City Steam Café | Hartford, Connecticut
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City Steam Café
Exceptional based on 27 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

942 Main St
Hartford, Connecticut United States 06103 [ print map ]
860 525 1600

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Beer Available At City Steam Café (arranged by most recent)
City Steam Innocence Ale 60, City Steam Kommandant Lassard , City Steam Mr Page’s Private Reserve Special Ale Number Two , City Steam Blonde on Blonde 75, City Steam Creme de la Creme 36, City Steam Hop Mess Monster , City Steam Bootleg Black IPA , City Steam Mr Page’s Private Reserve Special Ale Number One , City Steam Dark Horizon Robust Porter , City Steam Uncle Dunkel , City Steam White Wedding 44, City Steam Export , City Steam Gerry Mulligan , The Brewer’s Art / Stillwater Down Bar Door 71, City Steam Colt 46 16, City Steam Blonde Export Lager 21, City Steam Maybelline , City Steam Carpenters Ale , City Steam Black Silk Stout 54, City Steam Careless Love 67
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27 reviews for City Steam Café
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  72%
 Selection  66%
 Food  63%
 Value  71%
 Overall  66%
 Rating  70%
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60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy  (551) Toronto, Ontario | August 20, 2010
A nice bar downtown. You can find parkig fairly close. Busy, it was pre-Tom Petty concert. A working guy’s place, the several tables and the bar were all taken. The beer was nothing too special, the macros were the guest beers. Heavier drinking bar, cocktails and the like. Service was good considering the activity. Worth a stop if and only if you are in the downtown core. A restaurant more than a ber bar.
68
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee  (508) Toronto, ON, Ontario | November 1, 2009
This has to be one of the best looking pubs I’ve ever been in. The outside is a massive 4 story stone building with lots of original stained glass. On the inside, the huge stained glass windows illuminate a multi-storied pub with polished brass everywhere. I could do without the TVs, but there are very few places these days without them, it seems. The beer is fairly lacklustre, although there are a few decent samples. It certainly isn’t one of the better brewpubs I’ve been to, but I do enjoy the ambiance of the place. It’s proximity to the I-95 is one of it’s greatest attributes.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 6/20
DeadGirl  (76) San Diego, California | October 29, 2009
My friend and I ended up stumbling upon this place while waiting to see Green Day in concert. Pretty decent bar scene. They make their own beers that range along different styles, and the sampler glasses they have are unique. If you’re not there for beer, they have tons of sugary, mixed drinks (their own concoctions). Anyway, the bartenders were cool, and I even had a buyback. I don’t know how much they knew about beer through. The overall atmosphere is more like a bar whose primary is to attract anybody who drinks anything than a bar that prides in beer culture. For that it’s disappointing. #10 on 29102009, DG.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
markwise  (169) North of Tampa, Florida | July 14, 2009
Walk in to a really cool building with several floors and tables all over stairwells, etc. I think this used to be a department store, maybe... Great vegetarian options, and they use beer in the food, which I really like. They had a raspberry mead, several lagers, an amber, a Baltic Porter, an IPA, and a sweet stout on tap. It looked really interesting. The beer overall was pretty good, the service was great although the place was not busy at all, and the beer was good. It is a tad on the expensive side, but I would definitely return the next time I’m in Hartford.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack  (100) King of Prussia, Pennsylvania | June 1, 2009
Cool building. Nice outside patio. Good service. Usually 2-3 special beers on tap along with their regulars. Food is good. Pretty good value.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
dogfish120love  (18) Westfield, Massachusetts | August 14, 2008
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.
54
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 9/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 12, 2008
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.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538  (92) Wilmington, Delaware | January 13, 2008
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.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Immy  (110) Virginia Beach, | June 30, 2006
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.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
AlKHall  (11) West Hartford, Connecticut | May 21, 2006
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.

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