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
prohibitionpig.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.98
Beers:
73
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
894
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.47
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
425
pDev:
8.95%
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Reviews by parris:
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parris from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Place is 5/5 except they don't serve ribs.. It's a bbq joint.

Jan 12, 2015
More User Reviews:
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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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Ryannotbryan from Texas

3.99/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Aug 03, 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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Bitburger from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jul 28, 2019
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M_chav from New Mexico

4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Jun 29, 2019
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Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jun 23, 2019
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Griffith from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Mar 18, 2019
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GregSemenza from Connecticut

4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jan 18, 2019
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Burt from Rhode Island

4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Oct 23, 2018
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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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PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Sep 21, 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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tstonesnyder from Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Jul 10, 2018
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ejane from Connecticut

4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jun 13, 2018
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JamieDuncan from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

May 14, 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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Kurzman from Rhode Island

4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Mar 24, 2018
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kfarrell7 from New York

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

Killer beer, cocktails, food, & staff!

Mar 22, 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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KMcGrath from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Feb 14, 2018
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RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jan 26, 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
Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT
Brewery rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 894 ratings