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  • Philadelphia Beer Bars - "Best of Philly"

    With such a variety of craft beer styles and our dedication to guest experience, City Tap House® has quickly become one of the best bars in Philadelphia. Be sure to browse our site and check out our beer list, upcoming special events, private party packages, and happy hour information. There are many different styles and sub styles within the world of craft beer. Luckily, City Tap House®, a craft beer bar known for its draft selection, affords everyone the opportunity to taste a wide variety of high quality IPAs, Porters, Ambers, Stouts and other types of beer. Visit City Tap House® and witness first-hand why we have the best beer in Philadelphia! Wheats Are typically soft on the palate, citrusy & light. Though all wheat beers share certain characteristics, different varieties offer different profiles. Witbiers are very cloudy in appearance, unfiltered, and are always spiced (coriander, orange peel and other oddball spices or herbs). Hefeweizen is a German style wheat, which produces unique flavors of banana and clove, often dry, with some notes of spice, bubblegum or apple. Berliner Weisse, another German style, tastes refreshing and tart with sour acidity and almost no hop bitterness. More complex wheat beers fall under the category of Weizenbock with bolder malt characteristics of dark fruits. Belgians Dominated by yeast, also come with a variety of flavor profiles. Saisons are sturdy farmhouse ales with fruity aromas and flavors. Earthy yeast tones, some tartness, spice and medium bitterness add to their complexity. A Belgian Dubbel is a rich malty beer with some spice and can own traits of a steely caramel flavor from the use of crystal malt or dark candy sugar. The Tripel is brewed with up to three times the amount of malt. Traditionally, Tripels are bright yellow to gold in color and offer a sweetness that comes from pale malts and higher alcohol. Pale Ales and IPAs Have many different interpretations depending on where it was brewed. The style is popular worldwide and the use of local ingredients, or imported, produces variances in character from region to region. The Kolsch is light to medium in body with pale color and hop bitterness is medium to slightly assertive. American Pale Ales tend to be cleaner and hoppier, while British versions tend to be maltier, buttery, aromatic and balance. The vast varieties of the Pale Ale make for an interesting journey as you get to know and appreciate each style. Moving down our list into the Malty/Roasty selections, the adventurous drinker can choose from Scotch Ales, Brown Ales, Porters and Stouts. Huge flavors of black malts, chocolate or coffee can be found here. City Tap House® rounds out its robust list with tribute to great Pilsners and the fuller flavors of Lagers & Bocks, brewed both locally and from Germany and the Czech Republic. What makes City Tap House® different than other craft beer bars in Philly? In addition to the ever evolving list, special events are a main focus for team of craft enthusiasts. Events featuring rarities like Bells Hopslam and Pliny the Younger, make this location one of the hottest bars in the craft beer world. Tap Takeovers occur through-out the year highlighting incredible breweries, allowing guests to sip and savor multiple draft beer styles at the same time, in one place, with the best beer in Philadelphia. Check out our beer list at www.citytaphouse.com. The extensive draft selection makes us the best bar in Philadelphia for quality craft beers on tap. Our staff is more than happy to answer all questions and guide you to finding your favorite style of craft. Follow us on our Twitter @taphousephilly for inside information.

