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About City Tap House - Penn Quarter

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.

901 I St NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
9th and Eye Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 733-5333

Website:
http://www.pennquarter.citytap.com/

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.

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 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

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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Offering a $30 per person Three Course Thanksgiving Meal with Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, a Traditional Turkey Dinner & Pumpkin Pie Cheescake for dessert! Our regular dinner menu will also be available. Open from 12:00PM - 10:00PM.

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.

City Tap House - Penn Quarter Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (16)
Good for Groups (14)
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Hot Spot (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
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Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great beer selection, good service! I would go back!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We've started using the City Tap House both for occasional date nights and for dinner prior to Caps Games. They are always accommodating if we are keeping an eye on the clock.

It can get pretty busy, so sometimes the volume level is a bit high, but the food and beverage selection is always excellent. The gastro-pub menu always has a good selection of unique and tasty food.

As a self-professed beer snob, the draught list is always extensive and good. I'm always amazed when I can find a unique beer that I've never had before, or only heard of and been wanting to try.

We highly recommend the City Tap House!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food and service was great! Prices were wonderful!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, People Watching, Casual, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Good pub food with an excellent beer selection and excellent service.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I met friends I haven't seen for a while and were got together there to catch up on what has been happening to us. We were both at a conference at the Convention Center and the venue was very convenient and close-by. The beer was excellent and the list extensive. The food was as you would expect at a beer pub but well prepared and tasty.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The host awkwardly came over and asked us to leave after we paid the bill. So rude.

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 (London)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Came here with husband while on a weekend trip to DC- great atmosphere, fab server and can recommend the Burger!

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was slower than I’d like

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food (burgers and pizza) was better than expected. Disappointed, however, in the beer selection. No true IPAs. Just a white IPA.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food and a cool atmosphere. Somewhat pricey but worth it. We like to go here before events at the arena. Good beer options.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great beer selection, very friendly, helpful staff. Loved the brussel sprouts. Will definitely go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Love that they have a craft brew selection. Our server was excellent! The outdoor dining was wonderful and MUCH quieter than the indoor scene. Food was good but not great. Would recommmend!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

City Tap House was a great choice for my birthday! The waitress was very kind and accommodating to my large party. Couldn't have asked for better service. Excellent food and the drink list was extensive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had a great time getting drinks and apps. Would definitely come back but probably during happy hour, the prices are kind of high.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

One of the last Friday evenings in September and we snagged an outside table. Enjoyed a bottle of wine and pizzas. The ambiance was relaxed yet energetic. Service was unbelievable fast, and our Server Larry was amazing. We will be back soon for lunch, but will miss sitting outside.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We were running late but They held the table for us and the service was really good Wonderful dinner and good beer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing burger!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Chicken was overlooked and dry

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent selection of beers and beverages - wide selection of starters and.dinner entree beyond traditional pub type food. Dinner was perfectly cooked and exceptionally tasty. Will be back when in the area.

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Inside too noisy and crowded foer thursdsy
Good choice of beers Menu 3 pages long. The but pricey
Bacon popcorn not very good and overpriced

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We were there for their annual Crab Fest, which we think is one of the better ones around. All you can eat for one price. Sides were extraneous. Crabs could have been seasoned more for my taste but I just asked for more Old Bay and they were eager to bring more. And what goes better with crabs? A very long beer list so enjoy!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a good experience at Tap House. Great beer selection. And our pizza was delicious! Server was awesome in selecting beer options.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 23, 2017

My wife and I had lunch here with a former student of ours. The beer selection is generally very impressive and likely to have something for almost everyone...my only quibble would be that the choices in porters/stouts was much more limited than lighter beers. My wife and I shared four of the small plates for lunch - Korean bbq tacos, smoked trout sliders, lobster mac and cheese, and the chorizo arancini. All were very good and we were comfortably full after finishing them. Our former student had the margherita pizza, which he really liked. Service was very good and fast. We had made a reservation for 11:30 am when they opened, and by the time we left at 12:30 pm the place was pretty crowded.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Place was bustling and we had a short window for lunch. Great service/food and everyone was happy. We got seated in a smaller room of the main bar/dining area and it was perfect for conversation despite the place being packed.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

City Taphouse is my "Go-to" when I want to have lunch or dinner with friends and not too much advance notice. It hasn't something to please everyone, great beers on tap! And can almost always find a seat or a table big enough. Food was excellent. Bravo! Thank you!!!

