The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room | Waterbury, Vermont
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The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room
Excellent based on 32 ratings
Type: Restaurant

1 South Main St
Waterbury, Vermont United States 05676 [ print map ]
802 244 7827

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Hours: Mon - Thurs 11:30am-2am & Fri - Sun 11am-2am


Mayor: TaktikMTL (3) | Taps: 36 | Bottles: 40


The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room

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Beer Available At The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room (arranged by most recent)
Rock Art Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel) , Rock Art Vermonster (Bourbon Barrel) , Fiddlehead India Pale Ale 92, Drop-In Dude Are You Okay? , Long Trail Limbo IPA 97, Shed Mountain Ale 56, Hill Farmstead George 98, Grassroots / Mikkeller Wheat is the New Hops IPA 99, Founders Imperial Stout 100, Fiddlehead Devil’s Right Hand (Texas Brown) , Rock Art Citra IPA , Jack’s Abby Mass Rising 99, Zero Gravity Nigel , Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale 99, Jack’s Abby / Lawson’s Finest Liquids Smoked Maple Lager 93, Otter Creek Kind Ryed IPA 96, Lost Nation Vermont Pilsner 76, Alchemist El Jefe 97, Lawson’s Finest Ava IPA 95, The Bruery Humulus Lager 99
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32 reviews for The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  75%
 Selection  80%
 Food  76%
 Value  73%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  87%
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70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 18, 2013
I visited twice and in any other town than Waterbury I would have visited many more times. It just so happens that Blackback pub across the street is one of my very favourite in the US and I need a very good reason to get out of there. Still, Reservoir has a very nice tap selection, the largest in town and the food menu seemed more than decent, but then again, I’ve always found it Worth waiting for 30+ minutes to have a seat at the Prohibition Pig perhaps mostly for nostalgic reasons. All in all though, I just never fell onto Reservoir with an atmosphere I identified myself to and the competition is so strong that in spite of its almost 40 taps, it felt like the weakest link. I’d like it a lot anywhere else, really for they carry a nice range of ales and seem to have Prima very frequently.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (582) San Diego County , California | June 4, 2014
Type. . . . . . . . . .Bar+Restaurant
Level. . . . . . . . . .High
Location. . . . . . . .Excellent, Main Square
Prices. . . . . . . . . . .Medium to Low
Tap Selection. . .Very High
Bottle Selection. .High
Samplers. . . . . . . .Unknown
Full Pours. . . . . .Yes
Beer Level. . . . . .Very High
Food. . . . . . . . . .Yes
Food Level. . . . .Good
Staff. . . . . . . . . .Fairly Nice
Growlers. . . . . . .Doubtful
Noise Level. . . . .Loud
Décor. . . . . . . . .Step Above Dive Bar, Irish Pub
Good for Kids. . .Probably Not
Parking. . . . . . .Street
WiFi. . . . . . . . . .Doubtful
Cash Only. . . . . .No
Recommended. .Yes
Comments: This combines with Prohibition Pig and Blackback or whatever to combine a trifecta of beer bars within a 200 feet radius in the main square of Waterbury. Less expensive and less trendy than Prohibition Pig. Food looked good, but not crazy. Staff not as on their game. Tap list was excellent, but it was skewed from Hill Farmstead’s Anniversary Event.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy  (550) Toronto, Ontario | August 16, 2012
This was more restaurant than bar. Smaller bar upping the ante for the eatery. Yes, some very good local selections including just the one HF that day. Cannot compare to the Blackfly or the Probition P. within a two-minute walk, but if they have something left that the other places ran out of, then why not.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | March 31, 2012
A bit more run-of-the-mill ambiance-wise when compared to the amazing BlackBack Pub across the street and the new Prohibition Pig nearby. Lots of beers on tap, also more accessible in the flavors they offer. Fewer strong ales, fewer rarities, but still more than enough quality brews to keep you busy for a few nights when in town. It’s always a good idea to walk in and see if they have anything different from the previously mentioned bars, but apart from that, I admit The Reservoir can’t beat BlackBack, especially if the owner is behind the bar.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere  (449) Ottawa, Ontario | March 28, 2012
A long elongated bar on Main Street, with skiing and brewery paraphernalia, with good pub grub (had the pulled pork sandwich with NC vinegar sauce), 38 taps of middle of the road micros and a few interesting offerings, but definitely a nice pub in such a small town (although they will have competition from the Pig and the Black Back). They do have a nice Vermont Sampler: 4 X 5 on tasters for 6$.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs  (313) Toronto, Ontario | May 5, 2013
2013-04-26. Back bar was quite busy on our first so we opted to sit at the little side bar for a drink or two. Pretty impressive tap list, with lots of Vermont locals, with flights available. Not a ton of amazing beers but lots of good ones. We came back the next day and sat on the other larger side of the bar in the afternoon. Staff was friendly, decor is sort of non-descript but fine. Less swanky that it seemed from the website. Didn’t love the atmosphere as much as Blackback and Prohibition Pig but the large tap list more than made up for it. Solid bottle list as well, we finished off with a HF/Fantome 5 Sciences. Would come back.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones  (305) Buffalo, New York | December 22, 2013
nice draft list with the locals well represented (Hill Farmstead, Alchemist) solid bottle list, grabbed two new Maine’s. Food looked good but did not induldge. Worth a stop
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko  (283) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 14, 2012
Had some lunch and sampled some beers from their very fine taplist, which includes a few beers by Hill Farmstead and Founder’s, and many other local Vermont brewers. One of the several worthwhile pubs to hit if passing through Waterbury.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley  (251) Hilversum, Netherlands | June 4, 2013
Stopped in for supper on a very busy Friday night (HF anniversary weekend). Was quite impressed by the size of the bar and the number of beers available, lots of VT’s best with some good stuff from out of state as well. Food was good and quite reasonnably priced. We got really good service despite it being packed with people. Fun times, will probably return.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL  (241) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | March 14, 2014
Établissement visité le vendredi 28 février vers 22h30. Ambiance: Grand bar divisé en 2 salles. Billard et tv. Service: Sympathique et connaisseur. On a jasé un peu avec notre serveur. Sélection: 38 fûts de bière du Vermont et autres états américains ainsi que quelques bières européennes. On trouve aussi une trentaine de bière en bouteilles des mêmes endroits. (235e rating d’établissement).

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