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Sullivan's Tap

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168 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114-1805
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12:00 - 01:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great time after a hockey game at the Garden. 10 of us were there, and since the bar is so long - maybe the longest bar in Boston! - it is easy to accommodate everyone. Enjoyed it and the people.

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Thank Alicat1964
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Near the garden, cash only- so be prepared and nothing pretentious...but plenty of Tv's and Boston memorabilia... skanky bathrooms and old style backless bar stools-but it's Boston and a decent pour on drinks -

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Thank Christine D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went their Thursday 9th of March 2017 to us the most important thing is a bar tender with a good personality who ever was bartender had zero people skills I got a beer it was fine and my wife got a shot of Dr McGillicuddy they were OK left after are drinks won't be returning davidbrook208@gmail.com

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great place for drinks pre or post Bruins/Celtics game. One of my favorite all-time memories with my Dad and brother post-Celtics game when Leon Powe went off for a career night and we celebrated with some victory drinks. Solid selection of draftt and bottled beer, and when Crown Royal is considered "top shelf" whisky, you're in the right place. Love... More 

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Pearl River, New York
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

"Sully's" tap is one of the best dive bars on the planet. It's a must for hockey fans. Just a narrow, but block long bar...with reasonable beers, good drinks and a pre-hockey environment that's second to none. Def more Bruin fans, but everyone is welcome. Pop a shot is still popular here...there are pool tables. It's a dive, but you... More 

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Hollis, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Stopped in to get a couple of drinks before going to a show at TD Garden. Never was greeted. Man stocking beer behind bar never acknowledged us. We sat for 5 minutes and got up and left.

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Hendersonville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We stayed at the HI Express across the street from the bar. It has two entrances, one on Friend Street and one on Canal. It looks much nice on Canal. It has a huge long bar, no tables. They have a good beer selection and good prices. We enjoyed grabbing a beer and talking to the locals.

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Thank Attkica
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

The bar is a whole block long! Filled with people who had just been at the game at the garden so atmosphere was festive. Good drinks pretty cheap.. Friendly bartender. A true dive bar in every sense. Loved it!

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Thank Michelle A
New York
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191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Came here a few hours before a Celtics game and was greeted by the an ever-present aroma of stale beer, fresh bleach and old vomit. As other reviewers have stated, the beer is cheap (cash only though) and there are a plethora of games, a pool table and plenty of TVs to keep one amused. Bartenders are what you'd expect... More 

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London
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

On a wet evening in Boston, Sullivan's Tap was ideally located next to TD Garden for a drink or two. Good to go there again after the game for another one or two more. This is one of the few places in Boston that allows you to store luggage there at reasonable rates for the whole day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
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Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114-1805
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston

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