The New World Tavern
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Taps: 32 / Bottles: 110
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 17
Reviews by tigg924:
4.45/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The New World Tavern is a nice addition to the Plymouth bar scene. The tavern is open and airy, but almost has a feeling of being too clean and sterile. Perhaps it is due to the carpets and the new smell of the place. It moreso felt that I was drinking in a refurbished basement than a bar. If that is your thing--which is not bad, this is your place. The wait staff was knowledgeable and courteous. They checked in several times and were very understanding of children. I really cannot say enough about the staff. Very professional. I really do not feel as though I can grade the food as all I had was the French fries, which were ok. The dishes that were brought out looked tasty. I do hope to eat there in the near future and will update this review then. As for the drinks there are thirty two taps. Several of the taps were devoted to local beer—Mayflower, Blatant, Cisco—among others. There were also several taps from far away—21st Amendment and Allagash jumped out. Most of the beers were around $7. The selection was above average, but there was surprisingly few beers on tap that I could not easily get from a package store down the street. The New World Tavern is in its infancy stages. I will be curious to see how this evolves. If the taps rotate and newer beers are brought in, this has the chance to challenge Rose Alley and Union as a place to drive to on the south shore. If not, it merely remains the best beer bar in Plymouth. Either way, it is certainly worth a stop.
Edit on 12-12
Upping the marks on several levels on this bar. Went back to NWT today. The taps are rotating frequently and offering better selections. Saw several more quality beers on tap--Brooklyn Concoction and Lagunitas Sucks stood out. Prices are still reasonable and service still excellent. This rivals Union as the south shore's best bar, and at least for me saves a lot of driving. Really warming to this place--especially as a grab a quality brew after work bar.
12-01-2011 15:20:50 | More by tigg924
More User Reviews:
4.53/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Great spot ,one of the few bars I will actually go to in the area I live in .Great selection of beers with a website that updates the tap list regularly ,32 taps and 110 bottles what's not to like about that. Taps rotate pretty regularly with the seasons but represent all styles and have a good mix of local and world class beers .The staff is both knowledgeable and attentive .The food I've tried is fantastic I've only had a few appetizers ,the braised pork belly on a steamed bun is possibly one of the best things I've ever eaten.If you live in the area or are vacationing in Plymouth you need to go to the New world tavern ...Awesome
06-08-2013 03:29:29 | More by shehateme
4.53/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My wife and I had a rare evening off and decided to do something new and nice, so we found this place courtesy of BA and some online reviews and decided to check it out. Nice little restaurant on a strip, parking situation wasn't great, but we got lucky and found a nice spot. Kind of a older college which made us feel a little old considering I'm pushing 30. Plenty of bar tables, a decent sized bar and some booths along the edges. Cool beer related paraphernalia all over the place, a top shelf with a ton of tap collections and cool posters, tins, and bar lights. There's a back room that's mostly a stage, but there's a few tables, a sound booth and a small bar for mixed drinks and I think some bottled beer. They do small band performances and comedy acts there.
Quality seemed top shelf classy without the judge mental feeling. Nothing was white, but everything was clean. In addition, the structure was put together well and very orderly.
I think it was an off night where they seemed very understaffed, but the service ended up being very good. When we first arrived it was a seat yourself type place, which I'm fine with, but nobody approached until we went to the bar and had to inquire about menus, drink orders, ext. The Bartender was pretty much running the show and did a good job handling it. Once a few people left he even came up and apologized and explained the situation which we appreciated.
Selection is very good, according to the bartender almost always rotating wether bottle or tap. Had about 40 taps if I remember correctly, a lot of local/regional stuff at the time (Mayflower, Harpoon, Jack's Abby, Opa Opa, The Tap), a fair amount from Boulevard, probably like 4 or 5 ( I only remember Saison Brett and Oak Aged Porter, but there were a few more), plenty of others as well. Nothing super rare, but pretty well thought out. Bottle selection was huge, probably 150 different all together both local, national and imports. Saw some Cisco (even Island reserve), Baxter, Harpoon, Smuttynose, Abita, Founders, plenty of imports like Fuller's, Sams Smith, Mikkeller, some Belgian bottles and what looked like some sours too (sorry not my thing so I really can't remember).
