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My Place Pizza & Restaurant
Taps: 10 / Bottles: 50
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
8 Queen St
phone: (203) 270-7061
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 29
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
Great Family run beerstro and restaurant. Mark Tambascio is a serious beer man and has been the guest of Sierra Nevada and has brewed his own brew for Sierra while there, which we had the good fortune to taste: "Hop Smack Double Black". Great ambiance. Music during the week sometimes. Small space but maximized. Great, friendly, knowledgeable Bar men who are aware of their regulars. Red Sox Nation owner. Yankee Universe Bartender! Lots of fun. Normally a great selection of draft brews and they rotate regularly, Chalk board lists the Beer, the alcohol level and the price per pint so there are no surprises. Prices are reasonable and can run from $4 for locally brewed English Ales to $9 for some of the high test Belgian Trips. Food is serviceable Bar food. I tend toward the pizzas. Mark also makes his own sangria, both white and red and my wife often has him mix a "half and half".
Nice outdoor patio which they heat when the weather's a bit nippy. Welcoming atmosphere.
My wife and I moved from Newtown recently and anytime we get back to CT - we head to "My Place" - Still feels like home. Go there.
10-17-2013 20:03:25 |
More by PopHops
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
My family and I have been living in Newtown for almost 20 years now and growing up I have always found myself at My Place out to eat with friends, family or on my own for a drink. I know the owner pretty well, my brother used to work there as a server, as well as, help in the kitchen. I now live in Danbury, a couple towns away, and when I am in Newtown visiting family, I always make sure to stop in My Place for a beer. In my opinion, My Place has one of the best beer selections around, especially for the size of the bar that they have to work with. Visiting My Place over the past few years has inspired me to get more and more into beer and try new stuff, as well as potentially brewing my own beer down the road.
I highly recommend those who are into beer to visit My Place if they are ever in Newtown. I can promise you that you will not be disappointed and you will leave wanting to return as soon as possible. Not to say that their food is not good, because coming from an Italian family myself, their food is exceptional and pairs very nicely with the wide selection of beers that they offer.
12-26-2012 21:10:38 |
More by Adlar2789
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This might be biased, but I live about 45 minutes from My Place.
I have some family that grew up in the area and said they knew of a place that had great beer, good food, and a great Red Sox atmosphere.
I got all of that and more. The people that run the place really know their beer, and they give the feel of a locally run bar that is tough to find these days.
The beer selection can be similar from day to day, but overall you can find some nice brews when you come here. The food here is well priced, and just as good tasting. Pizza is highly recommended as well as the appetizers.
All in all, if you want that classic bar experience where you feel among friends, enjoying good food and having a good time, this is a place for you.
There is a great music experience happening here too with bluegrass and jazz happening regularly.
02-07-2012 06:49:19 |
More by mkachur
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $
Great Place with a terrific selection, Americans to Belgians to whatever else you might be looking for. Several different styles rotating on tap with the daily specials and what's on tap. For selection My Place gets the highest marks. It gets packed so it's a bit tight in the bar sometimes but the people are great and the service is too. The pizza and other food is terrific. There's stuff here you won't want to miss, and it's a bit of a ride to get to, so plan ahead and bring a designated driver or come back every week.
03-24-2011 13:19:01 |
More by fairfieldred
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
I frequent My Place at least 4 times a month. Mark, the owner, obviously knows a lot about beer. I'm typically into IPA and they usually have at least one on tap out of their 6(?). There is usually at least 3 or 4 German and Belgians on tap. I also like the fact that they have had NEB's IST and Gold Stock on tap in the past three months. Also, their bottle selection is great, guaranteed to satisfy any beer lover. Their bottle prices are great, too. I had a OB Ten Fidy for only $6 and a DFH 90 min for only $5. If you aren't into what they have on tap, you can definitely enjoy their bottle list without breaking the bank.
The food variety is vast including pasta dishes, burgers, great salads, and a lot of appetizers. Everything I have had there is great.
Overall, My Place is a local bar where locals hang out, but you will also see some BA members at the bar checking out the selection. You will always feel like a welcomed guest there whether or not you frequent the bar regularly!
04-15-2010 18:23:15 |
More by cguelakis12
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $
I really like My Place. Sometimes I feel like its a diamond in the rough of sorts. I didn't know about it until I did a random beer fly search of the area, and I didn't expect to find much until I got there.
You walk into a place that is basically a family owned pizza place, but swing a left when you walk in the door and you'll find the tap room. Its small, cozy, nice atmosphere. TVs with sports or whatever is on, pretty big bar, small surrounding tables. A stack of recent Yankee Brew News is always on a shelf when you walk into the bar.
Theres probably only 5 or 6 taps on at a time but always good choices, and rotated frequently. Sometimes theres REALLY good choices at My Place. Imperial Stout Trooper was on tap here for like two or three weeks straight, I thought I was in heaven. The owner/bar manager really knows his beer as well. Additionally, there is often something on cask available too. The bottle list is great, to boot.
