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$9 - $15
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

For several years we came in every time we went downtown. The food was great. The drinks were priced right and we always brought friends that were visiting. We recommended City Tavern often. That is no longer the case. The only thing that changed is...THE MUSIC IS SO LOUD YOU CAN’T TALK AND IT IS A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. I don’t know who they are trying to appeal to but it won’t be us any more.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Kevin O, Owner at City Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for supporting us over the years. We truly appreciate it. Our regular guests are the backbone of our business. Please come back and see us. We would love the opportunity to re-earn your business.

Reviewed April 16, 2021 via mobile

Classic neighborhood bar. They always have a laid, back easy vibe with great local bands. I love the brick and old-school feel.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Kevin O, Owner at City Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review and for supporting us! We appreciate it very much. Cheers!

Reviewed February 12, 2021

The bar b que was quite good and the draft beer was superb, but the vulgar noise emanating from the speakers was simply obscene. Won’t return with such trash noise substituting as music.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Kevin O, Owner at City Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2021

Thank you for visiting and for your valued feedback! We apologize for the music you mentioned. We had our juke box's explicit restrictions turned off as this hasn't been a problem for quite some time. Guests are able to select music on the juke box...More

Reviewed February 10, 2020

Went for happy hour and had pork nachos $5 eddy vodka drinks $3 wells. Nachos were very good. Live band or single singer starts around 7pm. Good service friendly staff. No cover.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Kevino22, Owner at City Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2020

Thank you for your review! Looking forward to your next visit, and hopefully we can earn those extra stars.

Reviewed December 23, 2019

Stopped in for happy hour and they had a musician playing which was great. We ordered some food and some drinks. The server was very nice and friendly. Prices were competitive except for wine. We did not know the price and was charged $9 a...glass. Spoke with the server about it and she did check with management and they took $2 off for happy hour. Which is still on the expensive side for downtown.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Kevino22, Owner at City Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

Thanks so much for your feedback! We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!

Reviewed August 16, 2019

Stopped in for quick drink yesterday afternoon and WOW. The bartender Meghan greeted me with a smile and very warm and friendly. Service was excellent and the ambience is nice as well. Will definitely stop back to try the food. I am going back solely...due to how well I was treated by the staff. More places need to hire talent like the staff that is employed here.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Kevin O, Owner at City Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review, Hector! We have an awesome staff and it's always great to hear this from our guests! We appreciate you taking the time to post your kind words. Please come back and see us again, soon. Cheers!

Reviewed August 14, 2019

I will try to put into words what City Tavern means to me. This will be futile, but I will try. Specifically, Meghan. A purer soul will never pour you a drink. Bad day? Talk to Meghan. Ugly divorce? See Meghan. General anxiety? Meghan’s smile...lowers blood pressure like a prescription. City Tavern isn’t a bar. It’s the highlight of your day.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Kevin O, Owner at City Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review! Meghan is sure to brighten anyone's day and we're very fortunate to have her on our team! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed August 14, 2019

The best local bar downtown, ALL the staff is amazing, Meghan in particular always has the best attitude. Always a good time at City Tavern!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Kevin O, Owner at City Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Thank you so much, Ashley! We appreciate you!! Cheers!

Reviewed August 11, 2019

Saturday night, August 10, 2019. I moved to Fort Myers from Estero about a month ago. They had a dueling pianos act at another bar there. Always a good time. I decide to venture into downtown for the first time last night and head to...the City Tavern specifically for the Dueling pianos. They were great. Now for the bad. There were three bartenders. I ordered a Michelob Ultra from the only blond haired bartender. This makes her easy to identify.I pay with a twenty dollar bill and give a dollar tip. That leaves $14.50 change. I let a guy get by me to order drinks. He walks away with two drinks and I see my change pile is down to about 2 or 3 dollars. Another bartender swoops in to grab the few remaining singles and BOOM. One beer and 20 dollars gone! I ask incompetent / thief blond bartender "what happened to my change?" She responds "Oh, you wanted that back?" No, I as ways give a $14.50 tip on a single beer. She throws the money at me and I can read her lips over the music. She says "Useless, useless." Never again. You lost a customer and all the other potential customers I would have brought from FGCU. I just just imagine how much she must steal from the owner with her piss poor attitude. Go for the dueling pianos, avoid the blond bartender.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Kevin O, Owner at City Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Thank you for visiting us at City Tavern, Michael. Your review is definitely not typical of our establishment. City Tavern is known for great service by an awesome staff of fun, friendly & happy people. The behavior you described is unacceptable, regardless of the situation....More

Reviewed March 5, 2019

The people are friendly and it gets packed when Happy Hour arrives but until then its pretty empty. Met some friends for lunch but the food is only so-so and the menu limited. Not a place to eat but fun for cocktails. Sitting outside has...no view and a lot of noise from construction across the street. No atmosphere.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Kevin O, Owner at City Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate it very much. We have revamped our entire food menu over the past 2 months and we hope you will give us another opportunity to earn your lunch business. Last March, we were in the middle of a...More

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City Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5