Blackback Pub & Flyshop
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Reviews by mavbrew:
4.5/5 rDev +1.6%
We were in town yesterday on our VT beer trip and saw they had some DFH, Hill Farmstead and Allagash on tap, so we decided to stop in. This is my kind of place, there are 9 bar stools and about 10 beers on tap, a hidden gem by my standards. They offered nothing but great beer, and the owner was behind the bar chatting it up with all of us about beer and everything else. Hell, he showed me some Maine Beer Co. Peeper and said to stop by a local liquor store where I could pick it up cheaper, he said it was a must try but expensive in his bar.
I must say this is a must visit bar in Waterbury, the atmosphere is great, the beer selection is small but excellent and the owner seems like a great guy. If I lived in the area I would be certain this would be my regular bar. I will be stopping in whenever I'm even close to Waterbury, that's for sure.
03-27-2011 14:45:04 | More by mavbrew
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 133 ratings.