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The Burren

The Burren, in Somerville's Davis Square, is a spacious watering hole that offers music with no cover charge. The beer menu is long, the help is super-friendly, and Irish musicians show up nightly -- usually around nine o'clock (six o'clock on Sunday).

On a recent night, the dinner menu started with a tasty cream-of-celery soup ($2.50) and mixed greens ($2.25). Red-meat fanatics will be sated by an eight-ounce Burren Burger ($5.75) or a 10-ounce Burren Steak ($10.95), and fish lovers can order the homemade fish-cakes ($6.75) or beer-batter fish and chips ($6.50). The tangy Chicken Modena special ($6.75) and the mild but hearty Guinness beef stew ($5.75) are also recommended.

The Burren, located at 247 Elm Street in Davis Square, Somerville, is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. (for breakfast). Call 776-6896.

-- Marc Levy