Delaware North’s Patina Restaurant Group this week opened Banners Kitchen & Tap at The Hub on Causeway, the joint-venture development by Delaware North and Boston Properties located on the former site of the Boston Garden and adjacent to TD Garden and the North Station.
The 25,000-square-foot bar and restaurant features a menu developed by Patina Restaurant Group’s Boston Culinary Director Jacqueline Kelly, showcasing lunch and dinner items that offer new takes on sports bar staples. Banners’ guests can enjoy crowd favorites like Banners Chicken Wings, Clothesline Smoked Bacon and BBQ Chili Nachos, and diverse salad and bowl selections like the Chopped O.G. Salad and the Sweet Potato “Noodle” Bowl.
Banners also features an eclectic beverage program designed by acclaimed bar director Jackson Cannon. Banners serves familiar favorites like Espresso Martinis and Moscow Mules that have been elevated with high-quality ingredients and creative preparations. Cannon has also integrated high-end brands of whiskey that he personally selected with the Banners management team in Kentucky this summer.
Beyond the spirits selection, beer lovers will find Banners to be their new spot for testing local and regional craft beers. Banners has 60 rotating tap lines installed and maintained by Modern Draught, a South Boston-based draft beer system company, making Banners’ beer list one of the largest in Boston. Banners will also be integrated with Untappd, the geosocial networking service and mobile app that allows its users to check what’s on tap in real time, rate beers and further connect with the craft beer community.
Paying homage to the Blades and Boards Club that resided in the Boston Garden from the 1970s to the 1990s is the revitalized Blades & Boards VIP dining experience within Banners Kitchen & Tap. With a steakhouse atmosphere and high-end menu, this reservation-only luxury dining option includes decadent offerings like the Iced Shellfish Tower, Daily Catch A La Plancha, Green Circle Farms Roasted Half Chicken and the 28-Day Dry-Aged Boneless Prime Rib.
In addition to its culinary and beverage appeal, the multilevel restaurant and bar offers patrons the ultimate sports and entertainment destination with its “Dream Screen.” Attendees will watch Boston’s favorite sports teams on a 39.5-foot diagonal LED television, the largest on-screen sports viewing experience in the city of Boston. Throughout Banners, 13 additional “TV tickers” screens and five “banners” with live game scores and stats will be easily accessible for an alternative viewing experience.
Banners Kitchen & Tap also features Topgolf Swing Suite technology with three private bays to enjoy golf, hockey, football, baseball, zombie dodgeball and carnival game simulations in a lounge experience with full food and drink service.
“We wanted to create an environment that’s fun, high energy and engaging, but with thoughtful choices that make it appealing to neighborhood residents, commuters, families, and both sports fans and non-sports fans alike,” said Don Bailey, director of operations for Patina Restaurant Group in Boston. “It would have been easy to make Banners a standard sports bar – we have the location and audience where that would be a great success – but every choice we made in this process was done to simultaneously pay homage to the ground where we are built, while also raising expectations for the guest experience.”
Banners Kitchen & Tap joins Patina Restaurant Group’s forthcoming Hub Hall, a food hall scheduled to open this winter, in The Hub on Causeway.