Founded by a pair of musicians in 1996, The Burren honors that heritage with live music every night in Davis Square. In the convivial Front Room, that’s usually an Irish session, jazz, or other mellow folk, but more goes down in the Back Room venue, including comedy and trivia nights. Sometimes there’s even entertainment on the spacious backyard patio that’s open year-round. As far as food goes, there’s a large selection of classics for lunch and dinner, like Bangers and Mash and Guinness Beef Stew, and vegetarian-friendly fare for the college-town crowd, including uniquely delicious Shepherds Pie with lentils and golden mashed potatoes. The full bar crafts creative cocktails and there’s a proper beer list, too. Beloved by grad students, old-timers, locals, and the possibly lost tourist alike, the Burren is a Somerville staple.