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City Tap House - UC

462 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great Beer (5)
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(215) 662-0105
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chad Vetter
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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.
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Cross street
39th and Walnut
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Parking details
There is ample street parking and a garage available just across 40th street attached to the Fresh Grocer complex.
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Public transit
The Market-Frankford "El" has a stop at 40th and Market Streets as well as the Walnut Street bus line drops at our door.
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Live music: various acoustic acts and bands throughout the week and late-night, DJs on the weekends.
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Special events & promotions
Check out our website,, or email, for an updated list of upcoming special events
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

Private Dining

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.

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What 462 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Jackie D was the most amazing server I’ve had in months. Super personable!! Will come back again just for her!

viprichojr (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Our party of seven included out of town visitors to Penn. Before dinner, our bartender helped with some out of the ordinary beer choices.
Very engaging waitress. The food in my opinion is above average bar fare. Extra compliments for my short rib fried rice. A little heat, with an egg on top.
Everyone in our group was happy with their selections.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Service is not great here. Food is pretty good, generous servings. The goat cheese and honey pizza is great.

vipNay3sons (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Great place for drinks and after work happy hour.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Quick service great atmosphere

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Seriously, try the brunch menu. Absolutely amazing. You cannot go wrong.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

A great place that we originally picked out of convenience due to its location. Upon our arrival, we were very pleased with the atmosphere, the 60+ beers on tap and the elevated food selections. It's well beyond pub grub! Their pumpkin buratta app had amazing fall flavors. Since we tried their draft selection, we opted for a delicious Prosciutto & Fig Pizza and their City Tap Burger with an optional fried egg on top. It's a great place to go for the beer lover, sports fan, a large crowd or a couple looking for a casual atmosphere dining experience.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Overall not happy. Service was fine, but the food was not. Crab Cakes were extremely salty, husband and son had chicken which looked anemic. Other had mac n cheese which he enjoyed.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

I come here all the time, but this was my first brunch. I have to say the food was absolutely outstanding. I got to eat and watch the Eagles game. Great time.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2017

Great atmosphere, food, and service!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on October 23, 2017


MarykayT (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved the rooftop dining area!
Interesting menu options, and waitstaff was very familiar with dishes to assist us with choices.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

Jerrett (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

vipDebsreviews (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

The food was awful. I ordered a pizza that was so over cooked, it crumbled when you picked it up. My friends crab sandwich was a hot mess with lots of May and cheese. Would not go back

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on August 15, 2017

Chicken and waffles was great

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on August 14, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

Absolutely will go again. Couldn't have asked for better.

vipFitlerSquare (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

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!