City Tap-Boston

4.6
305 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
City Tap House strives to elevate the American pub experience. We offer 60 craft brews on draft (3 on nitro) and 40 by the bottle, from local breweries and our favorites from around the world. From the kitchen, City Tap House boasts a diverse menu that is rooted in comfort and with stateside influences.

City Tap decor is an extension of our identity. Warm, comfortable and inviting with communal spaces for large parties in the bar area and a table layout in the dining room lending itself to large groups. Reclaimed wood adorns the walls, prohibition era murals dress the dining room, and industrial styled lighting makes for a cozy atmosphere.

Great beer and even better food — for everyone. We've been dedicated to that very simple idea since 2010. Please join us at the bar. We've been saving you a seat.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation

Kitchen Serving Brunch on:
Saturday & Sunday at 11:00am-3:00pm
Midday Menu Served 3:00pm-5:00pm

Mon - Thurs: 11:30am - 12 Midnight;
Kitchen Serving until 10:00pm

Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 1:00am;
Kitchen Serving until 11:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm;
Kitchen Serving until 10:00pm

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we do not take reservations for the patio.
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Phone number
(617) 904-2748
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Just off the corner of Congress St. and Boston Wharf Rd
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Parking details
Parking is available:
At the parking garage on Stillings Street.
At the lot across the street on Boston Wharf Road.
Street parking is also available in the surrounding area
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Public transit
Accessible via the 448, 449, and 459 buses
Four blocks from South Station
Three blocks from the World Trade Center Silver Line
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Special events & promotions
At City Tap we not only host a variety of beer styles, and we work tirelessly to celebrate, showcase, and uplift the breweries we love. Whether it’s a local, fledgling nano brewery, legendary powerhouse, or regional brewery, we work to partner with breweries on a personal level. We welcome them to our bar to meet our guests. We invite them to take over our taps, release rare beer, and pair beer with specialty menus. We're always looking for ways to offer something special for our community.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Harvey Room that can accommodate up to 30 seated, and 40 standing comfortably. The room features a reclaimed barn door for the entrance, weathered tin roofing, and rustic chandeliers. The room is outfitted with two high definition televisions with AV capabilities.

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Specials

$5 MIMOSAS

Brunch every Saturday and Sunday 11-3pm. Enjoy $5 Mimosas!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 22, 2018

Ends: October 23, 2117

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-3:00PM
Sat 11:00AM-3:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Starting at 12pm we will have Football, Festive Brews & A Full Menu. We will also be offering an additional, traditional, Thanksgiving Plate! With 60 DRAFT BEERS, 11 TV's & a cozy atmosphere - Let us make City Tap House, your Home this Holiday.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 305 People Are Saying
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CZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner here with our friends before hitting the Ski expo - our table (for 10) was ready right on time - great service, waiter was super attentive - highly recommend!

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration brunch was great. Great for a big group.

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s
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great selection of beer.
Food was ok
Portions somewhat lite

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NS
New England
28 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The live band was good but the stereo/volume was way too loud since our table was right next to him. Since this is a group dinner spot, it made it difficult for convo. Also, right after he finally finished they put on the Pats game and actually put on the volume so it was back-to-back loudness. (But go Pats!!). Burger was over cooked. Waitress was great.

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YU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our party of six had fun, but we moved from the main restaurant to the private dining room because the restaurant is SO VERY LOUD.

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b
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good not great. Chicken wings are usually really good but the time didn’t have enough (any) dry rub on them.

Very noisy

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ET
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The drink I originally ordered came in a pint glass, something you would receive at a dive-bar, no real thought put into the drink. My boyfriends meal was really nothing like it was described on the menu. The side of fries were all burnt and really small, it looked like they just gave him the end of the batch. Would not recommend for lunch or dinner.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Pizza was cold, but beer and atmosphere was good

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BI
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice craft beer list, great ambiance

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CR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and great beers! 60 beers on tap, how can you not love that.

We has pizzas, burgers, veggi burgers, sausage special.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Jeff was wonderful. Great service and we had to wait for friends who got delayed and he was very understanding! The Abigail mussels were small but the amount and the delicious broth made up for the size. The blue crab Mac and cheese was yummy. Drinks were unique and huge selection of beer and whiskeys and scotch. A fun visit for us as tourists and a nice experience all around.

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KR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deeeeeelicious 😛
From start to finish it was all amazing 🙌🏻
I highly recommend this wonderful place!

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

great pub food, atmosphere was nice. Poor acoustics, too loud. Lighting was poor too, we all had to use flashlights on our phones to read the menu and not all of us were over 60.

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V
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent food with a great atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza can just be pizza, but this is amazing! And get the brussel sprouts!

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P
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Solid beer menu and good service - though we were there early, and it wasn't busy. Specifically went for chicken and waffles, which weren't great (2 slabs of fried chicken breast on a plain Belgian, all overcooked), but the 10 Spice Wings were.

