City Tap House - Penn Quarter

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$30 and under
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American

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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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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was really good but our server didn’t really understand the menu and couldn’t give accurate information on certain meals in regards to allergens, preference for meatless meals, etc.. it seems like she just eliminated most of the menu without giving many options . We found d out afterwards that there were other options we could have had

BD
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. A strong selection of beers and create your own flight option.

GC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, convenient location and nice selection of beers.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was excellent! Food served hot and fresh!

LM
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The mussels were plump and delicious. The fries were super. My husband really enjoyed the meatloaf which doesn’t seem to be on many menus. He especially liked the sauce

MA
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a party of 8 with a reservation. We were seated quickly, had fantastic service, and the food came remarkably quickly for a larger party. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the beer.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had 7 girl friends visit from out of town. Booked a reservation at City Tap House for a Sunday brunch. Everyone said their dishes were delicious! We also loved that they sat us at a round table so we were all able to see each other and chat which we really appreciated.

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I have no complaints with the food. I have been several times. It is usually a good place to hit up before the arena. The bar area gets a little crowded and loud, but its the bar.

They did cancel my last reservation with them. They called me the day of, about 5 hours before hand, and said the restaurant was closed. It's unfortunate but at least they called.

I will likely go back

MV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The waiter seemed rushed or maybe he really wasn't wanting to work that night I am not sure. The hostess was wonderful! I had a surprise dinner for my husband since it was his birthday and she was great!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff, super friendly manager. The food was amazing. We shared three different plates and each one was impressive.

AK
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, Isaiah was a wonderful, attentive server, food was delicious!!

JV
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were not aware there was trivia and the staff did not offer for us to sit elsewhere and the announcer and music were very loud. The server could have been more attentive.

AI
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun and great with groups!
Solid local beer selection. I liked my burger. Would go back for beer and burger.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met friends after a CAPS game. Fun had by all.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pretty nice restaurant - original menu. Very good service and friendly waitress.

RG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole lunch experience was wonderful. The place was well lit and had enough room, our waitress was excellent and had top notch recommendations to share, and it was a great value for lunch. Definitely worth going back to.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Riesige Auswahl an Bier vom Fass und in der Flasche. Leckerer Burger. Menü hat für jeden etwas.

An der Bar kann es eventuell etwas laut sein. Im hinteren Bereich ist es aber ruhiger.

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E
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were not told in advance that it was trivia during brunch. It would have been nice if the hostess offered us a seat in a quieter area as the noise level impeded our conversation.

WL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location lots of activity. Great beer selection. The hostess at the door was funny and helpful. Got us seated quickly and served fast.

MP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Low key, great place to hang out. Large Beer selection and the Food was Good as well...

MJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Middle of the road for this type of place. The menu was a little different, but same prices and quality. Noisy, but not overwhelming. Food was good but nothing I'd remember in a week. Decent beer selection. Friend's Cosmo was awful.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and Bloody Mary bar were awesome!!!

DF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Had lunch with an out-of-town friend whom I rarely see. Placed order with server, who asked which one of a list of sides I would like with my dish. Made my selection and did not discover until I got the bill that the side I ordered was extra. Server definitely had not mentioned that when I ordered. Pointed this out to the server when I received the bill. Instead of apologizing, she acted as if this was perfectly normal and said she had never had anyone take issue with it before. Asked her to remove the charge. She said she had to see a manager and went to an adjacent room. After 10-15 minutes of inaction, I went to the same room and found a manager, who was unaware of the issue. Took another 5-10 minutes before everything was resolved. To manager's credit, she was apologetic and gave me a gift card. I'm unlikely to use it however, as I am upset that the server ruined an otherwise joyful reunion with a dear friend, and I have no confidence in a restaurant that would employ a server who would engage in such deceptive practices with no apparent shame.

JR
Milwaukee
34 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

What a great way to start a meal, everyone had to be carded to be served a drink, no exceptions. I am 63 years of age and the youngest is 28. After that awkward experience with our business partner, then they ran out of the wine we had ordered. The food and service overall was good, not great. I would be hard pressed to return. Uncomfortable dining experience.

OT
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant accommodated a large group with ease.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Anniversary

n
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great brunch options for everyone. From eggs to wood-fired pizza, our whole table was happy. GREAT service!

RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great flavors......
Great service...... and would recommend to friends to try out.
A bit on the pricey side for bar food but tends to be the area

KJ
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

While it took a bit to get its started, the server was prompt and friendly and also accommodated the fact that we had a Caps game to go to. We were there at 6pm with reservations and seated, out by 645. Would go again, plus easy parking right across the street and 10 min walk to capital one center.

CC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

While the food was good, it would have been better if it were not cooked in old grease. CGANGE THAT VAT FRYER! I’ll be back.

YO
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place so stop for a casual dinner. Would return.

C
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service, great location.

JB
Memphis
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with a few of our friends (5 total) after work and had great drinks (very large beer menu) and everyone enjoyed their meals. We will be going back!

JB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Great Atmosphere. It was a very nice evening so we were able to eat outside. Being able to make a reservation was a definite plus!

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Our server was friendly, attentive, and elevated our experience. Thank you! We will be back!!

AS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was good when we first arrived but slowed down when it got busy to the point we waited about 10 minutes for our check. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Overall a great experience and I would definitely return and do recommend it!

a
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had brunch on a Saturday, during a lunch break at the Convention. The location is perfect. The food and service were excellent. It is a little noisy as it is a sports bar, but the four of us were able to have a nice conversation at a booth. I'll definitely come back if there is another convention in town.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

This is my go to place when I have an event in the area and want a quality meal. The food here is great. Big portions and comes out relatively fast. My the crab max & cheese is to die for. The chicken sandwich and burgers are also great. The service is incredibly rude and unprofessional. I won’t be returning

c
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, casual atmosphere so good place to go for a bit after spending time on the Mall at museums. The staff was simply outstanding—friendly, helpful, and fast.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant had happy hour specials on beer. But when we sat in the dining room and ordered food, our drinks were MORE$$! We asked the server and she said, yes, the bar has different prices on drinks than the dining room!

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