The foundation of City Tap House has a long history in Boston. In the 1890s, the grounds of City Tap House Boston were home to the Congress Street Commons. For two years, the MLB called this area home. In 1906, the building that is now City Tap, was built by the Boston Wharf company. By 1920 it had transformed again into a sheet metal warehouse and supplier owned by Arthur C Harvey Co. Some odd years later, craft beer had arrived, officially establishing itself in Boston. And in 2010, with the market for craft brews at an all time high, City Tap House Boston opened its doors for the first time.
It has been said that City Tap House Boston has truly updated the gastropub experience. Minutes from the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Boston Convention Center & Exhibition Center, and more, they are excited to offer guests the best bar and restaurant experience in Boston's Seaport District. Sports fans, casual diners, brewers, beer nuts, and beyond. All are welcome here.
City Tap House Boston offers 60 craft brews on draft (4 on nitro) and 40 by the bottle, from local breweries and their favorites from around the world. With their authentic, brick oven pizzas, hand-made burgers, addictive wings and hushpuppies, City Tap House is working to elevate American pub fare one dish at a time just for us Boston residents, giving them a leg up on other local restaurants. But don't be fooled--the competition is definitely fierce--especially when it comes to the beer being served.
And that's sort of how this idea came to be. City Tap House is kicking off March Madness on March 15th with a friendly competition between four local breweries. The event will feature four kegs of Harpoon’s UFO Twist, Portico’s Fuzzy Logic, Notch’s Session Pils, and Wormtown’s Be Hoppy, and whichever one kicks first will be crowned the honorary March Madness brew for the tournament. In other words, basketball and beer fans will get the chance to vote for their favorite beer with their pint glasses. That's what we like to hear!
“There is nothing quite like the urgency of March Madness, putting it all on the line to capture victory. We thought adding a bit of that element into our draft beer selection could be fun,” said Andy Farrell, City Tap House’s brand director. “We always look to highlight local breweries throughout the NCAA tournament, so throwing this ‘play in’ challenge to Harpoon, Portico, Notch and Wormtown was a natural fit.”
After the event, the winning beer will be available for the remainder of the tournament for $5 a pint. Don't miss your opportunity to participate in the Madness. Devour the details of celebrating your favorite team and beer at City Tap House starting March 15th!