The Tap Brewing Company
Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 63 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by AllThingsNinja:
3.85/5 rDev -6.3%
I've twice visited Haverhill's The Tap and enjoyed both visits immensely. The house brews are interesting and diverse, plus there has been one or two guest taps to supply styles, which aren't currently available in house. Unfortunately, the beer list printed on the menu is out of date.
What surprised me was that a detailed and updated list of brews was not available at every table in the dining room. I'm glad that I checked out the website before my visit as the brews that I was most interested in trying were relatively new.
The food is fairly average for pub faire, but deserves bonus poionts for the self-service bread table. The food is well prepared and tasty. The failing comes from the some flavored sauces that accompany the dishes. A funky tartar sauce, or creative dipping sauce seem really interesting on the menu but the special flavors are weak or absent in the presented sauce. It's not bad, but just not as interesting as my other brewpub experiences have led me to expect.
03-18-2004 17:07:04 | More by AllThingsNinja
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev -12.9%
This was stop #4 for my wife and I on a 9-day East Coast pub crawl and a family visit. The brewery is located in an old brick building in the busy downtown retail area. A nice-looking patio on the sidewalk was inviting, but we chose to eat and enjoy the beers inside. The interior has a nice pub vibe to it, especially with an old-time mural on one full wall of the dining area.
A ‘miscommunication’ between the hostess and the serving staff left us having to flag down a server after a 5-minute wait so that we could order beer and food (and the place wasn’t very busy), and then our first two dinner selections were not available (one they were out of, and one that was no longer served although it’s still listed on the menu), but we got over that after our beer selection was served. There were 9 beers available, and we ordered a sampler flight of 5 of them. Each of them was brewed well above the standard characteristics for their respective style, and our scoring system ended up giving them a B grade overall. The Thunder Paws Pale Ale was the one that we liked best, but all of them were enjoyable.
Despite the unavailability issues with our dinner orders, the food earned its way back into our good graces. It was well prepared, so kudos go to the kitchen staff as well as the brewer. If we’re ever back in this area we’d definitely stop here again.
07-07-2014 19:18:27 | More by Mothergoose03
The Tap Brewing Company in Haverhill, MA
92 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.