City Tap House - DC
City Tap House - DC

City Tap House - DC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.citytaphousedc.com/
  • Phone: 2027335333x
  • 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
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Expected to feature live entertainment including local acoustic acts, multi-piece sets and weekly trivia.

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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City Tap House - DC reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (58)good for groups (58)great for brunch (36)neighborhood gem (35)great for lunch (33)fit for foodies (32)hot spot (23)great for outdoor dining (19)special occasion (15)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (8)romantic (5)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 67 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 103 reviews are from the City Tap House - DC reviews archive.
  • 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
    OTB1
    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.
  • Great food and service!!!
    Crazylatina
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Group of 8 on a Sunday received outstanding service and had great food. Thanks to everyone at City Tap House for making this a special day for our entire party.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alexandria
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We went for Sunday brunch. The menu had enough variety - some breakfast dishes, some lunch. The salmon hash was delicious; the apple french toast awesome. Lots of noise and activity. The server was attentive and the manager stopped by to ensure we were happy and to thank us for coming. I felt like they were really making an effort.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Friday Dinner Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Decided to try out a new place with friends that were visiting town and was very pleased with our experience. The draft list was extensive, the food delicious (get the mac and cheese - it's fabulous), and it was a great atmosphere for dinner and drinks. The manager stopped by our table to see how things were and offered a few drink as a thank you for bringing in new patrons which I thought was super nice! Will Wheaton was also dining at City Tap House while we were there.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Too loud. I really don't understand the recent need of restaurants to make shouting the only way to communicate during a meal.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    AdamT
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Fun service. Good beers. Pretty legit food. What else do I need?
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food was ok but nothing special. Service too was just average.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Peachy
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    5 words: bacon popcorn and candied peanuts. By far, one of the most ingenious &delectable snacks I've ever had! A must order at City Tap House. As a first time visitor, I wanted to try everything on the menu because it all sounded so good. This is where I really appreciated the focused menu that was still full of options for vegetarians & meat-eaters alike. I had the Tartufo pizza as my entree and it was fantastic - earthy and rustic on a airy, tender crust. My dining partner had the Korean tacos & kale salad. Picking two dishes is an understandable & probably wise choice when you see so many good things. Both were very flavorful & actually complementary dishes. I went for lunch, the service was speedy & friendly. I'll be back very soon!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new spot
    Kate0812
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    I went to City Tap House for the first time on a recommendation from one of my friends. A group of eight of us went and were seated at the chef's table. They let us sit before our whole party was present. The manager got me a free drink for booking the reservation, since they're new. Great beer selection and a good food selection for dinner. They have a reduced menu before 5 and there's not much available. Don't even think about getting a cocktail because beer is their specialty. We had very good service, but we will see how the service goes once they aren't a "new" restaurant anymore.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch
    DCDiner
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food was very good and I loved the build your own Bloody Mary but I would have liked to see more lunch type foods.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Easter Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went to brunch here on Easter - City Tap House had only been open for a few months and it was their brunch debut. The brunch was buffet style and was fabulous! They had a special orange, pineapple and banana fresh juice, cold salmon, perfect bacon and the best waffles I have ever tasted! The restaurant is easy to find and is very clean. Not only is the food great but the service was fantastic. Our server Chris was great - friendly, attentive and happy that they were there. Actually every employee we came into contact was glad we were there! The GM came to our table to find out if the music was too loud and to find out what they could improve on for their upcoming Mother's Day brunch. It also looked like that had a lot of beer choices. :)
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Burnt everything
    Unhappy
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I came with three of my friends, three of us ordered pizza and one ordered biscuits and gravy. The Mediterranean pizza was supposed to have a hummus base - there was little to no hummus to be found on this pizza. The pepperoni pizzas (2) both arrived burnt and the sausage in the biscuits and gravy were not cooked all the way through. Appetizers were also ordered - two orders of bacon popcorn - that were overly seasoned and covered in onions. And sweet potato fries were ordered and never arrived at the table. The manager did come out and remove all the appetizers from the bill, which was very nice. Just the overall experience was very poor and I don't think i'll return, nor suggest to my friends to eat/drink here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Beer everything Else OK
    Artimus
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Went for Saturday Brunch. Beer selection was really good. Food was ok, not great. Service was a bit slow. I realize they were full due to brunch but servers were not exactly hustling. Would go again for the beers not the food.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for groups!
    VisitingfriendsinDC
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This place was great - we made a reservation 2 weeks in advance for a reunion dinner, and had to change the reservation the day of - the restaurant accommodated our changes with no problem, and all staff was extremely gracious about it. There were 8 people in our party, and everyone raved about their food choices! Everything was so delicious. The manager came over to ask how everything was, and joked around with us for a bit, he even gave me a drink on the house - Fantastic place overall, I'd definitely go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Brew Pub
    AverageGuy
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Interesting menu and great selection of beer. Prices were a bit expensive for a typical brew pub but the variety of interesting dishes offset that a bit. Great ambiance. Definitely worth a try.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch so-so, maybe HH better?
    DSDC
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Went for Brunch as it was named in Zagat's best new brunches. However food was mediocre at best. Our waiter was very good, very knowledgeable and friendly. Obviously with the name tap house, it is definitely more of a beer place. So might try it for a beer but with so many brunch places in DC, you can skip it for brunch.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DC area beer bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This bar with stress on high end beer is needed in this DC area . I am somewhat of a beer geek and this trendy spot did deliver . The beer was served right . Many good selections were to be had ...... The Enjoy By had kicked but a nice substitution ( Chillwave was available ). The chicken wings were too salty .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great burger!
    dcwithjim
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    My date and I enjoyed a fantastic burger that wasn't huge but had huge flavor. And the fries were fantastic too. A beer from the varied selection rounded off a great Saturday meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant & Bar
    CarlyVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I've been to City Tap House 3 or 4 times and it has been great each time. Food is delicious (I've been there for brunch and dinner), and the beer menu is fantastic! I've never been disappointed with any of my food or beverage choices. The bar area has been packed every time I've been there. Attentive service, and the manager has stopped by my table a few times to see how the dining experience was. Only problem I encountered was waiting 20+ minutes for a dessert, but the waiter was very apologetic and the manager came over to apologize and informed us that he took the dessert off the bill. Would definitely recommend this place for happy hour, brunch, dinner, etc.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive service, Great food
    JaxDiner
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Tasty beers, entrees, and desserts. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. Nice atmosphere to meet up with friends.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Dined for brunch. Enjoyed the crab and corn hush puppies. They were delicious. Ask for extra citrus remoulade you'll be licking the plate. The chicken and waffles were well seasoned. The perfect portion of pancakes. They were thin almost crepe like. The grits were good as well, warning very cheesy. The mango banana orange juice de jour was good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The spinach salad (with chicken)
    pleasedNdc
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The spinach salad (with chicken) was the best salad I have ever had. So delicious that I finished every last bite. The wait staff and management were friendly and aimed to make our dining experience very enjoyable. Will definitely visit this establishment again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great hospitality!
    LMac
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We picked this spot for my friend's birthday dinner on a Thursday night and had a 9pm reservation. We got there around 8:30 the bar was pretty busy, but we found some table space for 10 of us. The bar tender came by right away to take our beer orders and was very responsive/prompt if a beer choice was out (so rare at a bar!). Then one of the managers approached our group and let us know he had the best table in the house for us-- which was ready right at 9. Our waiter was super friendly and another manager even stopped by to welcome us and gave the birthday girl a Fireball shot! We all enjoyed our food (short rib sandwich, crab mac n cheese, salads, and the honey pizza) and I will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.