The Trion Tavern

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The Trion TavernThe Trion Tavern
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The Trion TavernThe Trion Tavern

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

503 Broadway St
New Haven, Indiana, 46774-1403
United States

(260) 493-2265 | map

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Added by wingedeel on 12-08-2008

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Photo of glorytoArnulf
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

This place is killer. In Fort Wayne for a wedding, I wanted to hit Trion's since I'd heard so much about their tap list. Also, I looked forward to finding (any) Three Floyds on tap, but holy shit - did they have an amazing selection.

Score! All draughts were $3.50, and bottles were $4-5. In addition to Bomb! on tap, I also got to have fresh Zombie Dust, Dreadnaught, Robert The Bruce, Stone Mocha IPA, and a Dubbel by Taxman.

The burgers were amazing (be sure to try the Hangover Burger), and I loved their home style fries.

In addition, I got to meet the owner, Greg, and talked beer with him for over an hour. The service is great, and Greg conducts his business with a passion for both beer and people.

Overall, I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Very fairly priced, with great service, and a truly surreal tap list, you MUST visit Trion!

I miss you already, Indiana.

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Photo of neckbracesub
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of mjmilholland
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Extensive beer selection, decent decor, acceptable food. Ask for beer prices first or you might get surprised. They do run beer specials occasionally which ease the pain a bit.

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Photo of stamtish
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | food: 1.5

Only 15,400 residents in New Haven, IN. One tap for every 300 people. Do the math. Don't go for food or atmosphere. Drink beer.

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Photo of SoxFan
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Nuggetz
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of indianabeerman
4/5  rDev -4.5%

would have ranked higher but service is bad , prices worse

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Photo of CycleHops
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Anitrak
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

The Trion is a bit out of the way for me as I live in Fort Wayne. But I've never been disappointed that I've gone. It's usually dead the weekdays unless there is a game on. The weekends can get a little crowded and they also have a dart night but I can't remember what night that is. I usually sit out on the patio or at the bar and usually have good service though there have been the occasional night when I was left with an empty beer for way too long and couldn't get noticed.

This is the best tap line in the Fort Wayne/New Haven area. Period. It has most of the 3 Floyd's selection on Tap and is constantly moving through beer from every part of the world. They also have a great bottle selection. The food is pretty good. The menu is vast and includes burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas. It's always been fast in serving and it's always hit the spot.

Trion also hosts Brew Haven, an annual beer fest that is always a blast in early August. If you're around, definitely come!

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Photo of mcrago
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Swik
3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

Great beer bar. Food is meh, deep fried pickles are awesome, they also have a pulled pork sandwich that's pretty good. Beer selection is ridiculous, if you can't find something you don't like you're not a true craft brew enthusiast. Only beef with this place is pricing on beer, I understand if it's rare or just a normally expensive brew but the sizes are usually small (10oz) and the prices can get a lil steep. Still best beer selection in NE Indiana.

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Photo of bearharley
4.44/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Great selection of brews and bourbons. Quick service and knowledgeable staff. Food is inexpensive but taste. Beer is served the way I like it. Their website keeps you up to date on events and what is on tap. Staff has yet to suggest something I didn't like, ask if you don't know what to order and they will find something to your liking.

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Photo of MattSpinks
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Really amazing place! Ridiculous that a place this great could be in such a small town, and unlikely area. Beer and bourbon selection are unmatched anywhere within a hundred miles at least. And, the food is spectacular as well. Classic american food, very well done. I would tell anyone, anywhere to come here. You will never be disappointed, except maybe occasionally the service is a bit slow, and not fully educated on the vast beers and bourbons. But overall, wow, wow, wow! Do not miss your opportunity to come here. It's like a disneyland of drinks and good food!

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Photo of KurtSchnelker
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

A great bar and establishment in downtown New Haven. They have the awesome Brew Haven craft beer festival, the only outdoor seating of any bar in New Haven, a huge selection of local and global craft beers, and the best burgers in town.

While flights and some beers can be a little pricey they have regular customer appreciation sales. I went in the night before Thanksgiving and they were having a ThanksBeering celebration, 1/2 price beers and Greg, the owner, gave everybody free Brew Haven tshirts. And right now, for the entire month of January Zombie Dust, one of my faves, is $2.75, the whole month. Stop reading and go to the Trion for a beer ir two right now.

