The Tap Trailhouse, which shuttered (as The Tap) at the beginning of the year for a facelift and a new identity, has reopened on Union Street, just outside of Faneuil Hall. Sporting a bright red awning and a graphic of Paul Revere on the exterior, the restaurant embraces its historic neighborhood by showing off exposed old brick walls in combination with modern touches like smoky grey paneling that reaches halfway up the walls in the dining room. Simple tables and chairs are dotted throughout the dining room, and wooden banquettes line the back wall. Lanterns hang from the wall, providing a dim light and a further nod to the city's colonial history. Vintage posters of Boston can be found hanging from the walls, and old lanterns adorn ledges, while exposed wooden beams further give the space character.
Opposite the dining room, and in contrast to its cozy, colonial feel, a long bar is framed by a fire engine red wall. The bar has a very Irish tavern feel, with brightly lit bottles on display, a focal point of the space. Taps sitting at the ready are marked by simple "draft" signs that hang above. Long and slender lightbulbs hang from the bar, offering only a flicker of light.
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