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Beer Available At The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room (arranged by most recent)
Shed Mountain Ale 56, Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #47 - Saison Various 89, Lost Nation Saison Lamoille 77, Zero Gravity Green State Lager Czech Pilsener , Sixpoint Spice of Life - Sorachi Ace , Lost Nation Petit Ardennes 75, Founders All Day IPA 96, Allagash Confluence Ale 98, Victory Swing Session Saison 82, Allagash Odyssey 99, Woodchuck Pear Cider 14, Jack’s Abby / Lawson’s Finest Liquids Smoked Maple Lager 93, Rock Art Simcoe IPA , Long Trail Brewmaster Series Centennial Red 91, Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Kettle Cup 2013 Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde 88, Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout 100, Switchback Ale 34, Trapp Family Lodge Golden Helles Lager 65, Lawsons Finest Chinookerd IPA 99, Lawson’s Finest Spring Fever Session IPA 97
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tom10101 (60) Quebec | April 29, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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!
ThirstyBird (20) Düsseldorf, Germany | March 30, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
AirForceHops (98) Epping, New Hampshire | March 28, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
In the list of places to go in Waterbury this is for sure is near the bottom. However, what is nice about this place is they do have sample flights of 4 brews. With about 30 taps and a few nice bottles if you are willing to pay the extra cost. The bartender was friendly and was on top of her game during peak hours on a Friday night. We didn’t eat anything so I can’t comment on the food. Waterbury isn’t very big so it is possible that I stop in here again on my next trip. It really could be a coin toss depending what Black Back or the Pig has on draft. They did have 1 Hill Farmstead and Lawsons Finest Toast on draft so… it is in the realm of possibility.
mcberko (175) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 14, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Stine (80) Minneapolis, Minnesota | August 18, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
The least impressive of Waterbury’s three top beer bars. The selection of VT micros is totally solid, and the kitchen takes a respectable shot at upscale bar food, occasionally succeeding. The atmosphere was sportsy and loud, and likely more friendly to a broader crowd than the other two places; furthermore, the service was friendly but painfully slow, demonstrating what seemed unfortunately to be a basic lack of concern and certainly very little beer awareness. I came here because there was a wait at Prohibition Pig, and unless something special was on tap (a definite to be the case at times), that’s the only circumstance under which I’d go back.
Sammy (497) Toronto, Ontario | August 16, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
changeup45 (108) Mount Dora, Florida | July 23, 2012| Updated July 24, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | March 31, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Lubiere (442) Ottawa, Ontario | March 28, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
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$.
Reynolds314 (26) Connecticut | February 20, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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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