City Tap House Drinks And Eats

On a rainy evening the other week, I got to attend another little yelp event at City Tap House. Man, I had no idea this place existed! And it’s kind of great! It’s a big ‘ol restaurant and bar in university city at the Radian complex. They have tons of beers on drafts and pub grub. I would call it a gastropub, if you don’t hate that term. But the place is swank, but not in a snooty way. It feels rustic, like a big old lodge. It’s roomy and it’s got a kick ass outdoor terrace area. But too bad it was raining that night. You can get some beers to go in a growler, if that strikes your fancy.
For the event, they prepared some special beer based cocktails for us. This was the French Fox, with Sly Fox Royal Weisse, triple sec, and orange juice. We liked it!
This is the Brooklyn Dutch, with Brooklyn Brown Ale, root beer, vanilla bean syrup, and a maraschino cherry. I wasn’t crazy about this one. The last one (not pictured) was the Summer Apple shandy. That was basically an adult version of lemonade, because it was Original Sin Cider with lemonade. We liked that one too! But if you hate hard cider, then it’s probably not for you.
They also passed around some little appetizers. These are little bits of steak in potato skins. Yum!
Delicious huge shrimp and chorizo! Seriously good.
Mac & cheese bites! Oh, so much potential, but these were a fail. The problem here was that the mac and cheese itself was super bland. It had absolutely no flavor, and tasted so much like nothing, that it was just a battered and deep fried thing of blah. So sad. So just improve the mac and cheese flavor and these will be great! They also served it with a strange dark brown sauce… it reminded me of a yakisoba sauce. Whatever it was, it did not work either.
The absolute winner of the evening was this brick-oven pizza. It has a lovely thin and a just crunchy enough crust, and this particular one had sausage, cheese, and pesto as the toppings. I’m not very into pizza, but I would definitely come back for this! It’s seriously good! Overall, I got a great vibe from this place. It’s a cool place to hang out, and they have good drinks and good food. And if weather permits, you can chill outside. What more could you want? Thanks to H/A again for being photographer for the night!
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