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The Boynton was originally a small tavern in the 1930's most often frequented by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) professors, students and the general neighborhood population. (Not too much different from today!) The name "Boynton" seems to have been the popular name of choice during a bygone era. Nearby is Boynton Street, Boynton Hall (the main administration building of WPI), and Boynton Park. The frequent use of the name "Boynton" originates from John Boynton, one of the founding fathers of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. John Boynton used his life savings to establish a school to provide a scientific education to the youth of Worcester.

In 1969, James John and his wife, Irene, purchased the tavern. In 1980, they added a full restaurant to enlarge their offerings by purchasing the dress shop next door and doing some obvious construction to the property. March of 2004 marked a huge transformation for the Boynton as major renovation took place and the John family now operates one of the finest kitchens and a bar with the most sophisticated tap systems in the city. (51 beers on tap)

Although we have gone through many changes since the 30's, two things have remained the same: The longtime name of the tavern/ restaurant and the high quality and freshness of the goods sold here. As always, we offer great food & drinks at great prices.



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Map of The Boynton

  117 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01609
  (508) 756-5432
  www.boyntonrestaurant.com
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Tap List - 47


21st Amendment / Firestone Walker / Stone El Camino (Un)Real Black Ale   
Stone Brewing Co.  ·  Escondido, CA
A strong ale with full malt and hop flavors and distinct bitterness.
American Strong Ale
9.5% ABV
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3cross Sheldon Imperial Brown Ale   
3cross Brewing Company  ·  Worcester, MA
A malty beer that uses its hop flavor to complement and enhance its chocolate and caramel characters.

Abita Purple Haze   
Abita Brewing Co.  ·  Abita Springs, LA
A crisp American-style wheat beer sweetened with raspberries for a delicious fruity profile.
Fruit Beer
4.2% ABV  ·  13 IBU

Aeronaut Barrel Aged Imperial Stout   
Aeronaut Brewing Company  ·  Somerville, MA
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
7.5% ABV

Allagash White Ale   
Allagash Brewing Company  ·  Portland, ME
Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel, this beer is fruity, refreshing and slightly cloudy in appearance.
Witbier
5.1% ABV  ·  23 IBU

Alpine Duet   
Alpine Beer Company  ·  Alpine, CA
Our original single IPA made with Simcoe and Amarillo hops “in harmony.”
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  45 IBU

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA   
Ballast Point Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
A trophy beer that’s a testament to our homebrew roots.
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  70 IBU

Bass Pale Ale   
Bass Brewers Limited  ·  Burton-on-Trent Staffordshire, England
Select malts, aromatic hops and water rich in essential salts and minerals combine to give Bass its slight burnt roast aroma and high-quality, full-bodied flavor.
English Pale Ale
5.1% ABV  ·  32 IBU

Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA   
Bear Republic Brewing Co.  ·  Healdsburg, CA
This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed American pale and crystalmalts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial.
American IPA
7.5% ABV  ·  75 IBU

Berkshire Coffeehouse Porter   
Berkshire Brewing Company  ·  South Deerfield, MA
A complex, malty dark beer with a lightly burnt character.
American Porter
6.2% ABV  ·  36 IBU

Berkshire Holidale   
Berkshire Brewing Company  ·  South Deerfield, MA
A very strong ale with hop character, rich malt flavors, and prevalent alcohol with a very long finish.
American Barleywine
9.5% ABV
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Berkshire Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale   
Berkshire Brewing Company  ·  South Deerfield, MA
A moderate, refreshing ale with noticeable hop aroma balanced by supporting malt flavors.

Big Elm 413 Farmhouse Ale   
Big Elm Brewing  ·  Sheffield, MA
A Belgian ale that is most commonly pale, refreshing, moderately strong and finishes dry
Saison
6.0% ABV

Big Elm IPA   
Big Elm Brewing  ·  Sheffield, MA
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.0% ABV

Blue Moon Belgian White   
Blue Moon Brewing Co.  ·  Golden, CO
Brewed with oats and spiced with orange peel and coriander. An unfiltered wheat ale spiced in the Belgian tradition.
Witbier
5.4% ABV  ·  9 IBU

