Bars & Clubs

Pre-/Post-TD Garden

2016 Winner: The Tip Tap Room


Whether ramping up for a Celtics showdown or closing out a concert night, boisterous crowds crow nightly over brews at genial chef Brian Poe’s gastropub on the backside of Beacon Hill. The titular taps, all 36 of them, flow with a rotating assortment of craft beers, while uniquely dressed meat tips—from standards like steak to occasional wild game specials like elk and antelope—anchor a menu of inventive tavern fare. Tip Tap booms.

The Tip Tap Room

138 Cambridge St., Boston • (857) 350-3344

Other Winners

  • Pre-/Post-TD Garden

    2015 Winner: Ward 8

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  • Pre-/Post-TD Garden

    2017 Winner: Ward 8

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