Prohibition Pig

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Prohibition PigProhibition Pig
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

23 S Main St
Waterbury, Vermont, 05676-1863
United States

(802) 244-4120 | map
prohibitionpig.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
42
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
602
PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
368
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
5.99%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 368
Photo of Abbbp
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

This place seems to always be packed. But of the big 3 in Waterbury, I personally think it's the must stop. Solid beer selection, but because the high amount of people, it's just gonna be tough to mosey up to the bar and not be jostled. But I loved it and would recommend it to anyone.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Really nice bar with high quality accessible food service that appeals to a wide range of clientele. The taplist is impressive. It includes nearly anything you'd want to try from Vermont with a range of styles as well. The beer brewed on-site also ranges in style. A must stop in Waterbury. Crowlers are a steal of a deal here.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Solid little place, plenty of their own beers on tap (quite good) as well as some heavier hitters from the area. Vibe is rustic and relaxed, people working there all nice.
Worth a drop in IMO.

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Photo of reds2harleys
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

A must stop when in VT on a beercation - which I usually take twice a year. Within walking distance of several other great craft beer bars as well as the craft beer cellar. Superb BBQ - the sides are excellent as well. Amazing beer list with many options as well as their own brews - which are very tasty. I highly recommend their Vanilla Porter. Stop, grab a bite and a brew, then walk around to the other side - fill some crowlers to take home. I'm headed up next week and you can be sure I will spend some time here and across the street at the Blackback pub.

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Photo of SpoiledInVT
4.34/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

I've visited Pro Pig numerous times in my life living in Vermont, and have always enjoyed myself. I mainly go for the cocktails at this point, because A. They are amazing, and B. The selection of booze is absurd. The draft list has seemed to really shift towards featuring their in-house brews, which is totally understandable. They make a pretty decent beer, some are outstanding. However, sometimes you just want some other local Vermont beers. I feel like this review may sound harsh, but it is certainly not intended that way. This bar is superb. The selection is on point. It has turned into a destination spot for tourists and VT'ers alike, and for good reason!

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Photo of QCHopper
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Having been all around town looking for the best spot to grab a beer I would say the Pro Pig is my number one stop. It is a smaller venue so if you want to eat you have to get there early. The food is fantastic and they also have vegetarian and gluten free options along with some nice cuts of meat. The draft list is always packed with local favourites and they have a few lines with their own brews. The brewery is just out back and you can walk in and grab some growlers/crowlers.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Stopped in on Friday afternoon on the way up to Stowe, and after a visit to the Craft Beer Cellar across the street. Decent lunch crowd, looked like a wait for tables and the space is a cool old renovated building. Sat down at the bar and had great service from the bartenders. Tried both Sip of Sunshine on tap and Heady as well as some of the Pro Pig brews, a nice local selection....and 60s Schlitz. Ordered some apps which were delish. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.81/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

After buying some bottles from Craft Beer Cellar, I stopped over in here and grabbed myself a burger. It was really good and with the variety of sauces that was quite impressive as I had to try them all. I had two of their beers and was quite impressed. When in Waterbury, make sure you stop here.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Went here on Saturday night, 9/26 at about 7pm. Place was absolutely packed and they told us it would take about an hour for a seat. Ended up finding a high top by the bar after about 30 minutes. Place was dimly lit and loud, but cool overall. Beer list was vast and included some made by the Proh Pig themselves. Lots of other VT and local options. Service was solid all around, nothing amazing but it was good and attentive for the bar area. Food was phenomenal, though. I had the pulled pork burger and doused it in the vinegar-based carolina BBQ sauce. Amazing! Overall a must visit place for Waterbury.

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Photo of garyloveman
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Loved this place. Pretty busy, managed to get a couple seats at the bar. Took a few for the bartender to get over to us, but got our drinks quickly there after. Ordered and appetizer of hush puppies that came out super fast, and really delicious. I got a barbecue pork sandwich that was great. My gf had a burger that was incredible...had some pimento cheese and fried green tomato on it that rocked.

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Photo of JaredSammy
4.73/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

If you read a bad review for this place I can understand some people may be underwhelmed by the food and beer selection. You would have to be pretty snobbish to not enjoy 3-4 Hill Farmstead options, 2 Lawson's Finest Liquid beers and of course Heady Topper. The food is smaller but you pay less too. a burger was $7 and it was excellent fresh perfectly cooked meat. I am used to NYC prices but for me this place was a great middle of the road price option. Visited twice while in the area. It doesn't hurt that they have two restaurant rooms, a brewery, and next door is the Craft Beer Cellar (which may be the best beer store in Vermont).

