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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
I’ve been here about a dozen times since it’s opening , though I’ve bene about 8 times within the last 4 months. Really love this place, can’t say enough about how great it ties into downtown, great river view from the deck, inside is old world converted manufactoring mill with lots of wood and cool fixtures. Food is always solid and goes beyond traditional pub fare. Beer has always been great even though they’ve had three brewers in the past 3 years..that said all 3 brewers are fantasic in their own right.Great place, wish I lived closer.
I’ve been here twice. about a year apart. Located in downtown area lots of classic industrail northeast mill buildings around. A short walk from the Haverhill commuter rail station. Nice interior, Bar is darkwood and brick with some murals on walls of local/nautical scenes. Seperate dining area has dark wood panels. Seperate function room downstairs. Black & white tile floor and seperate bar area. Nice deck in the back that overlooks the Merrimack river. Tap handles all are old shoe molds. Both times I’ve sat at the bar. Service was good both times. Beers when I visited lat time were The Haverale
Leather Lips ipa
Doublelips Imperial I.P.A.
Oatmeal stout . I’ve just had burgers when I’ve been there, they’ve been good both times. Worth a visit if oyu’re in the area.
Located in downtown haverhill on the main drag, this brewpub stood out in my mind because of the deck in the back. Huge deck, overlooking the Merrimack river. Although I was there at night, I am thinking it would be a great place to get a drink and sit outside on a nice warm day. The inside is nice with exposed brick, and seemed to have an English theme(the decor, not beer). Beer ranged from average to exceptional, the best being the Leatherlips IPA in my opinion. Bartender was very friendly and was very knowledgable about beer. Would go back if I was passing through.
Big room with high ceiling, has both the fire station and the new england feel. Another brewpub that easily as much a restaurant than a beer establishment, though the decoration lets you know the latter is important. Good beers globally, though they would have passed unnoticed without the IPA which seems to be a regular in their lineup. I’d definitely be interested to return when they have other seasonals. Weak, slow, uncaring service on that particular evening.
Nice place, warm, welcoming English-y ambiance in an old building in downtown Haverhill. I visited with MartinT, Rastacouere, tiggmtl so I’m not going to repeat their comments about the poor service...I agree that the food is excellent and the beers interesting, if not 100% successful. Definitely a place worthy of revisiting.