Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe | Willimantic, Connecticut
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Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe
Excellent based on 61 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

967 Main St
Willimantic, Connecticut United States 06226 [ print map ]
860 423 6777

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Hours: Su,Tu-Th 11:30am-1am, M 4pm-1am, Fr-Sa 11:30am-2am


Mayor: bellco33 (7) | Taps: 35-40 | Bottles: 10


Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe

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Beer Available At Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Willimantic Saison Noir 75, Willimantic Scarlet Letter Red , Willimantic Just Stout , Willimantic Snow Wheat Ale , Willimantic Rail Mail Rye 91, Willimantic Eclipse In the Night , Willimantic Winterfest , Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%) 100, Back East Porter 48, Willimantic Poor Richardís Olde Ale , Willimantic E-Mail IPA 86, Sierra Nevada Porter 95, Otter Creek Kind Ryed IPA 96, Long Trail Limbo IPA 97, Back East Winterfest Ale , Two Roads Route of All Evil 82, Willimantic Return to Sender , Willimantic Simply Citra Pale , Smuttynose Short Batch #21 Straw-Barb Short Weisse 60, Willimantic 3/4 Nelson IPA
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61 reviews for Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  80%
 Selection  85%
 Food  79%
 Value  78%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  95%
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66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Rand_ale_Thor  (9) , | October 6, 2012
I was there a while ago...maybe within a year, but I do not remember it being as good as everyone else is posting. The ambiance is their best attribute, and they have quality beer. I could see being a regular if I lived in the area, but I was not excessively impressed being an outsider.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Drake  (449) Free Union, Virginia | September 9, 2012
Located in an old school post office building, so the interior is huge and stately. This place is big. One side is bar/pub and one side is restaurant. I sat at the bar. They are a hybrid brewpub/beer bar so they have lots of guest taps and bottles of high quality. Their house beers were all good with a couple standouts. Samplers are 5 beers from either the house brews or guest taps, and I THINK are 5.95 for 4 ounce samples. The menu is expansive and affordable. I had some decent sliders and the nachos the guy next to me ordered were excellent. The bartenders managed to be attentive and very friendly despite being very busy. They were working hard. There is a large parking lot that is not sufficient but there is parking on the side street. Nice brewpub.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Capa  (261) Manama, Bahrain | August 28, 2012
Stopped in only to pick up a growler and left wishing Iíd had more time to grab a few at the bar. Awesome use of the old bank building. Service was pretty quick, even on a packed Friday evening. A bunch of house beers on tap plus a pretty extensive guest lineup. I wanted to try so many but opted for the summer saison- for which my taste buds were handsomely rewarded. Will definitely budget more time for this place next time I come through the area.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (1374) Washington, Washington DC | August 26, 2012
What a great building for a brewpub! The bar is massive, and the building is so large that the restaurant portion feels separate. They had more than ten of their own brews on, and then a dozen or so from other regionals. Food was good. Wow, I could live here and make this place my local very easily.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
TheJester  (44) Peterborough, Ontario | August 14, 2012
Great use of space in this old post office. Extensive and diverse food menu, and the food was quite good. Canít give it a 5 for ambiance because of the washroom. Not dirty, but old and kinda cheap looking. An afterthought. The selection of their beers was fairly limited, and the guest taps were not particularly inspiring. Lot of local stuff though, which is good. Nice selection of bottles. Nice patio. Iíd go back any time.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Beerian1975  (2) Ellington, Connecticut | August 13, 2012
Thr brewer/owner here makes great beers and also has many excellent guest beers on draft and in bottles. This place is unique as it is an old post office turned into a brewery/restaurant/bar. High cielings, nice atmosphere and always a good time. Highly recommended and is one of the best (if not the best) bars in CT for those who love craft beers - especially the house made IPA chioces..
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987  (104) Connecticut | August 8, 2011| Updated October 18, 2013
Decent brewery especially for the area. Itís ipa are itís stars but I really like their porters too. Plenty of guest brews on Tap. Average craft beer quality. Food is slightly under average but itís fine. Beautiful building, the old post office in willimantic.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
j12601  (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | July 13, 2011
Stopped in on the way home from Boston, coming down a different route so we could check out this place. Quite glad we did. The building itself is just beautiful, a big reclaimed post office turned into a brewpub. As much of the original interior that could be worked into the brewpub as been left intact. Service was quick and friendly, food was good as well. The beers were all well made (and the postal theme of many of their names is excellent) and my only let down was that there were a couple on the chalkboard that were no longer available. So it was really just the promise of more tasty beers from them that I couldnít actually have. Wouldnít have been a problem if theyíd just been erased from the board and I didnít know that a day earlier I could have had it. Alas, ignorance is bliss sometimes. Certainly will be stopping back in here again.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK  (720) Pennsylvania | April 19, 2011| Updated August 8, 2011
Located in an old post office and yet feels surprisingly intimate. They have 10 different things on tap of their own stuff plus 12+ guest taps. The ubiquitous pizza was flavorful and properly cooked. The bar staff was professional and attentive. They had a lot of IPAís on tap some great others not so much. Still well worth the trip.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange  (55) hobe sound, Florida | March 6, 2011
An old US Post Office building with excellent pub-type atmosphere and friendly people inside. The stuff brewed on the premises was excellent and our waitress was top notch. The calamari was fried extra crispy without excessive batter. They have at least twenty guest taps ranging from DFH to Rogue, but nothing foreign, Iím fine with that. I didnít spend any time in the town itself, but I think this place is the only reason I would come back. It does deserve itís "world class" rating.

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