City Tap House Dupont

4.3
110 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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. 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 4:00pm​ ​-​ ​7:00pm.​ ​Seasonal​ ​patio​ ​dining​ ​available.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 12 Midnight (Kitchen Serving until 10:00pm)
Thursday: 11:30am - 1:30am (Kitchen Serving until 11:00pm)
Friday: 11:30am - 2:30am (Kitchen Serving until 2:00am)
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30am
(Kitchen Serving until 2:00am)
Kitchen Serving Brunch on Saturdays & Sundays from 11:00am - 3pm
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Phone number
(202) 878-8235
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Here​ ​at​ ​City​ ​Tap,​ ​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. ​We​ ​offer​ ​both​ ​semi-private​ ​and​ ​fully private​ ​event​ ​space.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N​ ​Street
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Parking details
Parking​ ​garage​ ​next​ ​door​ ​on​ ​N​ ​Street​ ​for​ ​hourly​ ​&​ ​daily​ ​fees.​ ​Metered​ ​street​ ​parking available.
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Public transit
Dupont​ ​Circle​ ​is​ ​a​ ​station​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Red​ ​Line.
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Special events & promotions
For all our special events and promotions, visit www.dupont.citytap.com under Events.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located just south of Dupont Circle, City Tap Dupont 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 Dupont is the perfect place to host a memorable event in downtown Washington DC.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

$30 Three Course Traditional Thanksgiving Meal in additional to our a la carte dinner menu. Accepting reservations for groups of all sizes. Open from noon to 10pm.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

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What 110 People Are Saying
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4.2
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3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love love love the wings. Enjoy my birthday brunch

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It ended up being a drag brunch which was INCREDIBLE and so much fun!! What an amazing surprise!

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ME
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Our waiter was great! The service was great! The food was terrible. We had pulled pork nachos which came out cold. Would not recommend this place for food. Lots of beer to choose from for sure.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Had to request a waiter twice before someone arrived 10 minutes later. Although apologetic the mediocre service continued with additional bread request for an appetizer unfulfilled. Our server was handling a table of 14+ so our party of 5 was an afterthought. Baked brie and pizza were delicious and main meals tasty. Beer selection was amazing! Upbeat downtown vibe with live music later in the evening.

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Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It was fair. The pretzel was very good. Nothing bad but nothing special either.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a great time, very good bloody Mary’s.

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z
Milwaukee
117 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just happened across this place and it's great. We had appetizers and drinks at the bar, and then came back later for a meal. Really enjoyed both. Food is very good.

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C
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

City tap has a great menu, but the quality isn't up to the price and the service was absurdly slow. If you aren't in a rush, it's fantastic.

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BH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

City Tap is one of my favorite places in DC for brunch. The food is always very delicious and the portions are quite large for brunch entrees. The Big Chick, Chicken & Waffles and Croque Senorita are amazing as are the pizzas. The service can be hit and miss, but the bottomless Mimosas and build your Bloody Mary bar make up for it.

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NC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I met my girlfriends here for dinner and drinks. We ordered a bunch of different items for the table to share...everything was good but not memorable. My favorite was the honey and goat cheese pizza :)

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Just ok. Could have been better

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DO
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is top notch and our service was exceptional. When we were seated a a small table, our server, Sheila, went out of her way and moved us to one that was more comfortable. She was attentive and even though it was her first week, found out everything so we could order appropriately. We were from out of town and glad we chose this restaurant.

The steak was perfect with fries and the simple salad is enough to share.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Should be noted this is a sports bar, we went on a weekend when a college football game was on. We were seated right next to the bar and could barely hear each other. No ones fault but take into consideration not going for an intimate evening or request to be seated farther back in the restaurant. We were seated and at the table for 15 minutes and no one acknowledged us or even brought us water. The restaurant area was not full and there appeared to be a lot of staff running around but we were ignored. We considered flagging someone down but since it was so loud we decided to just leave. No one noticed us leaving so we didn’t tell the hostess. Can’t comment on the food since we didn’t stay long enough to find out.

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The atmosphere is refined with a killer location in Dupont. Our table ordered off the brunch menu and lobster specials. The lobster was tough, the potatoes were not cooked well enough and the corn was over cooked. The brunch offerings were great, except the bacon was not consistently cooked between the 3 different meals, some soft, some crispy.

The server was unresponsive and rude, she was unable to remember the specials for the day, she was not willing or able to refill drinks regularly and she made belittling jokes about any questions our party had about the menu. The manager did a very good job recognizing our table was not being taken care of and assisted with making sure we concluded our brunch and was cashed out properly. The manager cashed us out after we waited for our server to return for about 10 minutes. The server then returned to take our bill which had already been settled more than 10 minutes prior. This all would have been manageable for a diner, but definitely not what we expected for spending a couple hundred between a table of 5.

