The Thirsty Scholar Pub


Pubs, Breakfast & Brunch, American (Traditional)

Price Range : $11-30 ($$)

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    Yelp rating
    3.5 stars


Adress: 70 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 2143

Phone: (617) 497-2294

Work Hours

Mon 5:00 pm-12:00 am
Tue 5:00 pm-12:00 am
Wed 5:00 pm-12:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm-12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am-1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am-1:00 am
Sun 11:00 am-12:00 am

Business info

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    Takes Reservations
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    Accepts Credit Cards
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    Good For
    Late Night
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    Bike Parking
  • accessibility
    Good for Kids
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    Good for Groups
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    Noise Level
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    Full Bar
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    Best Nights
    Fri, Sat, Sun
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    Outdoor Seating
  • wifi
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    Has TV
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    Has Pool Table


  • Stephen K.

    star star star star star_border 7 May 2021

    My wife and I met our son and nephew here on Sunday, Father's Day, to watch the US women play soccer. It was steady but not real busy. We got there at noon. My wife had the veggie Benedict which she said was good. My son had the Irish breakfast which was plentiful and he said was ok. I tried a bite of it and it seemed good to me. I think he was unfamiliar with some of the items on the plate like rashers and white pudding. I had a couple of IPAs and wings. Both were excellent. The beers are listed on a blackboard, I'm sure because they rotate. This was fine as it was easy to read. I don't understand the complaints on that.
     The impressive part to me was that there was only one girl working both the bar and waiting all the tables. She was very attentive and pleasant throughout our time there. She was great and as far as I could tell every table was satisfied with the service.
      I personally liked the feel of the place, classic American version of an Irish pub, which I kind of like. I'll try and get back here soon.

  • Rebecca S.

    star star star star star_border 26 April 2021

    Nice casual spot to grab a beer and some food. I can only comment on the beer at this point - the list was extensive. Unfortunately it is only written on a board and kind of hard to read without going up to it, but besides that I love the idea and variety.

  • Maria G.

    star star star star_border star_border 22 April 2021

    Apparently this is where they filmed the movie The Social Network. Cool. And that is about it.

    Not a fan of its draft beer options ($8 per serving) all written on the black board. Makes it hard to read and decide what you want. They do serve cocktails here as well. I guess since I don't live in this neighborhood, I don't have particular reasons to come back to fully appreciate this place. For now, it stands at 3 stars for me.

    I like the table arrangements here, and it is good to come either as a small or large group.

  • Bruce K.

    star star star star star_border 20 April 2021

    I was early for my dinner meeting so I stopped in to the Thirsty Scholar for a beer and a bit of their wifi. On a weeknight in the dead of winter, the place was a little empty. I'm sure it gets busier and crazier during the warmer times but tonight's peace was nice.

    Large bar, a little dark and a large chalkboard listing all of their beers on tap. I had one ($8!) and was done.

    Comfy for nearly an hour. I'll have to get back here when the weather is better.

  • Kelly O.

    star star star star star_border 16 April 2021

    Been here a few times over the years, and I think it's pretty solid. They have an excellent tap list with nice and attentive bartenders, and their pub grub isn't anything special or fancy but it'll totally hit the spot and fill you up.

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