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The Tap Trailhouse
19 Union St.,
Boston, MA 02108
Listen my friends and you shall hear, of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.
Just kidding, we’re not actually going to bore you with all the details of Paul Revere’s ride, we just want to tell you about a new colonial inspired Faneuil Hall bar, that’s guaranteed to transport you back to the time of the Boston Tea Party and the Battle at Bunker Hill.
That’s right; this new old school spot, The Tap Trailhouse, is bringing the colonial days back to the Freedom trail. With exposed brick walls, simple furniture (no, that is not code for uncomfortable), lanterns to warn you if the British (or your ex-girlfriends) are coming, and vintage gun tap handles that you can pretend to shoot the Redcoats with, you’ll feel like you’ve finally figured out how to time travel.
Go and meet your fellow lords and a new leading lady at the bar, and have a delicious Pistol and Dagger (that’s colonial talk for strong cocktail) like the Laird’s Lament or the New Englander, or enjoy a craft beer from the tap. If you’re famished after one to many goblets of Grog and need something to eat, don’t worry The Tap Trailhouse offers a variety of colonial inspired food, but with a more modern take (what a relief). Enjoy some warm, soft pretzel sticks and fried smelts at the bar, or sit and have a cauldron of the clam chowder, a lobster pie, or the Colonial Burger.
So go ahead and give colonial life a try at The Tap Trailhouse. Just try to remember, the Revolution is over when you leave, dumping tea in the harbor will just get you a lot of strange looks… or arrested, or both.
By Stephanie Hartmann
Stephanie Hartmann writes and edits E.S.P. Eat. See. Play. lifestyle content for CBS Boston