Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!

Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!

Newton resident Bob O’Guin opens his second Common Ground in Arlington today! Two years ago, he took over Common Ground in Allston, then known as a college sports bar and turned it into a Gastropub.

Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!

The new bar and restaurant has some similar features to the Allston location including windows that open up!

Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!

When you enter Common Ground in Arlington, a wall of taps will greet you!

Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!

The Arlington location has a function and event room that seats 100! With a large HD projection screen, 2 computer ports for presentations, microphone access, and a private bar, it is perfect for corporate events.

The Arlington community can also use the room for functions and events. PaintNite is coming on Tuesday, Oct 21st from 7-9pm! You can dine and drink with friends and family while you enjoy a two your painting lesson!

For local artists and artisans, check in and inquire about rotating art exhibits and a pop up holiday bazaar!

Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!

The draught, cocktail and wine list has been carefully curated!

Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!

But Common Ground is known for great food. The ingredients are locally sourced when possible and chef Jaime Juarez makes practically everything in-house from bacon to granola to house made sausage!

We started with the housemade bread basket. Warm bread sticks are served with housemade hummus (delicious!), maple butter and herb infused oil.

Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!

My daughters loved the Truffle fries from Common Ground Allston and they are on the menu here too! Thick cut fries topped with Parmesan and served with Pesto Mayonnaise.

Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!

The Gnocchi are handmade and browned to a lovely crispy exterior and served over sautéed spinach, topped with house made marinara sauce, Parmesan, feta and truffle oil.Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!

I’m pretty sure the Pasta Bolognese wide noodles are also house made; they were tender and cut into wide ribbons. The meat sauce has heady with rosemary and other fresh herbs. Delicious!

Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!

My 12-year-old daughter just got braces so she opted for the Mac ‘n Cheese without peas but kept the country ham that gave this cheesey goodness a hint of smokiness.

Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!

We even checked out the ladies’ room and it’s lovely and inviting, just like the whole restaurant!

Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!


After more than a year of construction, Common Ground Arlington is finally open! If you are in Arlington, I hope you will stop by!

Common Ground Arlington

319 Broadway

Arlington, MA 02474

Main: (781) 728-0060

General Manager: Rodney (Rhoney) Kangiser

Assistant GM: Steven Ramsdell

p.s. The first PaintNite (drink creatively) is Tuesday, October 21st from 7-9pm. You can buy tickets here and you can get 45% off by using discount code: CG45. Use that for the online checkout.

The art project is “Happy”.


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2 Responses to “Common Ground Arlington Opens Today!”
  1. Kimberly says:

    Can’t wait to check it out! Sounds like it will be a new favorite.

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