City Tap, an elevated American gastropub, will open in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood in early 2019. Guided by a passion for craft beer and great food, the new restaurant and bar will be located at 848 Peachtree Street NE and serve as a welcoming neighborhood destination. This will be City Tap’s seventh location nationwide, joining City Tap restaurants in Boston, D.C., Nashville, and Philadelphia, where City Tap was founded in 2010.
Drawing inspiration from the evolution of the craft beer industry in Atlanta, City Tap will serve varying beer styles including many picks from local breweries like Monday Night Brewing, Orpheus Brewing, Wild Heaven Beer, SweetWater Brewery, New Realm Brewing, and many more. With over 60 beers on tap, a thoughtful selection of national and international offerings will also be poured, including German lagers, Belgian ales, and other European varieties.
"To properly represent the evolution of craft beer, we use our taps to show just how diverse craft beer can be, highlighting strong local brews, celebrating the success of long-standing regional partners, and enjoying centuries-old European traditions as well,” says Andy Farrell, Brand Director at City Tap. “It's fun to see the story of craft unfold across a dynamic beer list."
For pairing with craft brews or enjoying on their own, guests will be able to choose from a food menu of inventive and craveworthy dishes by acclaimed Corporate Executive Chef Ian Branning. City Tap is committed to local sourcing and regional culinary traditions, and the menu will feature dishes specific to its Atlanta location as well as favorite City Tap menu items from around the country. Standouts include Elote “Street Corn” Dip with jalapeño, chili powder, cotija, cilantro, and chips; Ten-Spice Wings with blue cheese ranch and crisp vegetables; Corn and Crab Hushpuppies with citrus remoulade and honey-thyme butter; and Honey & Goat Cheese Wood-Fired Pizza with sliced red onion, pistachio pesto, rosemary, and truffle honey.
“Atlanta is a natural fit for us with a robust local beer scene that we look forward to supporting and serving,” says Brian Harrington, Founder of City Tap. “We can’t wait to open in Midtown, bring something new to the city, and welcome guests for good food and beer.”
City Tap will be housed on a property that featured a mansion in the 19th century with Atlanta’s first residential tennis court. It was procured by the American Red Cross in the mid-1900s before the current structure was built by Gordon Biersch in 1999. The building includes 10,000 square feet of restaurant space with a covered patio, an expansive mezzanine with a full bar and two private dining spaces, and first-floor dining with seating for over 100.
The Atlanta location will draw inspiration from City Tap’s signature aesthetic, with a mix of rustic and industrial elements including iron framework, reclaimed wood, and copper and stone bars. High tops will anchor the main floor, ideal for happy hour meetups, game-watching, or festive weekend brunch. Alongside the front of the restaurant will be a brick patio featuring a firepit and lounge-style seating. Around the corner, a double-sided bar will open to the interior on one side and onto a long patio for al fresco dining.
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