Food was really good, we got some appetizers and split an entree, but it was all really good and fresh. What other people around us looked really good too. They had better than average pub grub and plenty of comfort style food as well, slightly classed up. Pricing was pretty reasonable for what you get. Worth a trip or a visit if you're in the area.
02-19-2013 16:45:23 | More by AndyAvalanche
4.7/5 rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Held a reunion of townie friends on a Saturday at this wonderful bar and can’t say enough good about it. In the space that once housed the Guru as well as a brewpub and Puritan Clothing (where my parents used to buy all of our school clothes), New World Tavern has plenty of room for large parties and a nice, long bar with plenty of taps. They’ve kept the backroom music area that Guru created, and I’m glad because it’s a great place to see live bands.
Beer selection was stellar, with many local breweries as well as some of the best national and international breweries represented. I spent the night drinking such beer geek delights as Dark Horse Perkolator, Bear Republic Racer X and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. Despite these excellent choices, this is not a place for pretentious beer snobbery. In fact, I got the impression that the owner is taking great pains to respect the customers as much as the beers.
Service was outstanding. The server had no qualms about waiting on first four of us then twenty of us. He never left anyone waiting for a beer, and was extremely knowledgeable about both the beers on tap and beers in general. Once he understood I was a beer geek, he switched gears and let me know about the rare stuff that was available. When we tried ordering a couple of beers that were gone, he quickly produced an updated list for our table—definitely the first time I’ve seen that happen.
The menu consisted of pub fare—burgers, chicken, steak tips, chowder, etc. Most everyone ordered the burgers, and everyone was more than happy with their meals. The entrée menu looked good, and I will return to try it.
I had originally intended to have everyone go to at least a couple of other bars in the downtown Plymouth area, but everyone agreed that there was no reason to leave, and we spent the whole of our evening here. The final bill was pleasantly small, and I will definitely be returning in the future. Nice to see a place this well done this far from Boston.
11-26-2012 21:25:05 | More by LeeMarvin
3.85/5 rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
I really want to like the New World Tavern more than I do. During their soft open phase, my girlfriend and I came here for drinks and dinner 4 times. The beer list looked good; most of the regulars you'd expect at a decent beer bar and a few pleasant surprises. The food the first time was quite good. The second time I ordered something new while my girlfriend ordered the same thing she had on the previous visit 2 days before. Right away we noticed the fries were prepared differently as was her meal. Since it was the soft open, we assumed the kitchen was fine tuning their menu before the actual opening. And we assumed that each time we went back and things were prepared differently. After the grand opening however, we were still noticing changes in the meals. It's really not a big complaint but it's hard when you find something you like and want to have again but you know it will be different. The service here is great. Our servers are always attentive without being pushy. Knowledgeable but they won't bullsh** you if they don't know they product. Instead they'll ask someone who does and report back to you. This is a great approach. As far as the overall vibe of this place... I really don't know. It's hard for me to put my finger on it but it just doesn't connect with me. I could be way off but it has the feel of a place run by businessmen as opposed to food/craft beer enthusiasts. In my experience if the ownership/management has a love for what they're doing and the product they're selling then it shines through. I just don't get much of that shine from New World Tavern.
07-01-2012 06:17:46 | More by KBrennan1000
4.28/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Me and the girlfriend went here on a gorgeous saturday early afternoon to grab a pint and food. As soon as we walked in we were graciously greeted and selected a seat at our own disgression. The prices are very reasonable considering they have an extensive selection of draught and bottled beer. The food was great! Very fresh. The beer was excellent! I had one of my fav's Southern Tier 2x IPA on draught. Very hard to find on draught. Very relaxed setting as well. Not crowded but even if it was there is plenty of room to enjoy.
05-13-2012 21:01:52 | More by kdp2011
4.73/5 rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
This is one of those situations where I almost do not wish to praise this tavern because then it will become crowded.
