City Tap House Coming to former 901 Restaurant Space in Penn Quarter this November

901 9th Street, NW

901 Restaurant and Bar closed at 9th and I Street, NW back in January. Now comes exciting news of who is taking over the space – City Tap House.

[email protected] tweeted the news yesterday:

“City Tap House (@TapHouseDC) will be opening in the short-lived 901 space at 9th & I soon. Gastropub has location near UPenn in Philly”

And [email protected] tweeted that they hope to open in:

“mid November is our goal. We ‘ll keep you informed. Looking forward to having you in for some great beers!!”

In an email the folks from City Tap House write:

“Located in the bustling Chinatown district and Penn Quarter neighborhood of downtown Washington DC, within walking distance of major attractions including the brand new Washington DC Convention Center, Verizon Center sports and entertainment complex and world renowned Smithsonian American Art Museum, City Tap House DC boasts one of Washington DC’s most extensive local, national and international microbrew line ups. Complimented by our elevated American pub fare and gourmet brick oven pizza menu, City Tap House DC offers guests a rustic, comfortable dining and bar setting adjacent to our spacious open kitchen.

If you’re looking for one of the widest craft beer selections in Washington DC, City Tap House DC has you covered. Enjoy daily happy hours for the best drink specials in Washington DC, seasonal full-service patio dining, vibrant late night & weekend entertainment and monthly microbrew based special events, including seasonal launches, menu pairings and complimentary samplings.”

You can see their planned DC menu here:


The DC beer list is being finalized but you can see the beer list from their Philly location.

Anyone ever visit the Philly location? Think it’ll be a good fit for 9th and I St, NW?

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  • Been to the Philly one several times. Great beer selection, very spacious, huge bar down the center of the room. Hoping they go for a similar design here. In terms of quality/menu, reminds me of Meridian Pint, but I appreciated how much less crowded it was.

  • justinbc

    It sounds almost identical to Rustico, which I like, since I won’t have to go to Virginia for it.

  • Is 9th and I really considered Penn Quarter? Seems like a stretch. Chinatown, yes. Mt Vernon Square, yes. Penn Quarter, not so much.

  • Hopefully this will break the curse of that location. Everything that’s opened there has failed. I liked 901, but they needed to replace the chef. If the food was good we would have gone a lot more. Can’t forgive overpriced, meh food!!!

  • I used to go to the Philly location all the time. Tap House is amazing and I will make sure everyone I know goes all the time.

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