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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 - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Great place!

I had heard about this place and read great things so when my mom came to visit my husband and I in Somerville I knew we had to try it out. Good selection of food and drinks. Fun atmosphere and friendly service. May not be my all time favorite but we will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
Sarah A
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NH
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, fun atmosphere and staff and tasty drinks! Would definitely return when in Union Square.

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Thank Cheebie
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

I had heard about this place and read great things so when my mom came to visit my husband and I in Somerville I knew we had to try it out. Good selection of food and drinks. Fun atmosphere and friendly service. May not be my all time favorite but we will be back.

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Thank Sarah A
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Thank BartvK
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Fiona S
Ellicott City, Maryland
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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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Thank VBeeDDS
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Rebecca N
County Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Mollovicias
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank StevenandCecile
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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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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: Pub, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?