The region’s largest beer bar, City Tap House (The Radian Balcony, 3925 Walnut Street, 215-662-0105), has launched their new Beer 2.0 program, a clever way for guests to recall their favorites from among the 60+ draught beer offerings. Each guest receives a “Tasting Notes” sheet where they can record their observations about their beers, ranking them “Stellar,” “Great,” “So-So,” and “Not So Much,” and including comments. At the end of their visit, they can return the Tasting Notes to their server or bartender, and City Tap House will create an online database that includes their rankings notes about the beers.
“Most of us have been to a wine or beer tasting, had a great time – and promptly forgotten all about the things that we really liked or disliked,” says Beer Steward Andy Farrell. “Beer 2.0 is an ongoing record of what our guests have enjoyed and allows them to consult their notes at any time, even on a smart phone during their meal!
To date, City Tap House has over 2,500 people signed up for Beer 2.0 who can access their “Beer Profile” through the City Tap House website. This Profile helps direct the bartenders and waitstaff to interesting or unusual beers that they think the guest will appreciate, based on their tastes and previous visits.
With extensive open-air seating on two terraces and a row of five stone fire pits overlooking Walnut Street combined with the rich, rustic feel of a mountain lodge, this University City newcomer is quickly becoming one of the city’s most popular food-and-beer destinations. City Tap House is located on the second level of The Radian, a pristine new landmark building just steps from the campuses of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.
Owners Gary Cardi, Chris Coco, Brian Harrington and Frank Falesto are also the operators of several other restaurant concepts including Mission Grill, Field House and Public House, with 12 locations including four in the region in Philadelphia, PA; New York City, NY; Oxon Hill, MD and Wilmington, DE.
City Tap House serves lunch and dinner seven days a week, and brunch every Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information, or to make a reservation, please visit www.citytaphouse.com or call (215) 662-0105.