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Elm Street Tap Room, Somerville, MA

Elm Street Tap Room

4.5
4.5
105 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

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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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 105 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    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
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great bar atmosphere with casual food
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    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
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

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

    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.
  6. JM

    JM34

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and it was great!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fun good food!
  9. HK

    HattieK

    New England

    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.
  10. M

    Mandy

    New England

    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.
  11. CV

    ChrisV

    New England

    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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    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.
  13. OT

    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
  14. A

    Autrice

    New England

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 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.
  15. C

    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.
  16. OT

    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.
  17. JW

    JarvisW

    New England

    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
  18. KB

    KevinB

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed the experience. Will definitely be back!
  19. OT

    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!
  20. CD

    CambridgeDiner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

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

    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.
  22. L

    Laurenced

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good Restaurant, Bar Food, Great Service!
  23. O

    Oofandwoof

    New England

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 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.
  24. RS

    RebeccaS

    New England

    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!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

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

    Threasa

    New England

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food and great beer selection
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 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
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    friendly staff and food was good
  29. A

    Aimlee311

    New England

    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.
  30. m

    maritzab

    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!
  31. MT

    MarkT

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 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.
  32. Z

    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!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Appreciate them accommodating when we were delayed in getting there. Called to cancel cause I thought we wouldn’t make it.. but did 30 min later. They pulled up the reservation and sat us right away. The food was ok. The chicken nuggets were barely cooked. Great place, definitely worth trying different menu items.
  34. KT

    KimberleyT

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great beer selection and good food. A little loud inside but it is nice when the front section’s windows are open.
  35. C

    Christina

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    a solid option for casual dining in Davis square. Impressive beer selection
  36. D

    Dixie

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food was poor and lacking any type flavor.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service could not have been more attentive!
  38. MS

    MariaS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding food and service!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went out to try something new. They have a great selection of beers and my favorite was right there. Right off, that was a positive start. We decided to try different things rather than getting one plate each. The fried pickles although tasty, I found to be too doughy. The wings were delicious with the Nashville hot sauce. After that we topped it off with the pulled pork nachos. They were tasty and fit their description. There was one big fatty piece of pork on the side, that I removed but that’s what you get with pork. Looking forward to return and try other items on the menu. The staff was great, attentive, friendly, accommodating, not a bad comment here and I tend to be picky being a former server myself.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance

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 4.5 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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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