City Tap House - Penn Quarter

4.4
656 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary 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 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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(202) 733-5333
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
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.
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
9th and Eye Street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop (yellow, green and red lines available).
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, 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.

View Private Dining Details

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Looking for your Thanksgiving Dinner? Join us at our House!

We'll be featuring a $30, 3-course meal from 12 PM to 10PM, as well as house-made mulled cider, mulled wine, and more!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 656 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
3.9
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
k
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I loved the energy here! Getting ready for an Elton John concert - cool vibes, great music, fun crowd. Except we forgot to print out our tickets! Our server got the manager who got another co-worker and BAM !! They printed the tickets for us. Love that they went the extra mile for us. Thank you so very much. We’ll be back

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was slower than desirable but the food was amazing. I'll come back for those mussels!

Report
Helpful
AV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Server hovered a lot which was distracting when we just wanted to talk and eat but otherwise everything was fine

Report
Helpful
KT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Nice clean place. Rare good kids menu in DC.

Report
Helpful
BM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Overall just an “ok” experience. Our service was amazing, but the food came out a little underdone (wings and burger). I also felt that $9 for just a side of brussel sprouts was extreme.

Report
Helpful
SD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, great atmosphere. Loud, but fun.
Recommend

Report
Helpful
F
Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Deyonce was great! She was both friendly and helpful! The food was flavorful! We had a burger, "the big chick" and "French dip". All were delicious!!

Report
Helpful
RB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was close to hotel and got great reviews so we walked over. Very tasty burgers! My son inhaled his steak frites. Would def go again if/when in same area.

Report
Helpful
t
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brew pub type restaurant. Very nice staff

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Decided to go here since it was a short walk from our hotel. Food was great and service was also really good. Also had a good selection of craft beers! I would recommend getting a reservation if you are planning on dining on either Friday or Saturday night.

Report
Helpful
JP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

City Tap House has become one of my favorite go-to places to have really good food and beer.

Report
Helpful
JH
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails and food were both way above par. Our server (Mika) was fun and personable. Delicious, unpretentious food in a relaxed atmosphere. would definitely go back!

Report
Helpful
A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

I wouldn't recommend coming here on a Sunday night--more than half of the draft beers were out! A nice ambiance and the staff seemed apologetic enough (well, one staff member did, the other seemed exasperated that we kept choosing the beers they didn't have), but considering we couldn't even get a drink we wanted, we decided to leave and go somewhere else for dinner (as that didn't bode well for the quality of Sunday night food).

Report
Helpful
C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Great meal selections especially the specials on certain days of the week. Great beer too!

Report
Helpful
t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was the real deal here. Very good food. Service was good, but not great. Overall I'd recommend for sure!

Report
Helpful
L
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My avocado grapefruit arugula salad was perfect! I had chicken on top. The nuts in it were amazing too. I will definitely get that one again.

Report
Helpful
J
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We chose this place for a casual setting on a Saturday night. It is great for any kind of celebration or get together. There is lots of space inside, and it has a sports bar kind of feel in a downtown setting. The food was great with decent options to choose from. There were a variety of appetizers that we chose to share amongst our table. Drinks were great! Highly recommend for a night out as it is a great location!

Report
Helpful
JZ
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

There to meet "the girlfriend." Casual, good food and drink but best of all most awesome waiter ! He got that we were in no hurry and gave just the right amount of service. We forgot to have parking validated but all in all a success .

Report
Helpful
OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was slow, food was mediocre at best. Will not go back.

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

My group arrived on time for our reservations. The host however gave away our table. When I asked why and told her we’d still like a table without the long wait they were telling us, she was extremely rude and short with me, rolling her eyes, and acting as if it was my fault despite me being very polite about the situation. She made no attempts to correct her mistake. The food served was very good however some of the drinks ordered were not and couldn’t be drank.

