Find out when Bar Rescue Star’s Taffer’s Tavern will open in Watertown

Bar Rescue star Jon Taffer will open Taffer’s Tavern in Watertown on August 31, 2022.

The following announcement was provided by Taffer’s Tavern:

Taffer Tavernthe innovative full-service restaurant concept founded by a leading hospitality expert and star of Paramount Network’s Rescue at the bar, Jon Tafferannounced that it is now accepting reservations for its first Boston-area location in Watertown at Arsenal shipyardsthe booming new neighborhood located along the Charles River.

The restaurant will open its doors to the public on Wednesday August 31st with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Jon Taffer on September 8th. The Massachusetts opening marks Taffer’s Tavern’s third location for the casual dining franchise, and the first of many locations to come to the Greater Boston area.

“I am thrilled to announce that our next opening of Taffer’s Tavern will be in this historic and vibrant area of ​​Boston,” commented Jon Taffer. “Boston is home to some of the nation’s first bars and taverns and has a rich tradition of discerning tastes, especially when it comes to their drink and dining preferences. Our excellent cuisine and industry-leading cocktails will set new standards and excite the market. We look forward to welcoming the community to experience the tavern and create lasting memories.

Inspired by the quintessential neighborhood pub, a regular gathering place for friends and family, Taffer’s Tavern is designed in the spirit of traditional Old World taverns, with an inviting, warm and comfortable ambiance, distinguished by dark woods, soft leathers, copper accents, and elevated tavern food and drink offerings. The innovative restaurant concept, developed by Taffer, features the highest industry safety standards for customers and staff. It is led by the kitchen and bar of the future and features the latest advances in food preparation and serving technology.

“We are thrilled to welcome the first Taffer’s Tavern to the New England area and to be part of the new Arsenal Yards development in the Boston suburb of Watertown. Jon’s vision of creating a place for the community will resonate well in this neighborhood. His commitment to quality and the highest standards is reflected in everything we have done here, creating a place that will provide our customers with a welcoming atmosphere and an elevated tavern menu that they will enjoy again and again. said Marc Magerman, of 8G Hospitality and owner of a local franchise.

Taffer’s Tavern Taffer’s Tavern opens in Watertown’s Arsenal Yards in 2022.

The menu will include favorites such as Braised Short Rib & Tot Roast Fries. New to the menu and specifically for Boston-area locations, the New England Clam Chowder (traditional chowder filled with a generous portion of clam meat, slowly cooked in a rich clam broth with sweet corn and potatoes tender, served with oyster crackers) and a Lobster Roll (chilled chunks of Maine-style lobster with mayonnaise and lemon, stuffed on top of a hot brioche bun).

The Taffer Tavern offers a top notch beverage program designed by Taffer and offers a diverse selection of spirits, wines and beers, many of which are locally and regionally sourced. Its signature cocktails use some of the most advanced mixology techniques while remaining on-trend and introducing photo-worthy cocktails that taste even better than they look. Guest favorites include The Campfire (Taffer’s brown butter whisky, bitters and simple syrup are a perfect blend of bold flavors balanced with velvety sweetness) and Berry-Impressive (fruit-infused vodka layered with lemon , served with fresh berries tossed in a French press) among a number of other craft cocktails and “As Seen on Bar Rescue” recipes.

Taffer’s Tavern joins Arsenal Yards’ current range of restaurants, shops, hotels and residential areas. The site overlooks the new Bond Square, the development’s outdoor pedestrian space, which is filled with bustling restaurant terraces, shops, fitness centers and entertainment venues. Local fine arts painter and muralist Adam O’Day recently completed an extensive mural on the exterior wall of Taffer’s Tavern which pays homage to the Old World taverns that have graced Boston’s historic streets for centuries. The vibrant artwork is visible from Arsenal Street and will serve as a landmark to welcome guests to the Taffer Tavern along the Charles River.

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About the Taffer Tavern

Jon Taffer, Bar Rescue star and award-winning hospitality expert, has launched his own innovative full-service restaurant franchise concept, Taffer’s Tavern. Taffer’s Tavern is the quintessential pub, a place to catch up with old friends and make new ones along the way.

The Tavern offers exceptional signature cocktails, elevated tavern fare influenced by American favorites, excellent customer service and the highest safety standards in the industry. Designed in the spirit of traditional Old World taverns, its ambience is inviting, warm and comfortable, making guests feel relaxed and welcomed visit after visit.

Taffer’s Tavern is now open in Alpharetta, Georgia, and FedEx Field in Maryland, with additional locations planned for the Atlanta, Washington, DC, Boston, Las Vegas and Orlando areas with more markets to follow. For more information, visit

About Jon Taffer

Jon Taffer is an award-winning hospitality expert, entrepreneur and thought leader with nearly 40 years of experience in the hospitality, entertainment and nightlife industries. Best known as executive producer and star of Paramount Network’s Bar Rescue, an unscripted reality show that spotlights Jon as he rescues failing bars from an impending closure which is now in its eighth season.

This year, Jon takes on chef Robert Irvine in around-the-clock restaurant makeovers on an all-new three-episode series airing on Discovery+ called Restaurant Rivals: Irvine vs. Work. In 2019, Jon announced the launch of his own innovative full-service restaurant franchise concept, Taffer’s Tavern, which launched in Atlanta in 2020 with multiple locations set to open in 2022.

Taffer’s Tavern offers exceptional signature cocktails, fine tavern fare and the latest in restaurant technology. At the same time, Jon runs Taffer Dynamics, his business consulting firm. Over the years he has consulted for a range of well-known brands including the NFL Network, Anheuser-Bush, Ritz-Carlton, TGI Fridays, Buffalo Wild Wings, Famous Dave’s Barbecue and Fortune 500 brands such as Hyatt Hotels and Marriott International. .

Additionally, Jon is a bestselling author having written three books: “Raise the Bar”, “Don’t Bulls*t Yourself” and his latest book “The Power of Conflict: Speak Your Mind and Get the Results You Want”. .” For more information, visit


Along the Charles River, Greater Boston’s next big neighborhood is booming in the East End of Watertown. Arsenal Yards offers shops, restaurants, fitness and curated entertainment venues including Buttermilk & Bourbon, Condesa Restaurante Mexicano, Kura Sushi, The Majestic 7, Shake Shack, City Works Eatery & Pour House, Gordon’s Wine, Pure Barre, Roche Bros. Ultimate and Suite.

Spanning over one million square feet, Arsenal Yards offers 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art life science space, home to current biotech tenants SQZ Biotech, Kymera and Arkuda; 300 contemporary apartments at Blvd & Bond; and a 146-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton.

With a focus on community building, Arsenal Yards hosts a series of seasonal events for residents and visitors, including outdoor musical performances and fitness classes, as well as a ‘Picnic in the Park” during the summer months and a “Fireside” fireplace activation in the winter. Arsenal Yards is a co-development of Boylston Properties and Wilder. For more information,


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