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suzanne
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
I'm sure when the construction is finished it will be better, but the roads were torn up and blocked off. Buses were rerouted. They are really reworking these roads. Some really old, not nice signs on shops mixed with some really nice-looking, classy signs. It felt safe the night I was there.
Written November 18, 2019
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TravelnotWar
Boston, MA73 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
As the neighborhood becomes more gentrified, the restaurants are changing. There is not Gracie's ice cream that is sporadically open but somehow stays in business and all sorts of little festivals during the year. There is one in late summer that is supper fun with booths and dancing/juggling/acrobatic performances.
There are a lot of music clubs like Thunder Road and small bars that have regular live music such as Bull McCabes that are fun to pop into for a beer and a few songs. Or if you got sucked in by Sawyer Lawson or Ali McGuirk playing you stay until 1am! (I realize you may not know these local talents)
Be careful however since there is little parking. If you park at the Market Basket and go elsewhere you will likely get a ticket or towed!
Written November 12, 2017
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764mplo
Somerville, MA3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
Union Square is up and coming, but it's not quite there yet. They should have a movie theatre, as well as everything else.
Written August 31, 2017
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Kimberly L
Whitinsville, MA73 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Personally we found it dirty,disorganized,very unpleasant people including the stores and resteraunt we went to. To each their own but we found no appeal
Written November 1, 2018
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kappy26
Boston, MA1,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
A nice square in Somerville with some interesting restaurants. Do go if visiting in the area of Somerville.
Written May 7, 2017
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2sisterstravel
Boston, MA282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
We went to the event and took partying to the streets with Timberland at the Inman & Union Square Neighborhood Immersion. We started at the Timberland and Brooklyn Brewery Trailhead, a pop-up bar, shop and our official HQ for the day.
Enjoyed beer and food at these places: Hops n Scotch, Atwoods Tavern, Trina's Starlite
Beers on us at The Independent, Thirsty Scholar
+ Black Chocolate Stout ice cream in a souvenir Black Chocolate Stout Mug at Gracie's Ice Cream
Big Bottle samples and VIP prices on beer and cheese at Inman Square Wine & Spirits
Jerry's Liquors
Union Square Donuts
It was fun and I loved the eclectic vibe of Union Square!
Written October 17, 2016
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Steve E
Hartland, WI15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
Union Square is on the upswing, but still has the variety (architecturally, cuisine-wise, etc) to please and intrigue. Especially in the food, and convenience store variety and experience. DunkinDonuts and one end, high end Union Square donuts at the other, Mexican, Portuguese, Indian, Chinese, American bars/restaurants.

Anyone complaining about lack of public trans must have a fear of convenient bus service from T stops (Lechmere, Sullivan, Davis, Harvard, and Central squares)

Warning: No Walgreens or CVS (yet)
Written September 25, 2016
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Christopher B
Wakefield, MA135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
Great selection of restaurants and a cool music venue (Thunder Road, NOT PA's), but frequently crowded with beer snobs and hipsters in the good weather. The farmer's market is above average, and the Fluff Festival is always a lot of fun.
Written September 9, 2016
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wanderlust055
CambridgeMA58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
Union Square is a Davis Square wannabe, but from time to time has popular events. Farmers Market every Sat AM in season. They have a Marshmellow Fluff Event (sweet treat invented here) with bands, food, and vendors. There are a couple of restaurants, Mexican & the Independent. Area probably of not much interest to a tourist in for a short time. Locals swarm to Market Basket for value grocery shopping a few blocks away.
Written June 27, 2016
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Marie M
Jackson, NJ124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
I love Union Square and it has some of my favorite places (Machu Picchu, Backbar, etc.) It's just a shame it's hard to get to by public transportation!
Written April 11, 2016
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