Woburn is finding a new groove

The tap room of Lord Hobo in Woburn where dogs are welcome. —Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

WOBURN — If I were the sort who easily succumbed to hype and hyperbole, then this story would begin with a line such as “Watch your back Somerville! Woburn, the new capital of cool, is coming for you.’’

No, wait, I’ve got a better one. The story would open with “It’s time to get chic and feel the burn. The Woburn, that is.’’

Fortunately for you, I would never put a possum in a prom gown and try to pass it off as America’s next top model. Therefore I’m not going to declare that Woburn is the next Brooklyn simply because it has a taproom and some good restaurants.