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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

See why the Tap is a neighborhood favorite. What People Are Saying...

  • If you’re looking for a lovely, relaxing evening, great beer, Excellent Cuban sandwich (my personal favorite), here’s the place. Cozy atmosphere.

    – Nancy D.

  • Food is amazing and service was top notch! Never disappointed.

    – Kimberley E.

  • Fun neighborhood bar.

    – Michael S.

  • Great food and great prices. Friendly staff. Very attentive to the patrons. Second time in and I’ll be back again for sure.

    – Matt C.

  • Good bar food friendly staff. Definitely a place to make your neighborhood hang out. First visit but would absolutely go back.

    – Tonya B.

  • Yummm! Great place! Great food! Great beer selection as well!

    – Stacy V.

  • Great food!! Great service! Great prices$!

    – Andrea M.

  • Great patio! Always wonderful friends to gather with.

    – Lori D.

  • I love the Village Tap! Jeff is an amazing manager/bartender that keeps it friendly and the beers flowing! Food is amazing!

    – Connie S.

  • Great place to grab a beer, hang with friends and great food!! Can’t wait to watch a game and shoot some pool!!

    – Jennifer B.

  • The rib recipe is throwback to Nick’s Rib Room. Excellent sauce and very tender.

    – Matt S.

  • Great food, and great service! Definitely would recommend!

    – Rick S.

  • This little place packs a punch with good food and nice people. Check it out sometime.

    – Haley M.

  • Amazing ribs just like the old “Rib Room” staff are amazingly friendly. Get out there and support a future success story.

    – James K.

  • The food was amazing. Friendly service. Best tacos I have ever had!

    – Brittany L.

  • Always good food!! Friendly faces. Jeff is a great bartender with drinks and conversation! Mike is the man in the kitchen making all the best.

    – Mindy H.

  • OMG, it’s the old Nick & Vonn’s sauce, ribs fixed perfectly.

    – Larry B.

  • Nice little place to try out. Our server was fantastic and was prompt and friendly. Definitely give this place a try if you are nearby. Portions are generous and prices are fair.

    – Nolan R.

  • These ribs! Friends, heed my words. These are some of the best ribs I’ve ever put in my mouth.

    – Jared C.

  • Great neighborhood hangout. The food the staff and the atmosphere are perfect. Well done.

    – Tom G.

  • First time here and it was amazing! Probably the best ribs I have had! The sauce is absolutely amazing! Prices were very reasonable! I will be back!

    – Brandon R.

  • Fantastic food very reasonable prices, great atmosphere.

    – Denzlo H.

  • Everything I have had from there has been amazing.

    – Joetta H.

  • Fantastic food. Friendly service. Will go back!!

    – Jennifer M.

  • Nice neighborhood spot…….good food, great service, full bar……fun atmosphere!!

    – Craig M.

  • Excellent local restaurant! The ribs are amazing, the service is great and the drink selection is good as well! Go check it out!

    – Nathan B.