Yankee Doodle Tap Room

A Legendary Gastro Pub in Princeton, NJ


At tables parked invitingly close to the fireplace or out on the bustling patio overlooking Palmer Square, guests savor modern American gastropub cuisine complemented by 22 craft beers on tap, an excellent wine list and signature seasonal libations.

The inscription carved into the wood beam above the Yankee Doodle Tap Room’s massive stone hearth dates back to 1756, when the English pub-style tavern welcomed its very first guests: "Rest Traveller, Rest, and Banish Thoughts of Care; Drink to Thy Friends and Recommend Them Here." 

This benediction of warmth and friendliness has kept our legendary restaurant among Princeton’s most popular gathering spots. Amidst a 13-foot-wide original Norman Rockwell mural and solid oak booths and tabletops bearing names carved by notable Princeton University figures like “Dr. Einstein,” visitors and guests convene for everything from casual breakfast meetings to relaxing bus tour lunches and intimate couple’s night dinners. In addition to sports on six HD TVs, the Yankee Doodle Tap Room hosts seasonal craft beer tastings, live musical performances and other special events.

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The Yankee Doodle Tap Room offers a modern American Gastropub menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service daily. 

Happy Hour:

Monday – Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

$2 Miller Lite, $2 Yuengling, $3 Yankee Doodle Ale
$3 House Wine
$5 Well Drinks
$4 Fireball shots (Fri-Sat only)
10% off appetizers 

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Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.*

Friday and Saturday late-night menu: 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday Brunch: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Room Service: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Bar opens at 12pm daily and keeps extended hours.


Click here for reservations or call 609-688-2600. Group Reservations are made by contacting our sales department or calling 609-688-2634.


Monday - Thursday, 4-7pm
Friday - Saturday, 4-6pm 

$2 Miller Lite, $2 Yuengling, $3 Yankee Doodle Ale
$3 House Wine
$5 Well Drinks
$4 Fireball shots (Fri-Sat only)
10% off Appetizers (Not available late night)

Monster Mug Monday's
Every Monday from 8-Close Enjoy a 34 ounce mug of Yuengling or Yankee Doodle Ale for only $7!

Craft Tap Tuesday’s 
Ask your bartender what’s on tap today! Enjoy 12 ounces of a selection of our craft beers for only $5 – offered all day, Tuesdays this fall.

Whiskey Wednesday’s 
Ever want to try the top shelf whiskeys and bourbons but didn’t want to pay premium prices? Join us on Wednesday’s and taste a different whiskey each week for only $7. Come each week and you’ll be a whiskey connoisseur in no time! Check our event calendar to see what we will tasting this week.

NJ Craft Beer Club
Members of NJ Craft Beer Club receive $2.00 off all Craft Beers.

Yankee Doodle Pint Club
Purchase a Yankee Doodle Tap Room Mug for $8 and every time you bring it back, receive 1/2 off Yankee Doodle Ale.

"Beers Around the World" Promotion
Do you enjoy venturing out and tasting different types of crafts? We have a new challenge everyone is excited about!
The Goal - Finish ALL 22 beers on tap in 3 stages, and receive THREE PRIZES.

  • Stage 1 (7 beers): Finish 7 beers on tap and receive a FREE Yankee Doodle Tap Room HAT, and have your picture taken and shared on our readerboard in the bar.
  • Stage 2 (14 beers): Finish 14 beers on tap and receive a VIP Bar Card for 15% OFF your BAR TAB for ONE WEEK.
  • Stage 3 (22 beers): Finish ALL 22 beers on tap and receive a FREE Yankee Doodle Tap Room MUG, which then makes you a member of our Pint Club--bring the mug with you and receive HALF OFF our Yankee Doodle Ale FOR LIFE.

*Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. Limited to 3 beers per day. Cannot repeat any beers to complete the challenge. Must have "Beers Around the World" card with you at all times to participate in the challenge. 
McCarter Theatre Program Offer
Attend a Theatre Series Performance at McCarter Theatre and present your playbill at the Tap Room to receive a complimentary dessert with any entrée.