J. Timothy's Taverne

BA SCORE
92
outstanding

35 Ratings
J. Timothy's TaverneJ. Timothy's Taverne
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

143 New Britain Ave
Plainville, Connecticut, 06062-2021
United States

(860) 747-6813 | map
jtimothys.com

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Added by necoadam on 05-13-2005

PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
17
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
6.18%
 
 
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by Durge:
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4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I Went Here For The First Time This Past Spring To Watch The NCAA Tournament And Have A Few Beers. The Pub Here Isn't Exactly A Great Beer Bar But Not So Bad Considering The Local Choices Are Few. All We Ate Were A Ton Of Wings And They Were Very Good, Advertized As Best In Connecticut (the "dirt Variety Is Very Tastey Though Not Terribly Hot/spicey). The Beer Selection Was Pretty Decent And The Number Of Taps Was Better Than Most But Nothing Real Unusual By Today's Standards. They Had Several Nice Choices For Those Of Us Who Like The More Challenging "flavors" And Higher Alcohol Contents. A Couple Pretty Obscure Ones So I Was Happy. I Have To Say That The Service Was Actually Pretty Impressive In The Pub Section. The Place Is Largely Dedicated To Restaurant Service But The Pub Section Is Good Sized And Was Busy. We Found A Table And Got Immediate And Regular Attention From A Friendly Waitress. Food And Beers Were Delivered Quickly. TV Viewing Was Good From Most Any Angle. Prices Are A Little High But Not So Unusual For The Area. One Of My Favorite Things About The Place Is The Atmosphere. It Appears To Be An 18th Century Sort Of Establishment (said To Date From 1789) With The Big Old Beams And Dark Lighting. Very Warm And Pleasant, Yet A Pretty Lively Crowd In The Pub. It Is Also Quite Convenient To I-84 (Crooked Street Exit). I'll Go Back Again. Enjoy!

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Large Restaurant/ Tavern with solid rotating tap list. I only was in the bar area, but looked like there were a couple of substantial dining areas. The dirty wings were a nice twist; although, I felt they could've been a bit hotter.

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Photo of JLK7299
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

dirt wings and dope-ass rotating tap list. my go to for lunch breaks. eat here more often than i'd like to. on the pricey side but maybe that's just all the beer i drink.

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Photo of happyreefer
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of ajwii33
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of tnh787
5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Place is killer. Slowly becoming one of my favorite watering holes. They always have 5 or 6 locals on tap along with the normal IPS's you expect to find. They serve the best wings in the worlds as far as i am concerned. Servers are great Hallie behind the bar describes every beer to the T. If your local l or in the area this is a must go to.

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Photo of musicsherlock
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Wow! Went here on a Thursday night at 6:30 and it was packed! 40 minute wait for a party of two but they have self-serve upstairs. Waited about 15 min for a booth to open.

An excellent selection of Macros and craft beer, I had a Gandhi-bot and ordered an Otra Vez for my friend who is not an aficionado. Waitress didn't miss a step (now called G-Bot).

Stuck with wings and a salad, saving carbs & calories for beer! Be sure to order "Dirty" wings...fried>spun in sauce>fried again>spun again. Tasty!

Went to restroom and kept finding new dining rooms, place went on forever. Left around 8 and dining rooms were thinning. Great place!

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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

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4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of dgherm
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Had the pleasure of visiting here on a travel soccer weekend. Huge cool building. Plenty of beers I'm not gonna see at home. Slight twists on traditional food offerings. Wings are worth it alone.

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Photo of ale2thechief
4.95/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is my favorite place to have a beer and some wings. Dirt style buffalo are the best I have every had. Beer selection is outstanding. Last time was fuzzy baby ducks. Gandhi bot and Lawson's rotate through. This place has it all. Dining areas away from bar are very intimate. Many special occasions are celebrated here. Food and service are excellent. Also, beer prices are better than other bars, especially when you consider many pours are 19 ounces.

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Photo of jefftuck47
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

They have about 25 taps and 10-12 are usually local breweries. Eight of them were Connecticut breweries yesterday. Their chicken wings are fantastic, some of the best in the country. They were ranked #2 by The Daily Meal.

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4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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J. Timothy's Taverne in Plainville, CT
4.21 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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