Welcome to Davis Square
A hip and bustling community full of unique eateries and artistic expression.
Davis Square is one of the hippest places to live in the country. Known for its college vibe and full of trendy cafés, independent businesses, art museums, and great nightlife, younger people can't get enough of this area.
Among some of the hottest places to dine-out is Redbones
, a barbecue restaurant serving scrumptious Southern-style sides and large portions of smoky meat in a variety of sauces and herbs. If you consider yourself a beer aficionado, you won't want to miss out on their local Brew Fests. They also offer catering and delivery.
Even though Davis Square is considered to be a thriving community for younger generations, it isn't without its historical charm. The Somerville Theater
, which first opened its doors in 1914, is still standing and in operation today.
Initially used for vaudeville and stage shows, The Somerville Theater is now the heart and soul of Davis Square.
In the evenings, be sure to visit the famed Irish pub The Burren
for a frothy mug of whatever is on tap. Hosting live music seven days a week in a variety of genres, The Burren is a down-to-earth, laid-back pub that’s perfect for drinking a pint and catching up with friends—or letting go and dancing your heart out.
For a family night out, check out Flatbread Company and their wood-fired clay pizza ovens. They recently moved to a location near one of the most popular candlepin bowling alleys in the area. Boston is famed for its candlepin bowling, which features slenderer pins and lighter balls. What's better than bowling accompanied by pizza and beer?
ArtBeat is a massive annual cultural festival that sponsors craft vendors, dance troupes, all-ages activities, music, and more. Even better, the event is entirely free, although there is a suggested "donation" of $3. Each year has a unique theme, with 2020's being "chance."
Other city-wide events include Open Studios and PorchFest.
Davis Square is home to the famous and prestigious Tufts University
, where people like Michelle Kwan, Peter Gallagher, and Meredith Viera once attended. The university's dedication to research and liberal arts has created an esteemed number of accomplished graduates. Tufts is renowned for its international and study-abroad programs.