Redbones | Somerville, Massachusetts
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Excellent based on 67 ratings
Type: Bar

55 Chester St
Somerville, Massachusetts United States 02144 [ print map ]
617 628 2200

Hours: 11:30 AM - 12:30 AM daily (opens noon on Sundays)

Mayor: williamstome (2) | Taps: 20+ | Bottles: 33


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67 reviews for Redbones
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  81%
 Selection  82%
 Food  88%
 Value  76%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34  (500) Chicago, Illinois | July 2, 2015
Southern BBQ and beer what isnít there to like? A bit older and rundown, feels like one of those places that hasnít changed in 20 years, but thatís exactly why people like it, and the locals love it. Our server was a bit aloof. Attentive but quiet, knowledgeable but not going to share unless you pull it out of him. Igor ish. The draft list was big, but not local focused. Only about 20% were locals. A couple solid beers, but nothing crazy. Some of the food was really great, especially the okra, and a pulled chicken. The corn bread was a little dry and not as sweet as I like. The hush puppies needed to be sweeter as well. Pretty decent food, but rated as a beer joint, nothing special.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome  (57) Somerville, Massachusetts | July 24, 2014
Decent beer list, very unique vibe, great barbeque!.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (798) London, England | June 15, 2014
The beer list here is mostly what I would call íintro craft beerí. Lots of quality, some standard imports, but nothing crazy. Average pricing. Funky vibe. I gather the food is good here but I didnít eat during my visit - I guess I really should have. A decent neighbourhood spot, I would say, but not a destination bar for beer - perhaps for the bbq.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops  (170) Epping, New Hampshire | January 1, 2014
Stopped in for the first time in about 9 years on 28 December 2013. I forgot how much I enjoy this place. The food really is about the best BBQ you will find anywhere in the city. Draft list is solid just like I always remembered it to be. I almost never make it to Somerville anymore but if you like BBQ and good local drafts hit this place during non-peak hours for the better experience.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | December 16, 2013| Updated December 17, 2013
When I visited: Mid-September 2013. What I had: Ballast Point Sculpin IPA on tap, BBQ Beef Plate with beans and coleslaw, Corn Bread to split, Pulled Pork Sandwich and soda for my better half. What I liked: Unpretentious, casual atmosphere, awesome decor, fast and friendly service, delicious smokehouse fare, robust draught list, parking nearby. What I disliked: Beer prices are a tad high as the more interesting stuff is $7/pint and Belgian draughts are twice that amount. But youíre paying for quality in a well-to-do area. Would I go back? For sure. Redbones nails the beer and barbecue theme with its authentic Southern food, redneck ambiance, and impressive tap lineup. Worth a visit. Overall Rating: 84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
noradeirdre  (16) New Orleans, Louisiana | September 15, 2013
Great place to have a few pints and some great food. The upstairs and downstairs bars each have their own character, and itís always a great time. The selection of beer is great, and they have weekly cask tappings.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987  (104) Arizona | August 4, 2013
Amazing food well priced and very fast service, good taplist
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rondphoto  (161) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | June 27, 2013
Hole-in-the-wall place, great friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, good selection of local and national brews, great ribs, etc. A fun way to start a visit to Boston
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
radarsock  (60) Massachusetts | June 6, 2013
Iíd go for the barbeque alone, but they have wonderful, moderately priced beers on tap. Walls are alive with creative cartoonish illustrations. They always have something going on. Great crowd, great place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (2123) Washington, Washington DC | September 9, 2012
The bar and the tables are reached through separate doors, but they intercinnect inside. Come here for the bbq, itís amazing. Draft selection was very solid too. Didnít see any bottles. Roulette wheel will choose for you if you canít decide in your iwn. The barladies gave me a samole if the cask dipa just to reinfirce their steering me away from it. Great place.

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