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Prohibition Pig

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BEER AVG
3.87/5
Based on:
38 Beers
478 Hads
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 78
Visits: 332
Avg: 4.33
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 | map
prohibitionpig.com

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Place added by: Jason on 03-13-2012

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Reviews: 78 | Visits: 332
Reviews by Roguer:
Photo of Roguer
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of LeeeMare
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of zotzot
3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of tylergoov
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Lucoli
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of NelCet
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of Jlmoses83
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of KirleyBrew
4.33/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Brian29
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of xICooRsYIx
4.59/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Nomis
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.81/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

After buying some bottles from Craft Beer Cellar, I stopped over in here and grabbed myself a burger. It was really good and with the variety of sauces that was quite impressive as I had to try them all. I had two of their beers and was quite impressed. When in Waterbury, make sure you stop here.

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Photo of hop_junkie
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of dljames10
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of crob3888
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of epyon396
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Visited 9-16-2015

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Photo of 2ellas
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of scxcrunner
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of sunofneurot
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of CayseyW
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BranfordBound
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Went here on Saturday night, 9/26 at about 7pm. Place was absolutely packed and they told us it would take about an hour for a seat. Ended up finding a high top by the bar after about 30 minutes. Place was dimly lit and loud, but cool overall. Beer list was vast and included some made by the Proh Pig themselves. Lots of other VT and local options. Service was solid all around, nothing amazing but it was good and attentive for the bar area. Food was phenomenal, though. I had the pulled pork burger and doused it in the vinegar-based carolina BBQ sauce. Amazing! Overall a must visit place for Waterbury.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.33/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT
96 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.