United States > Massachusetts > Haverhill
Beer Available At The Tap Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
The Tap LeBaron , The Tap California Poms , The Tap Ignoble Lager , 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 77, The Tap Snowbound 83, The Tap Three Graces 74, The Tap Bullen Saison , The Tap Whittier White 85, The Tap GestAlt 60
BroSpud (24) , Massachusetts | June 16, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nothing spectacular for beer or food though a few of the brews and a couple of the dishes are above average - recommend the Sassy Rabbit with Goat Cheese and Chicken Flatbread. The great thing about this place is the outside seating on their huge back deck. Prices are more reasonable than most brewpubs as well.
radarsock (37) Massachusetts | June 16, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Can’t particularly say that I’m much of a fan of this place, but because of the facts that it’s an accessibly easy spot to meetup with folks and it closes late for Essex County standards, it serves its purposes as a decent downtown function that nobody would disagree to dropping in on. The building is located three minutes by foot from the MVRTA/Washington Square Transit Station and just about everyone you bump into on the street either knows where it is, or is on their way there. But the employees and bartenders strangely remind me of a cast from a quirky late-night 90s sitcom: there’s the invasive drifter who acts as if he just smoked too much pot and asks questions along the same lines; there’s the pretty yet unmemorable girl who secretly wants to join the circus but bar-tends in the meantime to make ends meet; there’s the guy who resembles a famous move actor and can’t help but hit on intoxicated women at the bar. A fun bunch of ragtag misfits whose behavior, at least in the times I was present, mirrored those of the customers. It’s dimly-lit, and that’s a plus for me, but it also happens to be kind of cluttered which a shame as it has so much space. The food was filling but uninteresting and bland. If they have something good and limited on tap, I think it’s worth checking out, but if there’s nothing new and/or desirable, I simply wouldn’t go. Or maybe I would, but I don’t think I’d get a beer. It depends.
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 (215) 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 (361) 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 (474) 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.
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