City Tap House - Penn Quarter

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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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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 864 People Are Saying
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AI
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun and great with groups!
Solid local beer selection. I liked my burger. Would go back for beer and burger.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pretty nice restaurant - original menu. Very good service and friendly waitress.

RG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole lunch experience was wonderful. The place was well lit and had enough room, our waitress was excellent and had top notch recommendations to share, and it was a great value for lunch. Definitely worth going back to.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Riesige Auswahl an Bier vom Fass und in der Flasche. Leckerer Burger. Menü hat für jeden etwas.

An der Bar kann es eventuell etwas laut sein. Im hinteren Bereich ist es aber ruhiger.

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E
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were not told in advance that it was trivia during brunch. It would have been nice if the hostess offered us a seat in a quieter area as the noise level impeded our conversation.

WL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location lots of activity. Great beer selection. The hostess at the door was funny and helpful. Got us seated quickly and served fast.

MP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Low key, great place to hang out. Large Beer selection and the Food was Good as well...

MJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Middle of the road for this type of place. The menu was a little different, but same prices and quality. Noisy, but not overwhelming. Food was good but nothing I'd remember in a week. Decent beer selection. Friend's Cosmo was awful.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and Bloody Mary bar were awesome!!!

DF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Had lunch with an out-of-town friend whom I rarely see. Placed order with server, who asked which one of a list of sides I would like with my dish. Made my selection and did not discover until I got the bill that the side I ordered was extra. Server definitely had not mentioned that when I ordered. Pointed this out to the server when I received the bill. Instead of apologizing, she acted as if this was perfectly normal and said she had never had anyone take issue with it before. Asked her to remove the charge. She said she had to see a manager and went to an adjacent room. After 10-15 minutes of inaction, I went to the same room and found a manager, who was unaware of the issue. Took another 5-10 minutes before everything was resolved. To manager's credit, she was apologetic and gave me a gift card. I'm unlikely to use it however, as I am upset that the server ruined an otherwise joyful reunion with a dear friend, and I have no confidence in a restaurant that would employ a server who would engage in such deceptive practices with no apparent shame.

JR
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

What a great way to start a meal, everyone had to be carded to be served a drink, no exceptions. I am 63 years of age and the youngest is 28. After that awkward experience with our business partner, then they ran out of the wine we had ordered. The food and service overall was good, not great. I would be hard pressed to return. Uncomfortable dining experience.

OT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant accommodated a large group with ease.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Anniversary

n
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great brunch options for everyone. From eggs to wood-fired pizza, our whole table was happy. GREAT service!

RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great flavors......
Great service...... and would recommend to friends to try out.
A bit on the pricey side for bar food but tends to be the area

KJ
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

While it took a bit to get its started, the server was prompt and friendly and also accommodated the fact that we had a Caps game to go to. We were there at 6pm with reservations and seated, out by 645. Would go again, plus easy parking right across the street and 10 min walk to capital one center.

CC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

While the food was good, it would have been better if it were not cooked in old grease. CGANGE THAT VAT FRYER! I’ll be back.

YO
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place so stop for a casual dinner. Would return.

C
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service, great location.

JB
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with a few of our friends (5 total) after work and had great drinks (very large beer menu) and everyone enjoyed their meals. We will be going back!

JB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Great Atmosphere. It was a very nice evening so we were able to eat outside. Being able to make a reservation was a definite plus!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Our server was friendly, attentive, and elevated our experience. Thank you! We will be back!!

AS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was good when we first arrived but slowed down when it got busy to the point we waited about 10 minutes for our check. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Overall a great experience and I would definitely return and do recommend it!

a
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had brunch on a Saturday, during a lunch break at the Convention. The location is perfect. The food and service were excellent. It is a little noisy as it is a sports bar, but the four of us were able to have a nice conversation at a booth. I'll definitely come back if there is another convention in town.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

This is my go to place when I have an event in the area and want a quality meal. The food here is great. Big portions and comes out relatively fast. My the crab max & cheese is to die for. The chicken sandwich and burgers are also great. The service is incredibly rude and unprofessional. I won’t be returning

c
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, casual atmosphere so good place to go for a bit after spending time on the Mall at museums. The staff was simply outstanding—friendly, helpful, and fast.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant had happy hour specials on beer. But when we sat in the dining room and ordered food, our drinks were MORE$$! We asked the server and she said, yes, the bar has different prices on drinks than the dining room!

BR
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to City Tap. We split the ahi tuna and pretzel (odd combination I know) and they were both wonderful. I had the pork shoulder fajitas which were well seasoned but not overwhelming and the meat was perfectly cooked. Service was excellent. Whole dinner was a fantastic experience. Highly recommend.

JP
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

MY
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and selection of menu.

LD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night out with friends....the vibe was awesome! Our waitress, Missy, was top notch and attentive! Highly recommend!!

DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

City tap is a really nice place for happy hour. The ambiance was really chill. The food was great. A little pricey but good for the area.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch as always. Excellent service

OT
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Thursday night special which was the meatloaf. It was outstanding and the portion size was very generous. Certainly enough for 2 meals.

SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, very good fries and appetizers - mussels were a little underpowered, but the beer selection was very good as well. Very handy to attractions and hotels in the capital district.

N
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food.
Just a bit noisy, bar level.
You are not gonna be whispering sweet nothings in your date’s ear.

MC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Server literally disappeared during lunch. Manager was apologetic but it clearly was not this servers first offense. I would recommend City Tap House as I have stopped by there many times before a Caps game and not had this problem.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff was excellent! Food is good, too

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Even though we repeatedly told the server about food allergies and he went back and forth to the kitchen several times my daughter had an allergic reaction. This caused her to miss the Shawn mendes concert. So frustrating

FC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Natalia was excellent!

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