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City Steam Brewery Café

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City Steam Brewery CaféCity Steam Brewery Café
BA SCORE
86
very good

90 Ratings
Ratings: 90
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.17%
Active Beers: 23
Beer Ratings: 559
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 10
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

942 Main St
Hartford, Connecticut, 06103-1214
United States
phone: (860) 525-1600

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Reviews by Jwale73:
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

I had to attend a training in Hartford and immediately did a Beerfly search to see what was in close proximity and was excited to see that City Steam was .2 miles from were the training was held, so I stopped in for lunch.

Atmosphere was quite pleasant. Lots of wood, and a bar area with tables that was separated from the larger restaurant area. Large screen tv makes this a great place to hang out and watch the game. I think there might be an upstairs, but really didn't leave the bar area, so couldn't really comment. Service was excellent. I know it was lunch, so not really busy, but staff were attentive and friendly; even talked to the manager. Food was quite good, maybe a little on the high side for a turkey wrap ($9.99), but it was quite tasty, as were the waffles fries, and it was a good size. In terms of beer, I drank the Careless Love, a Bière de Garde, which was excellent (I'd have to give it a B+/A-), and purchased a growler of Czars and Girls RIS for take home for $13 ($10 for the beer/$3 for the growler). FYI, the manager informed me that they accept growlers from other breweries, which is a plus. They had, in my opinion, a really excellent range of brews: an RIS, Export lager, Blonde, Light lager, Porter, Amber, Witbier, a Mead and I think an IPA. I've never been to a brewpub with such an array and was really blown away. The only downside is that it is about 1.5 hours from Providence, so I couldn't sample more. I would highly reccommend stopping in if you are in the Hartford area.

Jwale73, May 14, 2008
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +5%

JKV96, Saturday at 11:07 PM
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4/5  rDev +5%

Wyatt_Sasser, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of jjboesen
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Located in downtown within the confines of a beautiful Romanesque building that was once a department store, City Steam Brewery Café is the only brewpub in Hartford. The venue sprawls through several floors and includes a patio and a pool room; this review is based on two recent visits to the main floor bar area. The bar is rather large, seating around 50 people with room among a scattering of high tops in which thirsty Hartford office workers can mingle and discuss insurance, no doubt. (Hartford is America's insurance capital.)

The beer selection is decent and runs the gamut of styles; my choices: Acapulco Gold, a session IPA; Blonde on Blonde, an American Pale Ale; Sneak Peek, an amber lager; Pugnacious Porter, an oatmeal stout and the favorite being something called Naughty Nurse, which appears to be an English bitter. Extensive food menu that includes all-day omelets and some attentive servers makes this a popular place to imbibe. They offer a Mon-Fri Happy Hour, when beers are $2.00 off.

All in all, an enjoyable place to quaff fresh beer when in the Nutmeg State.

jjboesen, Sep 03, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +12.9%

LutherBrau, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

hoppymcgee, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

BigRizz62, Aug 19, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

Tkissell, Aug 17, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

chippo33, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Bjorn2bWild, Aug 05, 2014
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City Steam Brewery Café in Hartford, CT
86 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.