Davis Square: Where to shop, eat, drink and have fun.
FIND THE BEST IN DAVIS SQUARE ONE BLOCK AT A TIME
Davis Square has some of the finest nosh north of the Charles. For superb soba, try Sugidama Soba & Izakaya. Rosebud upgrades the traditional diner, and the outstanding Flatbread Company houses a classic candlepin bowling alley. Sugidama Soba & Izakaya 260 Elm St., 617.764.5770, sugidama soba.com Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar 381 Summer St., 617.629. 9500, rosebudkitchen.com Flatbread Company 45 Day St., 617.776.0552, flatbread company.com Over 10,000 graphic novels and countless comics can be found at Comicazi which also hosts game nights, a Pokemon league and a sci-fi book club. Visit Rockin’ Bob’s Guitars (formerly part of the Used Sound chain of music stores) if you want to invest in a vintage six-string. Comicazi 407 Highland Ave., 617.666.2664, comicazi.com Rockin’ Bob’s Guitars 31 Holland St., 617.625.7707, rockinbobsguitars.com There’s no shortage of excellent watering holes in Davis Square: Spoke Wine Bar pairs newAmerican small plates with an eclectic selection of drinks. Saloon celebrates “pre-prohibition” food and booze in a supercool speak-easy environment; and The Burren is a darkpaneled bolt holt where you’ll often find an Irish string band. Spoke Wine Bar 89 Holland St., 617.718.9463, spokewinebar.com
Saloon 1255 Elm St, 617. 628.4444, saloondavis.com
The Burren 247 Elm St., 617.776.6896, burren.com Lovers of cinema and the arts should make a beeline for Somerville Theatre (est. 1914), which not only has a stellar repertory movie program, but also hosts big-name live events. The Rockwell regularly pushes theatrical comedy to its limits and the Davis Square statues are life-sized figures sculpted by James Tyler. Somerville Theatre 55 Davis Square, 617.625.5700, somervilletheatre.com The Rockwell 255 Elm St., 617.684.5335, therockwell.org Davis Square Statues Daviss Square
(Clockwise from top) Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar; the fare at Spoke Wine Bar; Flatbread Company; Somerville Theatre.