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s
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and a TON of beer selection from craft breweries! The food options are definitely unique compared to your typical bar menu which makes it so much more enjoyable to be three and hang out with friends and catch up especially on a hectic day.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Ambiance was very lively, almost uncomfortably loud. You could tell people who had come to sit down for dinner were a little frustrated not to be able to speak to one another over the noise. This is definitely a place you come to for the bar, not for sit down dinner. Food is an odd mix, but everything we ordered was good. Service needed work. Cups were always empty. We had to request drinks/water a few times. Dishes were brought out but never collected so we had piles of dishes we eventually asked for another waiter to clear some space. Runners were not able to communicate to patrons. Came out confused in dish order. When we tried to help just took food back and forth three times before server came out to organize. A few kinks in communication. Has potential, but needs to train staff to work together more efficiently.

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D
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time from being out of town. Great food, service and overall. The margarita pizza was excellent!!!

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s
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were amazing! The ricotta whipped appetizer was so tasty, we had to order another round!

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OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I definitely enjoyed City tap! Great beer selection, good food, my boyfriend is still raving about his burger.

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MH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Hostess was very rude because she was having trouble finding our reservation. I even showed her my email. Not friendly at all. Waitress had a somewhat better personality.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our meal at city tap house! Great beer list, excellent food, and a stellar vibe outside on the patio. All the fun with none of the pretense.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Great food and service but the music is always competing with any conversation----is it possible for music to return to background level? Love your restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Our waiter was great!

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I really liked the Smore's shots that were available on Labor Day. It would be cool if those could be added to the regular menu.

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CS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch in Boston. The Street Corn dip was amazing! Had the veggie burger and it was delicious. Pizza was excellent as well!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Fun night and good food!
Patio was really nice
We really enjoyed our night

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E
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was ok.. I did not think the food was worth the menu prices. Waitress was very nice.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and drinks were great, very nice but still casual environment. It was a bit too dark in there for a lunch setting and very loud making it hard to talk to others at your table. Also would be nice if the beer menu was on the table from the beginning instead of waiting on a server to bring it over

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NB
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday evening dinner with a few friends - even found a parking space right in front of the restaurant (downtown Boston). Everyone had something different and it was all excellent! Service was great, outdoor seating was very nice, with a non-obtrusive one-man band. Both the beer and whiskey selections were extensive.

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k
Manchester
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place to bring together a large group of friends. The food was good and the service excellent. It was a little expensive versus the quality of food, so need rot consider this.

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We came for weekend brunch and it was great. We got lucky that it wasn't too packed and were able to make a reservation the day of, although we've been in the past and the place does get very busy. The food menu is great, there are a lot of heavy (re: hangover curing) options, but there are some lighter and healthier ones as well. The variety on the menu was great since it met everyone's needs at our table.

We sat outside when we ate and the outdoor area is nice and large, since Boston doesn't have a ton of options for outdoor dining this is a good choice since the patio is large and you have a greater chance of snagging a table.

As it's made denotes, City Tap has an awesome beer list, it made it hard to choose what to drink since there were so many great options. Great cocktail list too, as well as snacks and small plates if you're just in the mood for a few drinks and snacks.

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great apps, dinner and drinks. Impressive beer and spirits list, including a few bourbon gems!

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MS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find, but the only downside is that it is too noise inside if you come as a group. It is hard to have a conversation unless someone is very close to you. Otherwise, highly recommended.

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DO
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Entertainer was terrific.
Only drawback .... waitress was slow. Took forever to get drinks.
Will be back!

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in the area. The places right on the water know that tourists will flock there anyway and really don't try that hard. You can't actually see the ocean from here but the old pier 4 is a block down the street and you could easily fit City Tap before or after a waterfront stroll.
I find their various mussel dishes a refreshing alternative to the deep fried or boiled clams of other places. Went with a very large group and we covered most the menu and everyone enjoyed what they got. I'll be going back for the Spanish pepperoni pizza a couple times a month at least.
Service was perfect. Everyone was gracious and accommodating. Out of twenty guest my beer glass wasn't empty for more than a moment, and I sure was trying ;)
A note on noise level; it varies, the dining area and side room were just right for dinner conversation. The bar and patio were more energetic for enjoying sports or the live music on the patio. They'll be a spot for either mood you're looking for.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good beer menu, solid food, with a young crowd.

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BS
New England
38 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Second visit, brought a colleague for lunch. Noisy but everything else was A+. Had crab hushpuppies, and crab melt. delicious! My colleague said his French dip was fantastic. Highly recommend! (just wish there was some soundproofing!)

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AM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a good sized group (10ppl) getting together for a few drinks, on the day-of, we ended up having 2 extra people show up - yikes! We were nervous about space/seating since the place was so busy but the staff was amazing and made the adjustment quickly and with hesitation - thank you City Tap! :)

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