City Tavern Club

3206 M Street, NW
Washington DC  20007

Phone: (202) 337-8770

The City Tavern Club is a private club in the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C., United States. It is housed in the City Tavern, one of the oldest buildings and the last remaining Federal-period tavern in the city.City Tavern AssociationIn 1959, a group of Georgetowners formed the City Tavern Association, in part to preserve the historic City Tavern, one of the oldest buildings in Washington, D.C. The old tavern, located just north of the C&O Canal and near M Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown, was beautifully restored and reopened as a private club in 1962. The clubhouse and its furnishings are fine examples of the American Federal style. The Washington Post called the City Tavern Club "one of the best examples of historic restoration in the city."City TavernThe City Tavern was constructed in 1796 and first managed by Clement Sewall, who served in the American Revolution alongside his friend George Washington Parke Custis, George Washington’s step-grandson. Sewall had previously managed another significant inn known as the Fountain Inn (also known as Suter's Tavern) on Fishing Lane (near the corner of today’s 31st and K Streets), where President Washington negotiated with local land owners to create the new Federal City. At the time, Georgetown was a separate municipality and thriving port in the nascent District of Columbia and the new City Tavern was one of several inns built to meet the growing demand for lodging. Located in the heart of Georgetown, the City Tavern served not only as a traditional lodging house but also as the meeting place for Georgetown’s governing body, the Georgetown Corporation and the location for elections and meetings of the Mayor’s Court. It also served as the terminal stop of the Georgetown-Frederick stagecoach line. Of the several taverns that were constructed in Georgetown during the founding era, the City Tavern is the only one that remains today.

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Parking: Street, Parking Lot
Serving: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant Services: Takes Reservations

Categories: American Restaurant, Event Venue, Landmark, Restaurant, Social Club

Hours

Wed: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm



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Past Events

Speaker Series: A Conversation with Dr. Willie Parker

Speaker Series: A Conversation with Dr. Willie Parker
07:00 pm - 03/15/2018

At City Tavern Club

--SOLD OUT-- As a practicing OBGYN for the past 20 years, Dr. Parker has been a supporter of reproductive rights. A former Medical Director for PPMW, Dr. Parker...

10th Annual Affairs of State Gala

10th Annual Affairs of State Gala
08:00 pm - 11/11/2017

At City Tavern Club

Admit it... You moved to DC because you wanted an in on all the fancy black tie parties. Well, we're giving you the best excuse to dress up. Join YPFP on November...

Holiday Sparkling Wine Tasting

Holiday Sparkling Wine Tasting
07:00 pm - 12/28/2016

At City Tavern Club

Join us for this annual favorite, our holiday sparkling wine tasting. This year, we will have a guided tasting by Jody Jackman from Winebow. We will sample five...

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