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 (8) | 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)
Two Roads Rye 95 54, 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
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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%
Rating Distribution

  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer  (38) Sanford, Florida | December 12, 2009
In the old post office, hence the beer names. nice dinning room, with separate bar (stays open later). great line-up of their own beers and guest taps. lots of stone and wood gives a nice character to the place, and thereís a definite sense of history in there. food and service are good and a bit upscale.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
portermax55  (7) Canterbury, Connecticut | October 11, 2007
As others have allready said, the building is an big, old post office. Located right on Main Street, it was a piece of cake to locate. I went on a Thursday afternoon and it was allready starting to get busy. The service was excellent for the most part. One of the managers was nice enough to stop and chat a little about the house beers. The beer selection was awesome with theyíre R.M.S. Drye Stout and Address Unknown IPA being my personal favs. They also have a huge selection of New England micros. The food was great and well needed for an afternoon of fine beer sampling. I plan on going back within the next week.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Drake  (453) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
tuba78ac  (2) Connecticut | August 19, 2005
I frequent Willibrew fairly often during the winter, usually on Monday or Tuesday nights. Like others have said, they always have 1-3 inhouse IPAís that are excellent. Aggressive use of hops on most of their brews. I would avoid the S.W.A.K. (sealed with a kiss) Stout in the future - mediciney vanilla flavor muddled with a chunky dark roasted, almost charry base. It was their only inhouse beer I havenít appreciated. The wait staff is hit or miss on their beer knowledge; granted their menu is constantly changing, but I think they could improve. Food is great, Iíve enjoyed their wings, quesadillas, nachos, and ribs. Willibrew is well worth any beer aficionadoís visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
joebudzjoe  (45) Connecticut | May 24, 2008| Updated July 7, 2009
I love this place, their homemade brews are top notch and their guest brews are diverse and plentiful. Iíd give the place a 5 out of 5 on ambiance if the whole place was more like the bar section, but the eatery section isnít as enjoyable. If you go to eat, definitely sit at the bar and try an aeropostale pizza. This place is a real gem.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
lalu  (39) Laval, Quebec | January 18, 2010
One of the best brewpubs i have ever been to.All the beers we tried where excellent.This guy knows how to make IPA,trust me.Food was as good as it gets for pub fare.BE WARNED OF 2 THINGS!: There are no cabs in this town,we had to walk 45 minutes from the Hop River Motel and back.They are very quick on cutting you off if you look even just a bit tipsy. Next time i go i willhave a few tasters then get a couple growlers of the best and put them in the car in case they kick us out early.Other than that this place deserves its place in the top 50 and it is a must visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
eaglefan538  (92) Wilmington, Delaware | January 18, 2008
A very nice selection of house beers to choose from on both visits, as well as a few guest taps of decent quality. Forget about the guest taps, though, cuz their own beers are quite nice. A bit of a bias towards hoppy interpretations of the styles, but thatís probably a good thing. Service on both visits was timely, beer knowledge pretty good too (although Cottrell was a practical guide on both visits, thanks, Todd!). Food is good stuff too, dinner worthy, not your usual pub type food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | February 16, 2008
A converted post office with an adjoined bar / brewpub and restaurant, Willi makes great beer and offers great food in, essentially, the middle of nowehere. Probably ten or twelve different in-house beers when we were there (including Pushing the Envelope Extreme) along with some local CT beers and diverse U.S. and foreign selections, including stuff like Ten Fidy and Aventinus. Very nice selection of beers. Excellent food menu and solid vegetarian selections: the veggie burger was huge and tasty, while the cajun fries were excellent. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food, and we went through multiple rounds of Pushing the Envelope Extreme. Very much worth the drive if youíre anywhere in the area. Willi and Cambridge House seem to be the must-stops in CT.

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