The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room

Mayor: Bulk_Carrier (7) | Taps: 36 | Bottles: 40
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1352) Dublin, California | September 18, 2016
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (1257) Boomtown!, Australia | May 14, 2015
Another good pub in Waterbury. Extensive tap selection with mostly VT options. Bartender was busy serving between the back and front bars so it would go a awhile without seeing him. Food looked pretty darn good. Comfortable pub with plenty of wood and pleasant lighting. A fun spot for a beer.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (1027) London, England | September 17, 2014
An excellent bar and restaurant. One section of the place is more restaurant-like, while the back area is the bar, including pool table. The beer range is awesome, with loads of stuff from Vermont. Prices are highly competitive and they offer flights for Vermont beers. The staff is attentive and friendly. The food is also very good. There are several great food/beer options in Waterbury, and this is one of them. Certainly worth a visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
mcberko  (926) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 14, 2012
Had some lunch and sampled some beers from their very fine taplist, which includes a few beers by Hill Farmstead and Founderís, and many other local Vermont brewers. One of the several worthwhile pubs to hit if passing through Waterbury.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere  (702) Montreal, Quebec | July 18, 2013
I visited twice and in any other town than Waterbury I would have visited many more times. It just so happens that Blackback pub across the street is one of my very favourite in the US and I need a very good reason to get out of there. Still, Reservoir has a very nice tap selection, the largest in town and the food menu seemed more than decent, but then again, Iíve always found it Worth waiting for 30+ minutes to have a seat at the Prohibition Pig perhaps mostly for nostalgic reasons. All in all though, I just never fell onto Reservoir with an atmosphere I identified myself to and the competition is so strong that in spite of its almost 40 taps, it felt like the weakest link. Iíd like it a lot anywhere else, really for they carry a nice range of ales and seem to have Prima very frequently.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Sammy  (685) Toronto, Ontario | August 16, 2012
This was more restaurant than bar. Smaller bar upping the ante for the eatery. Yes, some very good local selections including just the one HF that day. Cannot compare to the Blackfly or the Probition P. within a two-minute walk, but if they have something left that the other places ran out of, then why not.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
GT  (672) Oceanside, California | June 4, 2014
Type. . . . . . . . . .Bar+Restaurant
Level. . . . . . . . . .High
Location. . . . . . . .Excellent, Main Square
Prices. . . . . . . . . . .Medium to Low
Tap Selection. . .Very High
Bottle Selection. .High
Samplers. . . . . . . .Unknown
Full Pours. . . . . .Yes
Beer Level. . . . . .Very High
Food. . . . . . . . . .Yes
Food Level. . . . .Good
Staff. . . . . . . . . .Fairly Nice
Growlers. . . . . . .Doubtful
Noise Level. . . . .Loud
Dťcor. . . . . . . . .Step Above Dive Bar, Irish Pub
Good for Kids. . .Probably Not
Parking. . . . . . .Street
WiFi. . . . . . . . . .Doubtful
Cash Only. . . . . .No
Recommended. .Yes
Comments: This combines with Prohibition Pig and Blackback or whatever to combine a trifecta of beer bars within a 200 feet radius in the main square of Waterbury. Less expensive and less trendy than Prohibition Pig. Food looked good, but not crazy. Staff not as on their game. Tap list was excellent, but it was skewed from Hill Farmsteadís Anniversary Event.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Scopey  (668) Croydon, England | January 24, 2016
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 isnít 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
PRBeer  (661) Parsippany, New Jersey | July 21, 2016
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
chibuck  (569) Chicago, Illinois | July 10, 2015
Excellent draft list, but this place to too busy and impersonal. I felt like just another body, not a valued customer. They offer tasters but its disingenuous as they eliminate almost half the beers as candidates for the flight. I would only come here if a beer I wanted wasnít at another bar.

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