Welcome to day five of the eighth annual Eater Awards, honoring the most talented restaurant and bar industry gurus in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will grant prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year.
In each category, there will be an editor’s choice winner and a readers’ choice winner — all to be announced on December 5, 2017. The readers’ choice winners get unlimited bragging rights as Eater fan favorites. The editor’s choice winners will each receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here.
And that’s not all. Over the course of the coming year, stay tuned for features highlighting what makes each of the editor’s choice winners so great.
Earlier this week, readers voted on the Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Design of the Year, and Fast-Casual Restaurant of the Year. Today, the final category is up: Taproom or Tasting Room of the Year. We’re not just focusing on the booze alone. We want to know which new brewery or distillery — in addition to creating spectacular booze — has the coziest, most fun space in which to relax, drink, play games, etc.
Two notes on nominee eligibility: As with all Eater Boston coverage, the Eater Awards cover not just Boston proper but Cambridge, Somerville, and a bit beyond. Secondly, the Awards focus solely on restaurants (or, in today’s case, breweries and distilleries) that opened in 2017 (or at the tail end of 2016, after nominations closed for the 2016 awards).
Read up a bit on each of today’s nominees before voting, if you’d like:
- Bully Boy Distillers Debuts New Space in Roxbury This Week
- Castle Island’s New Taproom Opens in Norwood
- Building Things up at Down the Road Beer Co. in Everett
- Lamplighter Brewing Co. Grants Your Taproom Wishes With Board Games and Brett IPAs
- Springdale Barrel Room Opens Today in Framingham
Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the readers’ choice winner in the Taproom or Tasting Room of the Year category. The poll will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly policed for funny business.
Cast your vote for Taproom or Tasting Room of the Year now; the poll closes at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 2:
What’s the best new Boston-area taproom or tasting room of 2017?
This poll is closed
Bully Boy Distillers
Castle Island Brewing
Down the Road Beer Co.
Lamplighter Brewing Co.
Springdale Barrel Room
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