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VC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was amazing and managers were able to accommodate requests very kindly. Some of the food items were AMAZING like the seared tuna appetizer and the giant pretzel appetizer, but a lot of the entrees (during brunch) were REALLY disappointing like the pizza!!!! It was called "margharita pizza" but looked like a mini little ceaser's pizza and was chewy and just gross- I heard the table next to us who ordered that too complain about it as well (I recommend removing all pizzas from the menu) and I got the crabcake benedict- nowhere on the menu did it mention peppers or celery which I was really not expecting and don't like. Also, wasn't english muffin, was a huge piece of toast that got soggy from the toppings.

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RL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I had such high hopes for this place. Online, it said you could get unlimited bellinis.... something that, once there, the waitress said was impossible.

Food was decent, but the service was atrocious. Our server didn't understand ordering an appetizer and coming back for the rest of the order, and we waited for her to come back around for about 40 minutes. At one point, she made eye contact but kept on walking away!

The drinks were the best part of the experience. The strawberry basil lemonade was wonderful.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sorority sisters and I checked out the city tap restaurant! All I can say is AMAZING ! The lobster phenomenal! Key lime pie to die for . Bottomless mimosas BOMB ! Come check them out!

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AB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Appetizer was burnt, entree was cold. I felt very rushed, the waiter didn’t ask if we wanted a second beverage or dessert.

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A
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

While the food was good, the service was terrible. The waitress mainly ignored us - looked over our heads when speaking to us and spilled our drinks all over the table when she practically threw them down on the table (which she also ignored- even though I said something and subsequently walked over to the bar to get napkins to clean up the mess she made). The only other time we saw her was when she handed us the bill. She then left my credit card somewhere (“oh, it’s over there”) when she brought back the payment slip.

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M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pizza was decent, ingredients seemed fresh. Wish they offered a bit more food variety but what they had was good. Super friendly bar staff, great local beer selection. I will
Definitely be back.

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N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Many excellent beer selections. Service was excellent, food even better.
Had the wings and hamburger. Both outstanding.

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U
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to City Tap House for the summer Sunday drag brunch. I wasn't expecting much from the food, but it actually was quite good (even though my meal came out more warm than hot). Service was also outstanding, which I had not been anticipating based upon some reviews I had read previously. The drag show itself was fun and for free, an unbelievable deal for entertainment as you eat.

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Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 7 & tried almost everything on the menu together. Every item was delicious, service was excellent, and we love the vibe of the place. We had a great time here.

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Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drag brunch!

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MS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Friendly well intentioned service.
Great beers on tap.
Food was all a bit flat.

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RK
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Bosco was the man. Service was fantastic

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FF
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

City Tap House's menu is perfect for people with diverse food preferences. The service is always responsive and cheerful. The food is good and nicely presented. The Tap House Chopped salad, the citrus salad, and the burger disappeared without comment-- a great sign of enjoyment. It's a very good place for work lunches-- it's got a good vibe but is not too noisy.

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A
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I brought my parents here for brunch and we enjoyed a wonderful meal. The Prosciutto & Fig Pizza, Prime Burger, Big Chick, and Ten Spice Wings were all superb. We didn’t partake in beer this time, but I have in the past and their beer list is excellent. My only qualm was that some of the TVs were playing an infomercial for skin care for some of the time we were there, and it wasn’t the most appetizing thing to watch. Then again, we didn’t request it be changed, so I can’t complain too much! 5/5, will dine again.

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MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dominque was fantastic! It was too noisy for a friend's child so he found us a tucked away spot that was not in use. And he turned out to be one the, if not the, best servers ever! Highly recommend.

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

Grey spot for dinner!

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CB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was not great. Margarita pizza was basically a cheese pizza w a few basil leaves. Not good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was very very good and we had excellent service!! I recommend the Brussel Sprouts and the crab Mac n cheese!!

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H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun place with good food and excellent service. Very loud though on a Thursday evening, but to be expected given the overall ambiance

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lunch with colleagues

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great service and cool vibe, will definitely return!

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g
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First time at City Tap, we went for Sunday brunch. Food was pretty good. Met Harry (mgr?) who was great to walk around, checking on tables and chatting with the guests. Will definitely come back!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pizza

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CV
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends to City Tap’s first drag brunch. We had a blast! Food was great (all the other drag brunches are just buffet). Highly recommend!

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BH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

This was my third time to have Sunday Brunch at City Tap House in Dupont. The food is excellent and quite tasty. The Big Chick, burgers and pizza are amazing! The service on our first two visits was also very good. Sadly, on our third visit the service was quite disappointing as our server disappeared for over 30 minutes and we had to flag down another server a few times to assist us. Hopefully this was just a one time thing and will be better next time.

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