The space is dimly lit and handsomely done — dark-stained woods, exposed ductwork, Deco pendant lights, one wall display fashioned from a gentleman's hat rack, others from kid-sized gym lockers. The long 16-seat granite-topped bar dominates; the dining room seats another 24 at tables, including a far corner charmingly decorated to resemble a kitchen. A couple of TVs show old sitcoms with the sound muted in favor of music from the PA or occasional DJ. The staff is unfailingly friendly and attentive, working together with the apparent ease of old friends. Daddy Jones is, as they say, what it is. In this case, what it is is a refreshingly low-key, hip-without-trying neighborhood joint, something every neighborhood could use more of.
DADDY JONES :: 525 Medford St, Somerville :: 617.690.9095 or daddyjonesbar.com
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