Beers with Newman

Custom Yankee Doodle Ale on Tap

I have been a beer enthusiast for many years, attending all sorts of events such as brewery tours, beer festivals, tasting and pairing dinners, and home-brewing seminars. My wife hates going into the beverage store because I spend so much time searching for a new beer I haven’t tasted. Each month I receive my Mid-Atlantic Brewing News and I immediately sit at my kitchen table, crack open a cold bottle and read about the wonderful world of beer that has me so fascinated.

I have the great opportunity to work at the most historic restaurant and bar in Princeton, The Yankee Doodle Tap Room. My initial brainstorming about Yankee Doodle and historical Princeton lead me to the American Revolution. Many of our founding fathers and American patriots were beer enthusiast themselves and brewed beers of their own creation in small batches for their family and friends. When choosing what beer to write about first, I immediately decided I would choose the Boston Beer Company because after all Boston was the birthplace of the American Revolution. Continue reading

Time in a Bottle

Historic Bottles

“Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce was the theme song of my elementary school graduation.  I remember feeling that all I wanted to do was look to the future and what wonder it would bring.

Now, several years removed from that day, I find myself pondering what the past held for the Princetonians who lived in the Palmer Square area many, many years ago and hoping that by burying a present day time capsule in our new patio area I will be able to answer that question for the inquisitive person that unearths it in the very distant future.

When the construction of the Yankee Doodle Tap Room patio began we were pleasantly surprised to find that we uncovered numerous old bottles that had been buried in the dirt outside of the Nassau Inn.  The MOD construction crew was careful when extracting them so that we could keep some of these treasures to showcase with our other historical artifacts at the Inn. Continue reading

What’s “Square” But Also “In?”

Princeton is full of talents. One of our favorites is writer and producer, Craig Keller, who recently had some nice things to say about the Nassau Inn:

Nassau Inn's Famous Red Door

In a college-town awash with ‘upscale’ chain stores and overpriced eateries, the Nassau Inn stands like an oasis — totally refreshing in its old-world charm and convivial atmosphere. So take heed: its facade is no facade. That fire-engine-red door, which centers a tableau like something from Mister Rogers’ train-set, speaks to the genuine charm and civility found just beyond the threshold.

And it is a very old door indeed, standing as one of the more appealing examples of the “1775’ish” elements that abound throughout town, and which include but are not limited to the celebrated Bayard Lane hairshirt, and the Chambers Street weathervane cast in the shape of Lady Sarah Lennox. Continue reading

Breakfast Outdoors in Downtown Princeton

Photo Credit: Michael Bonotto

The Yankee Doodle Tap Room’s newest addition – the patio on Palmer Square West next to Lindt Chocolate, is the only place you can enjoy breakfast outdoors in downtown Princeton. Whether you are dining out for a business meeting, with your family (we have highchairs), the morning after an event at the Nassau Inn or in the area, or simply to visit the downtown area, our new patio is the place to be.

The brick wall along the west side of the patio offers privacy while you’re enjoying our all new menu. The flowers all around the patio and umbrellas to shade the sun make it a pleasant dining experience for everyone.

Welcome to Our Newest Addition

The New Patio

The patio at Yankee Doodle Tap Room is now open!

Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Stop in for happy hour and enjoy our daily drink  specials.

The patio offers the best of the Yankee Doodle Tap Room’s menu and bar, situated in the heart of Palmer Square.

Be sure to watch all your favorite World Cup games here.

You can walk in or walk up via the sidewalk entry.