Black Back Pub and Flyshop | Waterbury, Vermont
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Black Back Pub and Flyshop
World Class based on 43 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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

Mayor: jredmond (4) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 10

Black Back Pub and Flyshop

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Beer Available At Black Back Pub and Flyshop (arranged by most recent)
Hill Farmstead Mary 99, Grassroots Legitimacy 100, Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #1 99, Frost Beer Works Another IPA 85, Hill Farmstead Excursions #1 99, Hill Farmstead Excursions #3 97, Hill Farmstead Harlan 99, Brown’s Foley Taconic Double IPA , 14th Star Valor Ale 77, Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA 100, Crop Oatmeal Milk Stout
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43 reviews for Black Back Pub and Flyshop
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  88%
 Selection  86%
 Food  74%
 Value  77%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL  (263) Montréal, 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)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186  (186) 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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones  (312) 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
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
solidfunk  (237) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
jrallen34  (489) Chicago, Illinois | August 11, 2013| Updated July 10, 2015
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Johnsense  (72) , | 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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl  (138) New York, New York | June 18, 2013
This place is smaller than practically anything we have in NYC, which is saying something. Hardly any room to move. Beer selection is fanastic, if you want to be drinking a lot of Hill, which you do, and Lawsons, which you maybe do, maybe don’t, depending on the dice roll that is that brewery. 5 or 6, you are drinking world class beer, 1 through 4 you are drinking lightly carbonated maple syrup. I like this place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Lukaduke  (62) Gray, Maine | May 27, 2013
Stopped in here multiple times while staying in Stowe for the week. Great atmosphere with a friendly bar staff that is knowledgable and attentive. Great food from Mad Taco that is filling and perfect for sharing ! The draft list was top notch with some focus on VT brews but no shabby mainstream selections. Good music on the soundsystem and HFS stemware ! Wish this was my local bar because this place is chill and not pretentious !

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