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City Tap House - Penn Quarter

4.4
608 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
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 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 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Kitchen Serving Brunch on
Saturday & Sunday at 11:00am

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

Mon- Wed: 11:30am - 12 midnight;
Kitchen Serving until 11:00pm

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

Friday : 11:30am- 2:30am
Kitchen serving full menu until 11:00pm and a limited menu until 1am

Saturday : 11:00am- 2:30am
Kitchen serving full menu until 11:00pm and a limited menu until 1am
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Phone number
(202) 733-5333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
9th and Eye Street
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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.
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Public transit
Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop (yellow, green and red lines available).
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Special events & promotions
From happy hour to hand crafted beer dinners, City Tap House hosts various events weekly. Check out upcoming events at http://www.pennquarter.citytap.com/events.php.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 608 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
service
4.2
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We had lunch at City Tab. The food was awesome; I would recommend the burger! Our waitress was very attentive and offered suggestions which proved helpful.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Hostesses and manager were very rude when we walked in. We tried to call several times to add a few more to our reservation but kept getting an answering machine to leave a message. When I told them that upon arriving, the hostess said that could not be true, and was very rude and dismissive, even when I pointed out I was calling them at that moment and she was not answering the phone. The only reason they are getting the good scores is because the server was amazing and fun, and the food was great. But we almost left because of how rude the first impression hostess was.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The food and beer were outstanding. Our service was slow and we had to flag down people to order new drinks and to clear our table. I would go again and hope the service was a fluke because the food and beer were really great.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Burger (medium rare) and fries were delicious and perfectly prepared. My friend enjoyed her shrimp and grits, I tasted them it was good but it's just not my thing. The rosemary spiced fries are to die for. I wanted more, but had to control myself from a double order. I'm sure we could have finished another order. :-)

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Absolutely loved it. We went for Mother’s Day Dinner. The decor was warm and inviting. The burger was delicious! My family was thoroughly pleased. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Went for Saturday brunch and had an amazing experience. The sweet potato hash thing was so delicious and the rosemary french fries are to die for! Also, the Bloody Mary bar didn't hurt either ;) Our server was very attentive and it was a beautiful day to sit outside.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Had dinner with family visiting from out of town. Had twin 3 year olds. Great kids menu, very family friend. Food was decent. Good beer selection. The service got slow as the place got busy, so it took awhile to get and pay our check.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great food. Corn dip and pimento cheese were wonderful and the mussels were really good. Beer selection is top notch... but don’t expect to get Miller/Bud/Etc like a few members of our party were because it wasn’t happening. All was fixed by the specialty cocktails though.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food was very good, and the staff was friendly. I got the big chick sandwich (brunch menu) and it was done perfectly. The waitress wasn't very attentive, but she did provide decent service when she came to check on us.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Service and food was so good, made reservations for a second evening.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Fun pre-event dinner and drinks -- great atmosphere and ambiance, definitely a lively place with a fun happy hour!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Had a tasty and reasonably priced brunch with friends visiting from out of town this weekend. Restaurant music level was a little loud but they were playing a great playlist so we didn't mind too much. I had the fig and prosciutto pizza which was delicious! Would dine again - especially easily able to accommodate larger groups which is much appreciated.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is a fabulous restaurant! Went here with our family of four. 2 adults and 2 kids ages 12 and 13. The place was packed and very noisy but fun and upbeat. Open style kitchen at the back, bar in the front. We sat near the kitchen. Ordered the pate/mousse, Cesar salad (massive), short rib tacos (came in 3), wings for appetizers. Just amazing. Food was excellent. Flights of beer was great too. Tons of beer options. Our server Miguel was great and made the best recommendations for us. Great time had by all

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Overall a bad experience. We couldn't hear what our sever was saying. They brought us our food and my wife's wasn't the way she ordered it. I was almost done by the time she got her food. After our food was served we didn't see our server again and sat for 20 min after we were both done until I finally had to get the managers attention to get the check.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our best dining experience during our family’s week in DC!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Good meal with great service. Has been a very reliable go to for us.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good service. Average food - ribeye was cooked to order (medium-rare) but had no flavor. It was accompanied by a ketchup-based sauce that made it taste like something, but that something was ketchup. Frites (shoestring fries) were limp and greasy. Okay spot as a bar. For food, it was average.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our server was nice, but it took way too long to get our drinks and for him to come back to our table every time. The food was really good though.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our party enjoyed the tap house burger and a wood fired pizza. The burger was excellent, done exactly as requested. The fries are very good, crispy and perfectly salted. The pizza sauce is flavorful, a little sweet. The sausage on the pizza was excellent, with the right amount of spice. Th crust on the pizza has very little flavor.
Our server was attentive and efficient.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Delicious Brunch! Great service.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The server made all the difference with their knowledge of the beer offered and recognizing we were there for pre-game feeding.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Date night with my wife, food, drink selection, and service were all great!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Love the ambiance, the waitress was very undesirable however

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Food was delicious and well-prepared. No problem with a custom order. Fantastic service. Convenient location if attending a convention at the Walter E Washington Convention Center or staying at the Marriott. Will definitely go again!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had awesome service and a delicious meal. High points were the fried rice w short ribs, the delectable burger and the Mexican corn dip. Would not hesitate to return!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Ten Spiced wings are a must, sweet potato hash seemed like a small serving but perfectly poached eggs and sour dough toast made the meal very good

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Met family and friends after having moved from the area two years ago. We had dinner on Tuesday evening and Brice was awesome! Then on Wednesday evening we met other family members and Todd was a great server to all 10 people in our party. Great food and a great atmosphere! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Wonderful experience. Great food. Great beer. Excellent service. Even got a complimentary dessert from the chef because it was my sister’s birthday! Will for sure be back again.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The service was great and the food was good too! We had the daily special, chicken and waffles which was really good. We also enjoyed the corn dip appetizer.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

City Tap House has a great beer list to chose from. The food is also good value for money with generous portion sizes.

Service was a bit slow.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Limited food menu but overall good restaurant.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Solid place to go for tourists with kids. We enjoyed a good lunch here. Typical bar/casual dining fare. Good clean restaurant

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Kind of a tourist trap. We came after the lunch rush. The folks in the front, including our server, were already checking out. Decent menu and food but not great value for the $.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Fabulous food, friendly and quick service. Good beer and probably the best brussel sprouts I’ve ever had.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great service. Very attentive.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Mike was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I'm new to the DC Metro area and came into the city with my boyfriend for dinner on Saturday. City Tap House was definitely a great choice. The beer menu was extensive, the food was amazing and most notably the service was fantastic!

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was okay. The beer list amazing. The server was a little surly. My wife asked if the bartender can make a cocktail. Instead of checking, he just said no.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

I had the chicken and waffles and it was really good. The beer selections are a nice bonus. I would eat here again.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent food and a great beer menu. Good location and in door ambient.

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