City Tap House - DC
City Tap House - DC

City Tap House - DC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.citytaphousedc.com/
  • Phone: (202) 733-5333
  • Hours of Operation:
    Kitchen Serving Brunch on
    Saturday & Sunday at 11:00am

    Sun - Wed: 11:30am - 12 Midnight;
    Kitchen Serving until 11:00pm

    Thurs: 11:30am - 1:30am;
    Kitchen Serving until 11:00pm

    Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 2:30am;
    Kitchen Serving until 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Culinary Director Brian Cooke
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Here at City Tap House, we pride ourselves on catering to any specific needs. Offering various prix fixe menus for seated luncheons or dinners as well a specialized catering menus for cocktail style receptions.
  • Entertainment: Expected to feature live entertainment including local acoustic acts, multi-piece sets and weekly trivia.
  • Special Events: From happy hour to hand crafted beer dinners, City Tap House hosts various events weekly. Check out upcoming events at www.citytaphousedc.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th and Eye Street
  • Public Transit: Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop (yellow, green and red lines available).
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot access on I street and K Street for hourly & daily fees. Additional public lot on 9th Street. Metered street parking available.
A word from City Tap House - DC
City Tap House boasts one of the area's most extensive local, national and international microbrew line ups, featuring over 40 draughts and extensive bottle collection, with seasonal and rotating options, as well as house made specialty cocktail and beer cocktail menu. Complimented by our contemporary American regional cuisine and gourmet brick oven pizza menu, City Tap House offers guests a rustic, comfortable dining and bar setting adjacent to our spacious open kitchen.

Currently open for nightly dinner service and weekend lunch, City Tap House looks forward to launching Saturday and Sunday brunch in the new year as well as weekday lunch. Enjoy happy hour in our bar area Monday - Friday from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Seasonal patio dining available.

