City Tap House To Replace Public House


The Public House’s nine-year run will end after service on July 5th. Public House Investments, its parent company is replacing the bar with another of its concepts, City Tap House. Like the University City location of City Tap House, the Logan Square location will  of course focus on beer with an extensive draft system as well as collection of foreign and domestic bottles. The new location will include forty beer taps plus two cask engines.

City Tap House Logan Square is aiming to open in September with a look combining industrial with rustic. Like the original, reclaimed lumber with steel and copper accents will set the tone. The bar will offer a large 18′ x 9′ video wall plus large windows that can fully open when the weather permits.

The dining room will seat 170 and the bar will have 44 seats. The menu will be developed with the help of chefs Chad Vetter (City Tap House) and Marc Plessis (Pennsylvania 6).


City Tap House – Logan Square [Foobooz]

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  • RealEstate Mike

    This is excellent news for an area the city that is about to see tremendous redevelopment…Had a couple fun nights at Pub House…say what you want, it was a scene. looking forward to many beers at their new City Tap House

    • William Rhodes

      This is true. Lots of dbags here but also lots of very attractive women.

  • HeatherBromley

    Lipstick on a Pig!

  • Ralph P

    Garbage. All these guys (Gary Cardi and Brian Harrington) care about is MONEY! When they had Mission Grill their was Mice running all over the place. One morning we found 3 dead mice in one of the fryers! They could care less.

    • Eric the Red

      mmmm…. fried mice. But on a serious tip, it’s the city mate. I’ve worked in many bars & restaurants and mice are a constant. They can’t be eliminated, only contained. I remember hanging in a popular upscale Olde City spot after hours and rats (BIG ONES) would be running back and forth.

  • JB

    Art, were you on vacation last week? This news is already over a week old.

    • Art from Foobooz

      Renderings are new.

  • Dan

    Douchiest bar in CC, just got a smidge less douchey.

  • Tdubba

    Well played. Say what you want, but public house drew a fun nightly crowd (let alone lunch and happy hour) for nine years in an area of the city that was a graveyard for bars and restaurants before it came … Remember red bell brewery? Yea it was a bust there and space was empty for a long time before public house arrived. Gave people a reason to actually cross market street after 6pm and watch a game or party in 2005. W Comcast and new condos dropping there, a strong bar like city taphouse is necessary.

    • Guest

      You sound like an owner hahaha! Garbage!

    • Ralph P

      No, but I remember Dock Street. They should bring Dock Street back. These guys here will stir your martini with their wang ….. think I’m joking? I SEEN IT!

  • GTL

    Is that snookie on photo #3? If so, count me in!!!

  • Boo-urns

    So will the new City Tap House have the same horrible service and staff — not to mention the dirty lines — as the original in UC?

    They are the Applebee’s of beer bars, and that’s actually being very generous.