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Eli Cannon's Tap Room

Not Rated.
Eli Cannon's Tap RoomEli Cannon's Tap Room
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

109 Ratings
Ratings: 109
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: n/a
Taps: 36
Bottles: 100
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

695 Main St
Middletown, Connecticut, 06457-2732
United States
phone: (860) 347-3547

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @elicannons

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00am
Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Ratings: 109 | Reviews: 77 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Billolick:
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4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

one thing missing from the reviews I read of this Joint, is a heads up that this place has a TON OF CHARACTER. For me this is one of the most important factors in a fun/good brew joint. this place reeks of down home, good vibe, good brew, tasty "gourmet/trailer park" food etc etc , a great pleasure to find a place like this in usually reserved and dull Conn. We couldnt stay for long, but the taps were pleantiful , the food smelled and looked rightous, the crowd was friendly and having a good time, looking foward to my next visit.

More User Reviews:
Photo of OldCrustacean79
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of woodchipper
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75

Been to Eli's many times over many years. Can't believe I have not written a review until now.
If there was equation that factored "best craft beer bar" and "closest to my house" they would win, even though I am 20 miles away.
Outside vibe is super cool in good weather with their expanded "beach" area, sand, cheap chairs, kids playing while the parents drink. Its really good people watching.
Inside, the bar is basically as if a dive bar had sex with a hip bar. Not the greatest or worst traits of either parent but a good result anyways. HOWEVER, I have always wondered if a sudden thunderstorm struck, where would the outside people go? There is not enough inside for the crowd I have sometimes seen outside.
Service can be good or poor depending on the crowd.
Food- I avoid it unless I am drunk or with people I dragged there under the white lie of "I know a fun place to ""eat""" - basic bar food, nothing bad but nothing a foodie would like.
Fun fact (for me) I always tell other locals who haven't been--- It's one of the very few bars I have been to that write on their draft list (chalk boards) the date the keg was tapped. That openness just makes me love them despite their few flaws.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Solid tap list that changes daily. Good food, neat environment. Only thing lacking was stickers. I wanted to buy and they didn't have any left.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Busy and small, but a cool vibe and overall look.

Great selection of craft beer - over 20 taps and a cask option - and very high quality, to boot. Lots of great local and regional options.

I didn't try the food, but the selection looked solid - burgers, nachos, sandwiches, pub food.

Prices on the food were reasonable; beer prices were fair.

I would definitely swing by this place routinely if I lived in the area.

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Eli Cannon's Tap Room in Middletown, CT
94 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.