Visited on January 15th with my friend Stoned99. The place is really small iím mean REALLY. Most of ther offering is on tap and the selection is top notch.
Most of the selection is from Vermont and includes beers from Hill Farmstead, Lawsonís, The Alchemist, Idletyme, Almanac, Fiddlehead to name a few.
We hit the place 2 times on that day @ 4 pm and later around 9 pm. On the first time place was crowded with what seems local on the second hit place was half empty and crowded with tourists or beergeeks like us.
Service is by far superior of any other Vermont establishment I visited. Your glass wonít remain empty to long without being ask if you want something else, a good thing if your on a beer crawl like us on that day.
Food is bistro / gastro pub we only ate the regular nacho plate it was good but the chipotle sour cream was maybe a little to hot for me and could derange your palate when in a middle of a beer session.
I would visit this place nested in this beer vibrant town no doubt. I like to try beers at is freshes point and draft is the best way to go in that manner.
Garrold (90) Sheffield, England | December 6, 2015| Updated December 11, 2015
Called here a couple of times to drink and once to eat, during a stay in Waterbury. Solid, fast changing beer list. Plenty of HF. Half pours available. The food I had (chicken pot pie) was good. The missusí veggie mac and cheese was very bland. Service was good, if a little over familiar for a reserved Brit like me! Undoubtedly a good bar, but overall I did prefer others.
With 7 different HF beer on draught, nex two 2 LF (Session #2 and SoS) and cans of Heady AND FOCAL BANGER, this place was DA BOMB. We enjoyed it so much. This place is your local go to pub, with tons of amazing (D)IPAís... Loved it!!
Visited 7-10 and four other times on my trip. By far our favorite pub and was only .5 miles from the hotel.
My friends and I all treated ourselves to our first Focal Banger upon arriving in town. The service was excellent and each time we were there we had a different bartender. Normally, youíd think service would vary, but not at all. Each one was superb and constantly checking on us, even when it was busy. Tons of draft beer selections and over all the visits I had every Hill Farmstead and Lawsonís on the list. Food was decent, nothing over the top. My favorite thing by far was the lobster roll special. Value and price was pretty good and we left happy each time. Iíd probably go here over any other place in Waterbury given the choice. Just such a cool, chill atmosphere with an amazing selection.
Tiny little historic wooden pub in cute Waterbury. Youíd never guess such a tiny little historic wooden pub would have such a stellar beer selection. The quantity wasnít outrageous, but the quality was. Two from Alchemist, maybe 7 from Hill Farmstead, plus additional Hill Farmstead collaborations. I did not get to spend enough time here. Iíll have to arrange another trip to Waterbury.
Came back on another trip. Another stellar selection of beers. Largely IPAs, largely from Vermont. Just had one tasty IPA after another.
Awesome service. Had some 8 or so Hill Farrmstead beers on tap, as well as Lawsons and other local stuff. Neat small little place. Definitely worth a stop in. Had the maple bacon cheesecake and it was delish.
Yet another great pub in Waterbury. Like elsewhere expect to find an impressive range of VT beer on tap and in bottle/cans. Itís a nice and relaxed ambiance and the owner introduced himself and chatted away to make you feel even more at home here. Unfortunately I did not have time to stay for a meal but Iíve heard the food is very good. Next time! Another must visit when in town.
Visited on August 20, 2014, in the evening. Maybe the smallest of all the drinking place in town (there are two others that Iíve not tried), but the best tap selection also. The pub is divided in two sections, the left is just the bar, the right is the bar and tables. There is a TV with no sound, the music is nice. The is more for locals than the others, but one guy was a bit of ass by wanting to impress us (and maybe a bit drunk to). The service was nice. Next time, Iíll go the left section where itís more quiet!
jredmond (279) New York, New York | July 11, 2014| Updated March 5, 2016
Stopped in a few times over July 4th weekend 2014 with Vinny and Keith. What a cool little pub. Two small rooms are divided by the bar space with limited tables elsewhere (3-4 tables). Chalk boards line the perimeter which detail the draft and bottle menus. Expect Hill Farmstead, Heady Topper (draft and cans), Lawsons, Jacks Abbey on draft and probably some lambic / gueuze available in bottles. Super friendly bartenders and the owner is cool as heck. Sad to hear that their relationship with Mad Taco had ended shortly before our visit, but will make sure to try their own kitchen next time.