June 1, 2016


Tapp’d—Bethesda, MD's new taphouse

The space has been renovated with a new street-level entrance, TVs were installed in the dining booths and new tables were added with tops made of reclaimed wood. The wrap-around bar that’s the centerpiece of the taphouse now features 80 tap lines.

The restaurant offers 40 beers on tap—mirrored, meaning each side of the bar has 40 taps so that bartenders can pour beer more quickly and customers can see the choices available. The bar also offers more than 100 bottles of beer.

The bar uses the Tap Hunter app, which allows customers to access the current beer selection on their phones. Some of the 32 TVs inside the restaurant will show beer menus as well, which allows the restaurant to quickly update its constantly changing beer list.

In a side game room, the owners added foosball, air hockey tables, skee ball, billiards and a pinball machine.

The restaurant has been decorated with old photos of Bethesda.

The taphouse is aiming to offer a casual, relaxed feel with acoustic live music on the weekends.

“We want to be approachable to everybody,” -TAPP'D

The menu ranges from starters such as bayou shrimp and waffle fries to entrees that include Maryland crab cakes and barbecue ribs. Traditional bar grub—burgers, wings and pizza—also will be available.

The concept offers Maryland breweries such as Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring, Manor Hill Brewing, Union Craft Brewing, Brewer’s Art and Jailbreak Brewing Co. The taphouse will also offer a number of beers featuring the Tapp’d name that are brewed specifically for the restaurant by Oliver Brewing Co. in Baltimore.