District Restaurant News | Winter 2021 Trends Issue

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Tap99 is coming this spring to Navy Yard. Photo by Tap99. Photo center: Jason Cherry, Tap99 founder. Photo by Tap99.

A new taphouse and restaurant will open just steps from Nats Stadium this spring. Founded by Jason Cherry, a former race car driver who participated in the Pirelli World Challenge, and business owner, Tap99 will bring self-service beer, wine, cider, and premixed cocktails to the Navy Yard neighborhood. Located in a 2,800-square foot space, the self-pour taproom and restaurant will rotate brews to reflect seasonal arrivals and local craft brewers. Communal tables will comprise the bulk of the 92 indoor seats, and will be complemented by an outdoor patio with additional seating.

The Tap99 kitchen will dish out artisan pizzas made in a Marra Forni brick oven, small plates and shareable plates. Customers will connect an RFID card with their preferred form of payment to purchase a variety of adult beverages by the ounce. “Not only will our selfpour experience translate into shorter wait times, it will allow customers to sample small amounts of a variety of our 99 beverages on tap,” says Cherry, who also owns Mission Escape Rooms, the largest escape room business in Maryland. “We look forward to welcoming Navy Yard residents, visitors and Nats fans alike to experience this unique concept.” District Restaurant News 9