J. Timothy's Taverne

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

15 Reviews
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
www.jtimothys.com

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Added by necoadam on 05-13-2005

PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
32
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
6.47%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
28
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 32
Reviews by Durge:
Photo of Durge
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of happyreefer
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of ajwii33
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of tnh787
5/5  rDev +19.9%
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 +2.6%
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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Photo of Kevincredible
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 -2.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of FruPacalypse
4.81/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of dgherm
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +18.7%
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 +7.9%
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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Photo of swierczt
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Bjorn2bWild
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Arenbeer
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great restaurant right outside of my hometown. Real comfortable atmosphere, dim lighting, all wood and stone interior, like eating in a log cabin. Three places to dine, a basment (which is probably my favorite), main floor including a lounge, and an upstairs. The service is always good, even though the place is packed at all times haha there's always somewhere to sit and the waits are always bearable. The brew selection in this place is fantastic with about 17 drafts and over 30 different bottles to choose from (Including there Belgium beers for two menu.) Ontop of there great beer selection the food there is fantastic. Great selections from beef to poultry and of course fish. But don't go there and not try there famous "dirt" wings. They are IMO the best wings i've ever had, whenever I go there i always get a bucket to go they're that good. Overall if your in the area or just looking for some good brews and exceptional food. This is the place.

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Photo of jeffthecheff
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

What a great place. A decent line up of taps and bottles, only a few rotate but they seem to put on some good stuff that go with the seasons. This really really old building creates a great atmosphere that fits well with chilling at the pub and sitting down for dinner. Location is a good spot for me, because its right across from the movie theater so you can get a few pints then go across the street for a movie.

Last time I went I got a flying dog doggie style ale and a titan IPA that were excellent and fresh. Their glassware consists of only big dimpled mugs, which are really interesting and fitting for just about any beer they had there. Better than just straight sided pints. I also got a beer blend called chocolate covered apricot, which is a blend of young's double chocolate stout and magic hat #9. One of the most interesting black and tans I've ever had, and a really nice dessert. They have a whole menu of about ten different draft blends/black and tans which rotate from time to time.

Service in the small bar area was very attentive. Beer knowledge was acceptable, they aren't going to get into a beer conversation with you, but this is not a "beer geek" type bar. The bartender did have suggestions for their beer blends.

The chicken wings were the best I've ever had. I got honey bbq "dirt style", which means they fry them twice. This is the way you need to order the wings. They had a big burnt meat flavor while still being tender, really sweet, and juicy. Yum. Haven't gotten around to entrees here yet, but these wings are good enough for me any time I go.

Overall, this is a great place to get some good beer, great pub food, and an old pub atmosphere.

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J. Timothy's Taverne in Plainville, CT
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