The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room | Waterbury, Vermont
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The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room
Excellent based on 30 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)
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 77, Fiddlehead India Pale Ale 92, Alchemist El Jefe 97, Lawson’s Finest Ava IPA 95, The Bruery Humulus Lager 99, Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison 99, Hill Farmstead Edward 100, North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 100, Hill Farmstead James 99, Shed Mountain Ale 55, Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #47 - Saison Various 91
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30 reviews for The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  74%
 Selection  79%
 Food  76%
 Value  73%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  87%
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88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987  (104) Connecticut | February 19, 2012
Great spot, 38 beers on tap half local, hill farmstead, lawsons, etc. Food is awesome! Loved it
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
cratez  (198) Toronto, Ontario | October 20, 2013
When I visited: Late May 2013. What I had: Shed Mountain Ale, Hill Farmstead Edward, Green Flash Hop Odyssey Black IPA, and Lawson’s Finest Spring Fever Session IPA on tap, Alchemist Heady Topper out of the can, Vermont Meatloaf Dinner, Pulled Pork Tacos and several Chimney Creek Sauvignon Blancs for the lady. What I liked: Outstanding draught list, beautiful dark wood bar, extremely friendly service (bartender even bought us a round), tasty fare, beer-infused food menu, welcoming patrons. An absolute first class beer bar and restaurant. What I disliked: On our second visit the place was so busy that we weren’t able to get seats, and the service suffered due to the craziness, but we still enjoyed our drinks. Would I go back? Definitely. Overall Rating: 88
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
changeup45  (109) Mount Dora, Florida | July 23, 2012| Updated July 24, 2012
After checking out the much more crowded Prohibition Pig next door, we decided to have dinner here on our way back from Burlington. The dining area consists of pub style tables, and the place was half full, I’d guess. I like the vibe; doesn’t hurt that they had the Red Sox game on. While there is a small bar in this section, they also have a large bar in another area if you are there just to drink. The beer menu is more than adequate with 35-40 drafts and quite a few bottles. I had a pint of Lawsons Knockout Blonde. Had I noticed the option to get a flight of five local brews for the same price sooner I would have done that. Great idea and excellent value. The food was very good; we didn’t order anything out of the box, but the homemade mac & chese, sweet potato fries, and chicken spinach wrap were all really well done. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. We had a nice time at this place and wouldn’t hesitate to go back if in the area again.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101  (171) Quebec | April 29, 2013
Nice restaurant and pub. Service was really good and friendly! 36-tap line including 18 Vermont beers (some HF and Lawson’s). Lot of "lesser" beer too (ie Stella Artois). Food was good (not as much as Prohibition Pig though, more familial). Price were good. Worth the detour!
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko  (267) 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.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird  (27) Düsseldorf, Germany | March 30, 2013
Local pub/restaurant with 36 taps. 2 HF taps and 1 Lawson’s and a decent selection of other stuff. The selection is not as highly concentrated as the Black Back or Prohibition Pig as far as the beer quality. It looked like some of the pours might be a touch larger than the other places meaning better value. I counted 13 Vermont brews on tap. I did not order food but it looked like traditional pub fare. Friendly and homey...some beers served in mason jars.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson  (181) Enfield, New Hampshire | September 2, 2013
Nice digs, lots of taps, a bit "salty" as far as local clientele goes, decent bottle list. the beer is always changing. I’ve enjoyed myself here but there are lot of locals pretty drunk playing billiards
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33  (22) Willington, Connecticut | December 28, 2013
The Res doesn’t seem to be as popular as Prohibition Pig or Black Back with the locals, but it is still quite good. The food is tasty, but not as good as the Pig, but the menu is more diverse which is a plus. The taplist is usually bigger as well with a large sample of many Vermont breweries (including some that should be excluded in my opinion). I like this place a lot.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (564) 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314  (26) Connecticut | February 20, 2012
Really great pub/eatery in downtown Waterbury. Across the street from the black back pub. 38 Taps including 2 Hill Farmstead, Lawsons double sunshine and many more. Food was good and HUGE. Service was a bit unattentive and mediocre the time we went but otherwise great time.

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