Bars & Clubs

Neighborhoods: Davis Square

2014 Winner: Foundry on Elm

Photo Credit: Chelsea Kyle


The gastropub foundation garners a European flourish at this tavern-slash-brasserie. Anchored by a 43-foot Italian marble bar, 30-something crowds go to work on rotating cask ales, barrel-aged cocktails and bottles of wine that complement a similarly sophisticated yet accessible menu of transatlantic fare. For darker woods and a more deeply American spirit, descend to sibling spot Saloon and try the bourbon-based Gold Rush.

Foundry on Elm

255 Elm St., Somerville • (617) 628-9999

Other Winners

  • Neighborhoods: Davis Square

    2015 Winner: Spoke

    It’s owned by a former wine buyer, so no wonder we find wondrous sips at Spoke: Old World-skewing lists of painstakingly handpicked bottles, listed from light- to full-bodied for oenophiles on their training wheels…...