Prohibition Pig

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Prohibition PigProhibition Pig
BEER AVG
3.98/5
Based on:
30 Beers
17 Reviews
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 73
Visits: 290
rAvg: 4.35
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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Reviews: 73 | Visits: 290
Reviews by Roguer:
Photo of Roguer
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

What can I say about the Pig that hasn't already been covered?

Small place, but I love the atmosphere. Well-decorated and appointed. Music plays in the background, but it's low enough to easily support conversation.

The quality of the beer is nonpareil. I've been twice, both on a weekend, and Heady Topper was on tap each time. Other VT breweries (HF, Lost Nation, et al) are featured as well. Schlitz seems to be a mainstay. Other US craft breweries make an appearance, as well (Stone, Ommegang, Stillwater, etc.).

Service is not particularly great, but it's not bad, either (at the bar; I can't speak for the tables). The bartenders are very knowledgeable about the local VT breweries, which is awesome.

Selection is not huge, but what they have is fantastic. It's not a small tap lineup, for the record; just not mind-bogglingly large. You will find something you like. My most recent trip, they had several IPAs/DIPAs, a DIPL, multiple sours/wilds, Belgians, at least two stouts, and more. Basically, all your bases were covered.

Food at the Pig is excellent, period. If you enjoy good barbecue (which is about the meat, not the sauce), you will probably not be disappointed. My only compliant is that portions are very, very small, and sides are typically extra. The food was enough at the time, but I found myself hungry again within an hour.

Prices are solid. Again, food portions are small, so the food is too pricey, but beer prices are very solid for the quality, and they offer half-pours of everything, which is absolutely awesome, especially if you're in the mood to try a bunch of beer without breaking the bank (or liver).

I was amazed to find that this establishment is actually quite new. It has the reputation and feel of an old veteran on the scene, and if you visit, you'll undoubtedly feel the same way. Can't recommend it highly enough. (1,866 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of mattmarka1
4.78/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of TedStrosser
4.48/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of JArt
4.78/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Pretty renowned Vermont landmark. The food is absolutely outstanding and the tap list is pretty impressive. The brewery is attached to the restaurant in a separate space. Great staff, quick service. Growler and crowler fills available. (235 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of winningwes91
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

this place is awesome, a longstanding local favorite and in the building that used to house the alchemist. it looks like they have upped their game from an epic tap list to a brewery, located in the building behind the restaurant right there in Waterbury. making something like ten barrels at a time, and doing it well. the brewery has a cool old farm house feel to it, with a big bar and some outdoor seating, and you can order the amazing food from the restaurant in there. the restaurant is an awesome building too, with a library ladder behind the bar, one of the best tap lists in the state, and some really great Vermont food, barbeque focused, but not exclusively. I had three of their beers while I was in, and all were very good. they are always busy, so its hard to get very personalized service, but everyone was nice and working hard. they had as many as eight of their own beers on, some creative and some straight forward. the vanilla bean porter was great, as was the brown ale. for the food and the guest taps alone I will be back, but their own brewery should not be overlooked, a great building with some very solid ales. make a point to check it out next time you are there. (1,193 characters)

Photo of GormBrewhouse
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Liked the dips very much. Only had appetizers so food rating should be ignored.
Nice folks, very comfortable setting. (117 characters)

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.84/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of cherche
3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

enjoyed the visit. food was good, pretty solid selection on tap and a nice place but the service (at the bar) was poor. had a bartender that was a little rude...i get that she probably gets annoyed of tourists coming to the bar and asking about heady, HF, Lawsons, etc. but my wife and i generally get along swimmingly with just about every server/bartender we meet and had just left the Rez where the bartender was super friendly and we loved chatting with her... (466 characters)

Photo of abridgedatx
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
2.53/5  rDev -41.8%
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. (201 characters)

Photo of psweendogg
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ricknelson
5/5  rDev +14.9%
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. (534 characters)

Photo of seanchai
4.48/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of ShanePB
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of jhavs
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
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. (924 characters)

Photo of NJB145
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.84/5  rDev +11.3%
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. (314 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
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). (358 characters)

Photo of LXIXME
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of sierratwohearted
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

The beer is good, but the tacos are better. (43 characters)

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.61/5  rDev +6%
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. (222 characters)

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Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT
96 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.