United States > Vermont > Waterbury
Johnsense (71) , | May 7, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Went on a Friday night (whoops) An hour to seat us but we ended up finding 3 seats at the bar. food was quite good and the beers even better. Several (at least 10) pints, mussels, A pulled pork sandwich and a sausage platter set us back 75 dollars including Tip - the food was priced right (and delicious) but the beer was a downright bargain. Loud and busy, but thatís to be expected on a Friday night. Will gladly go back - hopefully on a weeknight.
mcox90 (57) Wilton, New Hampshire | April 24, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Visited The Alchemist this past friday evening with Vthophead & his wife. What a great little brewpub. Food was delicious with many, better than pub grub, offerings. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Of coarse, the real stars here are the beer. Several to choose from and the ones I had were all great. This place is a bit small & I understand it can get quite crowded. Fortunately we went a bit early and itís past ski season, so it wasnít to bad. A must stop if youíre in the Stowe/Waterbury area.
fbm115 (13) New Jersey | February 15, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve been to the Alcheist more then a couple of times now. i think like 4 times now. Last time i went there was a 5 foot tall ice sculpture of the heady topper logo in 3D form. however they didnít even have HT on tap! oh well. The beer selection grade drops off a notch when they donít have HT on tap. Though all the beer they make is great. Never have had a bad beer here. all house beer. The food is always good no matter what i order. Sweet potato fried and cheese curds mmm. Service can get slow as the crowd builds up as with any other place. I always try to make time for lunch/ dinner here when in VT.
bp (57) Queens, New York | November 27, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Went here the Friday after Thanksgiving. First, get here before 7 PM if you want a table and if not, expect a wait. Had dinner which was pretty good. The beers are the star here though - as they should be at a brewpub. I tried 5-6 different beers with my wife and everyone of them were top quality, some excellent and I didnít even get to try the Heady Topper as it wasnít due out for another week. Most definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. Needless to say Ben & Jerryís is also worth a stop while in Waterbury as is the Cabot Creamery Annex (tons of free samples and wine tastings available).
vodka4blood (14) Milton, Vermont, Vermont | November 8, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
I have only ever been to this spot in the early evening, and by 5pm on a busy Friday it can already be s.r.o. in there, so I cant imagine how they can accomodate large numbers of people - must be a long wait on a line outside the building? Anyway, I wish they opened up at say 1:30 sometimes, and I hope that they can coexist harmoniusly w/ the great little bar across the street (I dont see why not!). The food + beer are perfect apres ski treats that will keep me coming back forever!
GatheringBrews (14) Derby, Vermont | October 17, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Another of our favorite places, the food is exceptional and a great value. The beer selection is usually a nice range of styles and tastes, and on special occasions, like the fifth anniversary party, it can get fairly crazy with unique brews.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | September 22, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Came to The Alchemist en route to Hill Farmstead for the 5th BWBD. Arrived in the mid afternoon on a Friday and there was a decent crowd already. With a few of them being other RB people I was meeting up with later, but they were on their way out. Went through all of the beers on tap as the small pour samples they sell, since they donít have a sampler. Itís actually kind of nice that they donít as you are limited to three samples at a time, which means that unlike places with huge 8 or more samplers, youíre not letting most of your beers sit while you work through them. There is a disclaimer on the menu asking you not to review their beers off of small servings I think, so I took notes on my phone instead of my notebook. The beers were fantastic. Really solid stuff that made me a bit sad that they donít offer growler fills and donít bottle. But itís certainly worth a stop, and probably even worth a trip. Also went with the house pickles which Iíd heard raved about, and a pizza. Pizza was great, pickles were good, but I wasnít blown away. I have a feeling Iíll be trying to figure ways to include this place as a stop on more trips in the future.
rocbyter (61) Waterbury, Connecticut | July 25, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
This bar was great. The walls had some local art that was amazing and the place was decorated really well. Staff was fast and friendly. I didnít get any food. Beers were a little price but worth it. There is a good selection at this place, something for everyone. Had some great conversation with the other patrons.
meeps2002 (2) Boston, Massachusetts | June 9, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
With a rotating selection of beer, paninis, beer/cheese dip to die for, this place is simply the best. The art work, dim lighting, and pool table...not to mention the limited amount of tables, allow for an intimate night out either for a dinner and drink or a casual bar get together. The staff is unbelievably responsive and truly knows their beer.
williamherbert (61) Syracuse, New York | April 28, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I loved everything about this place EXCEPT for the 90 minute wait we were expecting on a Saturday night in February. (Damn skiiers.) Luckily, we got a spot up at the bar, and everything was great. The ambiance is hip and modern; the food is very good; the beer is tremendous; and the service is outstanding. If I lived anywhere close to this place Iíd be there every day.
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