The University City location of craft beer bar and restaurant City Tap House will close just over one year after it reopened.
City Tap shared in an Instagram post on Feb. 23 that the restaurant’s last day of service will be Feb. 26. The post, which was signed by the location's management team, did not include a reason for the closure. A representative from City Tap did not respond to a request for comment from The Daily Pennsylvanian on the reason for closure by publication.
"It is with a heavy heart that we are informing you that the last day of service will be Sunday, February 26th," the post read. "This was a difficult decision, as this location was the launchpad for our company's growth over the last 13 years."
City Tap is located on 39th and Walnut streets in The Radian. The restaurant opened in 2010 and was the first location of the chain, which has seven locations, including University City. The University City location reopened in January 2022 after nearly two years of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University City location was one of two Philadelphia locations, with the other being located in Logan Square at 100 N.18th St. The Instagram post refers guests to visit the Logan Square location.
Outside of Philadelphia, City Tap has other locations in Washington, D.C., Loudoun, Va., Boston, and Nashville, Tenn. The chain — which serves casual American food alongside a large selection of craft beers — was founded in 2010, with the mission of making craft beer more accessible, according to their website.
City Tap is the latest of multiple University City restaurants that have recently closed. Korean restaurant Koreana closed in April of last year, while Mexican restaurant Distrito closed last summer. Fried chicken restaurant Wishbone suddenly closed its doors on Feb. 19 after 10 years of operation.
“We appreciate all of the love & loyalty we have felt over these last 13 years,” the restaurant wrote on Instagram.