United States > Massachusetts > Haverhill
Beer Available At The Tap Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
The Tap Bitter Rival IPA , The Tap Last Stop Lager , The Tap Commuter Ale , The Tap Swanny Boy , The Tap Haverale Cream Ale 40, The Tap Joshua Norton Imperial Stout 78, The Tap Snowbound 83, The Tap Three Graces 74, The Tap Bullen Saison , The Tap Whittier White 85, The Tap GestAlt 60
lambic (60) Newton Poppleford, England | October 25, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice brew pub close to the station, great outside terrace where you can watch the world go by on sunny days. Excellent beer (especially the Leather lips IPA) good food and service.
LilBeerDoctor (208) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | May 2, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped here on a Tuesday afternoon for a few pints. It was a little chilly, so just sat inside at the bar (didn’t get to see the nice patio area that the other reviewers mention). Overall, a pretty chill place to sit back and enjoy a beer, watch some sports on TV. There is a fairly large tap list (8 or so; about 1/2 are their regulars) with some interesting styles here and there (altbier, maibock, baltic porter) plus a cask offering. All the beers I tried were quite enjoyable. I didn’t order any food. Overall, a place I enjoyed and would visit again.
Glouglouburp (345) Montreal, Quebec | November 19, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
From what I saw Haverhill is a pretty ugly little town but the pub is located in what appears to the nice downtown “touristy” strip. Don’t drive around like we did looking for a parking on the street, there’s parking in the back. Inside is pretty nice clean pub. The huge back patio sits over 100. Overall the pub is surprisingly nice and big for such a below-the-radar little town. Food ranges from basic burger/pizza to more elaborate dishes. Most meals are in the $10 to $20 range. I had a quesadilla and the girlfriend had a seafood plate and we were both very satisfied. Selection when I was there was 8 housebrew taps. Haverhill Brewery make some fine brews, from very light session beer to strong Belgian ale. This is a good brewpub and most beer you drink there will range from good to excellent. Good service. They sell a few bottles to go. This place is definitely worth a little detour.
Sammy (464) Toronto, Ontario | July 15, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
A town out of the Seventies, accessible by train.
Parking was OK. The brewpub also gave you that feeling of a town from long ago, with a good view of the river from the back patio. A couple of tables up front, and a classic decent sized bar. The beer here is good, and a worthwhile stop if you are passing by. We had to time the trip, as it is not open everyday, noteably not on Monday’s. Service was fine. The cask beer was very good, and a good range of selection of styles, no guest taps.
puboflyons (64) Allenstown, New Hampshire | October 19, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place had a rustic look to it with a nice wooden bar. I ate and drank at the bar rather than in the main restaurant. From the bar I had a good view of the brewing tanks. Several flat tube TV’s were on the wall along with a projection TV and patrons could watch the KENO numbers on another TV. There were eight brews available including, when I went, the seasonal Pumpkin Eater beer. The bartenders were friendly as were the waitresses. But even so, on a fairly slow Saturtday night, service was a bit slow. The menu seemed wide ranging and the prices were about average to above average. The spinach/artichoke dip I tried was gooey and very sour creamy. But the charbroiled burgers was excellent. I would go again but order a different appetizer.
beerbuzzmontreal (45) Montreal, Quebec | June 12, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
We visited The Tap on a nice sunny day and got to sit on the rear terrasse that gave a nice view on the Merrimac river. The food was decent and the service was good. Now the beer, the brewpub had 8 beers on tap including the main attraction : the Leatherlips IPA which is very good. This place is definitely worth a visit once in a while.
TaktikMTL (215) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | May 20, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Établissement visité le samedi 17 mai vers 15h30. Ambiance: Musique soft rock en sourdine. Lors de ma visite des courses de chevaux étaient sur des écrans à l’intérieur. Petite terrasse à l’avant et immense terrasse à l’arrière donnant sur un stationnement public et la rivière Merrimack. Service: Sympathique sans plus. Sélection: 8 fûts maisons lors de mon passage. Nourriture: Pelures de pommes de terre comme bouchée, correct. (93e rating d’établissement)
fbennett (23) Portland, Oregon | December 11, 2006
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Located on a pretty cool street in downtown Haverhill, The Tap aka Haverhill Brewery is easy to find once you get parking which is on street. As you walk into the establishment you walk by the bar which is loaded with beer paraphernalia. The wood bar is filled with locals, possibly regulars, the atmoshpere is cozy and inviting, very nice. The main dining room has a brick interior, exposed pipe, fans and very high ceilings with pressed tin.
As we walked in the place was half empty on a saturday night around 8:45, we sat down to eat and I ordered the cask, "what is a cask" my waitress asked I tell her what it is and she still doesn’t know what I’m talking about so I order a regular pint. A few mintues later she comes back and tells me she ask the manager what a cask ale was and that it would be tapped that friday, so I was happy she asked. Besides that she was very friendly and a great waitress.
I ordered the burger and fries to go with my Leatherlips IPA which was nice, and my wife had the wild mushroom ravioli which she paried with the pumpkin ale and all the food and beers were great. The prices are good, for entrees, desserts, and beer overall. I definitely with be heading back again.
Lumpy (50) Carrollton, Texas | November 8, 2006
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
We got there too late for dinner, but the menu looked very tasty. Very nice ambience in an old brick building in a cool little downtown neighborhood. Very homey feeling at the bar with a view of the brewery’s guts through a window on the side. Brian, our bartender, went above and beyond the call of duty answering questions about the beer, Massachusetts, New England, pronunciation, and a myriad of other matters. He was a pleasure to talk to and if I lived in Haverhill, I know that The Tap would be where my butt would be parked in most of my free time.
Thaichile (15) 10aFly, New Jersey | October 17, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Firstly, The Tap is in Have-rill, not Haver-hill. The passerbys that were asked for directions look at me askance initially with my New Yawk delivery. I guess it’s a Peabody pronunciation thing. Anyway, finally got here and the beer did not disappoint. The food was fine, just the normal bar food fare and the service was friendly and accomodating. I would definately go back if the opportunity arose.
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