Food & Drink

Place to Chill Out

2018 Winner: Brass Union

Photo Credit: Alex Turnwall


There was a time when we tried our hardest to avoid the cops while partying with our friends. Now, there’s nothing we love more than drinking brews and playing board games at Brass Union, housed inside a former Somerville police station. Besides the collection of old-school board games and other rec room-ready diversions, like Pac-Man and shuffleboard, there are consistently cool cocktails, a congregation-friendly patio and weekend DJs dropping beats that build a vibe, not a riot.

Brass Union

70 Union Square, Somerville • (617) 623-9211

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