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In the heart of East State Village

Welcome to the Village Tap!

Fort Wayne’s premier neighborhood tavern.

Named for the ’05 neighborhood known as “The East State Village,” the “Tap” has a storied history.

Long-time residents of the Summit City will remember this location as Nick’s Rib Room, once owned and operated by Nick Stamanis, a beloved restauranteur known for his award-winning ribs and friendly demeanor.

In 2015, Nick’s nephew Sam Filippou sold the Rib Room to Matt, Kurt, and Chris Henry, three brothers who had a desire to offer their ‘05 neighbors a restaurant with a friendly atmosphere, excellent service, great traditional American cuisine – including Nick’s famous ribs – and a local watering hole for our friends and neighbors. 

The Henrys believe that good food and good people will always help build a stronger, safer, and kinder community. It is our duty to provide exceptional quality food, hospitality, and service to our patrons and the local community. 

The Village Tap – as you’d imagine – has 16 taps with a rotating selection of your favorite domestic, imported, microbrew, regional, and local beers.  Not your style?  We have a full-service bar as well.  And when you are hungry, the Village Tap is the place to be!  Our full-service kitchen is available for dine-in, carry-out, or delivery from WAITER ON THE WAY from open to close.  VIEW OUR MENU

You’ll find your favorite at the Village Tap

Tuesday – Saturday

4:00pm – 10:00pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

1235 E. State Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

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