Blackback Pub

BA SCORE
99
world-class

228 Ratings
Blackback PubBlackback Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1 Stowe St
Waterbury, Vermont, 05676-1820
United States

(802) 505-5115 | map
theblackbackpub.com

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Added by mariano42 on 05-20-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Ratings:
228
Reviews:
81
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
6.46%
 
 
Taps:
22
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 228 |  Reviews: 81
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of SRBush1974
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Had a great lunch here this weekend. With 4 kids, it was no problem to sit at the bar area. Owner was our waitress/bartender. Great beer list, great food and very friendly. Would go back here in a second. Need to with the great VT beers offered.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of HookemHoos
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Pawoto
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Blackback Pub is my favorite place on earth. I live in Southern, NH and a few times a year make the drive to Waterbury to spend the night drinking amazing craft beer at Blackback Pub. I was a little worried about the new owners - they cleaned the place up, added tvs, and added their own kitchen (instead of mad taco) - but its still a little slice of heaven.

Check their facebook page for updates on the draftlist - usually you'll find a couple of Hill Farmstead offerings, cans of Heady Topper, and a Lawson's beer. They also have cantillon on tap more than any bar in the area.

The perfect VT trip...arrive at HF right as they open, fill growlers and then head up to Parker Pie for lunch. From Parker Pie head down to Waterbury, stop to try to buy Heady Topper at CBC and the little gas station just near the highway, then check in at The Old Stagecoach Inn. Spend a couple of hours at Blackback and then head over to Prohibition Pig for delicious BBQ. Check out Reservoir and then immediately leave because it sucks. Hang with Lauren at Blackback until they kick you out! Get up in the morning and scarf down the breakfast at The Old Stagecoach Inn. On the way home stop at The Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier to spend any money you have leftover on underpriced Bruery offerings...

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of parris
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

World class pub serving world class beers. Horrible selection for fly fishing supplies.

But seriously, there's always something from each of the breweries you visited Vermont to drink. Bar tenders are just as fantastic as the beer.

They have a chalkboard where they write the current selection.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Rubin90
4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Great atmosphere! Small but cozy and comfortable. The bartenders were awesome, very attentive and knowledgeable about the beer they serve. They were very generous with allowing samples. Their beer list is amazing! The best I have ever seen! I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Waterbury.

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Photo of cptbenjamin
4.97/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Macsimus
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Loved this place. Went several times while enjoying a two night stay in town.

GREAT draft selection and loved the atmosphere : ) Great patrons too!!

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4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Great beer list and amazing food.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of whartontallboy
4.94/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Wow, what a selection. Hit all three of the nearby watering holes on the main drag of Waterbury, and I'd give Blackback the beer nod. They had five Hill-Farmstead taps (Abner, Society and Solitude 3, Florence, Edward, and Everett) and four Lawson's taps (including Double Sunshine, Knockout Blonde, Big Hapi, and Permagrin) when I stopped in today, with a bit of something for everyone. The bartender was also incredibly nice and friendly. Very much worth making your first stop if you're in the area, although it's a bummer they don't have more food.

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4.91/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

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4.9/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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Blackback Pub in Waterbury, VT
4.49 out of 5 based on 228 ratings.
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