Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe

967 Main St
Willimantic, Connecticut United States 06226
brewpub (Willimantic)  4.75/5.0 64 reviews
Sun,Tue - Thu 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM; Mon 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM; Fri - Sat 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM

Mayor: bellco33 (5) | Taps: 35-40 | Bottles: 10
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Braudog  (825) Yorktown, Virginia | January 15, 2013
I got in a mid-week dinner time visit here based on positive reviews here. It is an amazing building, but I think theyíve couldíve done better with it. I sampled 5 brews, all OK. The menu was fairly expansive, and my steak wrap was tasty enough. Service was spot on. Decent, but maybe a tad overrated here. (Brewery #596)
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
argo0  (253) Washington DC | December 29, 2012
Iíve been coming here for years, as itís the closest brewpub to my in-laws. Weíve always found it to be a kid-friendly establishment with decent food and solid (sometimes great) beers. And you canít beat the postal vibe.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Eric89  (2) Massachusetts | November 8, 2012
Craft brewery and restaurant in a 1918-build post office. The food and beer are both outstanding. This place keeps Willimantic on the map. Itís worth a drive up if youíre at Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun, about a half hour or a little more.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jaiden0  (1) Massachusetts | October 11, 2012
Great variety with new beers coming out almost daily. Iím an IPA guy and am in heaven generally. If they donít have a house brew that suits my taste thereís always a great guest brew on tap.
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  • 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  (671) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Capa  (381) Kitsap, Washington | 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  (2469) 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  (66) Cavan Monaghan, 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.
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  • 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..
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987  (104) Arizona | 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.

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