The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room
Taps: 38 / Bottles: 27
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
4.34/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
We ended up visiting the Reservoir three time on our three night stay in Waterbury. Twice to have a beer, and a third time to have a bite to eat. The tap list here is awesome.
On our first two visits we headed straight to the back bar and grabbed seats at the bar. We were served immediately both times even though it was a little busy. We had the Lawson's Triple Play, what else do you need. The bartenders were efficient and attentive. Gave us a taste of a couple of other local beers that we were considering. They offered food, and were right on our refills of beer. Asked for water, and got a nice mason jar that was kept full without asking. Love it!
On our last night, we had not tried the food yet, so we decided to go in and get a table. We got a cute little table upstairs in front of the window. Perfect. We ordered the cold meatloaf sandwich with a side of mac n cheese, and the poutine and another Lawson's. All the food was very good. The service was very good and friendly.
Would not miss going here on a future visit. Service, food, beer. Nothing lacking.
10-27-2013 20:05:05 | More by rikatine
4.48/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
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
4.04/5 rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$
This is where I found the Hill-Farmstead on tap in Waterbury. Coming from CA, I wasn't looking for Green Flash or Bear Republic, but there it was, which is testament to the management's intention to be the number one craft beer pub in Waterbury. Broadest tap list in town. I will be back looking for Lawson's some day.
10-12-2013 21:07:48 | More by easong
4.02/5 rDev -8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
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
3.96/5 rDev -9.4%
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
The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room in Waterbury, VT
96 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.