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Blackback Pub

Not Rated.
Blackback PubBlackback Pub
BA SCORE
97
world-class

70 Reviews
Reviews: 70
Visits: 191
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: n/a
Taps: 22
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1 Stowe St
Waterbury, Vermont, 05676-1820
United States
phone: (802) 505-5115

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Reviews: 70 | Visits: 191
Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Place is tiny, in a BA quality beer rich little town. Fishing stuff all over the ceiling and scattered around the place. When you go to the Alchemist, this spot is just about a block away and well worth stopping in for a visit.

We were treated to several quality tap selections from places like Trapp, Hill Farmstead, DFH and high quality others. Quality is the operative word here. Boutigue beers in a tiny bar setting. Toss in an outgoing and entertaining, bartender/owner and you have a highly enjoyable and worthy place for a beer or two, either before or after the Alchemist. (581 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Ajlvt
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bostonbeans
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of snansel
4.75/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SRBush1974
5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Had a great lunch here this weekend. With 4 kids, it was no problem to sit at the bar area. Owner was our waitress/bartender. Great beer list, great food and very friendly. Would go back here in a second. Need to with the great VT beers offered. (245 characters)

Photo of JArt
4.98/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Kegatron
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of winningwes91
4.75/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of RichD
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Doug537
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Mikeynas
4.75/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Really cool spot in downtown Waterbury. Draft list is second to none and staff was friendly, attentive, and knowledgable. Nice spot to sit back relax and enjoy some world class beer with friends. Highly recommend! (213 characters)

Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of esmithvt
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of tobelerone
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Great place. The bar staff is always happy, helpful, and able to share their knowledge about their beer and the VT area.

Beer selection is top notch, vibe is easy going and relaxing. (184 characters)

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.71/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

By far my favorite bar in Waterbury. Always putting on the best of the best as far as VT beers and the staff is always a joy to hang out with. Everyone in this place is super friendly and they know what they are talking about. Love this place. (243 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Awesome service. Had some 8 or so Hill Farrmstead beers on tap, as well as Lawsons and other local stuff. Neat small little place. Definitely worth a stop in. Had the maple bacon cheesecake and it was delish. (208 characters)

Photo of CAcker
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of trevorpost
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of cp45
4.75/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of bcgeiman
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of byronic
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Having returned for a second visit a few months later my original rating is confirmed. This cozy pub has a fantastic draft list but that isn't even the best part. The service is spectacular. The place is often crowded and very busy yet the bartender still manages to be very courteous, professional and takes the time to engage the customer in conversation. Our beer and water glasses did not go empty. The selection is top notch.

Food is great as well, often the chef will come out and deliver meals himself. On our first visit the charcuterie plate came with a full explanation from the chef, a fantastic touch.

Go for the beer, stay for the food, staff and ambiance! (671 characters)

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great craft beer selection.... Wish they had flights!!! (56 characters)

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Blackback Pub in Waterbury, VT
97 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.