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The Thirsty Scholar

70 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143-4322
+1 617-497-2294
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nachos” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
70 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143-4322
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

My son lives nearby The Thirsty Scholar, and we've been there for dinner a couple of times. It plays up The Social Network placement on its facade. Once inside, we've found it to be a very average pub for the area. It's dark and very...More

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Reviewed November 16, 2017

While I don't think anyone expects tomb-like quiet in a bar, the noise level made conversation impossible as the place filled up. Background music didn't help, though the acoustics of the room seemed more to blame.

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

This little pub was just around the corner from where we were staying in Cambridge, MA which borders on Somerville, MA. It is a small cheerful pub, frequented by university students. The food was excellent the two occasions we were there and prices are reasonable,...More

Thank Lyn P
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Stopped in for lunch while in Somerville, Ma. This is a local pub with a great variety of beer and tasty food.

Thank Monica F
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This place is fab! I visited with my student daughter who lives nearby and whom they greeted like a regular .... (why?. Ah, I've worked it out.... ) . Anyhow, as two Brits we felt entitled to pass judgment on their fish and chips (so...More

Thank bikingbarrister
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Regardless of whether I sit at the bar or at a table, the servers at Thirsty Scholar always make me feel at home. They are knowledgeable and friendly and serve in a comfortable time frame, never making me feel rushed. The beer selection is bountiful...More

Thank KIKIg28
Reviewed December 6, 2016

I have been going to the Thirsty Scholar for over 3 years. It has a warm inviting atmosphere, extensive list of beers on tap and an excellent food menu that spans from bar food (the Nachos are amazing!) to real meals and big salads. They...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2016

We stopped in for a late lunch after a tough morning. My coworker got the mac and cheese with bacon while I went for a burger and fries. The fries were a-ma-zing. So glad that I listed to the waitress and got the curry sauce....More

Thank CrisMOS
Reviewed September 25, 2016

After brief movie stardom this bar with food is rightfully now a neighborhood way off campus hangout. The food itself was not very memorable as I can't remember what I ordered less than a week ago. The draft IPA was excellent, but had no local...More

Thank Steve E
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We ordered takeaway from here for dinner tonight. I had a Caprese panini with French fries. My husband had the bbq meatloaf special with a side salad. Mine was delicious and he said his was good but the meatloaf was a little weak. We would...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143-4322
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-2294
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