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Photo of StoutIrish
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Love this place. I frequent here quite often. One of the best beer selections on tap in the Fort Wayne area. Maybe even northeast IN. Normally plenty of Three Floyd's, Bells, Founders, Goose Island, and Great Divide. 58 taps. You can get flights for $14. They also have rare tapping such as Shark Pants and Boogoop. Some of the beers can get pricey but worth it. Food is good. Try their pizza and sausage rolls. Service can be spotty at times. Now non smoking. Check out their website. It has a uodated tapping list and shows whats on deck. Check it out if you can.

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Photo of shueyy
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

If it wasn't for BA I wouldn't have found this place so thanks to everybody that reviewed it prior to my visit. All the other reviews are pretty dead on great tap list the best in area that I found. I was in the area for business from the East coast so I was very pleased to see (12) Three Floyds on tap loved the Zombie Dust. They had about 50 taps with a great selection of Belgian beers St. Bernardus Abt 12, Nogne O, Golden Draak etc. Had a great selection of Michigan beers Founders, Bells, New Holland, etc. Had quite a few flat screen TV to watch the games on. I didn't care for the smoking since they advertise it's a non smoking establishment. The food was awesome the pork sandwich that was smoked for 14hrs was incredible so were the ribs. The only things that was a small negative beside the smoking was the fact that the samples were a little on the pricer side $14 for (5) 5 oz. samples. Overall this was a great bar and worth the trip from miles away you will not be disappointed.

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Photo of scott2269
3.4/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3

I've been here several times now, so I thought I'd give a review.

1.Tap selection is the best in the area. I think they have over 50. Not many average ones, they are mostly all top notch. All FFF year rounds and seasonals, Founders, Bells, Two Brothers, Dark Horse, and many others.
2.Nice carry out selection.
3.Friendly Staff.
4.Good Food.
1. Very expensive. $15 for a flight of five, 4oz. pours. That's .75 per oz. $7 for a 10oz pour. Ouch.
2.They make up rules as they go. Sometimes they pull taps off without notice. Sometimes they do or don't allow smoking. Sometimes when you pay $1 for a song in the jukebox it is loud, and sometimes they turn it down so you can't even hear it.

Overall, if you bring lots of money, you will drink lots of good beer.

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Photo of M1A2
2.56/5  rDev -38.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

Nice area downtown New Haven first of all. The Beer selection they have on tap is hands down the best in the area, 58 plus taps (many FFF taps but also many old ones as the don't move through them very fast), also bottles to choose from (no growlers though). If you want to try a few different beers order their FLIGHT but bring LOTS of $$$ for the flight ($13 FOR 5, 3 OZ POURS) or any other beer really. The food is just average greasy bar food, the staff don't know much but bottom line here 58 beers to choose from some old so ask first. Just a side note they change and pull off taps when they feel like it with little or no notice.

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Photo of beckard13
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Visited Trion Tavern on a business trip after finding through BA. The tap selection here was incredible. 50+ beers on tap, including 9 Three Floyds. Went in on a Thursday. There was an NFL game + a college football game on that night so I was thinking there might be a decent crowd. Could not be more wrong about that. When I walked in there was only 2 people there, a couple sitting down eating. I was the only person at the bar so I had 2 flat screens to catch both games which was nice. The bartenders were not very knowledgeable at all about the beer, but I knew what I was looking for anyway.

Would recommend if you are in the area due to the large selection of very quality beers.

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Photo of gueuzegeek
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

The main reason atmosphere got knocked by me is the smoking. I spoke with the owner, and he is a non-smoker. He said for special beer events, he will make those non-smoking, so I suggest, if you do not smoke, you look for those events!

I was in the area for work and was REALLY impressed by the line up they had. 54 taps and maybe only 3 were for those who did not drink craft beer!!

They had a good representation of local, German and Belgian beer as well as a others around the US.

I got a pizza and it was pretty tasty, but being vegetarian, I am not a great judge of food choices.

I will probably get one more trip out there and cannot wait to see what is on - I just wish they would ban smoking in IN overall!!

The only reason I thought it was a tad pricy was because they did not list the prices on the menu and one thing seemed a tad high. Also, I got a sampler that I pad 10.00 for, and got about 2 ounces of each beer out of 5 or 6 that would have fit in the glass. I suggest they size up on the pour or size down on the glass because it makes it appear to be a bit pricy that way.

