Union Square: A groovy cor­ner of Somerville ex­plored

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Restau­rant hop­ping in Somerville’s Union Square is likely to re­veal fla­vors you never knew ex­isted, from the black­berry-basil­lime rev­e­la­tion at Union Square Donuts to the top­notch veg­e­tar­ian In­dian de­lights at Dosa ‘n Curry and the up­scale café of­fer­ings at Juliet (the house tea is sip­pin’ won­der­ful). Union Square Donuts 20 Bow St., 617.209.2257, union­square­donuts.com Dosa ‘n Curry 447 Somerville Ave., 617.764. 3152, dosa-n-curry.com Juliet 257 Wash­ing­ton St., 617.718.0958, juli­et­somerville.com

You don’t have to be a graphic novel geek to get lost in the ex­pertly cho­sen lit­er­a­ture at Hub Comics, but it helps. How­ever, if you’re new to the scene, staff will gladly point you in the right di­rec­tion. Cy­clists: get fixed, re­paired and kit­ted out at Somervelo. Hub Comics 19 Bow St., 617.718.0987, hub­comics.com Somervelo 361 Somerville Ave., 617.628.0328, somervelo.com

Fancy a Smut­tynose Vun­der­bar pil­sner or a New­bury­port Melt­away IPA? Look no fur­ther than The In­de­pen­dent. For su­perbly crafted cock­tails in apothe­cary-cum­gallery sur­round­ings, head straight for Back­bar, and if you’re looking for a classy base­ment party, mo­sey on down to Brass Union.

Back­bar 7 San­born Court, 617.718.0249, back­barunion.com The In­de­pen­dent 75 Union Square, 617.440.6022, theindo.com

Brass Union 70 Union Square, 617.623.9211, bras­sunion.com

If the phrase ‘nine hour tango sem­i­nar’ fills you with glee, then head straight for The Tango So­ci­ety of Bos­ton. Third Life Studio round the cor­ner of­fers a glob­ally di­verse va­ri­ety of per­for­mances and recitals, while mu­sic venue Thun­der Road has ‘pop icon brunch’ on Sun­day. The Tango So­ci­ety of Bos­ton 16 Bow St., 617. 699.6246, boston­tango.org Third Life Studio 33 Union Square, 617. 628.0916, thirdlifes­tu­dio.com Thun­der Road 379 Somerville Ave., 617.776. 7623, thun­der­road­club.com For more things to do in Union Square go to where­trav­eler.com

(Clock­wise from top) The vinyl decks at Brass Union; Tango So­ci­ety of Bos­ton; Somervelo's store­front; house tea blend at Juliet.

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