The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room | Waterbury, Vermont
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The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room
Excellent based on 39 ratings
Type: Restaurant (see listing)

1 South Main St
Waterbury, Vermont United States 05676 [ print map ]
802 244 7827 | twitter | food menu | beer menu

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

Mayor: bellco33 (2) | 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)
Hill Farmstead Excursions #4 95, Cigar City Hotter Than Helles Lager 73, Lawsonís Finest Super Session IPA #2 98, Stillwater Stateside Saison 97, Rock Art Twin Tip DIPA , Wolaverís Alta Gracia Coffee Porter 89, Kingdom Round Barn Red , Zero Gravity Conehead Wheat IPA 97, 14th Star Tribute Double IPA 95, Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout 95, Lawsonís Finest Kiwi Double IPA 96, Otter Creek Backseat Berner IPA 93, Foley Brothers Native IPA 91, Hill Farmstead Double Citra 100, Burlington Beer Murmuration , The Bruery Autumn Maple 91, Maine Beer Weez 99
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39 reviews for The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  74%
 Selection  81%
 Food  74%
 Value  73%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (1045) Boomtown!, Australia | May 14, 2015
Another good pub in Waterbury. Extensive tap selection with mostly VT options. Bartender was busy serving between the back and front bars so it would go a awhile without seeing him. Food looked pretty darn good. Comfortable pub with plenty of wood and pleasant lighting. A fun spot for a beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (741) London, England | September 17, 2014
An excellent bar and restaurant. One section of the place is more restaurant-like, while the back area is the bar, including pool table. The beer range is awesome, with loads of stuff from Vermont. Prices are highly competitive and they offer flights for Vermont beers. The staff is attentive and friendly. The food is also very good. There are several great food/beer options in Waterbury, and this is one of them. Certainly worth a visit.
  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, Iíve 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. Iíd like it a lot anywhere else, really for they carry a nice range of ales and seem to have Prima very frequently.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, 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
Dťcor. . . . . . . . .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 Farmsteadís Anniversary Event.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy  (611) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko  (526) 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 Founderís, and many other local Vermont brewers. One of the several worthwhile pubs to hit if passing through Waterbury.
  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. Itís 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 canít beat BlackBack, especially if the owner is behind the bar.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34  (483) Chicago, Illinois | July 10, 2015
Excellent draft list, but this place to too busy and impersonal. I felt like just another body, not a valued customer. They offer tasters but its disingenuous as they eliminate almost half the beers as candidates for the flight. I would only come here if a beer I wanted wasnít at another bar.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere  (469) 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$.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs  (405) 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. Didnít 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.

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