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J. Timothy's Taverne

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J. Timothy's TaverneJ. Timothy's Taverne
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4.31/5
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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
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
35
pDev:
9.05%
 
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by RedChrome:
Photo of RedChrome
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Checked this place out a few days after they reopened from the remodeling. I always liked it before, but was amazed at the additional area they opened up. The bar is about eight feet longer, and they added a few booths.

The two hundered year old building has a very comforting feel. The hardwood floors and rich dark colored wood. Dining room area is nicely wamred by two fireplaces.

The food is fantastic. They offer a few wing selections which are their best sellers. I recommend the dirt wings. Many other appetizers, entrees and sandwiches are just as good.

The beer selection is quite nice. They rotate their bottle selection to match the season. IPA's in summer, Octoberfest...self explanatory, etc. They carry a dozen tap beers, but mostly macros. My one reservation is seasonal bottles run about a dollar more per bottle then other bars.

Service at the bar is quite quick, however, if you are at a table in the lounge or the dinning room, you get only average service. Waitstaff will get you what you need from the kitchen, but not be as attentive to empty glasses.

Overall a definite winner in an area of chain food and family bars. Come for the beer selection and wings, and I promise you will find yourself coming back to get take out wing buckets for home gatherings. You will also like to stop in every few weeks to check out beer changes.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +2.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
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 +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of ajwii33
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of tnh787
5/5  rDev +16%
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 -0.7%
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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Photo of Kevincredible
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

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4.81/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of dgherm
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
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 +14.8%
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 +4.4%
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 -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

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4.2/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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