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter   
Breckenridge Brewery  ·  Littleton, CO
An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure, real vanilla bean.
American Porter
4.7% ABV  ·  16 IBU

Bud Light   
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.  ·  St. Louis, MO
Brewed with a malt and hops ratio different from Budweiser for a distinctively crisp taste with fewer calories.
American Light Lager
4.3% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA   
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery  ·  Milton, DE
Clocking in at 15-20% ABV and 120 IBUs, it's easy to see why we call this beer THE HOLY GRAIL for hopheads!
Triple IPA
16.0% ABV  ·  120 IBU
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Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA   
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery  ·  Milton, DE
An imperial IPA best savored from a snifter. 90 Minute has a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate.
Double IPA
9.0% ABV  ·  90 IBU

Downeast Cider House Original Blend   
Downeast Cider House  ·  Charlestown, MA
A well balanced hard cider made with freshly pressed apples.

Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A NYC Hotel Room   
Evil Twin Brewing  ·  Brooklyn, NY
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
10.0% ABV

Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA   
Firestone Walker Brewing Company  ·  Paso Robles, CA
Double dry hopping brings bold grapefruit, tangerine and citrus flavors that are contrasted by pale malt sweetness to balance this intense brew.
American IPA
7.5% ABV  ·  70 IBU

Foundation Brew Afterglow   
Foundation Brewing Company  ·  Portland, ME
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.0% ABV
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Guinness Draught   
St. James Gate (Guinness)  ·  Dublin, Ireland
Is made from water, barley, roast malt extract, hops, and brewer’s yeast. An old and firm favourite.
Irish Stout
4.2% ABV  ·  40 IBU

Harpoon IPA   
Harpoon Brewery  ·  Boston, MA
A well-balanced, New England-style IPA that provides depth in body and color, and is balanced by a pleasantly hoppy finish with citrus and pine notes.
American IPA
5.9% ABV  ·  42 IBU

Jack's Abby Kiwi Rising   
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers  ·  Framingham, MA
An intensely hoppy pale ale with minimal malt character, designed to showcase its strong hop flavors.
Double IPL
8.5% ABV  ·  105 IBU

Knee Deep Breaking Bud   
Knee Deep Brewing  ·  Auburn, CA
Breaking Bud features the restrained bitterness and alcohol of a classic IPA with newer tropical fruit hop flavors and aromas of Mosaic.
American IPA
6.7% ABV  ·  50 IBU

Lord Hobo Brewing Boomsauce   
Lord Hobo Brewing Co.  ·  Woburn, MA
An intensely hoppy pale ale with minimal malt character, designed to showcase its strong hop flavors.
Double IPA
7.8% ABV

Magic Hat #9   
Magic Hat Brewing Company  ·  Burlington, VT
A sort of dry, crisp, refreshing, not quite pale ale, #9 is really impossible to describe because there's never been anything else quite like it.
Not Quite Pale Ale
5.1% ABV  ·  20 IBU

Maine Beer III   
Maine Beer Company  ·  Freeport, ME
A dark, hop-forward beer with supportive malts that provides gentle supporting character paired with a smooth mouthfeel.
Black IPA
5.5% ABV
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Mayflower Porter   
Mayflower Brewing Company  ·  Plymouth, MA
A moderately strong brown beer that explores roasted malt flavors of chocolate and caramel.
English Porter
5.2% ABV  ·  34 IBU

Mayflower Winter Oatmeal Stout   
Mayflower Brewing Company  ·  Plymouth, MA
Mayflower Oatmeal Stout is a perfect brew for cold New England Winters!
Oatmeal Stout
5.4% ABV  ·  28 IBU
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Mystic Table Beer   
Mystic Brewery  ·  Chelsea, MA
Mystic table beer traces its roots back to a time when water was never an option at the dining table. Beer, as often as 1.5% ABV, was the on
Saison
4.3% ABV

North Coast Old Rasputin On Nitro   
North Coast Brewing Co.  ·  Fort Bragg, CA
Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. It’s a rich, intense brew with big complex flavors and a warming finish.
Imperial Stout
9.0% ABV  ·  75 IBU