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

This was a good family dinner (parents and teen boys) on vacation in DC. Casual atmosphere fit for afterwork crowd as well as tourists. There were not too many entree choices but diverse and well-prepared and presented. It was busy but not crowded with attentive service. We especially enjoyed the steak frites. The pizza crust was a little undercooked for our tastes but otherwise delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

This was exactly what we were looking for on a Friday night for our usual wings beer and burgers. The burgers were cooked perfectly to our specifications. We had such a great time we returned on Sunday to share pizza and beer for lunch at the outside tables.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The mussels were fantastic and the beer was reasonably priced. I was disappointed in the lack of traditional bar items like Stoly or Sapphire. The crab-corn bites were well prepared, but the dipping sauce was uninspired. Service was OK, but she forgot 2 of the 3 orders for fries.....

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, People Watching
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Great neighborhood spot. Nice looking casual place for a great burger, wings, fries with truffle aioli, pulled pork nachos and HUGE crafts beers list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Casual, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Outstanding service!
Good food
Kid friendly
Impressive beer list!

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Great Beer
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 16, 2017

SUCH a yummy brunch pizza. Cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Great service, mediocre food.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Probably the best wings I have ever had! great Dry rub and crisp!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This is another example of a DC restaurant that relies on location to get by. The food was not bad, but it was, at best, mediocre. And the decor was just wood...everywhere you looked. It basically looks like they rebuilt a barn. The food is very over-priced for what it offers - $16.00 for a basic cheeseburger and $4.00 to add 2 strips of bacon. Now I have had $20 burgers that I would order again in a heartbeat - this was nowhere close to making the list. Again, it was not bad, but you will get a far better burger at Shake Shack down the street for half the price. It definitely seems to cater more to the crowd that drinks beer - and likely those that drink a lot of it so that they don't realize the quality or price of the food. I had to actually maneuver around beer kegs to get to the restroom because they have so many that they apparently don't have storage for all of them and many are just left sitting about. Not being a beer drinker myself, I can't comment on the selection but judging by the number of kegs they had connected to their tap system behind the giant glass window, it seemed like they definitely had more than a few choices. So maybe this place would be better for a happy hour but I certainly wouldn't recommend it for anything else. But do yourself a favor and eat somewhere else first.

The only other thing I am compelled to mention is that I ordered unsweetened iced tea to drink and what I got literally tasted like cough syrup. The old-fashioned licorice tasting kind. I inquired if they add anything to it and was told they did not. How you can make plain, unsweetened iced tea taste so bad is almost astonishing. So if you do go here, order anything but to drink.

That said, the staff was pretty friendly and our water glasses were almost never empty. I wouldn't say it's $20 burger worthy service but it was good enough.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We stopped here for dinner as it was a short walk from our hotel (Marriott) near the convention center. Fantastic selection of craft beers. Dinner was very good although the salmon was a very small portion. But that saved room for some dessert!

Service was excellent with our waiter who gave us plenty of information about the various menu items.

The noise level was above normal but you would expect that from a popular place with a busy bar area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

great beer selection and very tasty flatbreads

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Tina and watermelon was amazing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Food has gone downhill from what it used to be - cheese sauce on nachos and pretzel was bland, sandwiches were not as high quality as they used to be, fries were overseasoned. On top of that, prices are higher than what I remembered. We used to enjoy this place as a quick, casual, inexpensive bar with good food, but it seems to have changed and not for the better since my last visit about a year ago.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Small menu, but the food was good. The beer was good. Had a great server. Nice place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Met a friend from CO here for happy hour and it was great. We got 2 flights of 4 samples each, and all the beers were good. They have an outstanding IPA list, as well as a good amount of other types. We ordered the brussels sprouts, per our server's recommendation, and they were outstanding! Also got the burrata and a pizza, which were also very good.

We sat on the patio and it's just enough off 9th St to not be sitting on the busy road, but still activity. And there are a lot of indoor options, too.

Will definitely go back to try more beers and other menu items.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great Beer
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