Eli Cannon's Tap Room
Taps: 36 / Bottles: 100
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 75 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by slander:
4.5/5 rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4
I think they had 28 beers on tap, mostly american micro brews. Many were regional New England beers (Magic Hat, Otter Creek, Sam Adams, and some of the local CT beers), but they also had an English ale or two on, as well. Had the Magic Hat Ravell as my first beer, which was a very pleasant sighting for me. They have cask lines but nothing was flowing off them and the guy next to me said that nothing was on cask the last time he'd been there. They also have an adequate bottled beer list but nothing that reached out at me and made me deviate from the tap lines.
I gave service a "4" because the kid behind the bar knew nothing about the beers he was pouring. His response to inquiries was mostly "I don't like dark beers" Okay, all well and fine, but I didn't ask you if you liked it, I was asking you what you know about the beer itself. They had a tap for the Sam Adams Bugspray and he couldn't tell me anything about it, what is was, nothing.
The food was good, although my buffalo chicken fingers were done up swimming in hot sauce. They have a pretty expansive menu that I'd like to have another go at. Atmosphere is wonderfully comfortable, barber shop chairs and a couch in the forward area to chill at and booths and tables in the back for slouching about and throwing back a few.
02-28-2003 08:15:34 | More by slander
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
06-16-2014 15:23:01 | More by Roguer
Eli Cannon's Tap Room in Middletown, CT
94 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.