City Tap-Boston

4.6
409 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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City Tap House strives to elevate the American pub experience. We offer 60 craft brews on draft (3 on nitro) and 40 by the bottle, from local breweries and our favorites from around the world. From the kitchen, City Tap House boasts a diverse menu that is rooted in comfort and with stateside influences.

City Tap decor is an extension of our identity. Warm, comfortable and inviting with communal spaces for large parties in the bar area and a table layout in the dining room lending itself to large groups. Reclaimed wood adorns the walls, prohibition era murals dress the dining room, and industrial styled lighting makes for a cozy atmosphere.

Great beer and even better food — for everyone. We've been dedicated to that very simple idea since 2010. Please join us at the bar. We've been saving you a seat.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation

Kitchen Serving Brunch on:
Saturday & Sunday at 11:00am-3:00pm
Midday Menu Served 3:00pm-5:00pm

Mon - Thurs: 11:30am - 12 Midnight;
Kitchen Serving until 10:00pm

Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 1:00am;
Kitchen Serving until 11:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm;
Kitchen Serving until 10:00pm

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we do not take reservations for the patio.
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Phone number
(617) 904-2748
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
The Harvey Room that can accommodate up to 30 seated, and 40 standing comfortably. The room features a reclaimed barn door for the entrance, weathered tin roofing, and rustic chandeliers. The room is outfitted with two high definition televisions with AV capabilities.
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Private party contact
Catherine Scannapieco: (866) 640-1849
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Just off the corner of Congress St. and Boston Wharf Rd
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Parking details
Parking is available:
At the parking garage on Stillings Street.
At the lot across the street on Boston Wharf Road.
Street parking is also available in the surrounding area
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Public transit
Accessible via the 448, 449, and 459 buses
Four blocks from South Station
Three blocks from the World Trade Center Silver Line
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Special events & promotions
At City Tap we not only host a variety of beer styles, and we work tirelessly to celebrate, showcase, and uplift the breweries we love. Whether it’s a local, fledgling nano brewery, legendary powerhouse, or regional brewery, we work to partner with breweries on a personal level. We welcome them to our bar to meet our guests. We invite them to take over our taps, release rare beer, and pair beer with specialty menus. We're always looking for ways to offer something special for our community.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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EB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You need to get the Ten Spice Wings! 9 of us shared 2 orders of wings, 2 pretzels, 1 brussel sprouts and 4 pizzas (2 GOAT, 1 Pepperoni, 1 Truffle) ..and like 7 bottles of wine. This place is great for big get togethers.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here before and thought I would take some of my girlfriends visiting from out of town for brunch. They wanted everything on the menu. Breakfast tacos were a big fav, along with the steak Benedict. Can’t wait to come back again!

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s
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Food and drinks were poor, especially for price. Essentially pub food at high prices. Ambience was good

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AD
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Burgers were excellent and perfectly cooked! This was my second visit and both were great. I prefer to sit in the back section as it is a little quieter, but the atmosphere is still fun. Will definitely be back!

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TN
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

very very very very very very loud. food was very good, good prices for the quality of food, amazing beer selection. out door space is fabulous!

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SG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Loved it. We will be back...

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great menu, service and the ambience was perfect for a Friday night

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k
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Always love our meal at City Tap! The food is awesome and so is the draft list!
I was a little disappointed by the hostess because I had originally called to ask about a table/wait. They told me they could not seat walk ins and would not have a table until 9:30 or 10pm to be seated.
However, I went on Open Table instead and was able to book for 8pm.
It's possible there were cancellations but the restaurant was not completely full and they should have been able to accommodate walk ins on a Tuesday night.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was awesome and food was great. I would suggest everyone to go there for their brunch it has a great variety of options/

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food extensive beer and wine list. We got the crab Mac and cheese and the Brussels sprouts which were a 10/10 . For my main course I got the Abigail mussels and they were not very good pretty flavor less. Tasted a little bit of everyone else’s food and it was delicious. Overall great experience and will go back

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love comfort City Tap food 💞

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CK
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

great, local brunch food! perfect patio area outside

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A
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

cute place to get together with friends - nothing outstanding, but good enough/not too expensive

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mary was a great waitress

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NV
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very loud. Conversation at our table of six was impossible. Good beer selection and hamburgers were cooked as ordered.

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SA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

We were sat promptly in a great both. Service was excellent with Mary. We were very disappointed as there was no brie and no burgers. Food we did get was very good. I especially loved the fritters and the tandoori kabob.

