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The Independent Bar & Restaurant

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75 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143-3032
617-440-6021
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3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 10
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid spot

This charming pub on Union Square had a great burger and decent wine picks. The beer list looked extensive. Good service and a nice atmosphere make it a solid choice for pub fare if you're in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
VBeeDDS
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Ellicott City, Maryland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The restaurant is nicely situated n a quiet corner of Union Square. It offers a terrace where you can sit outside in the sun, where youndrink a variety of beers, local and international. The food is not special but good. The service is friendly, but sometimes a bit slow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I came here for the first time and have found a real gem of a restaurant. Very trendy with tasty food and excellent helpful, friendly and knowledgable staff. I had a starter selection of cheeses which I had with a great cider recommended by the staff. The burger and fries were perfectly cooked and full of flavor. I would definitely... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This charming pub on Union Square had a great burger and decent wine picks. The beer list looked extensive. Good service and a nice atmosphere make it a solid choice for pub fare if you're in the area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have come here quite a few times. Mainly for drinks, but occasionally for food. I have always found the ambiance to be fun and trendy. Depending on what time and night you go, it can be kind of quiet. I think their drink menu is innovative, and of course they can make anything else you'd like. Food wise, their... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Independent offers a relaxed combination of great food, great selection of beers and great service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Had dinner here after the Fluff Festival. Put our name in, planning on using the gift card won at the festival that night as we don't get to Somerville often. The place was packed and we missed our time by a few minutes and they had to give the table up. They felt really bad about it and seated us... More 

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Terrebonne, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ate at many restaurants in and around Boston, but this one was by far the best. We had the steak tips (wow.. just wow.) and the lobster raviolis. Both plates were fantactic. HIGHLY recommend you go there to eat and have a craft beer on tap!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We were here with our colleagues, and had a great time. Post late evening, they play DJ music as well. It was a great evening spent.

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were in the area, and decided to walk over for an early dinner... I was a little worried because we had a party of 8 (and folks were starving), but we were able to get seated quickly. What a great place for some beers and tasty pub fare! The calamari, beet salad, mac and cheese with bacon and broccoli... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

A group of us went in here for late lunch/early dinner. My husband and I got the chicken sandwich and a grilled cheese. This was a great pub meal, comfort food. They had an amazing beer selection but our server knew nothing about them. We asked for a suggestion and you could tell he had never tried any of it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143-3032
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-440-6021

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?