Constant Spring


11 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

219 S. Main St.
Goshen, Indiana, 46256
United States

(574) 533-3302 | map

Monday thru Friday 4pm - 2am
Saturday 6pm - 2am

Added by ConstantSpring on 12-22-2008

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by thebeerisgood:
Photo of thebeerisgood
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

gratefulbeerhead introduced me to this place and I loved it. Their craft beer selection was really good, served in the right glass and the service was good. I didn't eat, but I've heard great things about the food as well.

The night I went they had Dark Horse down from Marshall, so I was able to have some Scotty Karata, Double Crooked, Crooked, and 4 Elf. It seems like they really care about craft beer and embrace the community. If it weren't so far from my house, this place would be a regular.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Bdilly
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of INrunnerchick
4.44/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of ToddGingerich
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of PhilMiller
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of WKyle
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

I have been to "the spring" plenty of times. The food is good, there is good atmosphere and the staff is fairly friendly. However I was here the other day and had a backwoods bastard on tap. Off the bat I could tell that the beer was not the color I had seen from several other backwoods (dark burnt red) from 2014 and looked more like a stout. The beer smelled of bananas and more bananas and tasted of bananas. The familiar whiskey and coconut I usually get from backwoods bastard was not present. I am extremely disappointed and believe a tap line was not cleaned properly, or it was not actually the backwoods bastard I love. It is also possible that the keg was just not consistent with the rest of the 2014 batch, but the bar staff should have been able to identify that this beer did not taste correct. The food and beer have always been good here and I really enjoy going to this bar, but I am now less trusting of the spring

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Photo of betsona
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Stopped here with a few friends and to meet a fellow BA from near the area. It was a Thursday night, so dollar off all craft beer, free darts and pool. Half way through the night, a hockey game was thrown on a projector.

A- It was a Thursday night in Goshen, and I was impressed. It was quite, but not too quiet, even with close to forty people sitting around having drinks. The hockey game on the projector kind of through off the vibe from local watering hole to semi-sports bar feel. Really a large room, which makes everything feel slightly isolated.

Q- It has the most amazing photo/painting of a naked woman post coital with what appears to be either a CareBear or gummy bear standing in front of her. Stuff like this makes the bar interesting. The bar top itself, is a nice throwback style.

S- Constant and promp. The sort of service that is nice and not overdone.

S- I had to check with my buddies to make sure we were really in Goshen. I had a Topless Wytch and Mojo Double Risin. A bunch too pick from and I was pleasantly surprised. Would the selection get a "five" in other areas, maybe, maybe not, but for where it is, it is stellar.

F- Got the ruben, which was greasy, yet enjoyable.

O- Wonderful. A must stop if you are in the area.

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Photo of alleykatking
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Stopped down here for the Sierra Nevada Hoptimum tapping.

A- Nice long and narrow building. Lots of seating in here with a stage in the very back. This reminds me of a sweet old school bar with brick walls and lots of fun things just going on to look at.

Q- This place was good at serving beers in the right glasses that I could tell. The food I saw come out looked good but I was there to drink and not eat.

S- The bartender was nice but not as prompt as I think they could have been. I will strike this to the fact that I was hanging out with the Sierra Nevada rep and other BA's that were there. I was served 3 beers and each time I had to wait even while there were no other people up at the bar.

S- A very nice selection of beers from all over the place. I was very impressed with everything they had on tap from the PBR (lawnmower beer) to the Behemoth (barleywine). I couldn't ask for a better selection and if you can't find something to drink then you don't like beer.

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Photo of paulds
4.9/5  rDev +19.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

A jewel of northern Indiana, not to be missed by any self-respecting beer geek.

Located in a renovated historic building in the heart of the renewed downtown area, the Spring was the first non-smoking bar in the area, years before the law required this. The atmosphere is very open and friendly, and the patrons are a diverse mix of locals, college students, and dedicated foodies and beer geeks who made the drive in from the surrounding areas. A popular evening hangout spot, it does get quite crowded at times in the post-dinner hours.

Excellent high-quality tap and bottle selection, including a respectable representation of regional noteworthies such as Bells and Three Floyds. Bottle selection features many of the solid craft standards, such as Stone, Dogfish Head, Southern Tier, and Rogue. A diverse array of styles are always on offer, so regardless of your preferences there will be something suited to your tastes.

Service is quick and friendly. The staff is very knowledgeable about the beers, are always ready with recommendations, and are quick to offer tasting samples of the beers on tap. The food menu is top-notch, featuring local organic meats and produce. The pulled pork sandwich is not to be missed, and pairs equally well with something dark and malty or a hoppy IPA.

Well worth the 20-minute side trip from the Indiana Toll Road if you happen to be passing through the state and need some refreshment.

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Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Everyone needs a local watering hole, and the Spring is mine. First of all, it has a great atmosphere. It is located in a redeveloped building with brick walls and nice big glass windows up front. There is a high tin ceiling with a pool table and darts. Free popcorn is offered in this non-smoking establishment with great tunes on the juke box.

The beer selection is wonderful with 12 taps, all but one dedicated to craft beer (the last is saved for Old Style). Jason, the owner, does a great job of keeping good regulars on tap such as Bells Two Hearted, but also keeps the rotations going. In the past they have had such beers as Bells Batch 9,000, Dogfish Head 120 Minute, Left Hand Chocolate Starfish (winner of the LH pro-am brewing competition), Stone 13th anniversary, Three Floyds Großer Kurfürst, and other limited releases. Other rotations include regulars from Bells, Dogfish Head, Stone, Left Hand, Founders, Boulder Beer, New Belgium and others.

The Spring has a very nice kitchen serving pub food and some more out of the ordinary. During the fall they had a stuffed squash on the menu. They offer local, organic produce and hormone free meat.

The Constant Spring is a great small town pub where the beer is great and the people are great. If you are local, make it your local watering hole, if you are just passing through, stop in for a drink and a friendly chat.

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Photo of mrhighlife
4.63/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Constant Spring is great little bar in a town that does not have much to offer in the way of a "beer bar". They have 12 tap handle and a ton of great bottles. 12 handles isnt alot but the beers they keep on them are top notch. The last time i was in there they had Stone Double Bastard, Rogue Double Dead Guy, Two Hearted, some other craft brews. All of the 12 draft lines are import/craft beers expept one line dedicated to Old Stlye(weird but better and cheaper than BMC product) The staff there was pretty knowledgible and extremely friendly. the food was really good for pub grub type stuff. Try the pulled pork. All in all if you live in the area or are just passing through Constant Spring is a must stop.

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Constant Spring in Goshen, IN
4.11 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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