United States > Vermont > Waterbury
cratez (165) Toronto, Ontario | October 20, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
When I visited: Late May 2013.
What I had: Lost Nation Gose and Long Trail Brewmaster Series Double IPA on tap, tortilla chips and guacamole dip, Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc for my partner.
What I liked: Laidback pub-meets-sports-bar vibe, respectable draught and bottle line-ups, good wine options, awesome patio overlooking Main Street, cordial and attractive waitress, tasty appetizer.
What I disliked: Had to walk inside to see the tap list as there was no printed draught menu, bartender was less than welcoming, not a full-on beer bar like the other, better-known pubs in Waterbury.
Would I go back? Most likely.
Overall Rating: 74
Ed5388 (38) Forked River, New Jersey | August 3, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Only place open at noon to grab a beer in the immediate area. Was pretty busy with a lunch crowd, but plenty of seats open at the bar. Decent selection of craft beer. Bartender was very nice. Overall was a nice place to kick off my trip.
rejtable (90) Ontario | April 2, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Ended up in here when everything else in town was closed (at lunchtime on a weekday). Wasn’t expecting much, but turned out that it was a great spot. Kinda "good time oldies" look inside, but with a dozen interesting taps (including DFH Burton Baton and Noble Rot) and some solid simple food I had a great lunch.
SFLpunk (11) Burlington, Vermont | June 13, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped in last week after playing frisbee golf in Waterbury Center.
Great bottle list for a place that doesn’t seem focused on "The Beer," at least not in appearances. Draft list was kinda wanky though. Settled on a pint of Rock Art Ridge Runner, not a typical call for me, but seemed to be the best thing on. Ordered the Salmon Burger. It was a bit overcooked (dry), but not bad.
Server was funny, food was ok (not great), and my beer was served properly.
Not a bad joint, but not really a beer destination. It’s really not bad, but it’s really not great, either. Sorry mates.
jason (45) Easton, Pennsylvania | June 25, 2008
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Stopped in for a quick lunch with the family. Nice little bar and restaurant that has a decent beer selection - small but decent.
josarah (101) Hinesburg, Vermont | February 27, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Nice resturant next door to the Alchemist, Good place for a simple Sunday brunch, Ok beer selection. Nothing really wrong with it, the older & less beer savy crowd seems to enjoy it. Like I said to start with, The Alchemist is next door, point made.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | August 12, 2006
46 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Hmm, surprised this place hadn’t been listed. Well, it DOES have a pretty big and interesting beer list -- for Vermont -- but really it’s not worth your time unless, like those worthy Montrealites whose reviews lie below mine, you just don’t want to wait for the Alchemist. Some decent local beers including occasional seasonals/specials from Otter Creek & Long Trail, but really mediocre food and ridiculous prices for fairly standard, common imports make this a skippable choice.
Goldorak (114) Montreal, Quebec | July 28, 2006
40 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Practically next to the Alchemist, we went there to eat because there was a monster lineup at the brewpub. Family style restaurant with a bar. Decent service. Bottle list has no prices, some of the bigger bottles and imports have an asterisk next to them, with a note saying You’ll probably need to take a loan to pay for this Beer. Chimay, a few decent micros and plenty of imported crap. Tap list includes a few Vermont locals like Magic hat and Long Trail. My pint of Harpoon IPA tasted a little stale. My pulled pork plate was okay at best, and a bit pricey. Next time we’ll endure the lineup next door.
TaktikMTL (228) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | July 27, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Établissement découvert par hasard alors que The Alchemist était complet avec une longue file d’attente. Ambiance: Très jolie restaurant avec quelques décorations reliées à la bière. Service: Le service est très rapide... peut-être même un peu trop. Nous avions à peine commencé nos entrées que nos repas principaux arrivaient. Selection: Je pensais trouvé 5-6 sortes de bières mais surprise la sélection est très variés. Des micros de la région, des macros américaines et candiennes et un grand choix de bières importées. Seul petit hic... la carte des bières ne comporte aucun prix. Nourriture: Notre groupe de 6 a bien aimé la nourriture. Pour ma part j’ai pris des pâtes alfredo au poulet cajun. Après avoir très bien mangé vous pouvez marcher 30 secondes et aller déguster les merveilleuses bières de Alchemist. (18e rating d’établissement)
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