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 9th 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.

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

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Happy Hour (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Live Sports (7)
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Bar Seating (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for a Date (4)
People Watching (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
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Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Mike was fantastic!

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·Dined 7 days ago

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!

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 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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·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Live Sports
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Dinner with my son before hockey game.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

My husband and I made reservations to eat here after the Auto show. It took 10 min. to be greeted and another 10 to get our drinks and yet another 10 for him to come back and bring our check. We had planned to eat, but the service was so slow and not personable we made reservations elsewhere to eat.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Carolina was a fabulous server and Pearson, as always a wonderful host

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Try the Korean tacos app!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Recommended to us as a casual eatery, and it was close to the hotel. Food was just ok -- miso glazed salmon was good, could have had more vegetables with it. For a "tap house," the beer selection was wide, but not interesting. I asked about local beers in a white/IPA that wasn't too high in alcohol, and the waitress recommended something from Pa. Well, I guess DC/Va isn't known for its microbrews. It was an ok place to go, nothing special.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The beer selection was fantastic. Food was just as good. Their short rib tacos were exceptional. Their beer guru was super nice and friendly. Had a nice conversation with him regarding different beers. Overall great experience. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Good burgers, salads, and appetizers. Service was good too. Good wine choices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Came here with some friends, one of whom wanted a place that was "Casual". We came here and weren't disappointed. Had a decent meal, good beer, great service. I would definitely recommend coming here if you are looking for the same.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We went because the Washingtonian Magazine included them in a post about brunches with fireplaces. Sadly, the fireplace wasn't on when we were there. The server didn't really read the table well, sorta of rushes us throughthe meal, when we were trying to chat and catch up. Food was great, menu was interesting, would definitely go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I had a great new years eve! Thank you!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Dinner was great - service was awesome!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We had burgers and beer and they were very good, as was the service. The problem - most of the dining tables are within 30 feet of the bar (ours was about 5 feet from the happy hour crowd). At 6p on a Thursday night, the noise level was deafening. We couldn't really have a conversation, and even ordering over the noise of the happy hour crowd was a challenge.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Return visit because when invited to meet a friend there weeks ago, I questioned the idea of good food at a place called a Tap House. But in this second lunch, good salad options and very good service. And for the second time, the greeters seemed a bit too distracted.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

This place looks like an ordinary pub food joint on the surface, but the food is a step above. Hearty sandwiches, good fresh salads (if overdressed - next time I'll get dressing on the side). And do not miss the divine crab mac & cheese! Plenty to share, or make it your entrée. Best mac & cheese I've had anywhere, ever.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

While our server was busy with a large group, he always made sure we were also well taken care of, so the service gets a top rating for that. The food was innovative without being too adventitious. We split the bruschetta, heirloom carrots and the prosciutto and fig pizza. Everything tasted fresh and wonderful. The selection of 40 tap beers was excellent and there was something for every palate. My dining partner found the Elouan Pinot Noir an excellent complement to her dinner as well so you are not limited to just beer.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was awesome!!! My boyfriend loves all types of beers. He was definitely in heaven. So if you love great food, service, and beers of all sort go IMMEDIATELY lol

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The service was really bad. Server rarely came and acted as if he was doing us a favor. Then passed us off without telling who new server was and so no attention from new server either. But-- if they could get that fixed it was a great drink/beer spot and good food.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great place. Enjoyed the meal and had great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Seasonal, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was fine except for the main courses, which were overpriced, overcooked, and way too salty.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I did not believe the food met the standard for the price we paid. I was also not happy that the server and kitchen refused to make accommodations for a gluten allergy for the Thanksgiving special. The server did not seem knowledgeable of our needs.

I asked for a half sweet iced tea, and was told that the only iced tea was unsweet. Later, I heard our server offer several iced tea flavors to an adjacent table.

I felt as if our server could have been more attentive.

I believe there are better restaurants in DC (and in Penn Quarter) at this price point. We may have considered returning if the prices matched the quality of the product.

If your staff were more accommodating to people with celiac issues, we would certainly consider returning.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was great! Lots of beer & cocktail options & great food to accompany it. It was our first time visiting but we will be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 16, 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 14, 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 September 30, 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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