Thirsty Scholar Pub

Row 1

70 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 497-2294
$ $
Mon–Wed: 5:00 PM–1:00 AM Thu–Sun: 11:00 AM–1:00 AM

Foursquare Tips

  • In 2010's "The Social Network," the fictional Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) has a bad breakup at The Thirsty Scholar that sets off a whirlwind of events, culminating in the creation of Facebook
  • The main draw at the Thirsty Scholar is the extensive beer selection, but don't overlook the food. Try the beer-battered fish and chips or the Irish bangers and mash.
  • Great beer list that is ever changing and being updated. For food, only three words matter: Sweet. Potato. Fries.
  • Packers fans gather here for Packers games. GO PACK GO!
  • Great Calamari!!!! Rhode Island style all the way.
  • They have a huge beer list, and being a college pub it's quiet during the holidays.
  • Get that Guinness! Dale!
  • Tell rick to pour you a jack and diet. You will not be disappointed!
  • Decent draft beer selection.
  • The "spicy" fries are delicious and not spicy at all. They taste like curly fries and I want to eat them all.
  • Rick & Violetta are awesome and the specials are truly a value for the $$! The beers change frequently and there's always a reason to visit.
  • Trivia and burgers. What else could you want?
  • Oh my goodness, is their shepherd's pie the definition of comfort food. Super flavorful; perfect paired with a Guinness on a cold night.
  • Give the black bean sweet potato burger a try, you won't be disappointed!
  • Get the turkey burger
  • Try the potato skins, they're awesome
  • Absolutely LOVE Rick and his wife! Waitresses though, iffy and seem like they talk a lot of shit as I'm right next to the waitress stand... Never a good look!
  • Great wait staff!
  • Shipyard pumpkin head on tap. When in season. Yummy!
  • Rick is my favorite neighborhood bartender in Boston. There's nothing like someone who's starting to pour your usual brew when he sees you walk in the door. Also, don't sleep on the nachos!!!