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Beer Available At City Steam Café (arranged by most recent)
City Steam Czars and Girls 58, City Steam Blonde on Blonde 81, City Steam Innocence Ale 61, City Steam Lunatic , City Steam Ecstacy IPA 34, City Steam White Wedding , City Steam Norwegian Wood 49, City Steam Colt 46 18, City Steam Black Silk Stout 53, City Steam Naughty Nurse Amber Ale 43, City Steam Summer Stout , City Steam Uncle Dunkel
Braudog (655) Hampton, Virginia | January 15, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited fairly late on a cold Monday night and found a decent sized crowd. Local feel, traditional American pub with several large screens showing sports. They had at least 8 house beers to choose from in a wide variety. Had three beers which were fair to good, and the Thai chicken skewers which were a bit dry but tasty. The bartender was an amicable fellow. All in all a good visit and I’d go back. (Brewery #593)
rumproasts (63) Grand Rapids, Michigan | December 19, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
nice place with a local feel. beers are average, but there’s not much else in town. service was friendly, food decent. samplers are available at 5 beers for $5. nice.
Boliv (35) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | April 16, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in for dinner and a comedy show. The hostess had to change our seats for the comedy show to accommodate another group, so we got our tickets for free. Sweet. Had a few beers on tap (oatmeal stout, APA, Winter in Ardennes), and they were pretty nice. Had a "Vermonter" sandwich (pork, apple, bacon), which was good, and an apple baked in puff pastry for dessert. Our server clearly hated his life, and it was a hassle just to have him get a round of drinks for us. The comedy was entertaining. Average ambiance; I don’t know if it’s always filled with drunk college fucks, but it was when I was there, so there were a bunch of meatheads looking to fight. Decent, I’d go back.
AirForceHops (77) Epping, New Hampshire | March 4, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on a busy Saturday night. Luckily we got there right before the big rush. The bartender was clearly over-whelmed but since we had spots at the end of the bar, he took care of us and was still friendly. The food was average pub fare. Nothing note-worthy. As far as the beer goes, they are average- to slightly above. They only sell Growlers due to CT state law however, A few local stores carry the Naughty Nurse and Blonde on Blonde in 12 oz. bottles. They also had a really cool DJ spinning music after 8 pm. Overall I liked the place but it had a lot to do with the friends I was with. If you find your way to downtown Hartford, I feel it’s worth a pint or three.
rodisian (7) Connecticut | February 15, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is the place that introduced me to ’craft beer’. The food is decent and the service is mixed depending on the time of day. City Steam is definitely a fixture in the brewpub scene in CT, and besides TullyCross in manchester, one of few options in central CT. I try to stop by for a pint at least once a season. I prefer their wheat beers over most of the others, although Norwegian Wood is a hidden gem (when brewed)
BiddleBrau (76) Fort Washington, Pennsylvania | September 7, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped here for lunch. What’s most impressive is the building itself. Very large, old and with multiple levels. They had pool in the back and a comedy club as well. I found the brews to be pretty diverse. The Careless Love and Innocence Ale to be my favorites. The food was also pretty good. I would return to hang and see what the place is like when it’s busy.
Sammy (466) Toronto, Ontario | August 20, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
A nice bar downtown. You can find parkig fairly close. Busy, it was pre-Tom Petty concert. A working guy’s place, the several tables and the bar were all taken. The beer was nothing too special, the macros were the guest beers. Heavier drinking bar, cocktails and the like. Service was good considering the activity. Worth a stop if and only if you are in the downtown core. A restaurant more than a ber bar.
JoeMcPhee (465) Toronto, ON, Ontario | November 1, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
This has to be one of the best looking pubs I’ve ever been in. The outside is a massive 4 story stone building with lots of original stained glass. On the inside, the huge stained glass windows illuminate a multi-storied pub with polished brass everywhere. I could do without the TVs, but there are very few places these days without them, it seems. The beer is fairly lacklustre, although there are a few decent samples. It certainly isn’t one of the better brewpubs I’ve been to, but I do enjoy the ambiance of the place. It’s proximity to the I-95 is one of it’s greatest attributes.
DeadGirl (76) San Diego, California | October 29, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
My friend and I ended up stumbling upon this place while waiting to see Green Day in concert. Pretty decent bar scene. They make their own beers that range along different styles, and the sampler glasses they have are unique. If you’re not there for beer, they have tons of sugary, mixed drinks (their own concoctions). Anyway, the bartenders were cool, and I even had a buyback. I don’t know how much they knew about beer through. The overall atmosphere is more like a bar whose primary is to attract anybody who drinks anything than a bar that prides in beer culture. For that it’s disappointing. #10 on 29102009, DG.
markwise (157) North of Tampa, Florida | July 14, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Walk in to a really cool building with several floors and tables all over stairwells, etc. I think this used to be a department store, maybe... Great vegetarian options, and they use beer in the food, which I really like. They had a raspberry mead, several lagers, an amber, a Baltic Porter, an IPA, and a sweet stout on tap. It looked really interesting. The beer overall was pretty good, the service was great although the place was not busy at all, and the beer was good. It is a tad on the expensive side, but I would definitely return the next time I’m in Hartford.
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