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Beer Available At The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room (arranged by most recent)
Fiddlehead India Pale Ale 92, Rock Art Russian Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel) , Rock Art Vermonster (Bourbon Barrel) , 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 77, Alchemist El Jefe 97, Lawson’s Finest Ava IPA 95, The Bruery Humulus Lager 99
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changeup45 (109) 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.
Quevillon (225) Boisbriand, Quebec | August 23, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on August 20, 2014, for diner. Nice old building, pub like decor inside, there is a patio but it was full. The inside space to eat was limited to high tables and a upper section where there is live music on Saturdays. Beer tap menu fairly solid, half is Vermont stuff. Good bottle list to. The food menu is mostly for pigging out, there was one with two hot dogs buried in chili and fries, and other is a 1 lb burger call the Truck Driver. I was way more modest with my Pulled Pork Sandwich, very good by the way. The service was nice, but are waitress came to see us four times. In all a nice place!
kathouse (55) Nevada | August 5, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure why I like this place so much. It’s nondescript with old wood floors, a small patio, a long bar which is partially hidden by a room length wall, and wood tables and chairs. But, there’s something charming about it. The food is a really good value and tasted great. Staff was very nice and the selection was excellent as well. Definitely would come back.
jredmond (199) Manhattan, New York | July 11, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Stopped in here twice over 4th of July weekend 2014 with Vinny and Keith. Typical sports bar/restuarant feel, except they have awesome beers on draft. Much like the other Waterbury spots, you can expect to find Hill Farm, Heady Topper and lawsons. They also stock gueuze available in bottles. Small outside area for eating and drinking. Pool table in the back.
GT2 (586) San Diego County , California | June 4, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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
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.
TaktikMTL (241) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | March 14, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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).
merc7186 (159) North Tonawanda, New York | February 7, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Ambiance: Wide open space with lts of tables but very small bar, that held maybe 6 patrons at most
Service: Decent although slightly lax on a slow night especially
Selection: HF, Alchemist here too, same beers are others with one exception that caught me off guard, Bruery Humulus Lager....a solid find.
Value: Pints were a little high here too, bottle even higher than expected or probably should have been
bellco33 (22) Willington, Connecticut | December 28, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
swoopjones (306) Buffalo, New York | December 22, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
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
cratez (206) Toronto, Ontario | October 20, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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
solidfunk (170) Washington D.C., Washington DC | September 12, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
So many good beer bars in such a small town. This place is probably the least interesting of the three, but they are still great in overall standards. Like the others they were tapped out of HF, Heady Topper and Lawson’s. They didn’t really have anything interesting on tap. They concentrate on small Vermont brewers, and offer Vermont tasting flights with rules that you basically can’t pick anything good (ie no HF). It’s a good way to sample some of the lesser known Vermont offerings. Ambiance is just ok. Service is decent.
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