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n
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was mediocre....staff had an attitude. Food was ok - nothing special.

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CS
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Went for brunch and was able to be seated an hour early for our reservation - and outside. Drinks were good; the blood mary is reasonably priced and the beer selection is incredible. My friend enjoyed her salad and I had order envy. I ordered a pork hash with sweet potatoes off of the brunch menu and I thought it was okay, but wish I had gone with the salad. It had a sweet taste to it, while I was hoping for more savory. I've had a similar experience with dinner; the drinks are always good but the food is average/slightly above average. I would definitely go back to sit outside on a nice day - but maybe stick to drinks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food! $5 mimosas for brunch & had the “the big chick” sandwich, highly recommend

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r
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good place, nice vibe. They only have craft beer or spirits, so dont go looking for a coors or anything.

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MD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my visit to the City Tap House, reserving a table was a good thing as I might not have gotten in, as the place was busy!! The food was Excellent and the Beer was nice and cold and the service was outstanding. We had Connor for our waiter and he did an AWESOME job checking on us to make sure we had what we needed and that we were happy. He is an excellent waiter!! All in All the vistit was great and we'll be back :)

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Unfortunately; our server was a very salty women who either wanted no part of her job or our group. She continually rolled her eyes at us and we had to (on more than one occasion) wave her down to acknowledge us.
Three of our six had never been to City Tap and I can tell you; they won't be back. This was a truly terrible experience. I expect far more for what we paid.
We told her prior to one guests arrival it was their birthday - and she assured us she'd bring cake. Not only did we have to ask in front of the guest; but she threw it on the table and it was some kind of cookie that wasn't fully cooked. We would have said something to her - but she only returned to leave the check.
This was

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fast service! Get the nachos to start and the fried chicken sandwich :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For a busy night, service was good. Food was delicious and manager was on point and explained the grill was backed up and pushed our burgers to be a little late to table. The staff was accommodating and didn’t have to wait long for drinks even though the bar was packed.
Good experience.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Appetizers are great, entrees are not.

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S
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great spot! Food was amazing! We are vegetarian and found plenty of items to enjoy!

We stopped for lunch before heading to the children’s museum; we had our stroller and I was a little nervous about where we would store it once we were seated. No need to worry at all; there was a very convenient ramp that went right into the restaurant where I was pleasantly surprised to see ample room to park my stroller and a large area to hang coats and bags .

Our waiter Connor was wonderful! It was our daughter‘s third birthday and he went out of his way to make a special dessert for her!

The hosting staff and bussers were also very welcoming, friendly and prompt.

The brussels sprouts Were amazing and a must try! We also loved the G.O.A.T pizza!!!
We can’t wait to come back again! This will definitely be part of our next experience while visiting Boston !

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a
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was somewhat slow, but it is a great place for a big group. The patio seating is fun but it is an extra wait. The brunch food was more southern type food (chicken and waffles/eggs and biscuits). Mimosas are $5. Overall not an awful place, but also not the best restaurant in Seaport.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so amazing! And service was fast

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London
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Incredibly loud. Might work for the bar scene but if you want to have any kind of discussion at dinner then go elsewhere. Should actually provide hearing protection at the door

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LM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun place to grab a beer and meet up with friends. Great beverage list

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food and service were bad.

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J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was good but kind of noisy. It was a busy night so service was a bit slow.

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DL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Very loud but great atmosphere. The server was at the table a little too often so we started feeling rushed. I had a tenderloin special that I was warned would come out Medium but was extremely well done. The meat was not like any tenderloin I've had before. It was chewy and had some muscle. I suspect it was a lesser cut. It did not live up to the $36 price tag. Out of respect to my guests I did not make a fuss over it but otherwise might have sent it back. I would try to go back again because it looked like a fun place to be.

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MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect experience, as usual

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KK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Had a great time celebrating my birthday there.

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a
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

this was disapppointing! the food was average and overpriced for what it was. atmosphere was good but the food did not hold up.

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KL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wish the main dining area had more lighting. everything was great, but a little dark

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ES
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The place was nice, good ambience, but the crowd was a little out of my scene. Very hipster, and I just felt a little out of place. There wasn't many options that I found appealing on the menu, but the burger was ABSOLUTELY TO DIE FOR! One of the best burgers I have ever had! Also had the potato pizza, it was good as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great laughs, great fun!!

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