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City Tap House

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City Tap HouseCity Tap House
BA SCORE
92
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29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: n/a
Taps: 42
Bottles: 16
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

901 9th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20001-4427
United States
phone: (202) 644-9433

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @taphousedc

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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 7
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

One more bar to hit on this Chinatown-DC night! City Tap is a “blah” kind of place. Large, generic, full of the kind of people I wouldn’t want to hang out with. It’s a beer-focused bar for the Cosmo-drinking crowd. But listen, if you have Ten Fidy on tap, I will follow you, even if you tell me you ran out of it as I get to the bar (same with Even Less Jesus). At least the bartender did give me a massive pour of Bulleit Rye…

On the menu: 5 wheat beers, 2 Belgians, 12 Pales, 7 Fruit/Spice, 5 Lagers, 4 Stouts, 3 Wild/Sours…

Beers are served in two sizes, priced at $3.5 and $7. My favorite thing at City Tap was the $14 truffle-guanciale pizza from the late-night menu. Holy Smoke! That was good. Other than that, this really is not my kind of place.

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3.01/5  rDev -27.8%

Stopped in here with the wife when she had a conference nearby. Nice bar area where we sat, though a bit narrow, with a good number if taps and a small fridge of bottles. Service was mediocre, but they were busy so it happens. Tap prices were reasonable for DC, with a nice selection, but the bottle list was a fracking joke. To the point that this place loses all respect from me (not a great atmosphere anyway--way loud and busy). $60 for Cisco Cranberry Woods, Tilquin Gueuze 375s, Tart of Darkness, and Bolt Cutter. $40 for Le Terroir. Give me a break. Got some fresh Flower Power on tap which was good. But these sort of prices are just insulting. Won’t go here again. Didn’t eat the food so can’t speak to that.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.64/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%

This place has an excellent craft beer selection. I found many a heavy hitter on the list, both on draft and in bottles. The prices were DC-like, meaning $6 and up for almost all pours, but they did offer smaller pours that allow one to sample many a brew without breaking the bank.

After having a few beers at the bar, my group and I migrated to the dining area for dinner. I wasn't feeling incredibly hungry so I went for the mussels dish and it was a great choice. There was an abundance of an excellent sauce and two crispy pieces of thick toast that were perfect for sopping up the sauce. The mussels were plentiful so I really felt like I got my money's worth.

Overall, this place was a success for me. DC folks, you all really are spoiled as far as your beer; there's such a variety available to you all. City Tap House is a good place to take advantage of that variety accompanied by good food.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Jodi215
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

We ate lunch here while touring DC. We took the Big Bus around the city and got off at stop 19, walked up three blocks to the restaurant. Easy peasy. We were waiting when they opened at 11:30 am so of course the place wasn't crowded. Very nice decor, upscale rustic with a big city vibe. Good music playing not to loudly and the coolness felt great because it was a hot day out.Quality was excellent on all counts. We sat in the bar and the service was friendly and helpful. Food took a while but we did open the place. Beer selection was excellent, hubby had Samquanch and Brooklyn Blast and son had Kolsch, Mother Earth and the cask which was a stout from Fordham Brewery in DE. The food was fantastic, I had the ribeye beef dip on rye which sounded a bit odd but was delicious. Others had a burger reported to be delicious and the Korean tacos on the snack menu reported also to be delicious. Prices were a little high but it is the big city so expected. We would go back if ever in the area again.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of wapcap
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Another great beer topia in Washington DC
Was only in for the brews, and they did not disappoint. Needed to charge the cell phone, and the very nice bartender, charged my phone behind the bar. One of the cooler things is the sampling sizes. You can get a full pint, but you can also just get a 4 ounce size or so to try. Still costs, but at least you don't end up trying something, not liking it, and having to finish it anyways.
I did not try the food, although the next time I am in DC I will be visiting for a meal and a few pints. It appears they do source foods, as well as brews, locally and responsibly.

If you are in DC, check this place out. They are in the discussion with best beer places around!

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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City Tap House in Washington, DC
92 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.