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Federal Taphouse

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American, Bar, Pub
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234 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1422
717-525-8077
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11:30 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Enola, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice night out...Brussel sprouts-very yummy! Had the pork belly tacos....would have never put pork and watermelon together but it worked. Bison burger-perfect. Great staff-very friendly and attentive. Monday night so little crowd...meal price was realistic. They have wine! Would go back!

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Niagara Falls, NY
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194 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had stopped at the Federal Taphouse on a late night hunt for beer and food. We arrived after 10pm on a Saturday and the place was quiet. We were seated right away and were presented with a huge beer list. The waitress understood the challenge of going through such a list and gave us some time to make our... More 

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you're a beer lover - this is the place for you. I am not, however, there were several cider options. We sat at the hightop near the bar, really nice atmosphere. It wasn't as crowded as I thought it would be for 9pm on a Saturday - maybe 20-30 people. Overall, a nice place to eat.

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Thank Krissy027
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017

With about 100 brews on tap that are constantly changing, Federal Taphouse is a beer lover's dream. Couple that with a limited, but delicious menu of upscale pub grub and an industrial, but warm ambience and you have a great meeting spot for everything from drinks after work to a moderately priced dinner out to a group event. (Sunday brunch... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The place is nice but they are not very hospitable to large groups which seems sort of ludicrous as it is more $ for them and word of mouth is a great way to advertise.

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Thank Susan S
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Excellent beer selection including all genres. I'm a fan of farmhouse ales which are typically difficult to find on draft and they had 3 of my favorites! Nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Didn't stay for dinner but we highly recommend the soft pretzels to go with the beer.

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Thank Nancy W
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Federal Taphouse offers 100 beers on tap, along with a full bar. Our group enjoyed excellent food and service. While we had an incident of drinks dropped on me, the waitress and staff handled it well and were apologetic. Accidents happen, it is how we react that define us and they handled it professionally.

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Thank Denise C
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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331 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The beer options are in abundance. Plenty to choose from. We love their pizza. Hot and bubbly with a little bit of burnt on the edges. Safe parking garage within walking distance. If you are worried about too busy at night, try lunch. Easy in and out!

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Geneseo, NY
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168 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Eight of us went to FT on a Tuesday night and had a great time - good food, good beer in a great downtown space. The place looks great, an old open place with high ceilings that looks and feels really great. They have a huge chalkboard where they lust out the 100 beers on taps. It's a bit frustrating,... More 

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Watkins Glen, New York
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

When they say 100 beers on tap, they aren't kidding! Unbelievable selection of beverages all around that appeal to all palates. Beautiful interior, attentive and efficient staff, and the food was quite tasty too. Had the duck confit pizza and it was delicious. While they have pizza, I wouldn't call them a "pizza restaurant". And while I'm not 100% certain... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1422
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: 717-525-8077

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?