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City Steam Brewery Café

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

89 Ratings
Ratings: 89
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%
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 TheDeuce:
Photo of TheDeuce
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%

City Steam Brewery Cafe....

Atmosphere-a full building with a wooden exterior in downtown Hartford, also hosts a comedy club and other things. Many floors with lots of seats, when we went in they were in full Xmas decoration mode. Warm and comfy interior.

Quality-things seemed pretty good, all beers, food, service were just fine. Interesting stuff with the steam horn thing and others. The beers were not adventurous but they were high quality with no huge flaws.

Service-our waitress was prompt, gave us updates, no complaints. Wasn't exactly jumping up and down to give us beer information, but she was ok.

Selection-I counted eight choices, five of those were on tap. Styles from dark lager, amber lager, euro lager, IPA, stout. Nothing too crazy but enough variety.

Food-a highlight, all food was very good, I tried "The Vermonter" which was like a pancake within a burger and excellent. All the rest of my family's food was good too.

Value-for the price everything was decent quality. No problems.

Overall-a good place, very professional with character, beers weren't that adventurous but everything was good and I couldn't ask for anything more than that when visiting Hartford.

TheDeuce, Nov 28, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of jjboesen
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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
Photo of LutherBrau
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%

LutherBrau, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

hoppymcgee, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BigRizz62, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Tkissell
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%

Tkissell, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of chippo33
1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

chippo33, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Bjorn2bWild, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Suds
3.99/5  rDev +5%

During a recent family excursion to Hartford, we visited this brewpub. Located in a beautiful old building, right in the center of town, this is a very inviting brewpub. The architecture, design, decoration, and general feel of the place is amazing. Beer memorabilia and great ambiance are everywhere. The beer selection was deep and varied. I had the Amber, the IPA, and the Stout. All were excellent. The service was professional and light-hearted, and would be worthy of a higher rating other than being a little slow. Food was mostly traditional, although upscale, tavern food. Well made but not really creative. All in all, this is a great brewpub and absolutely worth a visit.

Suds, Jul 26, 2014
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City Steam Brewery Café in Hartford, CT
86 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.