The density of quality beer spots in this town is kind of incredible. As many times as I have been here I had not stopped in before, so I took care of that on a Friday evening. Not overly busy, unlike Prohibition Pig and Black Back which were jam packed. I was the only one sitting at the small bar in back when I ordered, but a few people did trickle in. They have a pretty nice taplist with a real Vermont focus; I would say 30 of the 36 taps were Vermont and 2 or 3 of the others were NH/ME beers. They had five Hill Farmstead beers on tap; the same ones that were around at other places as well though. They offer a sample flight of four Vermont beers (HF excluded unless you pay a hefty premium) for just $7, which is a good deal. I did that and enjoyed a couple of new breweries. Service was a bit spotty. Plenty of staff but at times they seemed more interested in chatting with each other or the local customers than waiting on folks. Zero Big Tree beers on tap.
Visited on a Wednesday. Part of the Waterbury triangle. Very close to Prohibition Pig and Black Back Pub. Street parking only, but not really an issue. Inside they have a long bar and a short bar to sit at. My wife and I were the only ones here for our visit, so we went for the short bar at the front. They have house brewed beers, plus a lengthy list of guest taps. You can do flights here of anything, but some beers will add to the cost of the flight. I had a couple flights. Service was great and very helpful. Definitely stop in here if you are in Waterbury.
Visited February 2016. Great selection of local beers on tap. Flights available. Local place for local people. Tap list in front of urinal in mens bathroom was funny. They had also 2 "own beers" on tap. I was little bit of confused that were they really brewed in the same place or somewhere else.
Across the street from Blackback pub. Our next spot on the one block pub crawl.
Pretty sizable bar and restaurant with a small patio area in the back. Nice old brick building with wooden interior. They have a pretty big draft list here as well as plenty of bottles. They have a good selection of Vermont breweries as well as some house beers (Big Tree). Flights are available for all the Vermont stuff, which is kind of neat. Prices are pretty typical.
Staff was really friendly and so were the other patrons at the bar. Had a good time drinking some beers and chatting with the locals here. A fun place to check out and drink a few beers at.
Nice place to eat (decent if not great food), hangout, and choose from a solid list of Vermont breweries. Not as good a choice as Prohibition Pig, Black Back Pub, and the Pro Pig Brewery...but if you are in the area for a second day...or just live in northern Vermont...you should definitely check this place out.
Visited on August 2015. We were sit deep in the back, close to a pool table with noisy teens and TVs showing both baseball and weather forecasts... At least, the enormous beers selection made me feel better, especially when I saw Fiddlehead IPA. Took a long time to order but service was ok after that. My burger was huge, juicy and tasteful. Food menu is pub-style. Great alternative to Prohibition Pig.
We visited The Reservoir on the search for new Hill Farmstead beers on an Autumnal Sunday afternoon. The front room is a restaurant, but we sat at the bar in the backroom. They had 30+ taps on offer with 6 or so from Hill Farmstead, including a few I did not see elsewhere on our trip. The fridges behind the bar were crammed full with fresh Heady, which isn’t bad. Has a local bar vibe to it. Ambiance and service was pretty standard overall. Not the best bar in town, but the beer selection is exception. Well worth a visit.
punkska101 (64) Chambly, Quebec | November 23, 2015| Updated November 24, 2015
We ate there on a Saturday nite seems to be the place that all the person in town again out to. Fun atmosphere, professional staff and pretty good beer selection make this place a key player in town. The food is pub type with a little kick. We had the shed burger and the tomato mozzarella sandwich. Everything was good. The beer selection include stuff from HF, Lawson’s Finest, The Alchemist, Foley Brothers just to name a few. Sadly beer from tap were served to cold. Go there.
Did fancy the vibe of this place a lot less then Black Back Pub and Prohibition Pig. Typical locals mentality, where they don’t like it to have strangers around. Wouldn’t recommend this place, although they do serve some Focal Bangers ^^