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City Tap House

City Tap House

Gastropub and Bar$$$$
University City, Philadelphia
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  • Has a stamp of approval from Visit Philly and Philadelphia Magazine
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  • Foodie & The Beast
    "Beer selection is huge and we loved the fire pits on the patio."(15 Tips)
    Penn A.
    "The truffle pizza is great (as is the beer selection)."(23 Tips)
    Stephen G.
    "Awesome Gastropub in ucity, 60 beers on tap"(16 Tips)
    The Feast
    "... sit outside of The Radian, overlooking a bustling Walnut Street...."(2 Tips)
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  • Feliza C.
    Feliza CasanoJune 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Weekend brunch is awesome! I loved the Belgian waffles and the Bloody Mary. Came as part of an organization - City Tap House staff were fantastic to work with planning our event!
  • Allie I.
    Allie IlaganFebruary 24, 2012
    Don't get stuck deciding on which of the 60 on-tap beers to try. This University City pub also boasts an exquisite rooftop bar, complete with fit pits and lounge areas. So cozy.
  • Kate H.
    Kate HancockAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    "All the bartenders look lost." Yeah, it's kinda hard to remeber exactly where all 66 of the constantly changing beers are tapped. Give 'em a break and enjoy the selection.
  • Paul C.
    Paul CancellieriJanuary 26, 2014
    Chicken and waffles is AMAZING! Chicken is crispy and juicy, not greasy. Waffles were perfect with thyme butter and syrup made with stout.
  • Philly.com
    Philly.comMay 29, 2013
    Their Free Range PA Turkey Burger was voted Best of Philly in 2011. It is a combination of avocado, brie, curry dijon aioli, lettuce, tomato and goes down the hatch for $14.
  • Vivek V.
    Vivek VenkatramJune 30, 2017
    An intriguing selection of draft beers and cool options from a New American menu are served at this gastropub, which attract a diverse crowd that comes to see and be seen.
  • Stephen C.
    If you're looking to sit at the fire pits everyone in your party needs to buy an entree. If not, just chill at the bar and talk with your neighbors. Everyone was really friendly.
  • Krissy W.
    Krissy WMarch 19
    Came here on a late night date and the atmosphere and vibe was great! A little to cold to enjoy the fire pit but Spring is almost here and I'll be there.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 1, 2011
    This is known for an absurd number of craft beer faucets, but we also love the massive firepits that sit outside of The Radian, overlooking a bustling Walnut Street. [Ultimate Al Fresco List] Read more
  • Mary
    MaryJuly 20, 2013
    The Croque Madame is delicious. Great beer list and service was fantastic for a group of twelve people.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's Travel2 weeks ago
    You can grab a seat at the huge wraparound bar, sit in the spacious dining room, or hang out on the terrace around one of five stone fire pits. Read more
  • Foodie & The Beast
    Foodie & The BeastNovember 30, 2015
    Beer selection is huge and we loved the fire pits on the patio. A little hard to find at night. Tiny side door w an elevator to restaurant.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineAugust 15, 2012
    During the week from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. get $3 select craft beers, $4 select wines, $5 specialty cocktails, and the $6 appetizer menu. Read more
  • Kailee C.
    Kailee CrawfordJune 2, 2013
    Wow. Loved this spot! Amazing food and drinks at a sports bar for good prices... 60 beers on tap is always a plus
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff DaltonJune 5, 2014
    A popular place with great drafts. But, the bartender couldn't tell a double imperial stout from an amber. Maybe the beer list is a bit too big...
  • Maria M.
    Maria MejiaApril 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You really can't go wrong with the beer selection here...try something new. If you're in the mood for cheap and easy, the Tartufo pizza is amazing!
  • Julia S.
    Julia SOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Best beer selection in Philly, and the revamped dinner menu is killer. Worth the trip even if you live in Old City/Center City.
  • Reinhold Residential
    Reinhold ResidentialSeptember 27, 2012
    Beer lovers, welcome! You’ll find 60 beers on tap here, good pub food and great outdoor seating with fire pits at night.
  • Karen E.
    Love the rooftop bar with fire pits! Lots of beer choices and they make a great LI Ice Tea.
  • Kory N.
