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Plan B Burger Bar

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Plan B Burger BarPlan B Burger Bar
25 Ratings
Plan B Burger BarPlan B Burger Bar

Type: Bar, Eatery

120 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury, Connecticut, 06033-2096
United States

(860) 430-9737 | map

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-08-2009

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of woodchipper
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This is about 30 miles from my house, but I have been there maybe 8-10 times. I am drawn to this place for the beer selection. There are maybe 12 taps that turn over pretty fast. Tap list always seems to have at least 2 beers I have not had but want. Bottle list is probably 40-50. BMC available, but not listed.
The burgers are really good, but I am not always in the mood for burgers. I ordered the lobster mac and cheese once and the bartender told me "nobody finishes it". He was right, but not because it was bad, just too much for how rich it is.
My only complaint is it can be very crowded. Last 3 times or so we have been lucky to walk in and get a bar seat but there were only two of us those times. Most people wait for tables it seems. Of course with the big crowd comes good turnover in the taps, bottles and cans.
Mesmerizing retro airbrush painting on the wall of a girl with a flat tire on a '60 Corvette.

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Photo of xtonytx
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of grahuba
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of dipaslife4me
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of betterthanyourbeer
4.81/5  rDev +19.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Excellent rotation of craft beer. always something new and local on the menu.
food never disappoints.
only downside is that its usually crowded at peak times and getting and waiting for a cold beer can tale a bit of time

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.36/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2.75

Photo of OldCrustacean79
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Great food , great beer selection. I have also been to a couple tap takeovers and have always enjoyed eating here!

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Photo of Ian_B
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of bfitzge2
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

In the last few weeks: Gandhi Bot cask, Locust Reign, Supernaut, and DFH 120 on draft. So, yeah.

Negatives: Crowded as hell, and parking in that complex was impossible on a Wednesday evening., so good luck on the weekends.

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Photo of Sellen
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Casterbridge
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of neil2me
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of ChrisChagnon
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of santhealana
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of DJScottJ
3.41/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

This place is pretty good. Preety good selection and turnover. The service and general knowledge of the beers on tap by the staff could be improved. A nice place to grab a beer after work, but it can get really packed and loud at times, especially Friday and Saturday evenings.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of rEBELlION
2/5  rDev -50.2%

Photo of socon67
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

A - Good atmosphere as most people were watching the World Series and enjoying the taps.

Q - 10 solid craft taps and all poured in appropriate glasses.

Serv - Good service as we were able to sample a couple beers. Bartender knew what they were pouring and could make suggestions.

Sel - Solid mix of locals, style variety, and rarities.

F - They have plenty of fancy burgers. I had the Cuban Burger and it was good.

V - Pricing is fair given what they pour. I'll be back when I'm in the area.

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Photo of davewlfpckfan29
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This place is definitely one of the strongest places in Hartford county.
Every time I have gone, I have been pleasantly surprised by the beers they have on draught.

There are 15 choices at a time which include Sixpoint, Stone, Bluepoint, Founders, Anchor, New England Brewing Company. They post their tap list on Twitter, very often. So its very nice to be able to know what to expect before you make the trip.

The atmosphere is awesome, really artistic surroundings, as well as a comfortable, positive vibe. The server who helped us was very kinds and helpful, but at the same time not too educated on the beers.

The food at this place is great. Which is a nice bonus to the solid beer selection.

Bottles are expensive, draught prices were not that bad at all.

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Photo of Hibernator
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I went to Plan B this weekend with a bunch of friends. The location is much larger than the West Hartford Plan B that I had gone to a few years ago.

The place was packed which is to be expected during Valentine's Day weekend. Mixed crowd with patrons in their mid-30's, families and yuppies.

Noticed about 15 draft options with highlights that included Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, Dogfish Head Burton Baton, Sebago Full Throttle Double Ipa, Rogue John John Dead Guy Ale that was eventually replaced by Rogue Mocha Porter.

Beers were served in a chalice, which was unusual, but cool with me. Bottle selection looks really good too, with 75 beers or so.

The burgers are phenomenal. They use 100% certified natural beef with no hormones. All the ingredients are super fresh. You can order your burger 'some pink' or 'no pink' The tater tots are delicious too. They also offer comfort food like Mac N' Cheese. Great food.

Service was solid, attentive and prompt.

Simply put, an awesome place for a tasty burger and a nice craft beer. Worth checking out if in the area.

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Photo of begforme4484
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

15 taps going, which is nice. I rotated between New England Brewing Co Gandhi Bot, DFH 90 min, and Stone Smoked Porter. 12 oz pours are in a goblet. Kind if disappointed with that, as I would have preferred different glassware for my DIPA's.

A bottle list around 60-70 beer dependent on availability.

Burgers are excellent. Freshly ground beef, man made patties. Some pretty decent appetizers as well.

Glastonbury is somewhat upscale, and the people inside dressed accordingly. But I still didn't feel out of place sporting my Sublimely Self Righteous t-shirt.

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Photo of CTBadger
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Our first trip to the Glastonbury location after frequenting the West Hartford locale for a few years.

Much larger than W. Hartford, a large semi-circular bar dominates the room with tables scattered throughout the main room and in a few adjacent areas. A good amount of room to stand while waiting for your table. Atmosphere is dark, warm and noisy so if you are looking for quiet time go elsewhere.

Fourteen taps with thirteen rotating beers (hipster beer PBR seems to be a regular). Last night's offerings (if you trust my memory): Smutty Star Island, Allagash White, Magic Hat Howl, DFH Raison, Flying Dog Tire Bite, Lagunitas Gnarlywine, Rogue Hazelnut Brown, Brooklyn Lager, Arrogant Bastard, New England Sea Hag, PBR, Long Trail IPA, Kona Fire Rock...and one more that escapes me. 12 ounce pours are in goblets.

Good selection of 70 or so bottles, 12oz and larger.

Their burgers are excellent - they grind their own beef and make the patties by hand. Other selections are good too - I have the Italian Job chicken sandwich and it was great and my wife loved the Mac and Jack macaroni & cheese.

If we get a hankering for good burgers I think this will supplant their West Hartford location as our go-to.

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Plan B Burger Bar in Glastonbury, CT
Place rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 25 ratings
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