Last of our stops in Waterbury and our spot for dinner for the evening. It’s a rather large restaurant space with a big bar and plenty of seating. Compared to some of the other places in town, sort of a more modern feel to it.
They have the same draft list here as in the brewery/taproom, so you do not need to go to both if you want to try all they have to offer. Even the guest beers are the same. There’s a huge list of liquor and some really nice cocktails here, too.
The food is pretty much BBQ, but they have some other things too. The mac and cheese that my fiancee got was really killer. We seriously got an embarrassing amount of food and it was all good. Pretty reasonably priced, too. Highly recommend a meal here when you’re in town.
Splendid bar and restaurant. I arrived on a Friday at opening and settled in with a few beers and lunch. Everything was top notch. The tap selection features ProPig beers as well as favourites from VT, QC and Belgium. The food is delicious with plentiful portions. Interesting bottle list and Heady Topper in cans. Service was fine but probably could of done with another bartender during lunch service. Pleasant atmosphere and the bar is lovely. Also a great whisky and spirit selection. All said, it was a great experience.
World class. The food is phenomenal, as is the beer selection. Lots of great Vermont beer. Great service, very professional and knowledgable. Pretty good prices considering the quality. Good ambiance, clean and stylish without being sterile or pretentious. If you are traveling through Waterbury and are hungry for a meal with good beer, this place is a must-visit.
I had heard a lot about this place and needed to check it out. Finally found a couple of Lawsons Finest beers on tap here, along with several HF and other tasty beers. They have a hundred or so bottles as well. The pulled pork was pretty damn awesome, and service was quite good. Half pours were $3 and fulls were $5, making them a hell of a deal.
Large place, packed on a Saturday night. The exact same house beers as the brewery, but the rest of the draft list was solid, even though they were out of my first choice. Draft prices decent. Customer service was solid despite the crowd. I prefer the brewery side but this is a nice place.
Kitty corner to two other bars featuring several up and coming Vermont beers. The largest and most bar like of the three. I also have a soft place in my heart to the former site of L’Alchemist. The bar and layout retains some of that flavour. More than enough taps for me here, and the HF and Lawson Liquid offerings were great. A few other good taps. One of my favourites on the trip was the dry hopped Ruination.
I have visited a few times since the reopening of the late Alchemist (RIP) and the feel and crowd mostly remained the same which is very fortunate. They refocused on grilled foods and are being rather succesful at that albeit I was never as impressed as I was led to expect being with the food. My best plate ever was one with grilled shrimps that was a one-off I’ve never encountered again and all the rest pales in comparison. Service is always very helpful despite the immense popularity of the place and frequent waiting lines. The tap selection is not even the largest in town, but almost every time I visit, I feel like drinking 50%+ of what’s on offer which means that the quality level is very high indeed. Prices are also rather high though with serving sizes being especially small and not always with appropriate glasswares here, leading to pricey beers for Vermont. I’ve never even had to browse at the bottle list. Top notch spot, but my heart belongs to the BlackBack and as soon as I’m done with my plate, for all the great selection available at Prohibition Pig, that’s where I want to head to finish the evening.
We visited Prohibition pig for lunch on a Sunday and were very lucky to get the last table for two! The place has a bustling local vibe to it and was full of friends & families having lunch. They have 24 taps on offer which focusses on the most amazing local breweries, including their own. For us it was all about Hill Farmstead and Lawson’s. They also had Heady Topper and Focal banger, which is what most of the locals were tucking into. Food consisted of pretty delicious bbq. Service was attentive and friendly. It’s hard not to love this place. A must-visit.
This is a really great place...a must stop if in the area...and worth a detour if anywhere’s close. The selection of local and regional craftbeers is amazing...Lawson’s...Hill Farmstead...Fiddlehead...Trapp...Heady Topper (when available)...a great Belgium style from Mystic down in MA to name a few. Also, the food is fantastic. I had a great VT cheese board...duck fat fries...the Bahn Mi sandwich...and a side of maple baked beans...finished with some bourbon maple bacon ice cream! The bartenders were very entertaining...and informative. In case you didn’t know...this was the Alchemist brew pub before the 2011 flood. After that the Alchemist moved into new digs up the road and new owners took over this place. That’s likley why they are one of the few places with Heady Topper on draft (keg kicked just before I got there...darn! But I still had my precious cargo in my trunk...a case of 16 oz cans!). A visit to the Alchemist Brewery followed by food and beer tasting here at The Pig is the perfect one-two punch!