Offering both semi-private and fully private event space, please inquire about group accommodations and catering menus for happy hours, cocktail and seated functions as well as full venue buy outs.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
City Tap House - DC reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (71)vibrant bar scene (60)fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (32)great for lunch (30)hot spot (29)great for brunch (29)late-night find (16)great for outdoor dining (11)kid-friendly (11)special occasion (9)romantic (3)notable wine list (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Pleasantly surprised
    DRulli
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Made a reservation at Tap House on a whim. We were staying at the Renaissance and arrived into DC around 7:30pm. Food was delicious, beer selection was amazing and our server, Warren, was awesome. Will stop here on all future trips to DC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hushpuppies are a must!!
    love2usdayVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    These things are delicious! With or without the accompanying butter there is a sauce that goes along with it, so they are fantastic either way. You get 5 on a plate and they are easy to share. Or you can hoard them for yourself (which I highly recommend!). They have a great variety of beer options as well that you really have to tap into! :) ENJOY! I know you will.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 79 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 133 reviews are from the City Tap House - DC reviews archive.
  • New Fav
    Dreatreat
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Love the service, atmosphere and most of all the food. The wings are some of the best that I've ever had!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Beer and Food
    ncreview
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Had dinner here with my wife and toddler. Food and service were great all around. Caters to craft beer enthusiasts, but is great even if craft beer is not your thing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We very much enjoyed our experience! Great food and great beer! Relaxed atmosphere and a fun place! Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Beer List
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The beer list was great. Lots of draft beers. The service was a little slow even though we were there early on a Saturday evening. The manager came by to see how everything was going. The noise level was good enough that we could sit and chat without yelling at each other. I'd go back for a fun evening.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I enjoyed my brunch experience at Tap House. The service was superb.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We were from out of town looking for a quick dinner and I found the tap house on open table. To our surprise the food was really good and the service was great too. The manager ..I think his name was Pete ..was really great he greeted us when we got there and when we had a little mix up with our food he went straight to the kitchen himself and had it corrected immediately. I would definitely recommend it and the mussels are awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Service was slow, water was poured into a clear vodka drink, 2 of 3 orders were not done as requested and then one of them was double-charged (for the replacement) although we pointed that out and, to the managers credit, both the original charge and the second charge were credited. We live right around the corner and had heard great things and were looking forward to enjoying the meal and potentially have a new "fav" place since we just moved. But we won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great place
    dep26VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The service was great. Very friendly and helpful staff. The orders for our small group came quickly, and all were delicious. Great spot for lunch. In-and-out in less than an hour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great place! Outstanding service and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a group
    SpectacularVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We went as a large group wanting a fun Tuesday night and it was perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't Have Been Happier
    WineNDineVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Went to City Tap House for the first time with two friends for brunch, could not have been more pleased with our experience. We did the make your own bloody mary bar, and all ordered an entree. The chicken and waffles were fantastic, as were our flatbread and quiche. Our waitress was great, and the general manager also stopped by for a chat and offered us a free desert. High energy and good music, the place itself is very well done. The inside is modern yet rustic, new but still very welcoming. Delicious food, friendly staff, and not too pricey- about time we had something like this in DC. Will be back again for sure!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Hangover Brunch Ever
    ersko
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Came here on a Sunday morning after a long Saturday night. They immediately plied me with coffee (thankfully). The brunch was the perfect fix for my hangover blues; the Big Chick was enough food for two meals, and the cheese grits tasted just like home. Mid-way through our lunch, the General Manager came to our table. He was friendly and excited to hear that we discovered the place through Yelp. So excited, in fact, that he gave us a molten chocolate cake on the house. Needless to say, I'll be bringing my hungover self here again really soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great...
    LizzieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    good service, nice beer selection, outdoor seating, good menu (better than regular tap house menu), and in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Washington Vacation
    agufam
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Found this place on the internet so thought we would try it out during our vacation to DC. Food was excellent and service was friendly and very prompt. It was moderately busy when we went around 6. We had made reservations. Leaving it looked like a very hot spot for happy hour but was not loud in the restaurant area. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late night find
    carolinaqt2gVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Options were limited for a Sunday night late meal but the food was good. Service (considering how slow it was inside) was subpar and if your aren't a beer drinker you may as well drink water. Soda and lemonade were terrible. The venue seemed like it would be cool for sports viewing but the prices for what you get may deter me from visiting again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Brunch
    AntonioRVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Had a group of about 9 of us for an early afternoon brunch. They sat us at the chef's table, which was a very nice touch. It was also nice to have the general manager come by and greet us and give us free cornbread! I had the biscuits and gravy which were very good - and a nice size portion. Most of the table got the $18 bottomless drinks and the waiter did a good job keeping glasses full. Try the beermosa!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great World Cup viewing
    Anon
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    They were really great at accommodating our group - putting our 3 groups together, providing excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellence!!!!
    JustMe1
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This was our first visit to your restaurant. From the time we entered the front door, with a VERY warm and pleasant greeting, to the moment we left the restaurant, it was superb! Our experience was so gratifying that we are planning to return this Sunday, July 13th for another visit. We live a distance away, but it is well worth the drive!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had some friends in from Seattle and thought we would try City Tap House. The food and bottomless beverages were delicious! A diverse environment in that it is ideal for watching a game or having a great meal. Jordan, our server was very attentive and extremely personable. Hats off to the GM, Pearson Keyes, who was touching every table, seemed genuinely appreciative of the business, and being very customer focused. We will most definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for lunch
    bassish101VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Good upscale bar food and a nice beer list, though it was all a bit on the pricey side.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Birthday Dinner
