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Willimantic Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.91/5
Based on:
81 Beers
278 Reviews
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 102
Visits: 144
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

967 Main St
Willimantic, Connecticut, 06226-2330
United States
phone: (860) 423-6777

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @willibrew

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AKA - Main Street Café
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Reviews: 102 | Visits: 144
Reviews by nickfl:
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3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is one of the most interesting brewpub locations I have ever been to. This old post office building has been transformed into a brewpub in a way that retains a lot of the character of the old building. I sat at the bar and it was fairly crowded on a Sunday afternoon. They had six of their own beers on tap plus quite a few guest beers. I tried a 5 beer sampler and then a pint to sample them all and while the beer was kind of hit or miss there was a nice chocolate porter and a pretty decent DIPA in the mix. I had a very good burger and the menu offered quite a few other options for anyone who might want something a little more upscale. As a bonus, they had their own kombucha on tap and while it isn't actually a beer, it is really worth trying. This was definitely worth the visit, and I would definitely come back if I am ever in the area again. (858 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of CTSoutherner
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Lindsey_DuquetteBrown
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My old college spot - great location, nice outdoor space, great selection. (74 characters)

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.46/5  rDev -19.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 2.75

Photo of johnyb
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.71/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

By far the best brewpub I've ever been to. Usually places like these make really mediocre beer, but not Willimantic. Their beers are actaully really well done, especially the hoppy offerings. The place is seated in the heart of Willimantic, close to ECSU and UConn, located inside of a retired post office building. High ceilings and a lot of tables, outdoor patio, and a long narrow bar define the establishment. Food seems pretty decent, a lot of good menu items with some beer related sides. Strongly recommend. (514 characters)

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Homebrew
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of JoeYarchak
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Great selection, extremely knowledgeable staff, fantastic food. They have an incredible selection of their own, plus many other craft brews. Well worth a visit (159 characters)

Photo of HappyRasmith
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Willi Brew is a must stop for me when visiting family. Always amazed at the selections of brew offered up either from their own collection or from guest breweries.
The food has always been first rate. No complaints at all!

Huge bar and dining area.

Every Time I walk in I am reminded of standing in line with my Grandfather to buy Stamps. Owners have done everything possible to retain the original architecture of the old Post Office that was build in the early 1900's. (473 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.55/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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Willimantic Brewing Co. in Willimantic, CT
96 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.