We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Independent Bar & Restaurant

$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
75 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143-3032
617-440-6021
Today
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 31 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    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
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
,
Ellicott City, Maryland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ellicott City, Maryland
Level Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
County Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Terrebonne, Canada
Level Contributor
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winchester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Farmington, Connecticut
Level Contributor
182 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
193 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is a great spot for a casual dinner with friends. Dine inside or out and relax as you select from a number of good items on their menu. Also great beer, and wine are offered.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Independent Bar & Restaurant also viewed

Somerville, MA
 

Been to The Independent Bar & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Independent Bar & Restaurant

Address: 75 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143-3032
Phone Number: 617-440-6021
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
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
Average Prices: USD $21 to $30
Cuisine: American

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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 to $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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Independent Bar & Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Somerville, Massachusetts
5 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Independent Bar & Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?