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    • We are professional keg-emptiers. We have the kegs to prove it. 
#citytap #universitycity #craftbeer #beer #beerforthepeople #instabeer #philly #phillygram #philadelphia #kegs #draftbeer #kegger #expert      
    • Tomorrow the Birds face the Patriots. Tonight we’re celebrating the last time they met. Stop by at 6 and let’s watch the greatest game of our lives again. 
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    • You might say we're ready for football. We've been voted Best Bar to Watch a Game for 5 years straight. Let's watch some Eagles together. 
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    • Time is running out to claim your tickets for our 8th annual (we've been in the crabbing game for a while folks) Crabfest! $35 all-you-can-eat crabs and $20 Gansett buckets! Visit our website (link in bio) or Facebook event page to purchase your tickets! 
#citytap #universitycity #craftbeer #beer #beerforthepeople #instabeer #philly #phillygram #philadelphia #crabfest #crabs #seafood #gansett      
    • Why is Monday the best day visit us at the bar? Select $5 drafts from 5-7 and $10 flights all day long. Oh, and custom tacos made fresh by our talented chefs. 
#citytap #universitycity #craftbeer #beer #beerforthepeople #instabeer #philly #phillygram #philadelphia #mondaymotivation #flightnight #happyhour      
    • 60 taps. This is why we wake up in the morning. Just in case you're wondering, we still have some delicious Sour Saturday taps available! 
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    • Courtesy of @matt_satten....this is how you #soursaturday      
    • We did the hard work for ya. All you gotta do is come and drink ‘em. Sour Saturday is here, funky people. 
#citytap #soursaturday #beer #beerporn #beergram #instabeer #craft #beerforthepeople      
    • Austin has been cultivating what is most likely the best Sour Saturday lineup we’ve ever seen - including a special treat from Russian River: Temptation. This Chardonnay barrel aged baby is a real treat. He’s also stoked to tap Unne Anne Mango and Avery’s classic Raspberry Sour. Here’s to some of the weirdest and funkiest stuff ever.

#citytap #universitycity #craftbeer #beer #beerforthepeople #instabeer #philly #phillygram #philadelphia #sours #soursaturday #puckerup      
    • What do we have here? Sour beers, friend. Delicious, puckery sour beers. Join us for Sour Saturday on August 11th - our dedication to lovers of brett, wild yeast, kettle sours, and beyond. Visit City Tap University City's Facebook page for our full tap list. 
#citytap #universitycity #beerforthepeople #westphilly #beer #craftbeer #philly #philadelphia #sourbeer #sours #yeast #funk #funky #soursaturday      
    • Only TEN DAYS until we FEAST! Crabfest scuttles into University City yet again. $35 for all-you-can-eat super fresh Maryland crabs as well as $20 Gansett buckets. Purchase tickets on our website (link in bio) or by visiting City Tap University City's Facebook event page! 
#citytap #universitycity #beerforthepeople #westphilly #beer #craftbeer #philly #philadelphia #humpday #crabfest #seafood #food #delicious #crabs #gansett      
    • DJ Valentin returns for another evening of salsa and bachata in University City! Friday, from 7-10pm, dance, spin, and move all evening long. No cover needed. 21+. #citytap #universitycity #beerforthepeople #westphilly #beer #craftbeer #philly #philadelphia #salsa #bachata #latinx #dance #groove #djvalentin      
    • Know what beats the heat? ROOT BEER FLOATS. Let’s celebrate #nationalrootbeerfloatday. Just $5 all day with @victorybeer non alcoholic root beer      
    • Wake up and smell the sweet molasses and buttermilk fried chicken, baby. Brunch starts at 11 am! 
#citytap #universitycity #beerforthepeople #westphilly #beer #craftbeer #philly #philadelphia #brunch #foodie #foodgram #instafood #molasses #friedchicken #chickenandwaffles #sunday      
    • Six months ago our @philadelphiaeagles took home their Super Bowl win against the @patriots. You might say we’re ready for football season. .
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    • Watermelon and Lobster Salad, Watermelon Tartar, and Watermelon Gazpacho. Need we say more? #nationalwatermelonday

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    • Ever see someone eat three or four watermelons in one sitting? No? Now's your chance! Join us today at noon for our annual celebration of National Watermelon Day - this year, showcasing the work of local nonprofits including @mannanourishes, @pspca, @cloud9farm, @philabundance, and @philarmh. 
#citytap #universitycity #beerforthepeople #westphilly #beer #craftbeer #philly #philadelphia #nationalwatermelonday #manna #pspca #cloud9 #philabundance #ronaldmcdonald      
    • It’s #NationalIPADay and the gang is all here. From @fatheadsbeer’s Marauder to @slyfoxbeer’s SRT and back again. We see you thirsty people.

