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The Blue Stone

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The Blue StoneThe Blue Stone
BA SCORE
92
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26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: 30
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

15 Stowe St
Waterbury, Vermont, 05676-1820
United States
phone: (802) 882-8185

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Place added by: skivtjerry on 04-12-2013

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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 8
Photo of FFreak
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nice atmosphere, great slices, and pretty decent tap list.

Photo of Antg8989
4.45/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My first stop during a road trip to eat/grab a beer. The staff was very friendly, the food is pretty good. The beer selection isn't huge, but there are 5 or 6 quality beers that any beer lover can appreciate. Had my first Heady Topper here, and I've gotta say, the reviews don't lie - one of the most drinkable dIPA's I've ever had. Definitely worth stopping by whether a local or just passing through.

Photo of slander
4.2/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Haven’t ‘et since that avocado BLT this morning in Warren, and now having just returned from Greensboro Bend to find B&J’s a total touristy mess (people, I just want a fuckin’ 2 scoop cone), I wander Waterbury looking for food and drink. The holy trilogy explored, I was looking to see what’s up above now that my taco fix had been upended. Blue Stone does pizza and has beer, ‘nuff said. On the strip of Stowe, yo...

Large split tree ‘L’ bar with seating for 15 on hightop wood chairs. Barback is counter of the same with tiered booze below a center framed mirror angled. Dangle stemware to both sides and shelving on the ends with glassware, wine, & pieces. Plank above with tap handles displayed. Seems they’re not random, they mirror what’s on tap below (Those being nondescript wood handles), and flats to each side. Glassware more, shelved below the bar.

Large windows up front, awned. Walls in a deep red. Burgundy, I think they call it. Slat wood floors and crazy high ornate ceilings with crown moldings. Drop filament bulb martini glass lighting tracing the bar, clustered trio track spots with a single spinny fan across the floor, and blue Bali mason jarred tea candles along the bar. The room is done with old tools; a scythe (not a toy, not a toy, not a toy), and a St. Anselm worthy saw, plus a giant safe, watering cans, framed prints of something, and a few barrels. Blackboard pizza specials on vertical boards and a horizontal draft beer board to the rear. There are roughly a dozen tables between the front and rear spaces high & low, including a cool slab slatelike topped piece and some counter space, too.

Rear room space looks in on the primarily pizza kitchenings. A moose head skeleton, looooong framed horizontal mirrors, a small corner flat, and a large mixing bowl with attached mixing apparatus off a table in the middle of the room.

Stainless steel 6 tap ‘T’ towers on each end of the bar, and a smaller 4 tap ‘T’ and 3 tap cylinder in between, all with nondescript handles. 19 taps; roughly 2/3 of them Vermont offerings (a $7/12oz pour of Alchemist Heady Topper, Fiddlehead IPA, Lost Nation Saison Lamoille, Zero Gravity Conehead Wheat IPA, Covered Bridge Lucky Me, Switchback Ale, Drop-In Sunshine and Hoppiness, Northshire Equinox Pilsner, Long Trail Limbo, Trapp Family Lodge Golden Helles Lager, Wolavers Oatmeal Stout), including a pair of Vermont ciders (Champlain Orchards Pruner’s Pride cider, Citizen Cider The Dirty Mayor). The remainder are a mix of regional craft (Maine Peeper, Allagash White, Jack’s Abby Jabby Brau, Sixpoint Bengali, Victory Hop Devil, DogFishHead 60 Minute IPA). I got talking with a few guys from Winconsin out here on a work stint, and Alchemist Heady Topper, Fiddlehead IPA, Zero Gravity Conehead, & Jack’s Abby Jabby Brau happened.

Forwent the aforementioned intended pizzaings for wings; spicy Cajun rub or something. They had heat, probably still do. Samtending, this afternoon, she’s plenty fun and may stay. Good tunes, and a very timely ‘The Night they drove old Dixie down’, pre-Saklad lots of acoustic and bluegrass, otherwise. Heady cans for $7.50, a few canned macros & import meh, and a dozen wines, too. Good, clean, comfortable place with a solid draft selection and a handsome food menu. Blue Stone is now in my Waterbury rotation.

Photo of Macsimus
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Very nice spot - plenty of cans of fresh Heady.

Very good bar service too : )

Photo of TBonez477
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Great pizza, good beers available. There's always something interesting on both menus to choose!

Photo of parris
5/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The pizza is amazing and the beer selection is great. Super friendly staff too.

Photo of Roguer
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

First off, outstanding little pizza joint. Very creative special pizzas, as well as the regular crowd-pleasers (cheese, pepperoni, et al). Pizza was solid, if not amazing.

Beer selection is very representative of local Vermont brews, with some other craft options from around the nation. Definitely a great spot to try some of the local pilgrimage offerings: Heady, HF, Lost Nation, etc.

Photo of skivtjerry
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

$5 Heady Topper, all day, everyday... do I have your attention?

A really nice addition to downtown Waterbury. There aren't a lot of beers here, about a dozen taps and 25 or so bottles but it's all good stuff.

The space is open and attractive; tables occupy the front and one side, with a bar on the other side and a takeout counter in the back.

Food is fantastic. We have had about 6 different pizzas, 4 sandwiches and all the appetizers. Nothing was less than excellent. I won't single any out because they're all wonderful.

Service is fast and prices are fair.

Did I mention that they have $5 Heady Toppers?

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The Blue Stone in Waterbury, VT
92 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.