Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe | Willimantic, Connecticut
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Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe
Excellent based on 61 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

967 Main St
Willimantic, Connecticut United States 06226 [ print map ]
860 423 6777

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Hours: Su,Tu-Th 11:30am-1am, M 4pm-1am, Fr-Sa 11:30am-2am

Mayor: bellco33 (8) | Taps: 35-40 | Bottles: 10

Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe

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Allagash Yakuza 96, Willimantic Winterís End , Willimantic RoadenZok 49, Willimantic Just Roaden , Willimantic VEG IPA 96, Two Roads Rye 95 51, Willimantic Saison Noir 75, Willimantic Scarlet Letter Red , Willimantic Just Stout , Willimantic Snow Wheat Ale , Willimantic Rail Mail Rye 91, Willimantic Eclipse In the Night , Willimantic Winterfest , Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%) 100, Back East Porter 48, Willimantic Poor Richardís Olde Ale , Willimantic E-Mail IPA 86, Sierra Nevada Porter 95, Otter Creek Kind Ryed IPA 96, Long Trail Limbo IPA 97
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61 reviews for Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  80%
 Selection  85%
 Food  79%
 Value  78%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops  (108) Epping, New Hampshire | January 31, 2014
Stopped in after a trip back from Philadelphia on 25 January, 2014. I really wish I could have seen this building in the day light because it really is awesome. I love that the owner turned this historical Post Office into his brewery! The bartender we had was an older gentleman that was friendly and talkative. He enjoyed chatting beer with us on a slower Saturday night because of the snow storm we had just finished driving in. Our food was about average and normal for a pub. The house beers seem very average with only one scoring above a 3.4. They do however; have a great guest tap list of about 20 different taps with a variety of styles and local CT and New York breweries. I would consider returning here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33  (20) Willington, Connecticut | October 16, 2013
Iím a regular here. I love the place. They have a great rotating tap list of their own (awesome) beers and guest brews. The food is excellent, the service is friendly and quick (but never make you feel rushed to get out). Itís not the cheapest place around, but itís worth the price of admission. Go there, youíll love it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322  (75) Chesapeake, Virginia | October 11, 2013
Great find on the main street in a small town. Old US Post Office which still shows in places. Great service, very nice beer selection with a mix of own brews as well as drafts and bottles from friends. Local and area breweries. Everything on tap can be had in a 5 glass sampler. Total bill for lunch, glass of wine and total of 10 samplers which were 4 oz each was $40 before tip. You canít beat that. Awesome place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
BVery  (389) Burnsville, Minnesota | July 16, 2013
Visited on 7.16.2013. Awesome pub and restaurant - great vibe, dozen house beers and 20 more guest beers, all can be flighted. Service rocks. Good food. Great spot!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (677) Columbus, Ohio | July 11, 2013
(Visited 06/2013): Willimantic Brewing is east of Hartford, located downtown on Main Street. Street parking is fairly abundant on the surrounding streets.

The brewpub is housed in a former US Post Office building built in 1909. There is a patio on the front of the building. The inside opens immediately to a long bar along the rear wall, and features a large chalkboard listing the beers available, as well as offering a view of the taps. A separate room is devoted to restaurant seating.

Willimantic has around 8 house beers on tap plus a cask. Five-beer samplers are available. On my visit this included a Golden Ale, Ambeerlicious, Summer Solstice IPA, Marinerís Scotch and the cask Strawberry Basil Saison. The beers were pretty good for the most part. Guest breweries on draught include regional selections like Hooker, Back East, Wachusett and Blue Point.

Service on a busy weekday evening at the bar was good. The bartenders were familiar with the beers and attentive throughout my visit.

The menu at Willimantic is pretty robust. I ordered the parmesan-crusted tuna and despite me not being a fan of sea-food I enjoyed it (when in Rome...).

Overall this is a great brewpub and I would definitely visit again if in the area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2  (590) Hanover, Maryland | June 24, 2013
Well, I like the old Post Office building, but the interior seems cluttered, particularly around the bar. They seem to cater to the craft drinker and macro drinker alike, though the beers are average. There is plenty of cheap alcohol if craft beers are not your thing. Judging from the tap handle collection throughout the building, they do get some pretty good taps occasionally.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog  (697) Hampton, Virginia | January 15, 2013
I got in a mid-week dinner time visit here based on positive reviews here. It is an amazing building, but I think theyíve couldíve done better with it. I sampled 5 brews, all OK. The menu was fairly expansive, and my steak wrap was tasty enough. Service was spot on. Decent, but maybe a tad overrated here. (Brewery #596)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
argo0  (209) Washington DC | December 29, 2012
Iíve been coming here for years, as itís the closest brewpub to my in-laws. Weíve always found it to be a kid-friendly establishment with decent food and solid (sometimes great) beers. And you canít beat the postal vibe.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
Eric89  (2) Massachusetts | November 8, 2012
Craft brewery and restaurant in a 1918-build post office. The food and beer are both outstanding. This place keeps Willimantic on the map. Itís worth a drive up if youíre at Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun, about a half hour or a little more.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
jaiden0  (1) Massachusetts | October 11, 2012
Great variety with new beers coming out almost daily. Iím an IPA guy and am in heaven generally. If they donít have a house brew that suits my taste thereís always a great guest brew on tap.

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