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About City Tap House - UC
CITY TAP HOUSE at UNIVERSITY CITY is serving the region’s largest selection of draught beers – 60 taps in all, including many rare and sought-after crafts – with a menu of creative American pub fare. Features a rustic, 120-seat dining room adjacent to an open kitchen, a spacious bar area, and an outdoor patio with two terraces, a green roof and a row of five stone fire pits overlooking Walnut Street. This University City hot-spot is one of the city’s most popular food-and-beer destinations.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
American, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM - 11 PM
Brunch: 11 AM - 3 PM
Dinner: 4 PM - 11 PM
Brunch: 11 AM - 3 PM
Dinner: 4 PM - 10 PM
39th and Walnut
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music: various acoustic acts and bands throughout the week and late-night, DJs on the weekends.
We offer a great selection of our menu favorites and a large menu of hors d'oeuvres available with our staff for catering at your location.
There is ample street parking and a garage available just across 40th street attached to the Fresh Grocer complex.
The Market-Frankford "El" has a stop at 40th and Market Streets as well as the Walnut Street bus line drops at our door.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Check out our website, www.citytaphouse.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, for an updated list of upcoming special events
Thank you for your interest in hosting an event at City Tap House. Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, City Tap House at University City can accommodate all your special event needs.
City Tap House - UC Ratings and Reviews
They have absolutely no clue about gluten-free or any other sort of food intolerance or allergy. Horrible horrible experience. Was told I was being served a gluten-free salad turns out it was not. My next two weeks will be held thanks to this restaurant. The one manager was fantastic. It was a little late but I think because of him there may be some changes. The blonde haired manager not so much. Our waitress was inattentive we had to serve our own water and chase her down just to place an order. The place was not even that busy.But honestly the worst of it was that I was poisoned my foodie that we were paying for. Thankfully they took care of that.
Overall, I enjoyed City Tap House very much. The food as well as the service was very good. It has a nice ambiance for the outside seating and the fire pits only aid in this. The prices were a bit on the high side, but for how good the food was, this was not a problem. I would definitely go again as well as recommend to a friend for a casual night out.
Outdoor seating is great. Came for an early brunch, and unfortunately didn't have two items on the menu that we wanted to order. Regardless, food was great and very flavorful. Service was OK - not many tables for an early brunch, but the food took some time to come out.
We had a group of 5, and were seated promptly, though it was a table by the kitchen where it was rather warm. The restaurant was out of the daily special, which was disappointing as at least one person in our party wanted to order it. The fries that accompanied the burgers were a little soggy, but the burgers were very good. Our son really liked the maple glazed pork chop he ordered.
Had a most enjoyable business lunch on the terrace of City Tap House. Friendly, well-informed server (Freddie?), comfortable seating and reasonably priced, very tasty food. We both had the City Tap burger - cooked as ordered with crisp fresh lettuce/tomato/red onion and excellent fries. Only thing missing was a cold beer but that was by choice. Next time!
Why did they change their recipes? Last time we went there the "charred" Brussel sprouts were delicious. This time they served them to us burnt nuggets directly from the frier. Inedible. The server seemed overwhelmed and took them away without offering alternatives. Overall, everything was very oily.
Waited over 20 minutes to be greeted by a server and served water, and that was because we began to ask questions about the lack of service. We didn't receive actual food until close to an hour after being seated. Most of our food was overcooked and/or extremely salty barring the wings, which were actually good. By the time we received the wings (after sending back sugar entrers) we were genuinely surprised that they were tasty. The atmosphere was great and must be the selling point because the food and service definitely are not.
Truly inspired and well-crafted cocktails, especially the old-fashioned with the single large ice cube and the brut sangria with the berry-malbec syrup in the coupe. elegant perfection.
we also enjoyed the clams; the watermelon arugula salad, brussel sprouts, crab melt, delicious key-lime pie. lovely to sit outdoors on the deck.
This was not our first time here. We usually try to make it two or three times in the summer and once over Christmas break. We like to take advantage of the u city dining days. We ordered from the dining days menu. We had the brussel sprout and arancini apps, the crab melt and steak and egg fried rice entrees. We finished our meals with the key lime mousse and peanut butter cake. I was going to say that this was the best $25 meal I've had but to be honest this was the best all around meal we've had at any price in quite some time. Thanks City Tap, we'll be back hopefully sooner than later.
This is a restaurant we only go to when the weather is such that we can eat outside. (My ratings above are based on eating outside!) For us, inside is too dark and way too noisy. (It is a restaurant in the heart of a college age community, which is not our demographic.) But, when the weather is warm enough for outdoor dining - we love this place. It is up a couple floors from street level and there is a roof garden right next to the dining area. When we were last there, flowers were in bloom and there were lots of sparrows flitting about. Even on hot days, and it was in the 90's when we were there, there seems to be a breeze. The food is decent and the beer list extensive.
Happy 21st birthday to my son!
I traveled from Houston Texas to spend time with him and it was a blast.
We had a great server who offered excellent suggestions. The food was "muy delicioso " !loved the crab meat mac&cheese.
Extensive selection of beers and ales etc to go out drinking with the new 21 year old!
The waitress was awful. She couldn't get away from us fast enough like we offended her or something. She took 10 minutes to bring us water and immediately walked away without saying anything to us. Came back 10 minutes later took our drink order and walked away again. 10 minutes later she took our dinner order and it wasn't until after our appetizer arrived (from a different waiter) that she brought our drinks. The only thing she brought quickly was the check. I was so offended by her attitude. Good food very bad service. Not sure if I would go back. She never introduced herself but the check said Laura E
Great roof deck but service is really slow. We've experienced slow and inaccurate service every time we've eaten there. We keep going back is because of the bar and roof deck. I just warn our guests to be prepared to wait for food and drinks. Great location...really bad service. We hope management can do something about this. This place has the potential to be great!
We picked this place to have dinner before a show at World Live Cafe. Glad we did. It was great food, awesome beer selection. We heard the service was slow but we didn't experience that. Our waiter (Peter) was attentive, got our order right, and kept checking in with us. Overall, we were very happy with the visit and will be back.
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