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City Tap House DC
901 9th St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
From one historic town to the next, City Tap House opens in Washington, DC, four years after debuting in Philadelphia. The concept from Public House Investments pairs an aggressive beer lineup with an elevated pub menu featuring appetizers, salads, mussels, “craftwiches,” and featured entrees. Daily Suppers offer featured fare like southern-inspired dishes on Mondays, chef inspirations from Philly’s 9th St. Italian market on Tuesday and roasts on Wednesdays, for example. Entrees like the Duroc Pork Collar with Logan Turnpike cheddar grits, collard greens, smoked paprika and pork jus ($22) or the Monkfish Osso Buco with maitake mushrooms, butternut squash, asparagus and a cider truffle jus ($27) make it clear this isn’t just a beer bar. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and a rustic industrial design with exposed wood beams, stone panels, copper fixtures and an open kitchen provide a relaxing environment to enjoy the more than 60 craft beers available. The 180-seat restaurant owned by Frank Falesto serves lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends.