Spirit Cruises Summer 2019 Leaderboard

City Tap House

City Tap House Review
City Tap House

I decided to make a trip out to University City after hearing about a new bar in town.  City Tap House is in the Radian Hotel on 39th and Walnut.  After parking the car on the street and paying the meter, my friends and I opened the door to what we thought was City Tap House.  We clicked the button in the elevator labeled “City Tap House,” thank goodness it was labeled!  When the door opened we all stepped forward and realized a few feet ahead was the bar.  Phew. We all breathed a sigh of relief.  A word of advice, just keep walking until you see the light and you will be pleased once you finally get there!

 

We found the hostess (after waiting for a while because of how mobbed the bar was) and told her we were there for happy hour.  The bar was very modern and beautiful, and even had an old fashioned tap on display.  The place was huge, but if you are there for happy hour you are only able to sit at the bar or outside by the fire pit. We chose to sit by the fire pit because of how crowded the bar was. This was an interesting choice, there was no one outside regardless of how beautiful it was. The balcony overlooked University City. The fire pit was a cool idea, but if you order food it’s very difficult to eat it there (drinks are easy to drink there however).  After sitting there for a while, lots of people ended up joining us by the fire pit.

 

I went there with some friends on a Thursday, which is City Tap House’s “Hundred Mile Happy Hour”.  I thought this idea was brilliant!  You get $2 off all local beers between 5 PM and 7 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. They have over 60 draft beers and you get $2 off any beer that was brewed in a brewery that was within 100 miles of City Tap House. Very clever. On Wednesdays from 5 PM to 7 PM they have a “City Tap Hour” which gives you $3 select craft beers, $4 select wines, $5 specialty cocktails, and a $6 appetizer menu.  There is also live music everyday!  But the music unfortunately didn’t start until we were leaving the bar, about halfway through happy hour.

 

I ordered a couple Dock St. Summer Sessions, which were only $4 each with the $2 off.  It was the perfect summer ale and it tasted of wheat and ginger.  Some other beers that were offered within 100 miles of City Tap House included Stoudts Heifer in Wheat, Yards Brawler, Yards ESA, Victory Helios, and Allentown Brewworks Space Monkey.  Yum.  To eat we ordered the “10-Spice Dry Rubbed Wings” that came with house ranch and veggies for only $10, as per the very friendly waitress’s recommendation.  There were 10 wings and they were perfect as a happy hour snack, they had a very intense rosemary flavor while the bleu cheese and ranch was delicious!  The Hundred Mile Happy Hour was a good time, I can’t wait to come back for the Wednesday night City Tap Hour!

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Philly Cider Week Returns This Year, October 26-31

Philly Cider Week Returns This Year, October 26-31

Cider fans rejoice because after taking a hiatus last year, Philly Cider Week is back for it's third year....read more ›

by Drink Philly Oct 14, 2021
Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Whether it's to enjoy the first warm breezes of spring or the unexpected sunshine of a crisp day in fall, Philadelphia is full of great places to drin...read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 11, 2019
 Victory's New Philadelphia Brewery on the Parkway to Open this Fall

Victory's New Philadelphia Brewery on the Parkway to Open this Fall

Victory Brewing Co. is opening its first Philadelphia taproom and brewery in the heart of Center City at 1776 ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Oct 12, 2021
SPONSORED
The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

Here it is - the definitive list of Philadelphia's best cocktail bars....read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 13, 2017
Drink Philly's Red, White, & Blue Boat Party, July 1

Drink Philly's Red, White, & Blue Boat Party, July 1

Party on a yacht down the Delaware River in style with a three hour open bar, a dinner buffet, and a live DJ all included with your ticket....read more ›

by Drink Philly Jun 4, 2021
Local Winery Spotlight: Vox Vineti Wines

Local Winery Spotlight: Vox Vineti Wines

Ed Lazzerini says his goal is clear - to make world class wine in Pennsylvania. From the taste of it, he is well on his way. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 21, 2020
The History of The Boulevardier Cocktail - and How You Can Make it at Home

The History of The Boulevardier Cocktail - and How You Can Make it at Home

In this history segment, we take a closer look at a classic cocktail: The Boulevardier....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 2, 2020
PA Voter Project Seeks to Pay Unemployed Restaurant Workers to Work Election Polls

PA Voter Project Seeks to Pay Unemployed Restaurant Workers to Work Election Polls

Power the Polls PA is looking for unemployed restaurant workers to work the polls and will pay for their time....read more ›

by Drink Philly Sep 16, 2020
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 26, 2018
You Can Now Get Cocktails To-Go in Center City Philadelphia

You Can Now Get Cocktails To-Go in Center City Philadelphia

Restaurants throughout the Center City limits are offering pre-made cocktails in special take out containers...read more ›

by Drink Philly Jul 18, 2020
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close