Revival Double Black IPA   
Revival Brewing Company  ·  Providence, RI
The heavy roast profile of our Double Black IPA is accented by an explosion of hops. Tones of coffee, vanilla, wood and citrus mix with herbal notes to make this beer the complex beast that it is. Hopped with Chinook, Sorachi Ace, Nugget and Cascade hops.
Black IPA
8.0% ABV

Rogue Dead Guy Ale   
Rogue Ales & Spirits  ·  Newport, OR
A hoppy rendition of a German Maibock, deep honey in color with a rich hearty flavor.
Helles Bock
6.7% ABV  ·  40 IBU

Samuel Adams Boston Lager   
Samuel Adams Boston Lager® offers a full, rich flavor that is both balanced and complex.
American Lager
4.9% ABV  ·  30 IBU

Samuel Adams Winter Lager   
Bold and rich, with a touch of holiday spice, Samuel Adams Winter Lager is a wonderful way to enjoy the cold evenings that accompany the season.
American Lager
5.6% ABV  ·  22 IBU

Smithwick's   
St. James Gate (Guinness)  ·  Dublin, Ireland
Smithwick’s exceptional taste, distinctive colour and purity of ingredients make it unique.
Irish Red Ale
4.5% ABV  ·  20 IBU

Smuttynose Old Brown Dog   
Smuttynose Brewing Company  ·  Hampton, NH
Old Brown Dog has been cited as a classic example of the “American Brown Ale” style of beer. Compared to a typical English Brown Ale, Old Brown Dog is fuller-bodied and more strongly hopped.
American Brown Ale
6.5% ABV  ·  30 IBU

Stella Artois Lager   
Stella Artois  ·  Leuven, Belgium
One of the World's best selling beers, enjoyed in more than 80 countries. Low malt sweetness with a crisp finish.
Czech Pale Lager
5.2% ABV  ·  25 IBU

Stone IPA   
Stone Brewing Co.  ·  Escondido, CA
Medium malt character with a heavy dose of over the top hops. Generous dry hopping gives this beer its abundant hop aroma and crisp hop flavor.
American IPA
6.9% ABV  ·  77 IBU

Wachusett Blueberry Ale   
Wachusett Brewing Co.  ·  Westminster, MA
A beer with additional flavors and aroma from fruit
Fruit Beer
4.5% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Wachusett Country Ale   
Wachusett Brewing Co.  ·  Westminster, MA
A moderate, refreshing ale with noticeable hop aroma balanced by supporting malt flavors.

Wachusett Green Monsta IPA   
Wachusett Brewing Co.  ·  Westminster, MA
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
6.0% ABV  ·  55 IBU

6.1% ABV

Yuengling Lager   
Yuengling Brewery  ·  Pottsville, PA
Yuengling Traditional Lager is an iconic American lager famous for its rich amber color and medium bodied flavor.
American Lager
4.4% ABV  ·  36 IBU

Spirits - 3



Grain Vodka
80° (40%)

Tito's Handmade Vodka   
Mockingbird Distillery  ·  Austin, TX
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ oldest legal distillery. We make it in batches, use old-fashioned pot stills, and taste-test every batch. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is designed to be savored by spirit connoisseurs and everyday drinkers alike. Our process, similar to those used to make fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs, requires more skill and effort than others, but it's well worth it.
Grain Vodka
80° (40%)

Cocktails - 7


Apple Highball
Leopold Bros. - New York Apple Whiskey Q ginger Ale Cherry Herring
Sweet Bitter
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Apple Pumpkin Olde Fashioned
Copper And Kings Unaged Apple Brandy Amontillado Pumpkin Butter Orange bitters
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward

Downeast Apple Pie
Downeast Hard Cider Birddog Cinnamon Whiskey Cinnamon Sugar Carmel Rim
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward

Essex County Punch
Privateer - Amber Rum Pure Maple Syrup Fresh Lime Apple cider Frutations Cranberry
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward

Fall Collins
Absolut Oak fresh lemon pure maple syrup agave
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward

Indian Summer Paloma
Olmeca Altos Plata Cranberry Frutations Q Sparkling Grapefruit
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward

Pumpkin Pie Martini
Absolut Vanilla Mozart R.G. Chocolate Cream Pumpkin Syrup Handemade Whipped Cream
Sweet Bitter
Light Alcohol Spirit Forward