The Tip Tap Room

BA SCORE
92
outstanding

45 Ratings
The Tip Tap RoomThe Tip Tap Room
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

138 Cambridge St
Boston, Massachusetts, 02114-2711
United States

(857) 350-3344 | map
thetiptaproom.com

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Added by rousee on 12-29-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
3.61%
 
 
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by rousee:
Photo of rousee
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I checked out the Tip Tap Room last night (12/28/12) for the first time and I will definitely be returning. They opened in May or June this past year and I had heard it was quite a scene and difficult to get in due to being overcrowded when it first opened, so I waited for the hype to die down to try it out. Its easy enough to miss walking by as it doesnt have any real prominent signage. You just remember where the old Shangra la was located and this is now the Tip Tap Room.

Mostly hardwood design to the whole interior. Its nice and open and clean looking. I seem to remember it being painted orange at the entrance. The bar is off to the right when you walk in and it seats maybe 15 people- so not overly large and it has small hardwood tables throughout--dining room off to left and a pretty big standing area in the middle of the bar so it can accomodate plenty of people who are there just for drinks.

When they were about to open , there was a lot of press about them specializing in craft beers and various types of meat and game available in tip form as Brian Poe who owns this place ,seems to have some good PR/marketing people working for him. So I look at the beer menu and I am not terribly impressed but then I realize their rotating drafts include about 12 other brands that definitely make a beer geek happy. Brands like Avery, Stone, Bear Republic, Lagunitas, Houblon Chouffe, Oskar Blues, etc. I had a Sierra Nevada celebration ale with my meal and it was delicious as usual.

The food is very good and fairly straightforward. Just enough complexity is added to the dishes to make them memorable but nothing is going to overpower the original core ingredients. This is the kind of approach I appreciate. The service was friendly and attentive enough. The prices are more like 2.5" $$" rather than 2 but I didnt feel it quite hit the $$$ level. Beer prices are about normal for the area. Overall, an excellent addition to the neighborhood. I had many a good time at the divey Shangri la back in the day but its time had gone long ago. I'm looking forward to many return visits to the TTR.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Antg8989
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Wow I haven't rated this place yet? Hands down my favorite place to go to in Boston for some quality beers and even a bite to eat...their menu (despite the prices) will have you reaching into your wallet..and it's worth it..I had a Lamb Burger that was out of this world. In terms of beer, you can certainly find something you haven't had yet, something you're looking for, or something you love. There's ALWAYS a solid selection, and that is the primary reason I come back. The service, for the most part, is above average to outstanding. Great vibe and sad I won't be in the area much longer. If you like good beer (and food), this place will not disappoint.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great spot...if I lived in Boston, I could see my self at this place often. Good list a beers...had a few good stouts and some tips to eat. Visited on Election Day/Night, so there was a good crowd and a good buzz to the place. The service was above average...knowlegeble about the beer and possible food pairings. Overall, a good place and the next time I am in Boston, I will be back.

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Photo of Johnct
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ela
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of jtk21351
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of GarrettGus
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of dcisco44
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.23/5  rDev -22.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of tim007007
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of cshafer7
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Great spot in Boston, always a solid rotating selection. Some near and far beers, always well curated and the food is phenomenal!

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Photo of mklisz
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of RKing44
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This place is often quite crowded. There's a bit of a yuppy feel--lots of light and plenty of pretty people. Good beers with a decent selection on tap. The food I've eaten here is pretty predictable. This isn't one of my go-to beer bars in Boston, but it works pretty well in a pinch.

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Photo of Sweeneydawg
4.66/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of HopsHopenstein
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of benzalman
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of American_Hawk
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of TheBungyo
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of AirBob
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of mattycasey
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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The Tip Tap Room in Boston, MA
4.16 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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