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City Tap House - Penn Quarter

4.4
4.4
1034 Reviews
$30 and under
American
City Tap House boasts one of the area's most extensive local, national and international microbrew line ups, including over 40 draughts and an extensive bottle collection, with seasonal and rotating options, as well as a house made specialty cocktail and beer cocktail menu. Complimented by our 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 lunch and nightly dinner service as well as for weekend brunch, City Tap House looks forward to having you join us for any occasion! Enjoy happy hour in our bar area Monday - Friday from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Seasonal patio dining available.

Please inquire about large group accommodations and catering menus for happy hours, cocktail receptions and seated functions as well as full venue buy outs. We offer both semi-private and fully private event space.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 733-5333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Located near the Capital One Arena, City Tap House is available for customized private events of all kinds! Whether it's a cocktail party, after work or late night happy hour or full-service dining function, City Tap House is the perfect place to host a memorable event in downtown Washington DC.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Cascone: (855) 524-6541

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    9th and Eye Street

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop (yellow, green and red lines available).

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,034 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    Kid Friendly

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  1. h

    honolulujc

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    making a reservation was very easy. We were disappointed in the cleanliness of the restaurant and the food portioning. The plates and silverware at our table was dirty. The women’s restroom was dirty and the supplies were not stocked. The table next to us ordered the same food items and it seemed like there was more salad portioned compared to our paltry portion on our table.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We ate here for a business lunch meeting. The staff were very accommodating (I really wanted to dine outdoors even though it had been raining earlier, and they happily wiped down a table for us and made sure we were covered by an umbrella in case it started drizzling). I had the Delhi Chicken Bowl and it was delicious! The combination of ingredients was unexpected but really worked together nicely. I cleaned my plate!
  3. PP

    PaulettaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The food was good, but service was awful!!! The staff was rude. We had to ask for silverware and napkins and their response was dismissive and rude. We never received appetizer plates nor drink refills. We had to ask them to clear our dirty dishes as we had dessert and again, they behaved as though we inconvenienced them. I would not recommend this place and would not go again!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Booked a last minute reservation for 4. Food was pretty good but the Italian deli salad was a little too vinegary. Other than that chicken wings were delicious and so was the elote dip.
  5. JG

    JennaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was lovely I really enjoyed the blend of a brewery feel with some more upscale flavors and dishes and a relatively quiet atmosphere! Service was fantastic and our server was great with his recommendations! Crab Mac and Cheese is a must try!
  6. g

    gourmet

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The menu was much more limited than the menu on City Tap's website. I don't know if I would have made a reservation at City Tap if I had known the limited menu offerings.
  7. MS

    MarcyS

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and friendly service.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We went on Mother’s Day because most other places were booked or had a $100+ price fix menu only. The menu was great, the servers were wicked nice and very solicitous, and we were very happy with the food & overall experience. Will return!
  9. PC

    PegC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding tomato soup and grilled cheese on a cold rainy day!!!!
  10. MW

    MacW

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was slow. They did not have the salmon burger. Nice selection of craft beer.
  11. EL

    ElissaL

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    They no longer offer bottomless brunch
  12. PA

    PA2DCDiner

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was mostly decent, service could be improved. Drinks were tasty.
  13. PC

    PatrickC

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're a fan of a cool Drag Brunch check out the City Tap House when the girls are back. It was a fun time.
  14. DV

    DickV

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Well done—excellent service and super friendly staff.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing, from the food to our server Krystal. We throughly enjoyed our dinner and it was the best meal we had in DC.
  16. TG

    TamiG

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Great dinner with a fun atmosphere! Wide variety of options for everyone in our group. Service was slow and uninspired. Took awhile to take order. Other servers had to help bring out food. Never checked on us in between. Had to flag down to get dessert. Too get drinks, our party members just went to the bar themselves.
  17. R

    Reynoldsan

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great and friendly and more importantly accurate. Food was good but salad and drinks were great. We were concerned following other reviews but have to say this was a welcome respite,
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Spent the weekend in DC with my husband and two kids. Everyone was very happy with their food and the service!
  19. L

    Leemah

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Horrible service and food wasn't tasty we ordered wings that were still bloody in the middle. My steak was unseasoned. My waiter never came to check on us never asked if everything was OK. Just horrible from beginning to end.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Sandwich was burned, waiter made us feel like we were bothering him when we wanted to order anything. Additionally, waiter never came over to check on if we needed anything. Wouldn’t recommend
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Been here before. This time server was slow and not very communicative.
  22. PC

    PatrickC

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I only had drinks and appetizers but I like this restaurant a lot.
  23. BP

    BahamaPearl

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great beer. Great service. Would definitely go back. highly recommend!
  24. JM

