Black Back Pub and Flyshop | Waterbury, Vermont
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Black Back Pub and Flyshop
World Class based on 35 ratings
Type: Bar

1 stowe st
Waterbury, Vermont United States 05676 [ print map ]
802 505 5115

blackbackpub.com

Hours: 4-late Sunday through Thursday 3- late Fri Sat


Mayor: AirForceHops (2) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 10


Black Back Pub and Flyshop

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Beer Available At Black Back Pub and Flyshop (arranged by most recent)
Siren / Cigar City / Grassroots Neither 98, Hill Farmstead Mary 99, Rodenbach Grand Cru 99, Hill Farmstead Edward 100, Hill Farmstead Everett 100, Hill Farmstead George 98, Früh Kölsch 39, Mikkeller/Grassroots Wheat is the New Hops IPA 97, Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail 98, Hill Farmstead/Kissmeyer Holger Danske 99, Hill Farmstead Twilight of the Idols 100, Allagash Confluence Ale 98, Zero Gravity Gose the Destroyer 48, Zero Gravity Narconaut 91, Hill Farmstead Abner 100, Lawson’s Finest Big Hapi Black IPA 98, Hill Farmstead Life Without Principle #3 97, 10 Barrel Apocalypse IPA 95
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35 reviews for Black Back Pub and Flyshop
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  88%
 Selection  85%
 Food  74%
 Value  76%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  96%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
orangesol  (154) Pennsylvania | October 23, 2012| Updated August 12, 2013
Stopped in here after my dinner at the Pig. Atmosphere was nice, it is not the biggest place in the world but I easily got a seat at the bar and was greeted by a very nice bartender. She ran me through the tap list and offered a few thoughts on some of the ones I had not tried yet which was awesome. They had a bunch of Hill Farmsteads on as well as a few Lawson’s so I stuck with those. I went with the HF Simcoe single hop and the Lawson’s Hunger Mountain 40th and they were both excellent and sever in the correct glasses.

My food score is not indicative of how it tasted, rather how much they offer. Food was sparse upon my visit but I hear they are upgrading the kitchen very soon so I look forward to seeing what they come up with in the future. I got the cheese plate and it was very good and totally worth the money. Overall a really awesome beer bar that I will definitely return to when I am in the area.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis  (356) Sunnyvale, California | May 21, 2014
Literally across the street and a couple doors down from Prohibition Pig. Silly not to stop there. Pretty good taplist with a mix of locals and international fare. Seem to have a think for Denmark, with taps from Mikkeller and Amager. Space is pretty small and oddly divided, but the place was not busy on a Wednesday evening. Service was very friendly. Beers were served in HF stemware, which was kind of cool. They do serve food, but we did not try anything.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial  (53) Twin Cities, Minnesota | May 15, 2014
Was hoping to find some Lawson’s on tap, but alas, they were out. The bar is split into two different rooms, which is a little odd. I did not try any food, though they have some taco stuff. A chick a few seats down ordered their guacamole, and that looked not bad. Expensive, not nearly the draft selection of the Pig across the street. I did not ask to see a bottle list, though I wish I had.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL  (241) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | March 14, 2014
Établissement visité le vendredi 28 février vers 20h00. Ambiance: Petit pub situé dans un demi sous-sol. L’endroit était plein, une chance qu’ils ont doublé la superficie car j’ose pas imaginé ce que ça devait être avant. Service: Comme l’endroit était plein on devait aller se faire servir au bar donc service rapide et impersonnel. Sélection: Autour d’une vingtaine de bière en fût. Américaine et européenne. Nourriture: Rien mangé mais semble avoir un menu de taco intéressant. (234e rating d’établissement)
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186  (159) North Tonawanda, New York | February 7, 2014
Visited on a recent business trip in the area. Ambiance: Cool little basement bar with low ceilings, bar split in two from support wall but it wrapped around entire space...but wouldn’t want to be in there when it was crowded. Service: Prompt and Knowledgeable about the beers on tap Selection: Lots of similarities from the other local places with a few minor changes but slightly weaker selections but still pretty spot on Value: Beers were probably the cheapest of the three places in town, even on the same beers. Roughly 6-7 dollars per beer. Solid place with a more homey feel to it over Pro Pig and Reservoir but tight space.
88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 18/20
bellco33  (22) Willington, Connecticut | December 28, 2013
I love this place. It has the feel of a dive, aleit a very tidy one if that makes any sense, but the taplist is unreal. So many awesome beers, and the list always rotates. Mad Taco is also delicious, but they are a bit pricey. I stop by here every time I’m in Waterbury for at least a pour or two.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones  (305) Buffalo, New York | December 22, 2013
sort of divey, amazing draft list (6-7 Hill farmsteads, Dieu de ciel, zero gravity to name a few) bartender rocked. very comfortable, zero uppityness. Great palce to hang out & drink amazing beer
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
solidfunk  (161) Washington D.C., Washington DC | September 12, 2013
The best of the three beer bars I visited in Waterbury. Has the most character and the bartenders and regulars are much friendlier than Prohibition Pig, even if the selection is a little lower. Didn’t check the bottle list here though. They pour pints or half pints and give samples to taste before ordering. Cool decor here as well. Would recommend.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34  (412) Chicago, Illinois | August 11, 2013
I hit this up late Friday so my visit is a bit skewed. As we walked in the bar tender ran off 6 beers that were all out, and the only reason that I was there. The rest of the list wasn’t anything I needed to try. I would have like to see some solid kegs on back up, I need to come back when they have a full line up and spend a few hours there. From the atmosphere I would have liked to stay and drink there over a Pro Pig.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Johnsense  (71) , | August 4, 2013| Updated September 7, 2013
Been here s few times. A dozen or so taps with several hill farmstead and lawsons at any given time. Guest taps are always top quality. Mad Taco food is available here and always great. Space is far bigger than it was a couple years ago. Do yourself a favour and visit at least a few times.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel  (209) Chicago, Illinois | July 2, 2013
We watched game 5 of the cup finals here. The owner is a Chicago native that moved out here and now owns this place. Their kitchen is really bizarre. On one hand, it looks like they are putting out microwave food. But on the other hand, the food is really good and seems to be freshly made. Where, I don’t know. Anyway, the beer is really solid and well curated. Hill, other locals and some not so locals. We seemed to be there on a bit of a slow day as they tapped cooler stuff after we left. That being said, I’m not complaining about any of the beers. Great place.

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