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Tria Taproom

Assimilation Design Lab LLC

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dfwhip

Location

2005 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA
19130

Client/Owner

Tria Cafe

Consultants

  • Josh Otto AIA, Otto Architects LLC

Project Status

Built

Year Completed

2013

Size

1,700 sq. feet

Certifications and Designations

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Project Description

TRIA Taproom reinvents the classic tap house as an intimate, 1,400 SF, 65-seat restaurant located in Philadelphia’s lux Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. The concept is a masculine industrial bar, yet warm and comfortable. A place to converse. A different kind of bar.

Designers carved away the existing space to reveal the rich texture of the historic building fabric, exposing brick, plaster, and a large window to naturally light the bar. New elements - blackened steel bar wrap, wood clad banquets and custom-fabricated light fixtures - were added to slide and fold through the space, creating the juxtaposition of strong yet warm, industrial yet comfortable. The bar is the heart of the space; a dramatic contrast of blackened steel and white Carrera marble highlights the wall of taps.

The bar foregoes the use of any bottles for beverages; instead relying on a pioneering system. 40 taps dispense draft beer, draft wine, and artisanal sodas through a combination of under counter Perlick tap wine coolers and Micro Matic remote wall taps. Beverages are managed through a unique online system by BevChek that allows real-time tracking of the beverages by staff. Guests interface through interactive, iPad-based menus, describing each drink while showing the amount remaining in each keg.

Tables and flooring were sourced of reclaimed wood from a central-Pennsylvania mill, redwood bar top were salvaged from a water tower, and industrial furnishes and fixtures are repurposed throughout.
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