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Beer Available At City Steam Café (arranged by most recent)
City Steam Czars and Girls 58, City Steam Blonde on Blonde 81, City Steam Innocence Ale 61, City Steam Lunatic , City Steam Ecstacy IPA 34, City Steam White Wedding , City Steam Norwegian Wood 49, City Steam Colt 46 18, City Steam Black Silk Stout 53, City Steam Naughty Nurse Amber Ale 43, City Steam Summer Stout , City Steam Uncle Dunkel
michael-pollack (100) King of Prussia, Pennsylvania | June 1, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cool building. Nice outside patio. Good service. Usually 2-3 special beers on tap along with their regulars. Food is good. Pretty good value.
dogfish120love (18) Westfield, Massachusetts | August 14, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A lively place to go with a decent selection of beer brewed in house. On wednesday nights they have live Irish jam band music. I only had a salad there so I can not rate the food, but the beer was mediocre. The atmosphere, more than compensates for the beer.
Glouglouburp (345) Montreal, Quebec | February 12, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Large, very large, very very large place. Something like three floors. There’s even a room with a bunch of pool tables. TVs everywhere, you won’t find a seat without a TV in plain view. Overall this place feels like an extra-large sports bar. Not unpleasant but very impersonal. A good selection of homebrews on tap (about 10 or 12) and they sure try to go beyond the ‘Blonde’, ‘amber’, ‘stout’, etc. Unfortunately the average quality is quite low. I tried 6 different beers and they were all below 3 (but above 2) in my book. I didn’t eat there but I saw plates going around and they looked like standard greasy food pub fare. It’s worth a stop, because anyway what else is there to do in Hartford.
eaglefan538 (91) Wilmington, Delaware | January 13, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Sure, a decent stop to make on you travels through Hartford, but this place wasn’t all that special. Service was standard, the selection high in number (but weak in breadth), and the value typical. Definitely make a stop if you can, but don’t expect gormet beer. No idea if the food is decent or not.
Immy (109) Virginia Beach, | June 30, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Hit this place for a late lunch prior to the CT Brew Festival. Decent food, pretty good beer. Service was very good, server actually knew his brew. 10 of their own on tap. Area is a bit ghetto, but not uncomfortably so.
AlKHall (11) West Hartford, Connecticut | May 21, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This place was alright - there are 9 levels! but some of them are realy more like landings or steps - its not like this place is 9 stories high. The food is decent and the beer I had was pretty good. I’ll definetly be stopping by again to check out the other beers.
TrevorFloyd (8) Connecticut | May 19, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Interesting decor, with art in odd places and a number of different levels. Service was a let down, and the selection was lacking at the moment, but the beer I received was fantastic. I only had some appetizers, but they were great as well. Worth the trip into Hartford (and from me, that’s saying a lot). Oh, and the hand dryers rule.
CTwriter (4) | February 27, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
For Hartford, which doesn’t have a lot going for it anymore, this restaurant/pub stands out. Far from your average sports bar, this area immediately around the taps is very inviting. In the back there are pool tables, but if you’re interested in sampling the liquid, the bar is the only place to go. I’ve been there during lunch and dinner, and found lunch to be the better time, if only because of the attention you receive. There was a selection of about 8 brewed beers to choose from, including a barleywine, IPA and stout.
Cletus (217) Connecticut | February 20, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Interior is a typical brewpub look with the industrial thing going on, pool tables in the back and a terrace dining area. The menu’s above average with some nice snacking foods. Not all the typical burger and nacho crap usually associated with brewpubs. When I was there, there was a belgian ale, barleywine, scotch ale and several staple brews of their own on draft each of which was above average to very good. The service was excellent and the waitress who served us knew a great deal about beer and brewing. I can see this place being a headache at night, but during lunch time on a weekend, it’s definitely worth a stop.
Cottrell (6) Connecticut | June 15, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
We started with dinner, on one of the upper floors that overlooked the staircase and some lower floors. It’s a cool setup, nice atmosphere. The food was great, had a peppercorn coated steak with a gargonzola cheese sauce. Superb food, was very pleased.
After that, we headed to the bar for some good brews. They had about 8 or 9 house brews on tap. I didn’t notice if they carried any guest beers, nor did I really care. The styles ranged from biere de garde, to dortmunder, to ipa, to bock, to light lager. Interesting range, and everything I tried was excellent, especially the biere de garde.
Service was excellent, and barkeep even threw us a couple free pints after we had sat for a while. There’s a monster flat screen TV above the bar, which was playing a basketball game while I was there. In a separate room from the dining and bar area, there is a pool table room, with 7 or 8 pool tables. We played one game, but our table was on a monstrous slant, so we gave up pretty quick, and couldn’t get another table. There’s also a comedy club downstairs, which I haven’t seen yet.
The night we were there, a band stopped in and played for a couple hours. They played directly in the bar area, and it got pretty crowded, of course this was a Saturday night... so I guess I should have expected that. Regardless, we still managed seats at the bar.
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