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Prohibition Pig

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Prohibition PigProhibition Pig
BA SCORE
100
world-class

179 Ratings
Ratings: 179
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.07%
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 65
Beer Avg: 4
Taps: 24
Bottles: 0
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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(Place added by: Jason on 03-13-2012)
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Reviews by Roguer:
Photo of Roguer
4.28/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

Roguer, Feb 25, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of KHops79
5/5  rDev +10.6%

KHops79, Saturday at 06:18 PM
Photo of hudsonheat
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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?

hudsonheat, Thursday at 04:52 PM
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4.6/5  rDev +1.8%

SebD, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

polloenfuego, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Mesa512, Aug 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Flashy, Aug 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

MNBeerGeek, Aug 28, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev -0.9%

Arrowhuntr, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of VTLocal420
5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

VTLocal420, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

bigred89, Aug 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

SLthe2nd, Aug 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

J-Bonestradamus, Aug 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Petegrieco, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of medic25
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Stopped in for a late lunch after the Cabot/B&J tour double with the kids. Really nice atmosphere; ceiling-high stocked bar, rich dark interior without being dingy.
The food was simply outstanding; I had the GLT (Guinciale, lettuce and tomato) with a side of duck fat French fries. One of the most delicious sandwiches I can ever remember eating; my only complaint was that it was a little small, and I would have been happy eating two! My wife was similarly happy with a burger.
There's nothing else that can be said about the beer selection. My huge disappointment was that they were sold out of Heady Topper. The Hill Farmstead Citra that I had to settle for was outstanding; I only hope that I eventually get
to see what the fuss is all about with HT!

medic25, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

muskiesman, Aug 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

RickMac456, Aug 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

KForge, Aug 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

WoostaBia, Aug 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

1BeerToRuleThemAll, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

ColForbinBC, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of richobrien
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%

We beat the rush on a Friday night and were seated right away.

Great vibe in this place with a fantastic beer menu and great food as well.

Our server was awesome. Knew the food and the beer inside and out. Made some great recommendations and was very attentive.

If this place was 20 minutes from my house I'd be there three times a week.

Definitely worth the visit!

richobrien, Aug 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

RDQueena, Aug 08, 2014
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4.91/5  rDev +8.6%

Beer lovers mecca. Expect 2-4 Hill Farmstead beers, 3-5 Lawsons beers and most times Heady on tap plus a bunch of amazing stuff from across the country and a few international beers on tap. Weekends can get a bit crazy with the wait but the food is really good. Great bbq, appetizers and burgers. Hit up the craft beer cellar across the street after to bring home a few bottles.

beerjunky413, Aug 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Indiana1989, Aug 04, 2014
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Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT
100 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.