Elm Street Tap Room

4.6
77 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 77 people are saying
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vipAimlee311
New England
55 reviews
Dined on August 27, 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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maritzab
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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vipMarkT
New England
24 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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User
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 15, 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.

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vipKimberleyT
New England
22 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.

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Christina
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Dixie
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was poor and lacking any type flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service could not have been more attentive!

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MariaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Reliable local spot

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Olivia
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING as always - no complaints and will be back for my 'dancing days' drink and crunchwrap.

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vipAlvin
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The restaurant was a solid 3 Stars. I would not go out of my way to eat here, but would eat here again if I am in the area. Food was not great, but it is basic pub food. Prices are a little high, but you are in a city and should expect higher prices because their costs are pretty high. Server was pretty good!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunchwrap supreme was so good

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HillaryWray
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has quickly become the favorite neighborhood spot for my boyfriend and I. We come at any time of day whether it be brunch (get the brunch wrap supreme -you're welcome), for some apps and a drink, or to get dinner. The service and always great, and we always feel comfortable even dining inside with the set up per covid-19 guidelines.

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CSreview
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and it was outstanding. The service was attentive without being overbearing and the entire staff was incredibly friendly. The food and drinks were wonderful and the Halloween decorations were fun. We will definitely be back!

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TylerH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff.. adequately distanced inside. Good beer selections (loved the City Roots Pumpkin Cider).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food. One of the best dining experiences we have had since we moved to Boston 3 years ago. Love supporting places like this! We will be back very soon.

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vipPapaJoe
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place. Food is outstanding and service is great.

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Alicia
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were wonderful. So nice that they have the ability to offer an outdoor option. A great spot for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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Sabine
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The appetizers are great! definitely a good sidekick to a drink and you can watch the game here indoors if you choose.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!

PJ
vipPapaJoe
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again with the amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had outdoor seating, and a car hit a fence closest to our table. What a thrill!

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KathyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly service. Love being outside except traffic ( buses) going by.
Food was good, bar style. Drink was mostly ice, but yummy.
Definitely a fun place to go!

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JulieE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celiac here and their servers made me feel super safe. Their menu also had great options for me to eat safely. Sat outside and had a great experience. Will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great beer, and probably the most attentive and friendly socially distant service I’ve seen.

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Cambridge
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Server was nice the first 15 min then the rest of the dinner had a wicked bad attitude. Our third friend joined the table which we told him and as soon as he sat down he asked us if we were done with our food? It was really weird and you could tell he just didn’t want to be working anymore.

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RobV
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! Glad the food has not changed since pre-quarantine

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vipAlliD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer and cocktail selection! Try the dry rub wings

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Zack is the man. Glad to see the spot back open. One step closer to the mug club. Cheers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating set up! Food and drinks were great glad to have elm street back open in Davis

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Anna
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The service was very very slow despite the place being not busy. I was disappointed with the delayed response and in frequent check ins.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the service was fast, and the staff was excellent. Definitely coming back!

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mabiobabe
New England
36 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Got there a bit early for our reservation and one of our party was running late so we were really happy when they seated us right away. We were also happy to get a back corner table because the front area was very loud. Our area was a tiny bit quieter. We ordered a flight of beer and wondered how the server was going to remember the four beers we ordered without writing it down. He didn't - got one of them wrong. We ordered the Taproom popcorn. While it was good, the serving size was tiny. Probably a bit over a cup. I wouldn't recommend that for the price of $4. I really do not like hot, spicy food so I ordered the crab salad sandwich asking them to replace the jack cheese with cheddar. They did that but the sandwich was still so spicy I could not eat it. No clue what they put in it. The waffle fries were spicy. Even the ketchup was hot. My second choice had been the chopped salad. My companion got that and he said I could not have eaten it - very spicy. Nothing in the description to indicate that. The beer was good. The service was good after the initial beer mistake. We had to kill some time before a show and they told us to stay at our table as long as we like. I would go back only for beer.

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DavidS
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went here for a Sunday Brunch. Atmosphere was good, expected for a Davis Square restaurant. Ambiance was very good, design appointments were very attractive. Food itself trended to cold. All of it. Everything centered around biscuits, this is very good for my taste. But even the Hollandaise, which I asked to be served on the side and it was, arrived cold. Can't recommend this place for a brunch. Maybe worth a try during the evening.

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schadenfreudster
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid addition to Davis Square! A bit loud, but decent pub grub and friendly service.

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 4.6 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.