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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Willimantic Anniversary Amber 51, Allagash Yakuza 96, Willimantic Winterís End , Willimantic RoadenZok 49, Willimantic Just Roaden , Willimantic VEG IPA 96, Two Roads Rye 95 56, 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
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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 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic  (68) Portland, Oregon | December 1, 2010
I love it here. A must visit. The beers are on a constant rotation including some of the harder to find guest stuff, and a never-ending selection of their own inventive stuff. The staff are great the food is delicious and in huge portions. Go there.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau  (300) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | November 22, 2010
Having recently visited for my first time for dinner and a few pints, Iím reluctant to give a full review, because I donít feel like I have a grip for this place overall. The beers were good, reasonably priced, and well-poured. Our waitress was accomodaitng and friendly. The ambiance was unique and fun. We ate on the less formal bar side. Iíd like to go back and visit the fancier side - I donít know if it has a different menu. On the bar side, the food was hit or miss. A turkey reuben with steak fries came on toasted white bread and the fires were limp and soggy. A veggie burger was underwhelming, while veggie chili was solid. I look forward to returning for some more good brews and a second look at the food, but my first impression did not blow me away.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
ChickBeer  (2) | October 20, 2010
I absolutely love going here! They are always friendly and willing to give suggestions.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy  (517) Toronto, Ontario | August 20, 2010
I travelled and stayed far from home to see this brewpub, and did come away disapointed. No heavy abvs here in the summer, I was pleased to find three saisons on tap. Near a Best Western, a half hour from Hartford. A very decent and very generous guest tap selection.Roomy inside, with a small but nice patio outside. Good mix of people, ages, decorum. A few rooms filled with tables in this historical building. Parking lot. Near an unusual bridge with big frogs. Bartenderess was a little annoyed at the end of what looked like a hot fussy day,but did not bother me.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
chriso  (356) London, England | July 15, 2010
Visited in April 2010. Rather out of the way location - Willimantic isnít really a town you are likely to be just passing by and, for most people, it will take a special journey. But itís worth it. Too many US brewpubs donít quite hit the spot for me. Either the beers are sub-par. Or the building lacks character and distinction. Or itís in a crappy mall location. This place ticks all the boxes. The beers are rock solid and often adventurous, if not all world beaters. The location is right in the centre of town. The building used to be the post office and a pretty grand one at that. The monumental scale and soaring ceilings mean it isnít the most cosy or intimate place but thatís just a minor point. Quite opulent surroundings - put me in mind of one of those ornate Victorian gin palace pubs albeit the original use was very different. Food was pretty decent. Not only do they have their own beers but they also have quite a few guest taps, mainly supporting other local breweries. A nice touch, and rare for a brewpub to welcome the "opposition". Would have liked to stay longer here but, as there didnít seem to be any other compelling reason to visit the town or stay overnight (not sure there are any facilities) we had to hit the road.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood  (102) Leesburg, Virginia | June 26, 2010
This place certainly takes some driving to get to, but the stop is well worth it. Aside from the 5-10 in house beers on tap ranging from a non-descript lager to some really funky beers, they have about 30 guest beers on tap of all different styles. Their beers are good to excellent (I highly recommend the IPA and the IDA) and the food is pretty tasty too. The setting makes for a nice experience as it is inside an large, old post office. They have outdoor seating as well where you can sit next to the hop vines they have growing. The staff were very knowledgeable and more than happy to offer suggestions. Prices werenít out of line and they have several specials Monday through Thursday. Definitely a must visit if you happen to be in the area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04  (62) Connecticut | June 24, 2010
A really cool building. Great service, great food, and a pretty good value (Especially the beer sampler). However, the selection is lacking. They do have a lot of their beers, but not all of the ones listed on their menu. And there is a small selection of non-Willimantic beers too. Itís definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.
  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 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 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere  (447) Ottawa, Ontario | March 5, 2009
Visited during InbiŤrenationale IV, May 2007. Now that place rocked. This old post office building kept its charm, conserving the cachet of olden days. The Cafť is divided into 2 large dinning areas, and a little pub area. Food was quite good, typical pub fare. Beer selection is excellent, with around 10-12 WBC taps and 20 guest taps.

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