The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room
Taps: 38 / Bottles: 27
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 29 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mynie:
4.35/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
My favorite places are the ones where when I first go in it seems like the people don't like me but then after a few minutes they figure out I'm cool and treat me real good. This was one of those places, but my enjoyment of it was very particular to me. If you are a not an abrasive, "love him or hate him"-style weirdo like myself, then this joint might not work for you. If you are, well, welcome to a real nice joint, friend.
The tap selection was limited, but everything was Capital-G good, and frankly I'd prefer that to 25 taps where everything is just lower-g good.
The vibe was an entrancing mix of the vibrant and the dingy. The walls were green. Lots of bottles and piping and old plastic buckets all covered in dust with basement cobwebs clumped in the uppermost corners of walls. The dude behind the bar had a conversation with us about god remembers what. It was a very nice place and I hope someday to go back there again.
11-13-2013 04:01:45 | More by mynie
More User Reviews:
4.69/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Another of the trifecta of great beer bars in Waterbury.
Great food, typical bar food with good twists. Had an awesome burger- when paired with Double Sunshine, I was in heaven for about 15 minutes.
The tap list is unreal, all of the typical Vermont goodies, plus a ton of other great international and US craft selections. You can't come in and not find something that'll make you happy.
The service was great, very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable bartender.
Gets a bit crowded at times- the front part is the restaurant and is nice, but there's a divey back section to the bar that can get a little crowded, especially since were there a little bit past happy hour time.
Worth the stop a million times over.
01-24-2014 20:58:50 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.89/5 rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Amazing selection of beers both on tap and bottles. Litteraly something for everyone (except the Bud fans maybe)! Seriously, I was tempted to go through the style guidelines only to try and see what they didn't have. Everything from double IPAs to sours. And quite a few sours at that (gueze, flanders red, oud bruin and even gose)! Our waitress was extremely helpful and knowledgable on the beers. Food was good. Not as outstanding as the beers, but good. The beer menu was the big draw for me.
01-22-2014 01:56:37 | More by maltman24
The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room in Waterbury, VT
95 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.