Prohibition Pig

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Prohibition PigProhibition Pig
BEER AVG
3.88/5
Based on:
30 Beers
357 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 281
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

23 S Main St
Waterbury, Vermont, 05676-1863
United States
phone: (802) 244-4120

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Ratings: 281 | Reviews: 77
Reviews by BeerImmediately:
Photo of BeerImmediately
4.16/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Came in solo on a Wednesday evening for dinner and burs...

Lucked out on seat at the bar, as the place was still jumpin at 8pm.

Wait staff was busy, but not stressed. Good recommendations to me and others.

Food - dry rub wings were truly dry... But good and smoky. Had with a HF Edward. Got the Carolina BBQ sammy and it was phenomenal! I've been to Hickory, NC (and all over the Carolinas for that matter) and this ranks at/near the top - I believe it had a pickled-cabbage mixed in. Washed it down with an Allagash Confluence which was the absolute perfect pairing.

Unfortunately, the draft section this evening had no Lawson's, no Heady, and only 1 HF (Edward)... Which I personally didn't care that much about since I stopped at HF and Alchemist on the way here. (Heading to other places to find Lawson's later)

This place has something for everyone. Great (looking) house cocktails, awesome craft beer, terrific (and reasonably priced) food, solid service, and a top notch atmosphere.

More User Reviews:
Photo of rodmanfor3
2.53/5  rDev -44.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2

This might be the most over-hyped restaurant in the beer community.

The food is expensive and disappointing, as is their beer.

It takes a long time to order and an even longer time to get your food.

Photo of ricknelson
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Close by to the Alchemist brewery (Heady Topper) in Waterbury VT and Trapp Family Lodge brewery in Stowe VT. The Prohibition Pig is probably equal to Max's Taphouse in Baltimore and Falling Rock in Denver as far as the quality of micro brews it offers, and the food is out of this world. Just looking at their food pictures will make you drool. You also have a couple of other pubs right near by if you want to bar hop. In addition you have a new Craft Beer Cellar right next door where you can buy all the really hard to find brews.

Photo of jhavs
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great food and great beer menu. Have had HT and Focal Banger in cans and a great draft list the last 4 or 5 times I have visited. Their house brews are also tasty.

The food is high quality. There version of a BLT is excellent. Called the GLT. Uses guanciale that is made in house (cured pork jowl, fancy bacon!!) with fried green tomato and arugula. Dry rubber wings are great and come with fantastic house made pickled carrots.

Draft list is global typically. Options from local, the US, and some of the best from Europe are usually available. Also have a half dozen or so of their own brews.

Bottled beer list is very well selected and has options from every country/region that one would desire (IMO).

They also pay special attention to their spirit offerings. Lots of great quality scotch options at reasonable prices.

Overall a place worth hitting while in Waterbury, VT. There are many, pace yourself.

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.84/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Hands down the best spot for food and amazing beer in Waterbury. Love spending time drinking all the Hill and Lawson's you can imagine as well as Pro Pig beers and all sorts of other great VT and North East offerings. Amazing cocktails and super friendly staff also make this a great spot to spend your entire day.

Photo of BMMillsy
4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

A must stop, especially because you're probably stopping at Craft Beer Cellar across the street anyway. Had the carnitas tacos and they were off the hook. Really friendly service. Both beer brewed in house, as well as others on tap (including Lawsons and Hill Farmstead). Need to stop in here if you're doing a VT beer visit for sure (or even if you're not).

Photo of sierratwohearted
4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

The beer is good, but the tacos are better.

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Had my first visit here last weekend. Great place! Not many places where you can get Zombie Dust, Heady Topper, Double Citra and an array of other Hill Farmstead choices. Our food was excellent, too. We will be going back.

Photo of captainkrad
4.94/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome! Everything about this place is first rate! Amazing food, insane beer list, and cool atmosphere. If I lived in Waterbury I would be really overweight...

Photo of LittleDon
4.08/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.25

Review is for back of the house brewpub.

Visited on a beautiful spring day. Log cabin/shed vibe inside, but it was too nice a day to sit inside. Fair amount of outside seating. About 12 or so taps with a mix of in house and guest. Only disappointment was the food. Ordered some of the snack items (pretzel knots and guac/chips) and it was well below average (funky pretzels, overly sweet mustard, bland guac, and chips that tasted like cardboard). I'll chalk that up to not ordering from the main menu.

Worth a return trip.

Photo of byronic
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited twice, once the front of house and once the brewpub. Both were great experiences. Much nicer food selection in the front of house but the athmosphere is more enjoyable in the brewpub. Had a few of their drinks and two meals. Great service and very good brew on draft.

Photo of Macsimus
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

The original Alchemist brewery location is a very nice place. Large draft selection with high quality Vermont beers and fantastic food. A must stop while in Waterbury!!!

Photo of parris
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Place is 5/5 except they don't serve ribs.. It's a bbq joint.

Photo of woodchip
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Dig the vibe, the food, but mostly overall, the taplist. Gets packed quickly. Gotta hit this place when in the area.

Photo of droogs
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Enough can't be said for this establishment, great staff, great food and a deep selection of some local beers...I didn't want to leave!!! Their brisket was delicious and they also put out a killer burger too! Did I mention Lawson's and Hill Farmstead offerings on tap, as well as cans of Heady Topper? I shall return! !

Photo of nickfl
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Stopped in here during a short Vermont beer road trip. The food was excellent, fried pimento cheese balls are great, very good burger and spectacular brisket. Reasonable prices too. Great tap list, they serve half pours, which really helps if you are looking to try everything you can. They only had two house beers on tap, but they were both quite good, in fact their session ipa was as good or better than anything I had from the much more famous breweries I visited earlier that day.

Photo of JGLittle
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Great food and great tap list. I like that you can order half pints to maximize trying a variety of the selection they have. Will recommend to friend and will happily go there again.

Photo of yarnbomb
2.64/5  rDev -41.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2

After the multiple visits with consistently dismissive service and seriously lacking food, I won't be coming back. No thanks. Everyone else buying into the hype can have my empty seat.

Photo of dexterk1
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%

It has some of the best beers in the US. They have them all the time! They also make some really good beer. Food is very good and service is too. All this makes it perhaps the best beer bar I have been to.

Photo of Robo123
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Really diverse OT list here all the time. Food is great but portions are a bit on the small side.

Photo of indianabeerman
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

nice selection on tap with great service and awesome food

Photo of hudsonheat
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

My favorite restaurant in Vermont. Always an amazing beer list (including half pours). Their food is ridiculous - try the chopped pork with their north Carolina vinegar sauce.

Had pork rinds for the first time ever here - how did I not know about these?

Photo of polloenfuego
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited both the front restaurant/bar and the back brewery/pub. Both are great, with the front having the fuller menu and bar. Great food and drinks at the front. Service was excellent and everyone was super friendly. The brewery was far more laid back, much slower speed and quieter. The menu is limited and the beer is just their brews. No problem, still all great. When we were there the food prep guy was in the zone...madly making tacos and pork sandwiches. The staff were friendly and laid back, chatting with folks and making sure everyone was happy.

If you go...make sure to check out both the front and the back if you can.

Photo of Flashy
3.88/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great place, great food, great beer. But bartenders are so slow they are working backwards.

Photo of VTLocal420
5/5  rDev +10.4%

I love it, work here and couldn't ask for more.

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Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT
100 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.