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Federal Taphouse

Not Rated.
Federal TaphouseFederal Taphouse
BA SCORE
87
very good

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Taps: 100
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

201 N Queen St
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603-3551
United States
phone: (717) 490-6932

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Notes:
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(Place added by: woodychandler on 06-25-2013)
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Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%

Finally got a chance to check this place out. Selection is excellent. A wide variety of brewers and styles to choose from. 2 of the 3 beers I had were from in state brewers that I had not heard of before. The atmosphere was ok, it kind of felt more like a restaurant than a bar. Service was very good, no complaints at all, food was good but not great. The prices were a little high, but not outrageously so. Overall it's a place worth checking out if in the Lancaster area.

tone77, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Renegawam
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Renegawam, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Shandycan
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Stopped in with the wife and kid during a trip to the outlets. 100 tap list was quality, divided into sections for easy reference. Big selection of hefes, to the chagrin of the wife! So positive wife points. She had a pizza I had the turkey club- both were monstrous portions and above average. Kids portions are also huge. Service was somewhat indifferent by our server, despite being there at a slow time, but the 'host' (whom I presumed to be manager) was very friendly and pleasant.

Will keep it in mind for future visits to the area

Shandycan, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of MarkGamber
4/5  rDev +6.1%

The food is good and they have 100 beers on tap, always something you'll like. The service is usually pretty good, also, but the atmosphere usually leaves something to be desired. I've never felt like "hanging out" as I do at other local places. I find myself trying to choke down a beer or two and getting the hell out of there. But, that having been said, the beer or two I choke down are always top quality.

MarkGamber, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Mealy58, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

JamesCornman, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

MobileMike, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

orangesol, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Stork_Brewz13, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Lancbeerguy
4.89/5  rDev +29.7%

I entirely disagree with a former review on this place (about their food). The food is absolutely fantastic, and I have eaten here numerous times. It is in no way "lackluster". They have a wood fire oven for their pizzas and they have the best burger in the city. I have had nothing but excellent food. Everything is fresh and the presentations and portions are great for the price.

As far as the beer goes, they have 100 drafts, and it seems that their tap list is constantly changing. They are very creative in their choices, and I love trying new things there.

The place is great.

Lancbeerguy, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

SharkNado, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

barneysdad, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Barnsley, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

jhlosito75, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Yellolab2010, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Durandal_777, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

DLSheidy, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of curmudgeon236
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%

I could write a ton about the lackluser overpriced food, but this is a place you go to for BEER. A simple sheet of paper lists the current offerings, divided into categories. Each beer is listed by type, brewer, ABV, price, and a brief description. Pure 'kid in a candy store' stuff. In the categories of 'porters' and 'brown ales' alone, I had way too many choices. And I thank you for that! They were even nice enough to point out that one of my favorites, Siera Nevada Tumbler had been discontinued by the brewery, making this the last pint I would ever consume.
Majorbuzzkill...
That being said, I'll be off to the Taphouse for Sunday brunch, enduring the pricey, lackluster food... to worship at the glory of the tap list!

curmudgeon236, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

MargaritaMags, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

KolbMarley, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jackrodgers77, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

BradC, Jan 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Corburk, Oct 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Liberatiscioli, Oct 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

GeoffreyM, Oct 21, 2013
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Federal Taphouse in Lancaster, PA
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.