Blackback Pub & Flyshop
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Reviews by Digimaika2:
4.56/5 rDev +2.9%
Stopped in here back in mid-July 2011 while we were exploring central Vermont. I believe we showed up shortly after it opened in the early afternoon (we were quite eager to quench our thirst).
Real interesting cozy (incredibly small but in a good way) brick-walled pub with a fly-fishing theme. This is honestly the tiniest pub I've ever been in, with the pub immediately in front of you as you enter, but it's a wonderfully curious place.
The atmosphere was definitely small-town-pub-feel, with just the two of us talking with the owner (who was very friendly and easy-going) while a Rob Schneider masterpiece played on the flatscreen. A small town moment occurred when the kegs arrived and the owner had to run to the bank so asked us to watch the place for a minute. Eventually, a couple more people started to trickle in, and everyone was sharing in the casual conversation. Real cool vibe and incredible atmosphere- and this was at 3pm on a weekday- can only imagine what this place is like at night.
As most have mentioned, one of the best qualities of Blackback is the availability and variety of Hill Farmstead. Also had on-tap a couple of Allagash offerings, one or two Belgians, and a collaboration sour ale that was delicious (can't remember name). Quality over quantity- I loved it.
This place is a must-visit if you're in the area, and the town of Waterbury is certainly worth the drive from Burlington considering the quality establishments this small town offers.
10-25-2011 01:01:09 | More by Digimaika2
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev -18.5%
A-Visited on a Sunday afternoon for beers and a sandwich...place was fairly dead with a few people at the bar.
Q-beers were served in proper glassware
S-took a while to pour the beers as it seemed the bartender didn't have the taps set right. One beer that was served took at least 5 minutes to arrive from the time it was ordered. Beer was foaming into glass and bartender poured into another glass and finally serve an $8 dollar beer that was half beer and half foam. As she served it she said, "that's the best I could do"...she still charged full price despite recognizing the inferior pour. This was the first beer ordered and set the tone for the visit.
S-Beer selection was clearly written on a big chalkboard on the wall. Great selection of beers including Lawsons, Heady, and Hillstead.
F-ordered the Cuban sandwich tasted good but a bit slim. Not much meat in the sammy ...one slice of pork and one slice of ham
V-considering the service, the poor pours, and the size of the sandwich, there are better places nearby...that offer the same beers
07-31-2014 20:33:58 | More by beerbully
Blackback Pub & Flyshop in Waterbury, VT
98 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.