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Photo of Wingmnn
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Grat bar if you like beer! Over 50 taps of micro beers including St.Bernardus 12, Aventinus, Coney Island Block Head, and many more from Three Floyds, Bells, and Founders. Greg the owner does a great job in finding some rear beers and rotates them on a regular basis so there is always something new to try. He is planning having a Founders tapping in the next few weeks that will feature KBS. The wings are great ( I get them naked ) along with their burgers and pizzas (they make their own pizza dough). They have smoking and non smoking sections and a family room area. If you are a smoker they let you smoke pipe and ciguars. SOME NEW INFO. THEY ARE HAVING 2 BIG EVENTS. SAT JUNE 18TH 7PM FOUNDERS KEG TAPPING-- KBS,BREAKFAST STOUT,CERISE,DEVIL DANCER,IMPERIAL STOUT,REDS RYE PA,CENTENNIAL IPS,CURMUDGEON,DIRTY BASTARD,PORTER. SAT AUG 6TH 2PM-6PM BREW HAVEN $25 IN ADVANCE 30$ DAY OF OVER A 100 CRAFT BEERS TO SAMPLE.

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Photo of kundog18
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Not much to say here that hasn't already been said. Atmosphere is typical bar - pool table, jukebox, etc. Points off of atmosphere for smoking. There is a family room in the back that is slightly smoky and is a mild annoyance. The bar proper is usually profoundly smoky and not a place I would want to spend any considerable amount of time.

Beer quality and selection are top notch for the area. You pretty much have to drive to Muncie to find the nearest comparable beer selection. Roughly 50 taps - taplist usually somewhat up to date, but there are usually 1-3 offerings that are not on the list. The servers are rarely aware of this, and you must trek through the noxious haze to speak with the bartender if you want to know what they are. Great selection of FFF beer, including hard to find draft only stuff that rarely makes it out of the brewpub (i.e. Zombie Dust, Cerveza Mysterioso, Krunk Monk).

Beer prices are high - $8 for 12 oz of Hopslam, $10 for 10 oz of Batch 9000, you get the picture. Flights are available and are the only way to go for a budget-conscious patron.

Food is pedestrian. Inoffensive, but nothing to write home about.

Overall, the best place to go for a beer in the Ft. Wayne area if you are willing to pay the money, tolerate the smoke, and aren't expecting a top notch meal. Definitely worth an occasional visit.

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Photo of hurricanelars
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

One of the best selections of beer I've seen on hand at a single bar. I live in Indianapolis, and I don't know of a single bar in Indiana that has a better tap selection. A variety of selections ranging from Dark Horse, Founders, Three Floyds, North Coast, Dogfish Head, and Left Hand. The owner stopped by our table and informed us of an upcoming Three Floyds event November 13th, where they will be tapping between 10-12 Three Floyds beers. A great establishment that is a must if you're in the Fort Wayne area.

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Photo of ringlord59
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Upon hearing about this establishment I knew that I must go and check it out for myself. I am glad that I did. For fans of microbrews in Norteastern Indiana and the Fort Wayne area this place is a dream come true.

The claim to have 54 beers on tap, the majority of good craft beers. I counted, it more like 46 at the current moment, but no big deal. They said they rotate many of the taps depending on the seasonal brews and to give variety. Currently you can find different flavors of Left Hand, Dogfishhead, Bell's, Chimay, Founder's, New Holland, Dark Horse, Stone, Rogue, Great Divide, 9 Three Floyd's, and several others. A few others on bottles. A nice selection of food, I had a delicious pulled pork sandwich. Plenty of room. I was there on an early Saturday evening and it wasn't overly crowded. Flight sampes for $8 are good deal as you can pick 5 choices. And you can take growlers of anything on tap home. Compared to other beer bars I've been to, most brews seemed fairly right to moderately high priced.

The two big drawback. One is this is a smoking establishment. Being in New Haven it doesn't have to go by the Fort Wayne smoking ban. In all fairness, it wasn't very smoky when I was in there. Two is they have 3 TV's and a jukebox all battling for sound over the ambient bar noise. They'd be much better off turning the TV's to mute and letting the jukebox play in the pool room. Both of these are minor complaints.

Over all, this is a GREAT find for the area. I will be making regular stops and telling everyone I know about the place.

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Photo of Sweetmambyjamby
2.86/5  rDev -31.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5

If you're in fort wayne and want to just drink a pint at a time this is the place to go.
It's in new haven though and smoking is allowed so make sure you're aware of this. This takes away from the atmosphere, beer is not meant to be messed up by cigarettes so i sat in the family section.

My waitress sucked a high school girl who didn't know anything was rude, and acted stupid. She was slow and had no redeeming qualities about her.

Selection was outstanding for Fort Wayne, remember fort wayne has nothing else like this around for straight craft beer fans. They have roughly 45 taps, and they have a unique selection. They have even had sunking from indy on tap before but I missed it.

The prices though are rough, 6 bucks for a tulip glass of pumking when I went. it was underpoured too. I will probably go back if sunking is on tap but that's sunking bringing me back not the trion.

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