Taproom (Spring House Brewing Company)
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3.91/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
Atmosphere is different with the paint scheme. Could use more room since it was crowded on a Friday afternoon. I imagine weekends get crowded. They had a shuffleboard table and TV for entertainment.
Beers we tried were good. We did not eat but they came out with some samples for the customers which is cool. Had a sample of the Gyro which was very good.
Service was slow , you had to order at the bar which is fine but at times the bartenders were caught up in their own business Ex. Cell phones, eating and talking to each other.
Good selection of beer for just about every palate and food.
Reasonable prices. $6 for a pint which was not bad considering the quality.
12-01-2013 15:40:07 | More by Jamey61
4.11/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $
This is probably my favorite taproom to visit in Lancaster city because of the brand that is constantly represented here, Spring House Brewery Company. I absolutely love this place in the fall and winter months because of the special seasonal brews this place has on tap; I'm talking Big Gruesome, Smoked Porters, Braiiinns, and others.
Please visit this place and support a local brewery!
Much love coming from a local!
10-28-2013 16:20:46 | More by Buller38
3.99/5 rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | $$
The location of this establishment was perfect. You could walk around downtown and then come in and enjoy some great beer. The selection of beer was awesome, and afforded me the ability to try several of their beers since they are distributed in my area.
Their were two negative aspects of this establishment. 1) The bar maid wasn't very help when it came to describing the beers and she even made the comment "I don't know, I don't drink beer". She did somewhat redeem herself by finding out local stores that carried a certian beer that they make so we could take some home with us.
2) For the non-beer drinkers there was no alternative such as liquor. My wife isn't a fan of beer and they only option for her to drink was wine, soda or water.
Overall I thought this place was a great time and when I have the opportunity to go back I will jump at the chance.
08-30-2013 22:23:25 | More by TTripp725
3.88/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Great place. Small but tons of fun. Has great outdoor seating and even a shuffle board table which is SUPER fun. Food is really good and bar staff knows about their beer. Spring House seems to be a VERY IPA heavy brewery. Most of their beers are strong and hoppy which isn't for everyone. Would like to see a nice lager or wheat beer sometime I think it would attract a lot more diverse crowd. Over all good place and good prices. Really fun and relaxing!
07-16-2013 00:49:40 | More by Scary_Version
3.14/5 rDev -20.3%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$$
Atmosphere - This place is cramped and has the most ridiculous echo. It can be loud with only a few people in there.
Quality - The beer here runs anywhere from awful to mediocre.
Service - I've never had really great or really poor service here.
Selection - They always have a great variety of beers. Almost always something new from them and typically a few from other local craft breweries.
Value - The beer here is really expensive for the quality you get.
03-14-2013 12:02:00 | More by jerdude
2.93/5 rDev -25.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2 | $$
How can this place be rated above Quipps and The Fridge? The beer is average at best and the food is below average. I was here twice shortly after opening and once more recently.
Does anybody really think that guava or peanut butter flavors should be found in beer??
Their flagship pale ale is below average and everything else is pretty much the same. This place is for hipsters who don't know what craft beer is.
The only redeeming feature of this place is that they sometimes put on beers that are not theirs (Victory, Troegs).
Building is noisy and gets incredibly crowded on weekends.
02-17-2013 18:44:03 | More by howsmydrinking
4.86/5 rDev +23.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Wow! This place is fantastic! Great little bar with pub fare in nice downtown section of Lancaster. They had 11 beers on tap, and there is not anything short of good in the bunch. I got a sampler of all 11 - probably not something to try without a designated driver. Their double IPA was fantastic, and I took a growler home. Other standouts were the stouts; mint chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate, and eggnog. All had very strong complex flavor, with hint of chocolate. I didn't really taste the peanut butter, but the mint was a nice feel.
12-29-2012 00:35:11 | More by teman11111
3.78/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
A decent place, fairly small, with a medium-sized bar and a few tables. Windows give you a view of the town, and the walls are otherwise decorated with the brewery's artwork. On tap is a good selection of 10 Spring House brews and a local guest brew (e.g. Victory Headwaters). Service was fine but a bit uncoordinated: for example, our bartender gave us menus to look at, and before we could even glance at them, another bartender took them away and put them back behind the bar. Ok then. I'm being a little bit generous with the food rating, it's just on the border of 3/3.5. The menu selection was fine, but the food wasn't great. I got some sort of grilled meat & cheese sandwich that was ok but not great, my wife got wings that were served sans bleu cheese, and we split the crab mac&cheese bites, which sounded better than they tasted. Prices were pretty decent for food and beer.
I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to visit again, but if I find myself in Lancaster for whatever reason, it's good to know this place is here.
11-20-2012 02:19:24 | More by Rifugium
3.3/5 rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I have been to spring house taproom 3 times now the first was an evening dropping off homebrew to enter the competition they sponsored to have them brew the winning beer and had a pint with stakem. The second the day of the results being read for the competition I was here about 10 minutes -it was so loud and crowded I couldn't make it to the bar for a pint and left after meeting a friend and went to Iron Hill. The last occasion was not quite as hectic I came with my brother and cousin and we all had a pint while waiting for Pour on Prince to open on a Sunday afternoon.
The atmoshpher is a standard bar with some of Spring House's label art displayed on the wall, the place is loud even when it isn't crowded because it is all hard surfaces and there is nothing to soften the reverb. I think the beer is better than average but overall it is not the best choice of Lancaster city beer bars for selection or service. I would come here if meeting someone on a slow night but in general I am not really going to make this my first choice of places to go when in Lancaster. I never tried the food, but I have heard good things. I guess it depends on how much you love Spring House beer, to me they are kind of hit or miss, so take that with a grain of salt.
08-10-2012 13:13:55 | More by Slatetank
3.5/5 rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
Had some unexpected free time this week, as the office was closed due to a power outage.
Located in downtown Lancaster, the tasting room is a modest size afair, with a decent size, wrap around bar area and then a number of table and chairs in the front area. There is some interesting art work on the walls, and I otherwise enjoyed the warm color scheme in the taproom.
As for the beer selection, there were 10 beers on tap this day, which included a guest beer from Troegs (the sunshine pils). Everything else was from Spring House brewing, and I thought the quality was interesting. A belgiain style wit was pasable, while the cosmic monster, fruit flavored quad was almost undrinkable. On the other hand, the peanut butter imperial stout (the Big Gruesome) was outstanding, and would have me stopping by on a regular basis if I lived nearby. There was also a pale ale and DIPA on tap today, but as I'd had the latter at a DIPA tasting some years ago (and hadn't cared for it), I limited myself to just the three beers.
In terms of food, I got the lunch portion ceaser salad. It was decent enough, though I'm not sure the salad dressing had ever been near any lemon, garlic or anchovies. I'll order something different if I'm ever by here again.
Prices were reasonable I thought, and I liked the fact you could order beer by the pint or half pint. Service was OK, though my server seemed a bit preoccupied at times, and so occasionally there was a bit of a wait.
If I was a huge fan of Spring House beers and I lived nearby, I'd certainly come here from time to time. However, other than the stout I wasn't really impressed with anything I tried, so I'm not sure how often I'll be back. Really did like the PB stout though...
07-06-2012 15:40:04 | More by johnmichaelsen
Taproom (Spring House Brewing Company) in Lancaster, PA
89 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.