Joshua Tree Bar & Grill

(617) 623-9910 | View Website

256 Elm St, Somerville, MA | Directions   02144

42.395575 -71.122153

Open Hours

Mon. - Fri. 11:30am - 1am;Sat. - Sun. 10:30am - 1am

 
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More Categories: Neighborhood Bars, Singles Bars, Sports Bars, Taverns

Bar & Club Special Features: 21 & Over, After Work, Late-Night Scene

Bar & Pub Special Features: Bar Food

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Davis Square

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Menu
Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos, Pork Belly Skewers, Nachos, Quesadilla, Baked Brie, Truffle Fries, Cheesy Waffle Fries, Buff Dip, Veggie Plate, Philly Cheesesteak Spring Roll... more

Reviews for Joshua Tree Bar & Grill

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

bleh – I wasn't pleased with my various experiences here. If it weren't for my friends being around, I'd probably would've hated it.

I wasn't a fan of the drinks, and I've had plenty to know that they weren't so great. The food is standard bar fare but really doesn't make up for it.

If your scene is college-kid and/or douchebaggy (which I've seen on various, but not all, visits there) then you'd probably fit in at this bar. Me? I don't handle myself well around it. Maybe with a different crowd of people I would've liked it. It's a shame too, since I lived so close to the bar that you'd think I'd get used to the scene, but sadly no. Other bars are the same distance away in opposite directions, and I was happy to bring my business there.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Video game night!?!?! – OMG! I've never been here before and as soon as I walked through the door I fell in love with this place! They had Rock Band 2 on the big screen at the back of the bar and a Nintendo Wii up front!

My friends and I had so much fun pretending to be rock stars all night! I even got up and sang Wonderwall (I sounded horrible, but for some reason nobody noticed!)

The service was good and the food and drinks were great! The crowd was sort of mixed up with a lot of college kids but also a bunch of 30-somethings. Everyone was really cool though and we made some new friends too!

We'll definitely be back next Wednesday night to play Rock Band!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Attempted to Remove Post – I ha ve chosen to remove my post as my experience was too long ago and things could have changed. I believe that things should not be judged on past experiences.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

insect in the booth i was sitting in – Gone to Joshua Tree once. I can't not write this it is so gross...Hair in my food and a big insect (for some reason the website won't let me tell which kind...but a kind you don't want) in the booth i was sitting in. Crawling right next to my head.

Manager just asked me if I wanted to move to another table. DISGUSTING!!! I will never go back there. That place is dirty!

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

One of Somerville's most popular bars provides Davis Square residents with a relaxed spot for a meal. – The Scene
With its numerous TVs and dozens of food and drink options, the Joshua Tree is a dependable all-purpose hangout. A mostly young, casually dressed crowd surrounds the bar to sample from its impressive beer list (more than 20 on tap, 10 by the bottle). Drink options also include designer martinis and seasonal cocktails. Young, black-clad waitresses are wont to forget a drink refill, especially when the room is packed for a big game.

The Draw
Davis Square's top sports bar transforms into a casual dance spot on weekends, when a DJ spins top-40 tunes deep into the night. When the weather allows, the front windows open onto the street, allowing for breezy people-watching opportunities. The lengthy menu runs the gamut from shareable appetizers (Cajun catfish bites, blackened chicken quesadillas) to full entrees (seafood fra diabolo, baby back ribs, sizzling fajita platters). Half-pound burgers and hickory BBQ wings prove popular at the bar.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The Place to Meet – The Joshua Tree is always packed at night with a crowd that ranges from College kids to the 40 and 50 year old crowd. A good mix of music. I've heard a string of songs that go Snoop Dogg, Journey, Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi. Decent Beer selection, but sometimes hard to get a drink so be prepared to be patient and have to weasel your way to the bartender.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Waitstaff let us be harassed – Went in for lunch with a few friends today (weekday). We end up to be the only party left in the place, having a lot of fun. One extraordinarily drunk regular (we assume) came staggering over to our table, accosted our Middle Eastern friend and his wife, harassing them, and stayed continuing for what felt like forever. The waitstaff let it happen, watched it all from the sidelines, doing absolutely nothing, let him tell us 10 times he was a 'boxer from Ireland' and even ripped his shirt to show us his muscles. They still did nothing. Nobody else in the place, remember, only us. After 5-10 minutes of this scary encounter the bartender (a girl) said "hey come on back over here by the bar, ok?" and THEN the waiter (a guy) came over. A few minutes later they let the man come over AGAIN, and they reacted slightly quicker to get him away since we were obviously upset. We never got more than one mumbled "sorry about that" from the waiter. No reassurance that he's harmless or anything. The drunk man was extremely big, scary, drunk, and only wanted to harass our friend from the Middle East and his wife, didn't even look at the rest of us at the table. No management was there, no answer on the phone as I've obviously been trying to call to reach someone. This was completely unacceptable behavior. The waiter took the appetizers off our bill, but he obviously didn't get any tip from us since he left us in a very dangerous situation. Aloof waitstaff let us hang out to dry. Do not go there if you have any friends that are foreigners. I still can't reach management....unacceptable.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great place!! – My friends and I have found a new place!! Good service and great pub food.

It is a great atmosphere to hang out with your friends great for the football games to have a beer or two and some good food.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Trendy, alot of fun to hang out with your friends and meet new ones., – This is a great place to go on a Thursday night. Stopped in a few weeks ago and finally they have a dj that plays great hiphop and spins some nice tunes. It doesn't hurt that the guy also is pretty hot. The drinks and food are okay nothing great but we had a lot of fun we definitely will go back just for the entertainment. Too bad the dj is not there on the weekends. The staff is friendly but it did take a while to order and get our drinks.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

OK spot – If you want to watch the game, or pick up a tufts chick, the Tree is your spot. Unfortunately it is not the best set up. The bar is to big for the room, so you end up squished against the wall and have to wait extra long for a drink. It does have a big screen and a bunch of other tv's so if you live in the area, which I did for a couple years, it's the best place to catch a game in davis...which isn't saying much. Food is good pub food, fairly priced, but overall, the service is pretty crappy, and the one manager I met came off as rude. Bar staff was pretty friendly overall.

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