BIG A$@ Brunch at City Tap House

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Head over to the City Tap House in University City on Sunday, November 9th from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for a Big A$@ Brunch after a long a$@ weekend.

Celebrating the release of DuClaw Colossus, a high-gravity hybrid beer, City Tap House will be hosting a massive brunch that will include a slew of brews (at least four high-gravity beers on tap) and a menu of giant-sized brunch items from Chef Chad Vetter.

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City Tap House Opens in Logan Square

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Oddly shopped renderings aside, the highly-anticipated City Tap House in Logan Square opened yesterday, with a full dinner menu and all the craft beers you could possibly want. For now, the Logan Square Tap House is opening at 4 p.m. daily and running as a dinner-only operation, but lunch and a bar menu will be added starting November 10, and brunch service is scheduled to begin some time in December.

In the meantime, check out the dinner menu below.

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Where We’re Eating : City Tap House

City Tap HouseCity Tap House has been on a bit of a tear lately. For the past year or so — ever since chef Chad Vetter took over the kitchen — the beer bar has been showing new culinary aspirations. Sure, there are still nachos on the menu, and chicken wings and other snacks friendly to the 60-plus beers on tap. But those wings are rubbed with a house blend of 10 spices, and the nachos are crowned with pulled pork and topped with a Walt Wit white cheddar sauce. What’s more, Vetter does shrimp-topped fried green tomatoes, and chicken and waffles with honey-thyme butter. And as if all that isn’t enough to convince people this is a perfectly respectable place to settle in for dinner and drinks, he recently added a spread of new gourmet pizzas topped with everything from Cantimpalo chorizo to Benton’s ham, peaches and arugula.

Oh, and you know. There’s still beer, too.

City Tap House [Foobooz]

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All-You-Can-Eat Crabs and Lots of Beer at City Tap House

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Chef Chad Vetter and beer steward Andy Farrell are teaming up for the 5th Annual CrabFest at City Tap House in University City. On Sunday the 17th, from noon to 4 p.m., indulge yourself with all-you-can-eat blue crabs, corn on the cob, potatoes, and beer from Carton Brewing Company. Specific taps include The Wit Whale, a wheat beer-pilsner hybrid brewed with lemon-y Sorachi Ace hops; Panzanella, a salted ale with bread-y malt, garlic-y Summit hops, tomatoes, and cucumbers; and more.

In addition to all the food and brews, enjoy music from Delaware’s Cassidy & Barely Rarely as they play a mix of Top 40 covers and classic rock.

Tickets are $35, including tax and gratuity, and reservations are strongly recommended. Call 215-662-0105 to reserve your spot.

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Get a Sneak Peek (and Complimentary Food) at Logan Square’s City Tap House

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As a thanks to those who supported the University City location and in celebration of the soon-to-be Logan Square location, City Tap House is hosting Pop-Up Wednesdays in the courtyard of One Logan Square. Every Wednesday until September 3rd, you’ll not only get a sneak peek at what’s to come in the fall, but complimentary food, as well.

Each week, the restaurant will pair up with a different beer distributor to give you an on-the-house treat. Today, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., enjoy a Victory Root Beer Float and Bacon Popcorn.

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City Tap House Adds Seasonal Pizzas

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Sweet Corn Pizza from City Tap House

City Tap House is rolling out a new seasonal pizza menu and they’re making a big deal about it. In fact, they sent over three pizzas today and we thought, seems like an odd time to be trumpeting what looked like ordinary pizza. But hey, pizza is pizza and we dug in. That’s when we realized there was more going on than we imagined. The salumi pizza was topped with pepperoni made with Cantimpaolo chorizo. The second pizza appeared to be the standard ham and arugula but instead it was Benton’s Farm ham with fresh peaches. Peaches on a pizza? It worked. The third pizza featured Jersey corn, roasted and pureed with a little cream and then topped with raclette, cilantro pesto and spicy pickled fresnos.

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See Ya Public House

Andy Farrell, City Tap House beer steward sent us a video today that should please Public House haters (and we know you’re out there). The video shows the demolition currently happening at the former happy hour haven on 18th Street as it gets set to become Philadelphia’s second City Tap House this fall.

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Detox Retox: Do Yoga and Drink Beer

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What do you get when you combine yoga and beer? Detox Retox and some very happy Philadelphians. On August 3rd, Core Fitness and City Tap House are teaming up for the first time to put on an event that will be as rigorous as it is refreshing.

Starting at 10 a.m., join yoga instructors Cindy Brown and Sandy Aurelia for a 50-minute class on the outdoor patio of City Tap House, followed by a cold draft beer inside.

Group fitness instructor Lauren Rybas spoke to event saying, “[Core Fitness] has a social group of people that already go out after a workout, and we thought we would combine the two.” So whether you’re a yoga lover, beer drinker, or someone who just needs to spice up their Sundays, the first-ever Detox Retox has something for you. Tickets are $20, and include the class and a beer. Purchase them at the door or by emailing lauren@core-fit.com.

And for those of you looking to brunch afterwards (it is Sunday after all), stick around and check out the City Tap House’s brunch menu. Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted as well.

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City Tap House To Replace Public House

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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).

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