Improper Bostonian Ranks the Best of Somerville

The Improper Bostonian recently released its annual Boston’s Best issue and tucked inside the pages were several nods to our fair city. The Improper honored many Somerville businesses ranging from restaurants and bars to fashion boutiques and gyms. Here are the winners, as ranked by the Improper.

Food & Drink

Best Breakfast: Sound Bites
Best Burrito: Anna’s Taqueria (with other locations)
Best Ice Cream: J.P. Licks (with other locations)
Best Cupcake: Kickass Cupcakes (pictured below)
Best Mexican: The Painted Burro (dessert and sign pictured below)
Best Neighborhood Restaurant in Somerville: Posto

Bars & Clubs

Best “Hot Spot”: Saloon
Best Neighborhood Bar/Club in Inman Square: Trina’s Starlite Lounge
Best Neighborhood Bar/Club in Somerville: Highland Kitchen

Arts & Entertainment

Best Album by a Local Artist: Will Daily & the Rivals by Will Daily & the Rivals, recorded in Somerville
Best Karaoke: Highland Kitchen, Wednesday nights
Best Local Musician: Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, based in Somerville

Goods & Services

Best Classes: Artisan’s Asylum (sculpture made by Skunk pictured below)


Best Vintage Clothing: Artifaktori

Health & Beauty

Best Exercise Classes, Small Group Training: Boston Sports Clubs (with other locations)
Best Trainers: The Training Room


Best Caterer: Cuisine Chez Vous

While it’s terrific to see so many Somerville businesses honored, I would have liked to see some of the squares outside of Davis get some love as well. There are top-rate restaurants and burgeoning businesses in nearly every corner of the city and hopefully as they become more established, they too will get ranked among the best in Boston.

Congratulations to all the Somerville businesses that made the list!


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