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City Tap House Opens Today

Philadelphia's City Tap House is opening a DC outpost that opens tonight at 901 I Street NW.

The venue will have 40 drafts, of which 20 will be consistent and 20 will rotate. It will also feature 20 Update: 2 (haha, j/k if you thought a place would have 20 casks on the regular, the joke is on you) cask lines. In a press release, CTH notes they will "rely on keeping a portion of its list standard, emphasizing brands it feels are the benchmark in particular styles including Allagash, Weinhenstephaner, St. Feuillien, and Sierra Nevada.  The balance of Farrell’s list will be a mix of local staples like Three Stars, DC Brau andMad Fox, as well as domestic and European craft stalwarts such as Founder's, Bell's, Bosteels, Schneider, & Goose Island.  Part of City Tap House’s mission is to tirelessly seek out the newest and most exciting breweries available in the ever-evolving craft beer market."

Farrell is Andy Farrell, who has been tapped as the beer director after opening the Philly original in 2010. He "brings fifteen years of experience to restaurant combining seven years of chef experience in Italian, Latin, American regional and steakhouse venues.  He also has extensive bar training and will be testing to receive his Cicerone certification in January 2014."

Drafts will range from $6-10, and there will be a bottle selection as well. 

On the food front, CTH will have what appears to be upscale pub fare at a variety of price points. Many of the items integrate beer in case you're not getting enough in its more familiar liquid form.

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. andSunday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.  Brunch will begin at a later date, and will be served Saturday andSunday.

We don't have the opening night tap list but will update this post when we get it.

We wish the folks at City Tap House well, welcome to the #DCBrews world!

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