Davis Square: Where to shop, eat, drink and have fun.


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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.

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