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    • TOMORROW, we are very excited to welcome Philabundance for National Watermelon Day! Meet their members, learn how to get involved, and watch them compete in our watermelon eating contest! 
Philabundance is the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, serving more than 90,000 people each week in nine counties in PA and Southern NJ. Of those served, 30 percent are children, 16 percent are seniors, and others who receive free food assistance include college students, families and the working class. Philabundance recently launched Abundantly Good, a retail food brand with a triple bottom line helping people, planet and profit. Donate, host a food drive or volunteer to support Philabundance! Learn more at www.philabundance.org. 
#citytap #universitycity #westphilly #beerforthepeople #reservationsappeciated #drinks #craftbeer #beer #philabundance #nationalwatermelonday #nonprofit #sustainability      
    • Ya'll had such a dope time at our last Salsa & Bachata Night we're doing it again! DJ Valentin will have you moving all evening long. This event is free and open to all folks 21+ and up. Go ahead and feel yo'self. Friday, August 10, 7-10pm. 
#citytap #universitycity #westphilly #beerforthepeople #reservationsappeciated #drinks #craftbeer #beer #salsa #bachata #dance #summer #djvalentin      
    • On Friday, August 3rd we’re excited to welcome MANNA for National Watermelon Day! Meet their members, learn how to get involved, and watch them compete in our watermelon eating contest! 
MANNA is a non-profit organization that cooks and delivers nutritious, medically-appropriate meals and provides nutrition counseling to neighbors who are battling life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, renal disease, and HIV/AIDS. Through our delivery of 3 meals a day, 7 days a week, MANNA provides hope and nourishment to the Greater Philadelphia area and Southern New Jersey. Since being founded in 1990, MANNA has delivered more than 14 million meals! Volunteers are the heart of MANNA; each year 4,200 caring neighbors chop, cook, dice and deliver meals – enabling MANNA to provide all meals and counseling FREE OF CHARGE. To donate or volunteer, visit mannapa.org. 
#citytap #universitycity #westphilly #beerforthepeople #reservationsappeciated #drinks #craftbeer #beer #manna #nonprofit #nutrition #neighbors #friends #community      
    • This is Mike. Mike's a Jersey guy, whose big culinary heart has settled in Philly. His Mom, aka Momma Belcuore, is the sweetest, most supportive, best dressed chef-Momma there ever was. Mike has a knack for bringing people together, creating fun and weird food specials, and making his friends laugh. He also works his butt off. He is also an amateur t-shirt designer. 
#citytap #universitycity #westphilly #beerforthepeople #reservationsappeciated #drinks #craftbeer #beer #mike #cheflife #workflow #squadgoals #fam #chef      
    • On Friday, August 3rd we’re excited to welcome the @pspca for National Watermelon Day! Meet their members, learn how to get involved, and watch them compete in our watermelon eating contest! 
The PSPCA’s mission is to protect animals, prevent cruelty and to improve the health and quality of life of animals throughout Pennsylvania. We do this through our four physical locations – North Philadelphia, Danville, Fishtown and Lancaster, as well as through our Humane Law Enforcement Department which covers 23 counties throughout the state. So why does this matter? The PSPCA has boots on the ground 365 days a year throughout Pennsylvania. When you support the PSPCA, your donation directly goes toward helping animals suffering from cruelty and neglect in your own community. Thank you for valuing our work and for enabling us to continue our lifesaving mission. Donate at: https://www.pspca.org/donate; support at: https://www.pspca.org/volunteer-foster .
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    • Fruity, puckery, or downright funky, we tap 'em all! Join us for the return of Sour Saturday, our annual dedication to all things sour. Tappings include Allagash Pick Your Own, Draai Laag Ragnarok, Lagunitas Unencumbered Antelope, and many more. Saturday, 8/11, 1 pm! Visit our Facebook page for our full lineup. 
#citytap #universitycity #westphilly #beerforthepeople #reservationsappeciated #drinks #craftbeer #beer #sour #puckery #sours #yeast #kettlesour #allagash #lagunitas      
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