    JeremiahM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    We made a reservation for noon to eat prior to the Caps 1:30PM start time and were seated at 12:45PM. The hostess tried to tell us that OpenTable overbooked the restaurant and this was after watching groups that did not have reservations get seated. The manager and lead hostess’ attempts to blame OpenTable when they seated groups without reservations is just a poor excuse for their inability to manage the restaurant. The food was mediocre and were it not for our waitress, who did a great job, it would have been a total disaster. For fans headed out to a Caps or Wizards game there are plenty of other options in the area that I’d seek before heading here.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Shrimp and grits were absolutely amazing
  26. JA

    JaneA

    West Sussex

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great evening, phenomenal range of beers. Will visit again.
  27. LS

    LindaS

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was fine
  28. JS

    JulieS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was fine, good drink selection, service was not great.
  29. t

    thomasc

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    City Tap House is a fun location. Lots of great beers and good bar food. I have only been to the location 2-3 x since pandemic but the service is always attentive. Pricing for DC is very reasonable.
  30. JO

    JillO

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Serviceable food but harried and haphazard service. Dessert was awful, tiny portions and obviously more than day old. Does no one order dessert here? Feels like it! Waitress was nice but obviously overworked. Had to take flatware from another table since we never got any. Appetizer was delish but burgers mediocre. Would try again but order differently — and skip dessert!!
  31. CS

    CherS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was tasty, but it arrived to our table cool. A better job needs to be done getting the food to the table while it's hot.
  32. J

    Jenna

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Visited here yesterday and the service was all over the place. I am a former server and can totally understand when a place is busy but our server never introduced herself and dropped off water 20 minutes after we sat down and that was the last we saw of her. Luckily there was a very sweet server we flagged down who took our order and also helped us pay the check. When the food did come out it was decent, but very salty. My sister's food was extremely cold though so she did not eat it. I would not recommend this restaurant sadly.
  33. MD

    MuleDiner

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Service was very slow. Couldn’t locate our server and no one approached our table. People who sat down after us were served before we were. We arrived at 5:45, per our reservation. We were going to the Caps hockey game at 7 pm It’s a 10 minute walk to the arena, so we should have had plenty of time to eat. Instead we ordered at 6 pm (after hunting down our server) got our food 40 minutes after ordering, at 6:40. I asked for my burger to be cooked medium and it was still very pinkish red inside. The entire experience was very disappointing. We won’t be back.
  34. a

    allytay

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with our two kids before the Caps game and it was great. Lots of choices, good kids menu, good happy hour and big draft beer list and the food and service were great. We'll definitely be back.
  35. E

    Eastsider

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    It took over an hour to get our food. Server didn’t offer to refill drinks. Food was not great. Mac and cheese was like soup. Cubano was soggy. Nashville chicken sandwich was cold.
  36. EM

    EricM

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was cold when it came out and the waiter was not that friendly.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Very disappointed with our visit to this restaurant. I don’t leave reviews often, but was so underwhelmed I felt need to do so. We were in town for a Caps game and place looked like atmosphere and menu we wanted to pregame with. Night started with drink orders. No sweat tea for two in our group. Okay, got regular tea and added sweetener but not the same. I ordered a beer from a great beer selection. When it came noticed the size was wrong and questioned. Wrong beer and size. We made our food orders next. They got one out of four orders correct. I don’t know if our waiter or kitchen was at fault, but our dining experience was way longer than expected and caused us to be late for the game. Figured a reservation made for 2 hours and 15 minutes before the game left us enough time with a 5 minute walk to the arena. Lastly, we received the bill that had nothing comped as well as being charged for for an extra meal! This was eventually adjusted. Terrible dining experience and only giving 2 stars because the pretzel app and chicken sandwiches were good.
  38. CE

    CarolE

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the first time 2 years we all were meeting in person and it was totally an excellent experience all around.
  39. RP

    RaecheleP

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time at City Tap House. The food was good, as was the service. I was especially impressed with the noise level for a bar especially during March Madness with several games on the TV monitors. I could easily hear my dinner companion. I enjoyed my experience there.
  40. MG

    MichaelG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    Service was great. Food was just okay. The Arancini was terrible and bland. Literally just rice and oil. And I’m afraid the cook mistook cilantro for basil or parsley because everything had cilantro in it. Pasta and arancini.

FAQs

City Tap House - Penn Quarter is rated 4.4 stars by 1034 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for City Tap House - Penn Quarter

901 9th St NW Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th and Eye Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop (yellow, green and red lines available).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 733-5333

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Located near the Capital One Arena, City Tap House is available for customized private events of all kinds! Whether it's a cocktail party, after work or late night happy hour or full-service dining function, City Tap House is the perfect place to host a memorable event in downtown Washington DC.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Cascone: (855) 524-6541

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