Prohibition Pig

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(802) 244-4120 | map

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cratez from Canada

5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

What I had: Hopfenstark Greg American Foreign Harvest Stout, Hill Farmstead What Is Enlightenment?, Schlitz Gusto Classic 1960s Formula, and Lawson’s Finest Liquids Chinooker’d IPA on tap, Chopped Pork BBQ plate with collard greens and maple baked beans, Pit Smoked Chicken plate and multiple glasses of Evolucio Furmint for my better half.

What I liked: Redwood walls, dark ambiance, and candle-lit tables give the bar a cozy, cabin-like atmosphere, incredible draft list with many of Vermont’s best beers on offer, top notch barbecue (perfectly seasoned, huge smoke flavour, delicious sides), ample space between tables provides plenty of privacy, waiter and bartender were engaging, efficient, and made great recommendations, well laid-out beer menu, gorgeous towering bar, patrons were friendly.

What I disliked: Nothing, really.

Would I go back? Without question. We had a very memorable experience here and will return any time we find ourselves in Vermont. I wish I could transplant this place to Toronto.

Overall Rating: 100

Jan 29, 2020
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited one day into the Brewery portion, which serves a nice variety of beer and modest food (Tacos, salads and sandwiches). You order at the counter, get a number and it is delivered to your seat. Our food was well prepared and delicious. Wide variety of beers on tap, both in-house and guest (Hill farmstead was available our day). Enjoyable stay, we will go again!

Sep 07, 2019
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kelvarnsen from Canada

4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

This place is totally worth stopping in at if you are in Waterbury or the surrounding area. The food is delicious and the serving sizes are huge (the kids meals could feed an adult). The staff are also really friendly and helpful. The beer selection is great. They have a really impressive variety of beers on tap from other brewers along with their own list of house made beers. The only suggestion is if you are going for lunch, go early since both times I was there it got busy really fast.

Aug 12, 2019
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Very low key service. Order a drink and or food, sit yourself, get forgotten about for 10 minutes. Get your drink, try to get back up the bar for another and then if you're lucky get someone's attention. Beers were o. K, totally drinkable but the area is saturated with great breweries, bars and restaurants... So it certainly didn't stand up the rest within the Stowe/Waterbury/Burlington area.

Jul 30, 2019
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SomethingClever from Ohio

4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

As my understanding goes this was a bar and restaurant that turned into a brewpub and restaurant. The food isn’t bad, styling itself a barbecue place it’s pretty good. I only had two of their beers and Octoberfest which was pretty solid, and an English Mild with pumpkin spices that I did not care for. The place was busy and loud for a Thursday, service was good and the guest taps were very nice. Had a couple of Hill’s Farmstead Annas on tap.

Oct 05, 2018
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

3.66/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Vibe was mixed between Parisian style brasserie with tiled everything and a western styled saloon with ceiling high liquor wall complete with rolling ladder. There were larged family groups mixed in with the more zealous beer drinkers per se. Dining room itself split by chest high divider. Straight line bar seating for 15 with 4 high tables on the good side. Just a bunch of tables on the other. I went at 1130, and it felt like the evening. Moody lighting, dark and dim. Maybe if this was just trying to be a bar. Service was friendly but slow; they were understaffed. Wide food selection. Overpriced...all the sandwiches come a la carte and start at $9; it's $5 to add a side. Went with pulled pork sandwich, and it was dimunitive by any standard. The bun was maybe 3" in diameter, and still accounted for the majority of the flavor. Yes, the pile of meat was as thin as a McDonald's burger. On the positive, their bbq sauce was ++. Onto the beer, good selection of about 10, and more than just your standard hop bombs: maltier porters, English pales and a dubbel. Reasonably priced, $6 average here, but the two I sampled were just above average. An OK stop of you're in the area but not worth the headache otherwise.

Jul 23, 2018
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keith40 from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Our first stop on our Vermont Beercation. Busy, noisy and friendly. A clean and inviting place with a good décor. Service was friendly and efficient. Very good selection of their own beers as well as some others. Excellent pub fare.

Apr 19, 2018
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Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome place with awesome food,service and vibes. Also have some good beers on tap but my favorite part is that they offer other local beer on draft from places like lawns, hill farmstead and alchemist. I always make a trip here overtime I visit vermont.

Mar 05, 2018
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TGarbo from California

4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Where the Alchemist grew up, right in downtown Waterbury. They added a back building that is open during the day, and is right across Elm street from "that fancy beer store".

Jan 02, 2018
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benjaminsa from Vermont

4.14/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Fun to go to, but there's always a wait. Food is good but portions are small and pricey. Beer list on the hand - is extensive! From in-house to VT's best!

Nov 29, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Their restaurant is in the front, their brewery is in the back, both of which serve all of their beers and food. Stellar place with spectacular BBQ, they make their own sauces. I've never had bad service for all of the times I've been there and it's been a numerous amount of times. I've never had a bad beer here, but there have been some average. For the most part, their beers are actually very good. They also get guest taps of HF, Lawson's, Frost and Fiddlehead (so when you have those 4 as guest taps), you really can't go wrong with this place.

Jun 08, 2017
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rsahr from New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The overall quality is fantastic. The beer list includes other brewers beer including Hill Farmstead and Schlitz. Epic. The Mexican food is authentic and hand made from scratch right in front of you. This review is for the brewery our back and nite the restaurant up font. Bring your bank account though. Beer prices are steep especially since you are in the brewery.

May 22, 2017
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Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

GREAT place for great selection of their own beers and a fine list of beers from other breweries, locals and out of state. Food was better than I'd expected and they have a fun menus. Absolutely will go back when I'm in the area.

May 20, 2017
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MJSFS from Florida

4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

This is a must if you're in the Waterbury area. The beer selection is incredible, and the food is gourmet bar fare. It's a little small especially for the crowds they draw, but I've thoroughly enjoyed both times I've been there.

Apr 20, 2017
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Fernans from Rhode Island

4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This is a great overall spot. It has a classic wood and brick look to it. The beer and whiskey selection were excellent. Food as very good (their house made sauces were great). Our wait staff were prompt and quick.

Apr 17, 2017
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Abbbp from Texas

4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Aug 09, 2016
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PHBoiler from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +2%
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.

Jun 23, 2016
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edward_boumil from New York

4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Jun 13, 2016
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njcraftguy from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | 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.

May 19, 2016
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SpoiledInVT from Vermont

4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
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!

Mar 26, 2016
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QCHopper from Vermont

5/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Mar 11, 2016
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Beerasaurus from Virginia

4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Feb 22, 2016
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Back_in_the_Saddle from Vermont

3.81/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Nov 22, 2015
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Sep 29, 2015
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garyloveman from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Aug 29, 2015
Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT
Brewery rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 894 ratings