple of years. Well, if it’s really for the workers, that sounds like a service charge. Maybe invest it in some training for the fry guy

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great bar atmosphere with casual food

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The meatloaf sandwich is soo tasty! Great extensive beer list too. Definitely going back

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The waiter was not very attentive. The food was just ok. Did not come back

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  13. GrillemDafoe

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was very good. Very nice menu of food and drinks. Noise level is indeed quite energetic. Server staff was maybe over stretched because attentiveness to our table was a bit inconsistent and delivery of items to the table was not super smooth.

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  14. JM34

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is fantastic. Will keep coming back cause the food is bomb and the drinks are delicious. 10/10 I don’t care if I go deaf tryna yell to my friends across the table. It’s worth it

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and it was great!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fun good food!

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  17. HattieK

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Started with one waitress but another came. We found out, I asked, that it was the end of shift for the first waitress. This is fine BUT typically the person would tell you and do a nice hand off. We ordered 4 starters. No plates or silverware. These were finally brought to us after our meals came (45 mins. later) and I asked. Order chicken for nachos. The chicken came but the order for the nachos hadn’t been put in. The waitress did take back the chicken to keep it warm. Never did get my ice. I would go back for the food but would make sure I had a lot of time and patience.

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  18. Mandy

    Greater Boston

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and came before the dinner rush so it was quieter. Definitely loved the nachos and want to go back for them! Cocktails are good and they have a great beer selection. Service/staff were friendly and attentive.

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  19. ChrisV

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and beverages were all excellent. We visited for dinner prior to a show at a nearby venue. I highly recommend the Pimento Cheese Burger and Lettuce Wraps. Both dishes were absolutely delicious! The Spicy One is also a perfect spicy tequila beverage, which is exactly what I was looking for at the time. The draft list is also quite extensive and impressive, although I didn't choose beer that evening. My only complaint, and it's a minor one, is that before we left for the show, we asked what time they closed and were told 1am, so we made it a point to return after the show, which was just after 10pm. We were seated with menus, but when our server came to take our drink order, she informed us that the kitchen had just closed at 10. Not a big deal, but I wish we knew that in advance. On the bright side, now I'll just have to return to try the Fried Banana Bread.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very loud. My fish was burnt but I didn’t say anything because another dish was incorrect and we had a difficult time communicating this as the server didn’t speak English.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Drinks and food were great. Food was small for the price

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  22. Autrice

    Greater Boston

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and friendly atmosphere. Food was quite good, although the portions were a bit small ( chicken sandwich) for the price. Nice selection of beers on tap.

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  23. mikeC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The reason I’m doing this is to point out the exceptional service I received. Our waitress was great and I wanted to send this to point out how professional and friendly she was.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, beer, and service. Can’t go wrong with this place.

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  25. JarvisW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Too crowded and not a place to hold conversation. Food was underwhelming and over priced. Thai lettuce wrap way too salty. Wings bland. Nachos were small

    1 person found this helpful

  26. KevinB

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed the experience. Will definitely be back!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met up with friends from college for some appetizers and drinks. It was perfect for the occasion and we all enjoyed the food. Plus, the playlist was really good which is always a plus!

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  28. CambridgeDiner

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Service was great. Food was nothing special. Nice beer selection.

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  29. IlijaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very nice pub, great beer selection. Food was really nice. Nice place overall.

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  30. Laurenced

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good Restaurant, Bar Food, Great Service!

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  31. RunCoffeeBeer

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Had to update this review - due to being super embarrassed. Went to Elm Street Tap Room last Wednesday 8-3-2022. My friend and his girlfriend wanted to go out and I recommended this place. My friend is from Iowa and he talks like a person from Iowa. We sit at the bar to order drinks. I ordered a paper plane, my buddy keeps looking at menu. Paper plane is served. My friend, in his Iowa accent orders an IPA (Zombie Dust), bar tender looks at him and says "no way buddy not serving you." The bar tender I think thought my friend was intoxicated when really he is just from Iowa. We were both stunned. Bar tender just walked away and would not come back. I was mortified. I recommended this place and bar tender does not seem to understand what a midwestern accent with a drawl is. This was a big oof. We just kinda sat there again stunned at the rudeness and lack of awareness by the bartender. We left and went across the street to the Burren. We had a couple Guinness. The Irish bar tenders seemed to be ok with my friend's Iowa accent and we then had a good night at the Burren. If you are from the mid-west I would say do not go to Elm Street if you are looking for a beer with a buddy. Again, this was super embarrassing, I had talked this place up and we make it our meet up spot for the evening and instantly have to leave to go catch up some where else. There are better places to be in Davis Square than here for food, drink and ambiance.

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  32. RebeccaS

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the spiked cider- it is a perfect balance of spice and sweet. The brunch options were great and there was a wide variety of options. Thanks all!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great beer selection and menu suiting all tastes and dietary needs. Would recommend!

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  34. Threasa

    Greater Boston

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food and great beer selection

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  35. ArthurG

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Tacos were soooooo spicy, pulled pork tasted like it had been sitting around for a while, chicken way to spicy also. The wait staff were awesome however and a great beer selection

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    friendly staff and food was good

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  37. Aimlee311

    Greater Boston

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service are very good, great atmosphere, very cool aesthetic. Smaller portions than you'd expect for price point.

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  38. maritzab

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was friendly, the food was great, the beer was great, and it's in a fun location. I went on a friend date but planning on going back with my boyfriend sometime soon!

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  39. MarkT

    Greater Boston

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great getting back to Elm St Taproom, we were able to get an outside table. There is traffic on the street, but it was great to be outside, service was awesome, beer was very good and food was tasty.

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  40. Zach

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly service, good drinks and food, and in a great spot!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Elm Street Tap Room using the Order Online button. Elm Street Tap Room also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Elm Street Tap Room also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 764-4965.

Elm Street Tap Room is rated 4.3 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Elm Street Tap Room

256 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Herbert St
  • Neighborhood
    Somerville
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat, Sun 10:30 am–1:00 am
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Burgers, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    With plenty of metered parking as well as three accessible public parking lots:Herbert St. Lot (directly behind building) Grove St. Lot Rite Aid LotMeters end at 8pm and are free on Sundays.
  • Public transit
    Elm Street Taproom is located in the heart of Davis Sq. directly off the Red Line stop. A close walk from Porter Sq and easily accessible by several bus routes.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 764-4965
  • Private party facilities
    Ideal space for social events and celebrations with a mixture of high top and regular dining areas. For more information on private events please contact info@elmstreettaproom.com
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