Mad Anthony Tap Room
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3.7/5 rDev +10.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
My wife and I stopped here to have a late lunch and to try their beers. The taproom is located in the main downtown area of Auburn in a storefront setting. The bar area is up about 4 steps from the front door, and it overlooks the main dining area. We sat in a booth up there. They were not busy on a Sunday afternoon so we enjoyed very good service. The NFL Playoffs were on TV, of which there were 3-4 in the bar area.
There were 9 beers on tap, so we ordered a sampler flight of 6 of them. Normally the flight is made up of their 5 menu beers and one seasonal, but the bartender/server allowed us to name our own so we chose two menu beers and the rest were seasonal/ specialty beers. We considered each of them to be right to style, and each had some extra pizazz that caused us to rate them between a B and a C+ grade. Each was enjoyable.
Each of us ordered a sandwich, and we discovered that both of our orders also had an extra nice 'twist' to the food that made them stand out. We even felt that the food should be rated higher than the beers.
It was an enjoyable visit, and we'd go back again when we're in the area.
01-20-2014 21:58:50 | More by Mothergoose03
3.48/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
Mad Anthony in Auburn is,as far as I know,the only place in Auburn to get a craft beer.
Family area downstairs,the bar area is up a few stairs in a loft like area.Smoking is,unfortunately,allowed.
Service has always been good on my visits.
The beer selection is not as varied as the Ft Wayne location,they have the staples,and a seasonal or two.Typical Mad Anthony hit or miss brews,although the IPA is actually quite nice.
Huge food menu,with some interesting choices.Food is above average,and inexpensive.
Location is in the old downtown section.Nice enough place overall.
06-29-2011 01:29:22 | More by wingedeel
2.99/5 rDev -11%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
I erroneously entered this review here when it was meant for the Fort Wayne location. Anyway, stopped by a few weeks ago while on business in the area. I didn't expect much given the other BA reveiws of the place. Frankly, "not much" is what I got. The place needs a serious remodel, particularly in the cavernous bar area. It looked like a lackluster effort to give it some personality and a retro 60's era factory look with a few old signs here and there, but the tables and chairs shouted "70's Holiday Inn banquet room". Lifeless and baron is another way to describe it. Then again, so was the beer. Now granted I only sampled their Ruuby Raspberry Wheat beer, but coupled with the atmosphere, it told me all I need to know about the brewing talent. Lifeless and thin. Neither raspberry nor wheat in the nose nor pallet. Disappointing. The barkeep, in between mildly combative comments with one of the waitresses about the ingredients in a drink, did provide efficient service. Regardless, I decided to go elsewhere for a decent meal and a few beers. This Indiana brewpub has a lot to learn about brewing and decore. I may still give them a try a few years down the road should I be forced to return to Fort Wayne on business (god help me).
04-10-2008 11:25:30 | More by jim102864
3.1/5 rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $
Stopped by here for dinner on my trip from Grand Rapids to Dayton. Darker on the inside and kind of big, not many people there for it being a Friday night. It was one big dining room and a bar up some stairs but the rooms were kind of connected.
Food seemed to be the normal pub grup but it was large and the prices were very good. I got this thin crust bbq chicken pizza thing which was good but maybe too cheesy. My guest got a fried chicken salad which was absolutely huge and with some nice warm bacon dressing.
I thought about the sampler but instead went with just a pint of the Oktoberfest. It was a little below par in my book. The beers were fairly cheap in price and on Mondays they have pints for $1.25! Offerings were limited to the 5 traditional beers and the O'fest. I was dissapointed in that.
Service was fine but it wasn't busy at all. This was a nice relaxed place but nothing special. Good if you're hungry and low on money.
11-14-2005 19:59:17 | More by granger10
3.48/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Although it is not the same as the Fort Wayne branch I am glad that they have this branch for those of us on the north side. It doesn't have nearly as much space as the main branch and the family restaurant and bar are not seperate rooms, the bar is just one platform up. Still a good place to eat with a decent variety of food and plenty of good beer.
All of Mad Anthonys year round beers can be found here, but not all of the seasonals. They will usually carry one or two of their favorite seasonals, which means there is usually not as many of their experimental brews.
One must also be aware that the bathroom lies downstairs. Personally I think this is a bad location for a bathroom at a bar.
My only real complaint is that they do not have a carry-out license so I have to drive all the way into downtown Fort Wayne to get my growler filled up. But that isn't always bad, because I usually sit down and try a pint of their freshest seasonal while I am there.
Overall this is a good place to eat and drink. Not as complete as the main location but when you are not up for a long drive and live on the north side, it does more than satisfy.
11-01-2005 22:20:23 | More by tonedef131
Mad Anthony Tap Room in Auburn, IN
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.