Assimilation Design Lab LLC

Assimilation Design Lab LLC

Philadelphia, PA


Tria Taproom

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.

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Status: Built
Location: Philadelphia, PA, US
Firm Role: Project Architect and Designer
Additional Credits: Josh Otto - Otto Architects