Saturday Funday: Brunch at Tap 42 in Boca Raton


20160903_153503Brunch is about the celebration of food, fun, and friends. I had not felt like I had much to celebrate recently but that has changed in the last two weeks. As a result, I was ready for a fun-filled brunch with all my friends. Since South Florida is home to many restaurants that offer yummy brunch menus, we had our work cut out for us in choosing the right place. After a little back and forth, my friends and I decided on Tap 42 in Boca Raton.

Tap 42 
5050 Town Center Cir #247, Boca Raton, FL 33486

tap 42With the rise of the craft beer scene, Tap 42 was designed to offer South Florida beer enthusiasts a place to come and discover local beers and smaller craft productions. However, it’s not only for beer lovers. The cuisine at Tap 42 was designed to delight the senses. Along with traditional pub food for those looking for a more “bar-food” experience, the menu boasts gourmet options that include locally sourced, organic produce as well as vegan and vegetarian options. This place has something for everyone and since we had a party of eight, all of us were sure to find something on the menu that spoke to us directly. (You know, besides the mimosas!)


And did we ever! There were quite a few items that made the cut. One of my friend’s decided on the Bacon and Sweet Corn Guacamole, which came in the vegetarian option.


Like you, we were expecting the guacamole to come as a dip with a side of chips or flatbread. However, many of the menu options at Tap 42 came in the form of a sandwich, and I can say my friend loved the variation. This option was no different. The Bacon and Sweet Corn Guacamole came as a piece of whole wheat toast topped with creamy avocado spread and cotija cheese garnished with charred corn, pink onions and fried garlic. A sunny side up egg sprinkled with all the fixings: cotija cheese, fried garlic, pink onions and charred corn completed the dish.

We ordered what is perhaps the most well-known thing on Tap 42’s brunch menu: The Prohibition. It is a classic pub burger with a twist. This mouthwatering burger comes topped with applewood smoked bacon, white cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, and dijonnaise along with Tap 42’s very own secret sauce. Of course, this would not be proper brunch sandwich without a over easy egg to complete it.


My friends and I would give Tap 42’s brunch menu two thumbs up. We loved it so much; we’re already planning our next trip back to taste some their 55 craft beer offerings. Yep. Despite the 42 in the name, this pub offers, even more, craft drafts that the name suggests. Can’t wait until our next time there!


Just a girl. Who loves food. Meat and potatoes is the traditional midwestern cuisine, but I’m not a typical midwestern kind of girl. I’m from Ohio originally but my father’s Army travels have taken me everywhere from Savannah, GA to Wiesbaden, Germany. Along the way I picked up a love of relocating (I am a Fort Lauderdale native now) and unique cuisines. I call myself the “reluctant foodie” because I ended up trying new foods as a result of health issues. With a clean bill of health now, I still venture out to find the most delicious and interesting cuisines around. I am partial to Italian food and sushi especially. Seafood is my weakness, literally, as I love it so but am deathly allergic to it. I am one of those infamous “can cook but prefers not to” types, but recently I have begun renewing my skills in the kitchen. I am newer to the South Florida area and contributing to Girls on Food has finally given me a reason to venture all over town to find the best food the city has to offer. I love a good “hole in the wall” restaurant with great unexpected food and can’t wait to share the pocket gems with you!