    Kory NobleDecember 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    50+ beers on tap. leave a tip for what beer, as a beer-meister, is good (or not so good) to the best of your ability. (on a scale of -5 to +5) +5 is 'stellar', 0 is 'balanced,' -5 is 'not so much'.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RhodesJuly 12, 2010
    Must try the Furthermore Fatty Boombalatty beer. Better than you think. Not to mention the awesome burgers and fantastic service (and complementary birthday desserts) Read more
  • Sayra L.
    Sayra LopezFebruary 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Pancho mussels are the best. They are spicy and have a delicious broth. You also get a big amount that will fill you up.
  • Concierge
    ConciergeApril 5, 2011
    With 60 taps, you may forget what you tried, fill out their tasting notes and they'll have a record of your favorites!! Nom Nom Nom
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LecoeurDecember 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Blanche de Bruxelles. $7. Flavorful, light, refreshing. In one word: perfect !
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HMay 13, 2016
    Honey goat cheese flatbread is AMAZING. Great setup and love the outdoor patio
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KAugust 18, 2014
    So many draft beers on tap and fire pits outside. What more could you ask for?
  • Becky U.
    Becky UmbachMay 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    For some reason this place doesn't give you bread. It's weird and dumb. The draft list is extensive and most of the food is delicious though.
  • 💛Diane☕🍜
    💛Diane☕🍜October 26, 2011
    Went there in the winter so it was too cold to hangout outside on the deck. But overall a large indoor and outdoor space to grab a drink. Doesn't make you feel claustrophobic.
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    Tackling Concussions: How do concussions occur + what are their short/ long-term health implications. What changes will new research bring to the games we love? Find out Mon. April 22, 6-7:30pm Read more
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmithMarch 4, 2012
    amazing beer selection. One of the few places in town that loves Troges Nugget Nectar as much as I do!
  • Melinda A.
    Melinda AustinNovember 25, 2014
    This place is amazing and the beer selection is truly the best in the city. 🍺
  • David F.
    David FMay 17, 2011
    great beer selection though they do range as high as $9/beer. Be ware of the extremely frat-esque crowd Read more
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffAugust 9, 2014
    Nice beer selection and not a bad spot for food and drinks during the day
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WintergrassFebruary 9, 2013
    The rooftop fire pits are really nice. Great drink selection!
  • Tom B.
    Tom BurnsAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The wings are addicting. They're not the usual flavors and they're delicious
  • Jahy T.
    Jahy TseJune 26, 2012
    Way over priced for dayloading, even for UP students wallet, def come for HH, sweet outdoor spot and Goose Is 312 on tap
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyJune 16, 2010
    The gigantic University City gastropub has a whopping 60 beers on tap. But don't forget the food! It's beyond regular bar fare.
  • Jim_Mc
    Jim_McNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Grab a craft beer and head out to the patio for some fireside drinking around the firepits
  • Breah B.
    Breah BanksAugust 22, 2011
    They give you a sample of anything you'd want to try that's on tap. Take advantage of that.
  • David H.
    David HowlandJune 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Nothing special, but a dependable bar/dinner/brunch spot. Lots of seats and tables. For brunch, waffle all the way.
  • Derek J.
    Derek JobstFebruary 8, 2017
    Beer selection is great. Grab some friends and hang by the fire pits.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CarterSeptember 20, 2014
    Very cool outdoor seating, huge selection!
  • Craig M.
    Craig MiddletonJune 13, 2015
    Was here to watch a triple crown winner! They have a beer for everyone!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrewAugust 6, 2015
    This place is huge with a solid craft beer selection
  • tangee s.
    tangee streeterJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Great staff-try to get seated in Jon Kennedy's section He's the best!!!
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly CarsonOctober 2, 2010
    Best brunch ever on Sundays - don't miss the amazing bread basket and the Bloody Marys - yum.
  • Maddie L.
    It was stuffy and uncomfortable even though there was hardly anyone in there. Food was also incredibly expensive. Saving grace for this palce was happy hour drink specials. Don't know if I'll be back.
  • Daphne P.
    Daphne PapapolyzouNovember 4, 2014
    Brunch cocktails, awesome evening view of the philly skyline
  • Ayo W.
    Ayo WilliamsAugust 20, 2011
    John Kennedy, a server, is friendly, professional & easy on the eyes :)
  • Penn A.
    Penn AppetitFebruary 20, 2012
    The truffle pizza is great (as is the beer selection).
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