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Taproom (Spring House Brewing Company)

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Taproom (Spring House Brewing Company)Taproom (Spring House Brewing Company)

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

25 W King Street
@ N Market St
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603
United States

(717) 399-4009 | map

Monday - 11am to 10pm
Tuesday - 11am to 10pm
Wednesday - 11am to 10pm
Thursday - 11am to 10pm
Friday - 11am to Midnight
Saturday - 11am to Midnight
Sunday - Noon to 8 pm
Sunday - Closed

To-Go: 6-packs; 22-oz bombers; screw-top growlers; swing-top growlers.

E-mail: [email protected]

Added by woodychandler on 02-02-2011

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Reviews by Slatetank:
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3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Pretty cool spot, It's kind of looks like a store front but they've converted it into a brewpub/taproom. The selection was pretty good. The food looked good but didn't have any. The service was good, I'd definitely go back in the future. The only downfall is finding parking on the street.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

With it's light avocado green walls, beech wood benches, and galvanized buckets full of twigs and branches as a decorative features in the windows you might initially think you've walked into a health food restaurant - but there are the gleaming taps behind the bar! On the upper wall opposite the bar is a brightly painted, but kind of weird mural that depicts the names behind the breweries beers (they have a kind of cartoon-scary theme if you're not familiar). Beneath that there are metal chairs done in matching colors, and they also correspond with the brightly colored umbrellas above their outdoor tables as well. There's also shuffleboard, which is awesome in comparison to the current trend of just throwing some old board games into the corner (believe me, I never need to see another table of college aged nerds playing JINGA again). Finally, a wall of rusting metal leading back to towards the bathrooms and - GASP - a Zoltar machine round out the weird, semi-cohesive decor.

There are 8 beers on tap, all from Spring House, and in my opinion, they're basically regular beers with an occasional oddity thrown in - you won't be finding one-off specials or barrel-aged beers here. On the other hand they've got some decent stouts and IPAs, and there are 8 so you've got a fair amount to choose from.

The food is very good considering the venue and the seemingly tiny kitchen that they're working with. Some examples from their recent menu include:
Onion Rings, Cheese Fries, or a Pretzel Braid - $5
Chicken or Pork Quesadillas - $7
Hot Wings - $5/half dozen
House Salad - $8
Cheese or Veggie Pizza - $9
House Stromboli w/ meats, cheese and green peppers - $13
BLT - $6
Reuben - $9
Italian Sub - $8
Crabcake Sliders - $10
Chicken or Fish Tacos - $10

There are also specials every day of the week ($1 tacos, $3 dogs, etc.) and 32 oz. crowlers for $7 which is a pretty good deal considering they charge $6 for a pint at the bar and a lot of other places charge $8 or $9.

Overall I'd call it a decent stop for a beer whether it's for lunch, after work, or later at night - although it will be crowded.

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Photo of dearling61
4.64/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TimberSwanson
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of k3lso
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

overall very good experience, great beer and selection , good food and all reasonably priced.

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Photo of mk66
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of schroeder1200
3.44/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of DerekE4750
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of lamb0176
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Lurkerson
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I had a delicious mint stout and a delicious peanut butter stout here. These varieties of stouts have eluded me ever since, aside from Stone's Collab Mint Chocolate Stout (which was phenomenal), and a Peanut Butter porter I had recently. I don't know if they carry these year-round but I really want to try them again. The taproom was located around lots of other establishments in downtown Lancaster and I love the cobblestone walkways in town. I wish I'd spent more time here. They have a shuffleboard, which is neat. Their craft beer choices were solid too. If I'm ever in Lancaster again, I'll be coming back here without a doubt.

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Photo of Sdw64
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of yergermeister
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.03/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Craft_Imperial
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of DaveHack
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of GreenMind
4.11/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of 6s_N_7s
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Taproom is a must stop if you would like to enjoy a great stout, or even their seven gates ipa. Typically I have good service, but I have hit some off nights as well when it gets packed. In the summer its always nice to enjoy your beer and maybe some food outside, though it is limited to only a few tables. The food is also good, but kinda limited. You have some appetizers as well as sub's and pizza. The prices are a little high for the quantity, but that's where quality comes into play. You can also pick up a bomber to take home with you or share with a friend, or even some Spring House merchandise.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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