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Federal Taphouse

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Federal TaphouseFederal Taphouse
BA SCORE
88
very good

13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 6.08%
Taps: 101
Bottles: 50
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

234 N 2nd St
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17101-1422
United States
phone: (717) 525-8077

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(Place added by: Slatetank on 12-28-2012)
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Virginia

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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GeorgianBayPackr

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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JKWBMH

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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1sophrosyne1

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

I'm sorry that it took me this long to get to the Federal Taphouse in Harrisburg--the experience was certainly worth some repeat visits that I might not be around to enjoy.

The place is clean and open with a nice floor plan. Service is fine; I didn't really test the knowledge base of the staff. But there beer selection was robust. They've got about 100 on tap, well chosen--a handful of a few brews from each of several craft producers is a good way to go, rather than just listing out a catalog of singleton offerings.

And the food's really good. There's a lot of bad pizza out there in the world, so their wood fired stuff is a fine treat and complements the beer nicely. Appetizers including duck fat fries, a good "everything" pretzel, and pickles are all good matches, too. Entrees are well prepared and almost worth the price across the board.

My only critique is that, with such a beer selection, having more specials and making more of an effort to highlight that part of their enterprise would be welcome. But, they are doing other things well, too, so I'm being hop-centric, perhaps.

02-13-2014 07:42:42 | More by 1sophrosyne1
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-11-2013 05:13:40 | More by BillRoth
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curl217

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -11.4%

I have stopped in a few times peruse their huge beer list, and taste a few beers on my "to do" list. The bartenders on the day shift tend to be the most knowledgable on the staff. The night side staff lean towards eye candy on the weekends-you won't get much advice or conversation re beer. Tried to have a growler filled one evening, which turned out to be quite a calamity. Atmosphere is more bus station than cozy. Food average.

11-10-2013 16:29:37 | More by curl217
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-17-2013 22:47:50 | More by stakem
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Federal Taphouse in Harrisburg, PA
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.