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Federal Taphouse

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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234 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1422
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 10:30 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

Thank Nancy W
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Denise C
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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311 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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!

Thank JG717
Geneseo, NY
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159 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 

Thank GeneseoSupremo
Watkins Glen, New York
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Paul T
Washington DC
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Amazing selection of beers on tap. Pierogis were delicious. Wide open room; imagine it gets pretty noisy. We were there at around 5-7 on a Saturday and not very crowded.

1 Thank JBB610
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I would say don't sit outside... Sit inside if you want a better experience.. Too noisy.. Too obnoxious. Food was ok.. But not great. I suppose if you like beer it's the place to be. Service was good. I just didn't personally care for the food. Prices were a tad higher than I would have liked to pay.

Thank BA1100n
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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301 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

A local, very small chain gastropub and taphouse that's been around this area for years. They get harsh reviews for spotty service and wildly expensive beers, but having finally made the trip in, I was pleasantly surprised. The place is HUGE and had a pretty attractive setup. The beer list was intense and had a number of rare beers that... More 

Thank Joe S
Tel Aviv
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I went there for dinner with a colleague. It wasn't too busy so we could have easily talked. Service was good. Salmon was fantastic.

Thank GilbsonLP
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Been here many times. Amazing beer selection, 100 beers on draft, always fresh. My Bison burger was, and I'm not kidding, one of the best burgers I've ever had!

Thank PaulMRX

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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?