Five Horses Tavern

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28 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

400 Highland Ave
Somerville, Massachusetts, 02144-2511
United States

(617) 764-1655 | map

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Added by morebeergood on 11-02-2011

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Resuin
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of dcisco44
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

great taplist, really cool bartender hooked me up with a small sample after I asked about one of the newly tapped beers. great local selection, recently they always have multiple trillium offerings on tap, as well as night shift IPAs. wicked weed, maine beer co, alpine, and jack's abby are commonly on tap as well. havent tried the food but ive heard its good.

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Photo of Ela
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Jcorn
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

I love this place. Only negative is that it took FOREVER to get a table. But not to worry, we stood at the bar & had some great beers. They had an incredible tap list the night I went, Singlecut 200 Watt DIPA, MBC Lunch, NS Ever Weise, Alpine Nelson, etc. The bartender even poured me a small shot of EW before I ordered it to make sure I liked it. Food is pretty outstanding as well. This place should have much higher ratings.

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Photo of scxcrunner
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
4.11/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of benzalman
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of brm300
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ChurchofPayton
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of fitzy84
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Went here for my birthday. The restaurant has some outdoor seating on the sidewalk, but we ate inside. The space had most of its dining tables on the first level and on the second level was the bar area. We were a party of 12+ so we ate at the bar area, Wait staff wore flannel as their uniform and everyone was incredibly nice and attentive to our needs. The restaurant space had a black interior (though it was not too dark inside at all). The place eventually filled up for supper and for Saturday night fun so it got crowded and loud. But, the place still felt cozy and relaxing even when we were surrounded by people.

The beer selection was pretty good. The tap menu was diverse and the bottle menu seemed large judging by the menu. I had an Otter Creek Overgrown Ale and the Peak Organic Fresh Cut, both were on tap. For my meal, I had the mac and cheese with duck confit. The meal was very heavy and delicious with decent portions of duck. The rest of my party all seemed to have good meals except for one friend who did not like her tuna tartare.

Overall, I had a great birthday here and I would want to try the place again.

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Photo of LennyBound
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ErinSully
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Boston71
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Jtully
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of SithLantern
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Plissken
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of dubdrop
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of thesarahfuller
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.31/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Stopped in for the 2nd time yesterday, after visiting a few years ago just after they opened.

Decent space, hardwood floors and black tables / booths. Lots of hipsters & self-important types fill the place, though not packed on an early Friday evening. Servers all dressed in plaid shirts (hipster charicature) .

Promptly greeted by a knowledgeable friendly server at the bar. Comfortable.

Nice balanced selection of varying styles & breweries, both local & afar.

The real turn -off to this place, however, is the pricing. All beers are at least $2 higher than other places. $8 (+ tax) for a pint of Ballast Point IPA? $7.75 for 12 oz of Flower Power? $11 for a Bruery Saison? Pricing is highway robbery.

Had a few tasty beers then left. Had initially planned on eating, but due to the exorbitant pricing here, that's all I could afford.

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Photo of Sudcutter
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

The food menu is rather small, but everything on it is done well.
The atmosphere is a pleasant loudness that a good restaurant/bar should have.
The service is pretty consistently good, and occasionally you will be able to get some professional advice for drink selection.
The beer selection is not only tremendous, it is beautifully organized on the menu so you can quickly find what you are looking for.
The prices are average.
Overall pretty high quality.

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Five Horses Tavern in Somerville, MA
Place rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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