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The Joshua Tree to Davis Square: Don't Forget About Us

The Joshua Tree shut down last night for a "much-needed" makeover, according to their website. They plan to reopen after Christmas with a whole new look, a new menu, and a "complete overhaul of the entire draft beer system." They admit on their site that they've been around since 1997 and things have changed—like there are more upscale bars in the neighborhood now, perhaps?

And so: Expect "an exciting happy hour menu featuring exciting small plates and discounted classic menu items," more "chef-driven" menu items, the aforementioned new beer list, a "custom, state of the art delivery system that will pour clean cold beer out of freshly minted 32 tap custom draft towers," "handcrafted" cocktails (is there any other way?), and "custom art pieces ... featuring the color and flavor of the neighborhood."

They'll reopen on December 26 and throw a "welcome back" party on New Year's Eve (tickets here). In other words: Look out, Five Horses and Saloon.

Tip of the beer bottle to Chowhound for the heads-up. [Joshua Tree, CH]

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