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Reviews by orangesol:
4.31/5 rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$$
I decided to go to the Pig for dinner on my first night in Waterbury. I will never turn down BBQ and they have an amazing tap list so it was a no brainer for me.
Upon entering the ambiance it pretty nice. Lots of people all over the place eating and chatting amongst themselves. I snagged the last seat at the bar and looked over the tap list, that is when I knew it was going to be a good night. They have some amazing things on tap and I was happy to see they offered half pours so I could try more of them. The quality was pretty high. My beers were good, as was my food.
Service was good. I never had to wait for a refill or to place my food order and the bartenders certainly knew there stuff. The selection of beers, as I said, was top notch. 4-5 Hill Farmsteads, 2 Lawson's and Heady Topper on tap. I would kill to have that selection at my neighborhood BBQ spot. As far as the food goes, I decided to go with the pulled brisket with a side of fries and baked beans. Beans and brisket were ok, I used some of their bacon BBQ sauce to make it better, and the fries were excellent with their smoked ketchup. Prices were a little high across the board. If they tried to charge what they do down here they would be out of business quick.
Overall a really nice beer bar with above average food, albeit a little overpriced. I will return when I am in the area.
10-23-2012 20:20:27 | More by orangesol
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4.28/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
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.
02-25-2014 00:33:08 | More by Roguer
4.43/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
This place looks just like the old Alchemist, before they got flooded out. Kind of a long, narrow room. The bar and high tops are on the right, the dining area is on the left. Lots of wood, a black ceiling.
A huge beer selection. Over twenty beers on tap, and over one hundred bottles. It was difficult to choose. I stayed with the Vermont scene and had HF Citra pale ale and HF Everett (a phenomenal porter). My wife had a couple sour beers.
Not that much on the menu for vegans. If I was a carnivore, there seemed to be plenty of selections with a lot of BBQ. We had a veggie burger made from rice with arugula and a tomato confit, which was excellent.
We ate lunch there on a Saturday, and the place filled up fast. Still, we had excellent service.
Definitely worth a stop.
02-23-2014 16:46:03 | More by lordofthewiens
Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT
97 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.