    MaryO
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I came here to celebrate my 24th birthday with a big group of friends. I was hesitant because I wanted to do something a little more fancy than a tap house for my special day. I work in the hospitality industry and was absolutely blown away when the hostess actually smiled and was friendly and not stressed or overwhelmed with a party of 10. She took us right away and sat us at a nice large table. The ambiance was cool yet casual…just what I was looking for. Our server, Peter, was fantastic and knowledgable on menu items and beer list. We ordered a bottle of prosecco and the general manager personally came over to wish me a happy birthday and brought us a complimentary bottle of prosecco. Overall amazing experience from start tofinish
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Beer
    DariusVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    If you like your water with some barley, hops, and yeast added, this is the place for you. Great beer selection and the food is quite good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Sports Bar
    Neighbor
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our group of 7 met at City Tap House for lunch. We were seated promptly and service was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was not crowded, so noise was not a big issue, except when one of the teams playing in the World Cup of Soccer scored. The menu was a bit short on salads of interest, but the sandwich selection was good and most of the group ordered sandwiches. No complaints. The Tap House was a suitable place to gather and we enjoyed the outing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love It ! !!!!
    JoviGeorge
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I love it !!! i ave a differnt dish (along with the duck fat fries #addicted) nothing ever disappoints me ! I took my job team there for Happy hour #AWESOME !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice little spot
    MartyJVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went here for brunch on Father's Day. Our server was very nice. I ordered the Steak and Eggs, but the Steak was too chewy and hard to cut the first time and it was more rare than what I ordered (medium rare) so I asked to get a new one it the second time around was a little better. The Texas Eggs Benedict was pretty good, my dad ordered that. And the Strawberry Almond Shortcake was DELICIOUS! My fav.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Goodness
    foodaholic
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My husband and I attended to celebrate his birthday. This was our second dining experience and it won't be our last. The beer was good, the service was great, and the food was excellent. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here
    stace
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    City Tap House - DC was pretty good! I had the French Dip. The bread wasn't too soggy. The mustard was just right! And the duck fat fries - yum! For dessert, I tried the strawberry shortcake. The cake was amazing and the strawberries were prepared very well. The ambience was nice. I went early, but before leaving out, it definitely started to get more crowded and the noise level increased. But that is to be expected around happy hour in DC!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Option
    AntonioRVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Had chicken and waffles - pretty good. Service was outstanding though. Mussels were very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome
    FirstTimeinDC
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was delicious and the staff was great. They recommended their favorites from the menu and were knowledgeable about their menu. Our server went out of his way to surprise my husband with a slice of cake and a candle for his birthday.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch on the Patio
    SurprisedVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Had lunch on the patio on a nice recent afternoon. The crab and corn hush puppies were a great start, but the grilled chicken BLT was substandard. The bacon was underdone and chewy and the sandwich overall was bland. I like the rosemary fries, but watch out if you're not a fan of the herb because it has a strong presence. The al fresco dining paired with a great waiter helped me overlook the blah mains. I should note that I had the short ribs a few weeks back for dinner and thought it was great, so I guess my bland lunch order deserved its bland results. Spend some time with their draft list and you should leave happy, as long as what you've ordered is still available, although their snifter pours on some brews are a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blown away
    aerie
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I ordered the garden fritatta and expected a slice of something cooked up last night. I was astounded when I got a bubbling hot, fresh from the oven and still in the skillet fritatta. It was delicious, the coffee was great, our service was amazing, both fast and friendly. I will absolutely come back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's what you would expect
    OTB1VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Feels like sports bar/brewhouse type of a feel. It can get VERY loud in the bar area or near to it if there is a group hanging out there so this is not for people who want a quieter atmosphere to chat over dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    kevinatrb
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    This was our second visit to City Tap House and we were delighted once again with good food, good service and great atmosphere! Anytime we are going to an event at the Verizon Center located just a couple blocks away we will be dining at City Tap House!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tennisgl
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We waited much too long for our server. Then waited much too long for our drinks. Food was slow coming out, but it was good when we finally got it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day brunch
    Jervy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had a great experience at the City Tap House for Mother's Day . My mom was beyond satisfied with the food and service so I was more than happy . Brunch buffet was a lil pricey , but worth it . I am just upset that my mother and I could not dive in for seconds (stuffed after plate one) but my little brother definitely did .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent beer list & food
    rodya
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    For us, the main reason to come was the beer list. It rotates so quickly that they actually just printed the list out on demand, instead of having it pre-made. Both I and my date got a flight, and were quite happy with it. They had a lot of "Oskar Blues" and "Great Divide," which is an excellent sign- I didn't see any boring beers on there. We came for an early dinner, and the food was also good, though the portions were small. My date got the scallops, loved them, but there were only three of them. We definitely left a little hungry. Also, we sat in the back room, which was reasonably quiet. The front room was very loud, and if we'd had to sit there, we would have left because of the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty, but a little limiting...
    Ariana13xyVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Food was really good, and besides a very runny egg on my flatbread that I had to inquire about before I felt comfortable (even then, confident??) eating, was well paired, prepared, and presented. The corn & crab hushpuppies are not to be missed, esp with the honey butter. Unfortunately for vegetarians, the menu is very meat-heavy - clearly caters to carnivores.... Pescatarians will do okay if they're alright dishing out $26 for a lobster roll or mid-$20s for scallops or other fish fare, but it's a stretch for a business lunch. My flatbread came with some surprise bacon-like topping even after I asked whether there was meat on it (and was told no, just cheese). Ambiance was a bit loud. Still, a flavorfull and fun lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Our sever was incredible and accommodating. We came with a large group for brunch and she had coffee and water on the table for everyone as soon as we were seated. We all ordered bottomless mimosas and our drinks never ran dry! She even allowed us to swap regular juice for the specialty juice of the day. The food was incredible. Everyone enjoyed their dishes and stole bites from the others plates. There wasn't a crumb left at the end! Well done!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.