we do good shit sometimes.
we take our support of social causes and charities seriously. we typically work with organizations to encourage youth entrepreneurship, support charlestown/east boston neighborhood charities, and encourage active lifestyles.

tap room tips
we pay our employees so you don’t have to. keep your tip money and buy your mom some flowers. if you really have money burning a hole in your pocket, we’ll donate it to a local cause, carefully chosen by downeasters.

each month, new charities are selected. march tap room tips will be donated to…

Piers Place Sailing Center

Located on the waterfront in East Boston, Piers Park Sailing Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit community sailing center providing seasonal recreational, educational and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. We provide community boating on Boston Harbor from May 1 – October 31 offering membership, summer camp and adaptive sailing opportunities. Every year 1,000 youth, aged 6 to18, enjoy after-school and summer sailing programs at Piers Park. Emphasizing leadership skills, healthy living and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), this program has an extraordinary impact on the lives of under-served youth and youth living with disabilities from East Boston and the surrounding area. We are committed to getting everyone on the water. Our low-angle dock, adaptive equipment and companion sailor services support members and youth who live with disabilities.


looking for a donation? maybe we can help.

fill out the donation form, below. the information is forwarded directly to our philanthropy manager who will be in touch with you shortly.


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