The Thirsty Scholar
The Thirsty Scholar Bar & Grill 70 Beacon St., Somerville
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Not very many Irish pubs in the Boston area offer
a minimalist approach. With live bands, obnoxious
DJs and cramped quarters, most bars can be a real turnoff. Not so with
the Thirsty Scholar. Trivia on Sundays and the occasional televised
soccer match is all you'll get in the way of entertainment. Fortunately,
that's exactly what this town needs.
on Irish charm, low on cost and perfect with a pint of Guinness, this
rustic watering hole (located just a stone's throw from Harvard University)
provides students and locals with the ideal spot to unwind, tell a few
tales and relax after a long day.
The food, while simple and inexpensive,
fills the belly better than many of the trendy restaurants just down
the street, and you never have to shout across the table to be heard.
In fact, the Thirsty Scholar is easily one of the best-kept secrets
in all of Boston.
Perhaps due to its somewhat hidden location
between Harvard and Inman squares, most people have a hard time finding
it. Let's just hope it stays that way.
Baskets of red-hot fries, big bowls of skillet-roasted
mussels in peppery cream sauce, and Tuscan toasts with garlic & herb
bean dip are just the beginning at this charming Inman Square hangout.
The vegetarian curry is surprisingly good, though it's made without
Boston Magazine Review:
We wash down our dinner with one of the
22 beers on tap (including Guinness and Thirsty Scholar Ale).
Baseball is on the big screen amid the tables
(some fashioned from barrels) and TVs at the bar. Yet instead of getting
that macho sports-bar vibe, I'm feeling more bookstore/cafe. Maybe it's
the shelves of worn National Geographics, the brick walls, high-back
wooden benches, or the academic air of the wholesome crowd.
I am already looking forward to eating the
traditional Irish breakfast served Sundays. And I'm eating it in the
snug-a small, separated, wood-filled room like they have in the old
70 Beacon Street, Somerville, MA 02143 - 617.497.2294
FROM HARVARD SQUARE
Under underpass to Cambridge St. Stay left at fork At
1st traffic light take left onto Quincy St Next right
onto Kirkland St 10 blocks - Kirkland becomes Washington
St At intersection we wrap around corner on left.
FROM MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
Go past the Museum (on your left) and thru 1st set of
lights At fork bear left onto Cambridge St Go 10 traffic
lights or 1.3 miles to Inman Sq (Firehouse with 6 arches
on left) Go thru light and right onto Hampshire St Hampshire
turns into Beacon St (Rosie's Bakery on right).
FROM ROUTE 16 OR ARLINGTON
Mass Ave towards Cambridge Take left at Porter Sq Station
(Somerville Ave) At second set of lights right onto
FROM BOSTON - FROM LONGFELLOW BRIDGE
Cross into Cambridge Go over train tracks, Marriott
on left Next right onto Hampshire St Pass Merit Gas
on right Follow Hampshire straight into Inman Sq (Firehouse
on left) Stay on Hampshire St (Rosie's Bakery on right)
which turns into Beacon St.
FROM MASS. AVE. BRIDGE
Pass MIT to Central Sq Right onto Prospect St Go 3 lights
to Merit Gas Station on left corner Left onto Hampshire
St thru Inman Sq Stay on Hampshire St (Rosie's on right)
which turns into Beacon St.
Times at the Thirsty Scholar!"