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The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room
Taps: 38 / Bottles: 27
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1 S Main St
phone: (802) 244-7827
(Place added by: scottum)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
My favorite places are the ones where when I first go in it seems like the people don't like me but then after a few minutes they figure out I'm cool and treat me real good. This was one of those places, but my enjoyment of it was very particular to me. If you are a not an abrasive, "love him or hate him"-style weirdo like myself, then this joint might not work for you. If you are, well, welcome to a real nice joint, friend.
The tap selection was limited, but everything was Capital-G good, and frankly I'd prefer that to 25 taps where everything is just lower-g good.
The vibe was an entrancing mix of the vibrant and the dingy. The walls were green. Lots of bottles and piping and old plastic buckets all covered in dust with basement cobwebs clumped in the uppermost corners of walls. The dude behind the bar had a conversation with us about god remembers what. It was a very nice place and I hope someday to go back there again.
11-13-2013 04:01:45 |
More by mynie
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
We ended up visiting the Reservoir three time on our three night stay in Waterbury. Twice to have a beer, and a third time to have a bite to eat. The tap list here is awesome.
On our first two visits we headed straight to the back bar and grabbed seats at the bar. We were served immediately both times even though it was a little busy. We had the Lawson's Triple Play, what else do you need. The bartenders were efficient and attentive. Gave us a taste of a couple of other local beers that we were considering. They offered food, and were right on our refills of beer. Asked for water, and got a nice mason jar that was kept full without asking. Love it!
On our last night, we had not tried the food yet, so we decided to go in and get a table. We got a cute little table upstairs in front of the window. Perfect. We ordered the cold meatloaf sandwich with a side of mac n cheese, and the poutine and another Lawson's. All the food was very good. The service was very good and friendly.
Would not miss going here on a future visit. Service, food, beer. Nothing lacking.
10-27-2013 20:05:05 |
More by rikatine
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Great atmosphere and a huge selection of rotating beers on tap, bottles and cans. Food was good but my burger was over done. Not to expensive and they feature tons of local ingredients beers and spirits. Great place to stop in for a quick drink and hang with good people. Plus they serve their beer in ball jars which i thought was cool.
10-16-2013 19:18:18 |
More by MTfish
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$
This is where I found the Hill-Farmstead on tap in Waterbury. Coming from CA, I wasn't looking for Green Flash or Bear Republic, but there it was, which is testament to the management's intention to be the number one craft beer pub in Waterbury. Broadest tap list in town. I will be back looking for Lawson's some day.
10-12-2013 21:07:48 |
More by easong
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
The final bar of the must try trifecta in waterbury. This joint is a restaurant/bar and is family friendly. I have never eaten here as I always just make my way to the back and find a barstool and see what hf and lawsons are on! Oh and if that isn't your thing they usually have a few cantillons on hand as well.
Was here on a busy Saturday night and the bartender took care of me in a timely fashion considering how busy the place was that night. Definitely the loudest bar of the three but hey I like that!
The bartenders were knowledgable and incredibly friendly. Stop into the rez when in town you won't regret it
10-07-2013 03:05:13 |
More by sirsteve42
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
Visited Reservoir a few times over a weekend in Waterbury.
Atmospherically, this place is much more a restaurant than a bar. Lot's of tables in the front and a few stools at the bar that wraps around to a much more rowdy back room that seemed to be filled with people I wouldn't normally associate with. Lot's of families visiting for dinner in the front room and some very drunk people in the back. Odd mix. Annoyingly loud and not very good band later in the night. We were hastled by a drunk guy for a while. Odd mix in this place.
I still can't figure out what this 'quality' department is looking at. Nothing was 'bad'.
Service was good as we sat at the bar every time we visited. Bartenders knew a decent amount about the beers but often seemed rushed. Friendly and helpful staff though and chatty when the opportunity arose. Once again, they put on the hockey games we wanted to watch.
Good selection on tap and in bottle with a good number of styles covered. Limited Hill Farmstead and Lawson's, but what they had was good. Some other Vermont goodies around too, and the bottle selection was fairly impressive for a Canadian visiting the town.
Food was OK. I had a polenta dish one night that I didn't really enjoy, but we split truffle fries which were pretty fantastic. At the very least, I learned that I don't really like polenta.
For all the drawbacks, I enjoyed Reservoir. The selection was more diverse than Blackback, which is always a plus in my books.
09-11-2013 01:05:56 |
More by tbeckett
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
The atmosphere was you typical pub fare - friendly maître D'
Quality was very good! I got the seafood scampi - delicious
Service was very good - friendly kid did not mind a couple of switches in wants and want nots
Selection was vey deep - a little bit for everyone
food - was great - did not take very long and was expedited quickly!
Value - have paid allot more and gotten allot less
07-11-2013 23:47:50 |
More by PaulD
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Made a quick stop here for a couple of pints after dinner at the Prohibition Pig. Must larger tap last than the Pig with some great quality and all of the regular VT locals that you'd expect.
The atmosphere was very much akin to an Irish Pub - nothing special at all. Service wasn't great but was passable. Didn't have any food to comment on the kitchen.
07-02-2013 18:57:57 |
More by TheSevenDuffs
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $
We went here for a Father's Day lunch, was the first time we had been here, I was quite thrilled to finally go as they have an impressive selection of brews.
Atmosphere - Lighting was perfect, decor was great, not much to say, this was spot-on. Started off pretty empty but filled up quite nicely by the time we left, noise was not at a bad level even with tons of kids there, including the three we had with us.
Quality - Quality of everything had the element that effort was put into it to give that quality vibe. Nothing to complain about and it felt clean and comfortable.
Service - Service was great, everyone was friendly and accommodating, never got a sense of anything otherwise, tipped well because I felt like a true guest being served.
Selection - Best beer selection in terms of not only local offerings but quality offerings from all over, there were rarities that you cannot get that they have available, enough said. The food selection is what you would expect, and enough of it to have something for everyone.
Food - Pub food but good local quality stuff, this is the stuff dreams are made of, everyone should eat like this when they go out. There are salads and smaller portions of stuff available for calorie-conscious, but this really isn't your jam if that's your goal, this is centered around the brews and heavier foods.
Value - I was surprised even with getting a beer sampler and a bomber of good quality beer that the prices were quite on the inexpensive side. You get a real bang for your buck here, would definitely go again.
06-16-2013 18:56:55 |
More by JMScowcroft
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
A - I have only visited during weekdays after work so it's always a little slower
Q - Good food and beer, who can complain!
S - I haven't ever had "bad" service here.
S - Unreal beer selection, considerably the best in Waterbury
F - Traditional pub food with a Vermont feel. Unique tweaks on classic dishes. Excellent food.
V - Prices are reasonable, food is good and the beer is plentiful...I'll keep going back!
05-29-2013 22:15:21 |
More by poop_brew
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