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Banners sports bar at the Hub on Causeway opens today. Here’s a look inside

The giant TV screen at Banners Kitchen & Tap on Causeway Street. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

There’s yet another place to grab a beer and watch the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, or Bruins.

Banners Kitchen & Tap, a massive sports bar at the Hub on Causeway development near TD Garden, opened late Tuesday afternoon.

The crowning achievement of the 25,000-square-foot tavern: the biggest in-restaurant LED TV screen on the East Coast. It’s dubbed “The Dream Screen” and spans nearly 40 feet diagonally. There are also 13 TV ticker screens and five “banners” with live game scores and statistics.

The food is described as an “upscale” take on pub food, featuring Boston standbys like clam chowder, oysters, and lobster rolls, as well as salmon and steak, and plant-based dishes such as buffalo cauliflower and the popular Beyond Burger. The restaurant also expects to add a brunch menu in the coming months.


Of course, expect to pay TD Garden-area prices, too: A plate of nachos costs $16, a turkey sandwich runs $15, and the Banners burger starts at $16.

The bar offers a cocktail menu designed by mixologist Jackson Cannon, who has also worked for Eastern Standard, The Hawthorne, and Island Creek Oyster Bar. Some of the cocktails will be offered on draft, restaurant representatives said, and groups on the bigger side can also order “large format” drinks (casually referred to as “fishbowls” by many of a certain age).

For beer options, the bar has 60 rotating tap lines, and the restaurant is integrating with Untappd, the beer-rating app that allows its users to check what’s on tap in real time.

Officials at the Patina Restaurant Group, which is behind both the opening of Banners and the separate Hub Hall food hall in the Hub on Causeway complex, said they aimed to create an atmosphere that was “fun, high energy and engaging.”

“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,” said Don Bailey, director of operations for Patina Restaurant Group in Boston, in a statement.


Banners also has a Topgolf Swing Suite, which has three private bays for game simulations of golf, hockey, football, baseball, zombie dodgeball, and carnival games, as well as full food and drink service. Each suite can accommodate eight guests.

The Patina Restaurant Group is known for restaurants such as Brasserie 8½ and Lincoln in New York City.

Workers readied the new Banners Kitchen & Tap restaurant in mid-September.Lane Turner/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Workers inside Banners in mid-September.Lane Turner/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
The tavern’s crowning achievement: The biggest in-restaurant LED TV screen on the East Coast, dubbed “The Dream Screen,” which spans nearly 40 feet diagonally.Lane Turner/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
The new Banners Kitchen & Tap restaurant has multiple levels. Pictured: Workers in mid-September.Lane Turner/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
A view of the inside of Banners in mid-September.Lane Turner/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
The giant TV screen.Tom O’Keefe/@BostonTweet
Tom O’Keefe/@BostonTweet
A Banners hamburger.Adam DeTour
The pretzel at Banners.Adam DeTour
A chicken and waffles dish.Adam DeTour