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Elm Street Taproom Will Open in Old Joshua Tree Space Next Week

The restaurant group behind Five Horses Tavern and Worden Hall is responsible for the new Davis Square bar

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Elm Street Taproom in Davis Square
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Come January 8, the space once occupied by the Joshua Tree in Somerville’s Davis Square will be vacant no more. Elm Street Taproom — which is operated by Hawkeye Hospitality, the same group responsible for both locations of Five Horses Tavern as well as Worden Hall — will bring 40 draft lines, a long list of bottled and canned beers, and a menu of comfort food to Davis Square next week (256 Elm St.).

A press release from Hawkeye Hospitality describes the restaurant as a “vibrant, social atmosphere with shareable plates, sandwiches, and communal seating perfect for neighborhood gatherings and large parties.” (Elm Street Taproom’s sibling nearby, the original Five Horses Tavern location, fills a similar role in Davis Square — and it boasts an especially large beer list, too.)

Elm Street Taproom will offer customers the opportunity to join its mug club — drink every beer on the draft list, and every bottle and can (there will be 24 in total), and get a personalized 24-ounce mug that will hang above the bar.

The kitchen at Elm Street Taproom will be open each day from 11:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. The restaurant also intends to be open for brunch in the not-too-distant future.

The menu will include items like kung pao duck drumettes, veal meatballs, olive tapenade, a steak tip sandwich, and whipped feta. Expect to see beers from local breweries such as Idle Hands, Fiddlehead, and Lord Hobo. See the full opening menu below.

Elm Street Taproom Will Open in Davis Square With a Mug Club [Boston.com]
Davis Square Is Getting Another Bar in the Old Joshua Tree Space [EBOS]

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