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

A few members of our party were 15 min late for our reservation, but the others arrived early but were told they couldn’t be seated until everyone arrived. The individuals who were late were held up due to traffic issues (we all know how rain in DC influences drive time). I was called by someone who was extremely rude on the phone, saying they were very busy and walk ins were still coming despite the rain. When we arrived, the restaurant was empty. I totally understand customers need to make every effort to be on time for reservations, but sometimes things happen that can’t be controlled. To be scolded by a restaurant is not the sort of customer experience I want to have. This was especially frustrating given how empt this large restaurant was on a Saturday night... we will just go to Tap House next time.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

It was a really awesome ambiance and a fantastic menu and drink list.

However I didn’t like the staff. Our waitress didn’t speak English so we had to order though pointing to the menu. Which is fine but it also meant that important caveats like “I want my steak medium rare” “I was the 10oz beer” “no avocado” fell on death ears. We have to wait 10 minutes to order drinks because she couldn’t find a beer menu and then didn’t want to take our order until the guy at the table who wanted a flight was done writing out his flight. She asked us how our food was when only 2 people had been brought their dinners. TVs were our half the time.

Report
Helpful
SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We've visited this location several time before and often bring new clients/vendors. This time the service was very slow, receiving inaccurate meals, inaccurate drinks, and a wine was served with a bug in the glass. Then it took quite a bit of time to receive the check. It was unusually loud as well..although I know that can't be helped.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Family vacation

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great servers.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

When this place first opened, I took my family to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The food was delicious, the staff hospitable, and even the manager got into the birthday celebration. We visited again last week and left even more impressed. The beer list keeps growing, the hamburgers are outstanding, salads and pasta dishes were flavorful and filling. I love the low-key vibe and the wait staff could not be more friendly or helpful. Go now!

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The Beer selection, food and service by was great.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great beer, awesome service and nice sidewalk-cafe seating.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our experience at City Tap House tonight. Sam, our waiter, was super attentive and easy to talk to. The food was exceptional and the portions were massive.

We will be back the next time we come to DC!

Report
Helpful
AC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The $15 burger with avocado was amazing plus the french fries that are seasoned with rosemary

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner! Chef made things that weren’t even on the menu (we are vegetarian), and our waiter Miguel was fantastic!

Report
Helpful
T
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was decent but service was awful. From the minute we sat down our server wouldn’t look at us and seemed mad that he was working. When I had to send my meal back I could see him in the kitchen talking about me as everyone in the kitchen turned around and looked straight at my table. I have been in the hospitality business my entire life and this is not how you tr eat guests. If you didn’t want to work that day then you should have called in sick.

Report
Helpful
JM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This restaurant was close to our hotel so we walked there. The menu was very varied but some solid choices. I had the Korean short rib fried rice with egg. My wife had the rib eye with shoe string fries, that were great and perfectly seasoned. This place is not for a romantic evening due to noise. The open kitchen shows the hard working staff. The only downside was that our server struggled at the beginning but he caught up at the end. The wood and stone found throughout the place enhance the tavern feel.

Report
Helpful
RW
London
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Took the family there while visiting Washington DC. and selected it because of its proximity to our hotel, but was pleasantly surprised at how good the food and service were. You might not think of a tap house as a place to take kids but this place is very family friendly.

Report
Helpful
YM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love City Tap! I had the crab mac and cheese for the first time and OOOOHHHHH so GOOD!!! You have to try it. Service is always excellent and the food is delicious.

Report
Helpful
PD
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Music was just a bit too loud. We had a group of 8 and I had to yell across the tables to have a conversation.

Report
Helpful
OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent service!

Report
Helpful
C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Perfect place to shout at one another across the table. LOUD. Expensive. Food isn't noteworthy...at all. Really disappointed.

Report
Helpful
B
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I really wanted to like City Tap House. Unfortunately, my one glass of wine was served is a glass with visible food residue. Lots of it.

The taco specials were tasty, as were the crab cakes. My husband ordered a pizza which was decent. But given the lack of cleanliness, I couldn't truly enjoy my meal.

Report
Helpful
DT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Horrible experience which ended with the manager saying you can't win them all. Comps us the drinks..

Won't ever go back...

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
17

Tweets by City Tap House - Penn Quarter