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Prohibition Pig

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BEER AVG
4.06/5
Based on:
31 Beers
18 Reviews
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 75
Visits: 303
rAvg: 4.36
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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Place added by: Jason on 03-13-2012

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Reviews: 75 | Visits: 303
Reviews by jjboesen:
Photo of jjboesen
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Housed in what was once the great - and much lamented - Alchemist, the Prohibition Pig is another venue to visit when in the charming (and beercentric) town of Waterbury, Vermont.

Located on the main street – and across from the Flyback Pub (See Review), the Pig combines savory local craft beer with succulent pig flesh – also local. While Alchemist was bright and airy, the Pig is dark and intimate, decorated with cranberry brick walls; it is, to say the least, very atmospheric. The bar is roomy enough, with enough veneer and polished wood to furnish several establishments.

Oh yes, they had Heady Topper on tap … nuff said. (638 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of garyloveman
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Loved this place. Pretty busy, managed to get a couple seats at the bar. Took a few for the bartender to get over to us, but got our drinks quickly there after. Ordered and appetizer of hush puppies that came out super fast, and really delicious. I got a barbecue pork sandwich that was great. My gf had a burger that was incredible...had some pimento cheese and fried green tomato on it that rocked. (405 characters)

Photo of dailyminefield
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of joeroma5
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Heronn
3.25/5  rDev -25.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of groleau
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of IPAdc
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of bostonbeans
4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of JaredSammy
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

If you read a bad review for this place I can understand some people may be underwhelmed by the food and beer selection. You would have to be pretty snobbish to not enjoy 3-4 Hill Farmstead options, 2 Lawson's Finest Liquid beers and of course Heady Topper. The food is smaller but you pay less too. a burger was $7 and it was excellent fresh perfectly cooked meat. I am used to NYC prices but for me this place was a great middle of the road price option. Visited twice while in the area. It doesn't hurt that they have two restaurant rooms, a brewery, and next door is the Craft Beer Cellar (which may be the best beer store in Vermont). (639 characters)

Photo of hopsrus
4.58/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of snansel
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of smb71481
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of TedStrosser
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of JArt
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
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 -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of winningwes91
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -5%
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%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of cherche
3.85/5  rDev -11.7%
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)

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Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT
96 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.