Service of flights or samplers is very well-done. I haven't seen better.
Food is not the norm. Not gastropub but not the average bar menu. Food is brought hot and the waits are not long. The bar is sometimes slower than the kitchen.
Great beer menu and selection.
Despite the music I enjoy every visit. Dialing it down would make me feel more welcome.
I am a beer guy not a bar guy. I go for the beer and the food.
Carl, one of the owners, has a great sense of humor.
Their website could become more helpful but it does its job.
04-15-2012 16:22:34 | More by maltdoesmore
4.9/5 rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
As you walk in you feel welcomed with a large bar on the left with a string of tap lines that are always filled with great beers. The owners are always there and willing to talk beer with great passion. The food is upscale pub food prepared with great care.The tap list hits everyone with no crap (ie BMC) on tap and a bottle list that geneously represents every style. This is a great place with live music on the weekends. Plymouth center is lucky to have such a great new surge of great beer focused bars.
03-20-2012 16:14:28 | More by ksc5804
4.28/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went to this pub at the end of a tour of Mayflower.
Located about a block away from "the rock". Parking wasn't a problem but it is street in front or a garage about another block away.
Decor was surprisingly classy for Plymouth. Tasteful beer posters, nice lighting. Clean serving area and bathrooms.
The bar had about 20 taps and a fridge of bottles. Prices were in the 7 and below range. Selection was pretty good. A few imports and a great selection of craft brews (mostly New England). Beer was served in proper glasses.
Food was standards for pubs with some interesting sandwiches. All of it was a good quality.
Wait staff was attentive but not overbearing.
Overall I would highly recommend for a good experience in an area that needs a good craft brew bar.
02-26-2012 03:37:33 | More by jneiswender
3.9/5 rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Visited last week w/ a couple friends. Very easy to locate among the many shops and restaurants in downtown Plymouth.
Walk in to a bustling little pub with limited space. 15 or so tables in mixed shapes and sizes plus a bar that seats a dozen or so. Tables are first come, first serve so we were forced to stand near a table that appeared to be leaving soon. The server was extremely slow to grab their bill, so we waited about 15 minutes longer than necessary. Because of this, one of us went to the bar and ordered 3 pints so we could enjoy a beer while we hover around the high-top. Draft list was solid with a nice variety of styles represented. Went with the Troegs Scratch 52, which was served in a standard pint glass and non-chilled. 32 draft lines if I recall correctly with many NE brews being offered up. Blatant, Clown Shoes, Pretty Things, Wachusett, Berkshire, Opa-Opa. Plenty of options. A couple coolers behind the bar well stocked with bottles too. Didn't get a close enough look to spot more than some Boulevard 750ml's. No clue on their prices either. I suggest they put a price list at your table.
Once the table opened up, the waitress came over to clean up, which was basically one swipe to remove water rings from two pint glasses, yet she seemed annoyed that we were standing around the table...um, it is open seating so we have no choice.
Either way, she was back shortly w/ menus and silverware. Great looking menu with plenty of variety without spreading themselves thin w/ offerings. We ordered the pretzel bites w/ 3 diff. sauces (maple mustard, caramel and one other mustard). Maple mustard was awesome. Ordered the Chicken Bahn Mi - marinated chicken w/ peanut sauce, cilantro, jalapenos and picked veggies for my meal and they were outstanding. Came with unique lotus root chips, super thin and crisp. Again, very good. Friends had the buffalo burger and mac and cheese, both also fantastic.
Server was (again), less than thrilled to wait on us for some reason. Everyone has an off night and I'll chalk it up to that. The one other server there seemed very pleasant.
It was odd that a band rolled in @ 7pm or so and started playing in a larger space in the back. There was no one back there for the most part, so it was just noise coming thru the restaurant and no real announcement on who was playing in the place. I am hoping folks worked their way back to be entertained. We were in and out in an hour and will certainly be back on my next trip to the South Shore. A great addition to the area.
02-09-2012 16:02:15 | More by warriorsoul
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The New World Tavern in Plymouth, MA
95 out of 100 based on 17 user ratings.