The staff is super friendly, bartender(s) are cool. If you want to sample something before buying it don't be afraid to ask! The guy who is normally bar tending is great (don't know his name).
Ive only had a few dishes here, but they were enjoyable. Ive had a pasta dish that was excellent, a classic fish and chips which was decent, and a pizza which I enjoyed as well. Ive been meaning to try a burger here, maybe next time.
I highly recommend My Place, more people should check it out.
03-11-2010 06:07:17 |
More by zoolzoo
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I picked this place based on ratings from BeerAdvocate.com and a recommendation from Mark and Tess at Maltose Express in Monroe (a very awesome HBS store!). I'll start by saying that the overall rating of "A" is well deserved. I felt welcome from the moment my wife and I walked in until the moment we left. They had 8 or 9 beers on type and too many bottled beers to count. I tried the Thomas Hooker Nor'Easter and the Sierra Nevada Celebration after trying several very generous samples of the beers on tap. The samples, by the way, are free. Mark, who was tending bar at the time, seemed to know quite a bit about the various beers and didn't mind taking the time to answer my questions about them.
I thought the food was exceptional. I had a MR Texas Burger recommended by our server and it was cooked perfectly. The bun was made of some kine of pretzel bread which I had never tasted before but it really made the burger. I'll go back again just for that burger but the friendly and professional staff will make a return trip an easy choice too.
What I liked best is that this place didn't break the bank. Lunch and a few drinks for my wife and I came to around $35.00. I thought this was very reasonable based on the quality of the food and the portion sizes. I felt I might not be able to finish the burger because it was so big.
I'll be going back to this place often.
01-16-2010 23:17:12 |
More by 12puebloyankee
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Located in the Big Y shopping plaza in Newtown, CT.
My Place is a family owned and run business that has been in business for 30 years since it was started as "My Place Luncheonette" very close to where it is located today on Queen St and the corner of Main St.
In one of the corners is a small bar area with Red Sox and beer posters abound. A lot of regulars come here and make for a welcome atmosphere. At the present time, there are 5 taps and 1 cask that is running from time to time. My place does make use of these taps, currently the taps are: Old Rasputin, Gordon, Rodenbach, Gaffel Kolsch, Franziskaner. In addition to the taps, there is an impressive selection of bottles from Petrus, Orval, Corsedonk, Anchor, Sierra Nevada and more.
And sometime in the near future, they should have an outdoor addition to the bar made which includes more taps !
07-18-2009 01:16:42 |
More by mltobin
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
This was my first trip to My Place, a Father's Day visit with the whole family. I had heard about it's great reputation for beer but I didn't expect much in the food category. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the place as a casual restaurant. The restaurant itself is medium sized, maybe 20 tables, bigger than I envisioned. They have a separate area near the main entrance for take out as their specialty in food is Italian, particularly pizzas. The food was very good, nothing gourmet fancy or anything, but definitely a bit creative and tastey. Lots of pizzas but also pastas, fish, etc. as well as salads of many varieties including fruit and nut accesories. I had a very nice pasta with red clam sauce, my son was pleased with the pizza, and my wife's salmon was also good. A veggie burger for the daughter was a hit, too. Service was prompt (although it wasn't busy at 7PM on a Sunday) and we did get some good input on both food and drink. All staff were friendly and courteous. As for the beer, my only disappointment was that there were only five taps so the selection is not extensive, but it is an excellent selection none the less. I had the Captain Lawrence IIPA and the Reissdorf Kolsch, both very enjoyable and absolutely fresh served in appropriate vessels. They also had a trippel and a couple other exotics available which I would have sampled had I been out with the guys. I didn't have a chance to check out their bottled selection but I understand that it is very good. Apparently they switch out the taps very regularly so you have to check in on their website to keep up with what is flowing from week to week. So considering that, it seems like you have the best scenario for excellent choices and always fresh brews. Also, the bar "room" is really tiny. Only a few stools and a couple of small tables & chairs. I will have to check it out more for my next visit but you might have trouble with a group if you're not there for dinner. It is cozy though and I believe that quality, not quantity is the theme here. Not a bad way to go. Definitely recommended.
06-16-2008 23:06:46 |
More by Durge
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
An great place to grab a beer. A small but very well picked selection of great beer from all around the world able to please any palate. It's just a small bar that's part of a larger restaurant, so there isn't to much room to hang out with a large crowd. But then again, you can actually hear yourself think, or even hear the redsox game that's on the tv. I love this place!!
The owner really knows his beer. He is always willing to describe his selection, and even offer food pairings to go with your brew. The restaurant offers anything from a cheese pizza to a glazed duck, so don't worry about satisfying your appetite either.
06-11-2007 23:25:57 |
More by HOPnotized
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