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Photo: City Tap
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’Elevated gastropub’ City Tap to open in Midtown early next year

A new spot for beer and food is set to open in Midtown early next year.

City Tap, “an elevated American gastropub,” according to a press release, is set to open at 848 Peachtree St. NE, in the space previously occupied by Gordon Biersch, which closed at the end of 2017.

The gastropub will feature more than 60 beers on tap, with a variety of styles including German lagers, Belgian ales, and other European varieties and picks from several local breweries including Monday Night Brewing, Orpheus Brewing, Wild Heaven Beer, SweetWater Brewery and New Realm Brewing.

Food options will include dishes specific to the Atlanta location as well as City Tap menu items from other locations. Options will include Elote “Street Corn” Dip with jalapeño, chili powder, cotija, cilantro, and chips;  Ten-Spice Wings with blue cheese ranch and vegetables; and Corn and Crab Hushpuppies with citrus remoulade and honey-thyme butter.

“Atlanta is a natural fit for us with a robust local beer scene that we look forward to supporting and serving,” said Brian Harrington, founder of City Tap, in a press release.

This will be the seventh location for the Philadelphia-based concept, which also has locations in Boston, Washington D.C. and Nashville.

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, a mezzanine with a full bar and two private dining spaces and first-floor seating for more than 100.

The spot’s design will feature “a mix of rustic and industrial elements including iron framework, reclaimed wood, and copper and stone bars,” according to the press release.

A brick patio with a firepit and lounge-style seating will be situated alongside the front of the restaurants, and a double-sided bar will open to the interior on one side and onto a long patio for outdoor dining. 

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