Published December 12, 2011
What a ’Loon
Somerville’s New Old-Timey Bar
’s second season. Dunzo.
So the time feels right to move away from Prohibition.
And talk pre-Prohibition...
Tip your hat hello to Saloon
, the oldest-feeling new watering
in Davis Square, for those times when your liver says, “Brown alcohol. Now.” It’s slated to
soft-open on Tuesday.
To grasp what you’ll experience here, paint this in your mind: you’ve just purchased a time machine à
la Quantum Leap
(gotta love flea markets). You set the dial to the early 1900s. A “whoosh”
sound. Suddenly, you’re walking down a flight of stairs, past some Chesterfield sofas, and you come to a
beautiful hand-carved English monastery door.
You’ll open it, step under the 19th-century Tiffany chandeliers and slide into a deep red leather
banquette. There, you and a well-tailored crew of friends will start with 10% ABV Belgian beers,
or a housemade Pork Belly Rye Whiskey
. Not to mention endless rounds of charcuterie served on big
wooden slabs, traditional pub-y Ploughman’s Platters
and classic meat pies.
About those pies: they’ll change regularly (first one: steak and kidney), highlighting different meat pies
common in saloons of the early 20th century.
Nothing coats the stomach during a big night out like pie crust.
255 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144