Boston is the next location for a small but growing beer bar chain. City Tap House is coming to 374 Congress St., the Fort Point Neighborhood Association announced.
Boston Restaurant Industry & Tourism Blog, via @FortPointer, noted there will be a community meeting next Tuesday about the beer bar, as well as the previously reported Oak + Rowan, heading to the neighborhood in 2016 from Newburyport restaurateur Nancy Batista-Caswell (Brine, Ceia).
City Tap House currently has locations in University City and Logan Square in Philadelphia, and in Washington, D.C. The original University City location has 60 domestic and imported craft beers on draft, and it just introduced cocktails as well.
All locations serve lunch, brunch, and dinner, and menus unique to each establishment all feature brick oven pizza and "elevated American pub fare." Items include Maplebrook Farms (VT) burrata, open-faced softshell crab on Texas toast, and rabbit bolognese.
The meeting on Tuesday, July 21 will offer more on what to expect for food and atmosphere at both forthcoming Fort Point restaurants, according to the FPNA agenda. So far, Oak + Rowan has teased that it will be "#brinelike." That restaurant offers oysters, crudo, and chops; Brine executive chef Justin Shoults will make the move into that role at the new concept.