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Pretty renowned Vermont landmark. The food is absolutely outstanding and the tap list is pretty impressive. The brewery is attached to the restaurant in a separate space. Great staff, quick service. Growler and crowler fills available.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

this place is awesome, a longstanding local favorite and in the building that used to house the alchemist. it looks like they have upped their game from an epic tap list to a brewery, located in the building behind the restaurant right there in Waterbury. making something like ten barrels at a time, and doing it well. the brewery has a cool old farm house feel to it, with a big bar and some outdoor seating, and you can order the amazing food from the restaurant in there. the restaurant is an awesome building too, with a library ladder behind the bar, one of the best tap lists in the state, and some really great Vermont food, barbeque focused, but not exclusively. I had three of their beers while I was in, and all were very good. they are always busy, so its hard to get very personalized service, but everyone was nice and working hard. they had as many as eight of their own beers on, some creative and some straight forward. the vanilla bean porter was great, as was the brown ale. for the food and the guest taps alone I will be back, but their own brewery should not be overlooked, a great building with some very solid ales. make a point to check it out next time you are there.

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Photo of cherche
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

enjoyed the visit. food was good, pretty solid selection on tap and a nice place but the service (at the bar) was poor. had a bartender that was a little rude...i get that she probably gets annoyed of tourists coming to the bar and asking about heady, HF, Lawsons, etc. but my wife and i generally get along swimmingly with just about every server/bartender we meet and had just left the Rez where the bartender was super friendly and we loved chatting with her...

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Photo of rodmanfor3
2.53/5  rDev -41.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2

This might be the most over-hyped restaurant in the beer community.

The food is expensive and disappointing, as is their beer.

It takes a long time to order and an even longer time to get your food.

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Photo of ricknelson
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Close by to the Alchemist brewery (Heady Topper) in Waterbury VT and Trapp Family Lodge brewery in Stowe VT. The Prohibition Pig is probably equal to Max's Taphouse in Baltimore and Falling Rock in Denver as far as the quality of micro brews it offers, and the food is out of this world. Just looking at their food pictures will make you drool. You also have a couple of other pubs right near by if you want to bar hop. In addition you have a new Craft Beer Cellar right next door where you can buy all the really hard to find brews.

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Photo of jhavs
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great food and great beer menu. Have had HT and Focal Banger in cans and a great draft list the last 4 or 5 times I have visited. Their house brews are also tasty.

The food is high quality. There version of a BLT is excellent. Called the GLT. Uses guanciale that is made in house (cured pork jowl, fancy bacon!!) with fried green tomato and arugula. Dry rubber wings are great and come with fantastic house made pickled carrots.

Draft list is global typically. Options from local, the US, and some of the best from Europe are usually available. Also have a half dozen or so of their own brews.

Bottled beer list is very well selected and has options from every country/region that one would desire (IMO).

They also pay special attention to their spirit offerings. Lots of great quality scotch options at reasonable prices.

Overall a place worth hitting while in Waterbury, VT. There are many, pace yourself.

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.84/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Hands down the best spot for food and amazing beer in Waterbury. Love spending time drinking all the Hill and Lawson's you can imagine as well as Pro Pig beers and all sorts of other great VT and North East offerings. Amazing cocktails and super friendly staff also make this a great spot to spend your entire day.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

A must stop, especially because you're probably stopping at Craft Beer Cellar across the street anyway. Had the carnitas tacos and they were off the hook. Really friendly service. Both beer brewed in house, as well as others on tap (including Lawsons and Hill Farmstead). Need to stop in here if you're doing a VT beer visit for sure (or even if you're not).

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Had my first visit here last weekend. Great place! Not many places where you can get Zombie Dust, Heady Topper, Double Citra and an array of other Hill Farmstead choices. Our food was excellent, too. We will be going back.

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Photo of captainkrad
4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome! Everything about this place is first rate! Amazing food, insane beer list, and cool atmosphere. If I lived in Waterbury I would be really overweight...

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Photo of LittleDon
4.08/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.25

Review is for back of the house brewpub.

Visited on a beautiful spring day. Log cabin/shed vibe inside, but it was too nice a day to sit inside. Fair amount of outside seating. About 12 or so taps with a mix of in house and guest. Only disappointment was the food. Ordered some of the snack items (pretzel knots and guac/chips) and it was well below average (funky pretzels, overly sweet mustard, bland guac, and chips that tasted like cardboard). I'll chalk that up to not ordering from the main menu.

Worth a return trip.

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Photo of byronic
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited twice, once the front of house and once the brewpub. Both were great experiences. Much nicer food selection in the front of house but the athmosphere is more enjoyable in the brewpub. Had a few of their drinks and two meals. Great service and very good brew on draft.

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Photo of Macsimus
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

The original Alchemist brewery location is a very nice place. Large draft selection with high quality Vermont beers and fantastic food. A must stop while in Waterbury!!!

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Photo of droogs
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Enough can't be said for this establishment, great staff, great food and a deep selection of some local beers...I didn't want to leave!!! Their brisket was delicious and they also put out a killer burger too! Did I mention Lawson's and Hill Farmstead offerings on tap, as well as cans of Heady Topper? I shall return! !

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Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT
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