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. may tap room tips will be donated to…

Captain Chris Shaw Memorial Race

inspire the next generation of pirates.

Captain Christopher “Skippa” Shaw was a beloved tall ship captain who left us at the young age of 34. he sailed all over the world, but he always called Massachusetts home.

help bring 250 kids from Central Mass out on the Liberty Clipper! from raising the sails and knot-tying class, to Boston history lessons and picking their pirate name, these kids get to experience some of Captain Shaw’s spirit, energy, and leadership.

remember your first time on the ocean?? let’s give these kids the best field trip ever!


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.