City Tap House - Penn Quarter

4.5
939 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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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and craft beer selection. Service was outstanding. Thanks!

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QCinDC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was good. Mimosa deal was 🔥. Chicken and waffles dish was a bit disappointing for $19 but mimosas deal balanced it out. Not much meat on the chicken and it was fried too hard. And waffle was just regular.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

wide beer selection & food was nice with good atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The service was good, but perhaps a bit relaxed. The burger and meatloaf were excellent. My partner thought the Mac and cheese could have had more crab. Overall, an enjoyable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place was bustling. Despite that the service was quick and the food was excellent.

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Meatpuppet
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food & drinks before the game. They messed up the order but quickly got it right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time here, always delicious!
I had wine and GF had the Cucumber smash that she loved.
I had the poke bowl and she had the spicy shrimp tacos.
Both dishes had amazing flavor!!!
We shared the key lime for dessert.
Thanks

See ya next time!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for brunch…good food…reasonable prices…friendly staff…convenient location.

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irenes
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch. The food was good. Our server was friendly and responsive. The ambiance was really good. Perfect choice for a relaxed brunch.

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MichaelS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated as soon as we entered the restaurant. Service was fast and the food was delicious . Also, very good beer selection

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Vegasvaca
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre concert meal

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Jenn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for dinner before an event at Capital One Arena. Great location, great food & service! Will definitely come back again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

great time. incredible nachos

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went for a drag brunch and had a blast! The staff were awesome and helpful during the very busy service

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vipEmilyM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The drag brunch here is absolutely phenomenal! The food and drinks are reasonably priced and delicious, and the performers are top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food, great service, and the drag entertainment was so fun

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the drag brunch and it was fantastic! The service was amazing and the food was really good.

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AliseP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was great. Food was tasty, appropriate serving size, and great overall value. I would go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked reservations for the dinner. We opted to sit outside which was very enjoyable. There was a hockey game so most of the tables cleared out by 7p and it was very quiet until we left at 9:30.

Beer selection was great with varied styles and drink menu was full as well. Food came out hot and fairly quickly and there was a lot on each plate.

Server was pleasant but as the outside thinned out he managed more tables inside and didn’t pop over as often.

Very good place, enjoyed it and would absolutely dine here again.

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vipGreggC
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

First time returning after service and food issues some four years ago. No real improvement. Brunch included the following: not fully cooked frittata; “two eggs” entree…four bites and eggs all gone; biscuits freezer burn taste and hard post microwave. Servers try and assume okay for a beer at game time but continues to disappoint as a restaurant.

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vipDionneL
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so good be been twice this week

MD
vipMichaelD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Bar Food

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LivingforaLunchBreak
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a convenient location when near CityCenter, The White House, Capital One Arena. Plenty of options for food and beverages and upbeat music. Can get crowded during happy hours (Renaissance Hotel is next door).

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Lindsey
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Wasn’t a huge fan of the food, but our server was very understanding of that and allowed us to order something new. She was nice and friendly, but service was slow despite the restaurant not being super busy. Wouldn’t go back, but it was worth the try.

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TheresaT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious black bean burger and a tasty Fall Pumking beer. Parking garage right around the corner. Cool vibe, will definitely be back.

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EricH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drag brunch!!!! I took my mom and teenage brother with me, and we were all dancing and laughing and enjoying ourselves💕

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. We sat outside and the atmosphere couldn’t have been better. Beautiful evening with incredible delicious food. We had the Shrimp and Grits and the Meatloaf. Both were amazing all the way down to the presentation of the meal.

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vipDoniaa
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

A couple of misses by the server, who described himself at the end as covering outside and inside- seemingly overwhelmed. $95 lunch for a family of 2 adults and 3 kids- but would not return, nor recommend and here’s why:

Chopped tap cobb salad (with shrimp) was literally shredded iceberg, feta instead of described blue cheese, and overly salty greek style olives. Asked for ranch vs the recommended white balsamic vinaigrette- it never came despite the reminder.

Four kids meals ordered, each supposed to be accompanied with a kids drink, only got 2 of 4. Wish the kids did share, but we’ve taught them drinks shouldn’t be shared so .... server forgot those too, even when reminded.

Margarita pizza was best choice and was perfect. Good flavor, and quality of ingredients.

Sprite machine seemed to have run out of syrup, but our drinks were corrected as soon as we mentioned it.

App of Nashville cauliflower initially came out as cold- as if it was in the fridge. Weird. Was too saturated in hot sauce and oily bc of a thick batter. Would not recommend this dish.

Young server, apologetic but that doesn’t fix the food. We felt bad, he kept forgetting things even when reminded gently.

There was a good amount of patrons - don’t know why our experience was crappy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

While the food was good, the service unfortunately was not. We were not seen for 40 minutes after being seated, and we did not get our food for about 2 hours. Additionally, we never received our appetizer and were sent the wrong drinks multiple times. The waitresses were completely pleasant but the manager never came to our table until we repeatedly asked to speak to him. He also did not ever apologize.

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vipDaynaF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent! Our server made great recommendations and we really enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere.

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GeorgeD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice ambiance, great beer list, good spin on typical pub fare!

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NatC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great but our server was just amazing and patience with us all the time. She made our experience even better. We had a friend visiting from Peru and we were happy we selected this place.

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vipsscp
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Really disappointing meal. Mediocre food. Good beers.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My burger was good however, my appetizer wings weren’t flavored how I remember. That was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Great food and fantastic atmosphere. We got a waitress in training that forgot about us for a while. I had to refill my water from the jugs sitting on a tray, other than this we are very happy and will return next time in DC.

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MargaretS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn’t go because it didn’t seem to be open. When I went to get directions on my phone it said it was closed and I called and no one answered and their voice message was full.

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vipBradP
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good vibe and layout inside. Food and service were both good. Only ‘complaint’ is that the outside space could use some attention to make it a little more inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Service was ridiculously slow & unfriendly.

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City Tap House - Penn Quarter is rated 4.5 stars by 939 OpenTable diners.

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