Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.

Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.
Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

139 Center St
Bristol, Connecticut, 06010-5074
United States

// CLOSED //

Notes: Operations have been suspended as of March 1, 2023.
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Ratings by rorjets:
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Reviewed by rorjets from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
This brewery is in the back of an old industrial building near the center of Bristol. The taproom is split between a bar room and a room with tables and chairs. It is well designed with a large opening in the brick wall that separates the spaces which allows you to look into the brewing area from either space. One side is all windows looking out onto a covered porch. Unfortunately there is no beer allowed outside. Great vibe even on a weekday afternoon. I liked the fact that you can find a seat away from the bar where you can work on your laptop, or whatever. I had a deliciously smokey Scottish Ale, appropriately named Smokey Moor, which is brewed with 6 different malts. The addition of the smoked Scottish peat malt accounts for the distinct taste. There seemed to be 7-8 beers available on tap. I wish I had time to sample more but I had to get going. I had a great hot dog from Don's Hot Dog food truck in the parking lot to tide me over until dinner. This brewery is a bit tricky to find but worth searching out, and I will return when I have more time to enjoy it's offerings.
Jan 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Mid sized place in the back of a large industrial building in an industrial kinda area, but just a few mins from the "downtown" Bristol area. Yeah its a bit hard to find for the first time visitor.

As this was a cover visit, they were just offering cans to go...I got a few options and found their hazy IPA to be on point, well priced for value and quite tasty. Friendly and knowledgable woman behind the register is always a plus.

Tables in doors in at least 2 separate rooms and ample space outside on the front deck/old loading dock area.

Worth a visit if in the area.
Mar 30, 2021
Rated: 3.88 by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

Apr 13, 2019
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Reviewed by DirtyPenny from Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
I am a fan.

Great ambiance. Lower light and lots of space. Plenty of beers on tap. Walls are decorated with malt sacks and barrel tops. Very pubby feel. Grab a pretzel and a Penumbra, Ramshackle or Trains Best if you want something sessionable. Usually plenty of places to plop down but I tend to drop in on Saturdays around opening. Tends to be a nice crowd (but not crowded) within a few hours. Could it be different Saturday night? Could be! Staff always very friendly. Plenty of parking.
Aug 28, 2018
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
A nice variety to choose from and the quality is consistently high; Staff is friendly and knowledgeable; place can be tricky to find, but there's nothing they can do about that;
Jun 10, 2018
Rated: 3.72 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jan 26, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by Darren53 from Connecticut

Sep 12, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by Sellen from Connecticut

Aug 31, 2017
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Reviewed by mccrackrlm from Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Always seems to be a popular place, room/tables full. May be bad timing. Been there mostly for a few samples, growler fills or cans. Never disappointed. Both staff and fellow patrons friendly and pleasant. Usually a good selection to choose from.
Aug 09, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by KirleyBrew from Connecticut

Aug 18, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by Gar_E_Smit from Connecticut

Jun 09, 2016
Rated: 3.76 by GoBeerGo from New Hampshire

Apr 04, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Scottqc15 from Connecticut

Nov 23, 2015
Rated: 4.11 by mkyer from Connecticut

Nov 06, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Oct 04, 2015
Rated: 4.56 by MikeRusso from Connecticut

Sep 20, 2015
Rated: 4.51 by icunurok from Belgium

Sep 16, 2015
Rated: 3.95 by mltobin from Connecticut

Sep 10, 2015
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Reviewed by ale2thechief from Connecticut

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
This is like hanging at a friends basement bar with a bunch of friends and a kegerator. This is a wide open space in an old factory building. No food service but you can bring your own or eat from the food truck of the night parked outside their entrance. They have 5 beers of their own design on tap. Growler fills, flights or you can have a pint and stay for a while.
Aug 19, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by JAck199 from New Jersey

Jun 04, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by brewzip from Massachusetts

May 16, 2015
Rated: 3.91 by Tylerhurlburt from Connecticut

Apr 16, 2015
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Rated by Manjas from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Great laid back brewery go hang out talk beer and take some home.
Mar 28, 2015
Rated: 4.01 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Mar 24, 2015
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Interesting spot in what seems like an old loading dock warehouse type of building. They have a decent tap list, the service is good. They had a guy there who was smoking meats outside and then selling them inside which was really awesome. Overall it was a good place.
Mar 20, 2015
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Rated by I-PEE-ALE from Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Cool Comfy Local Brew just needs a few more tables but don't let that discourage CONE FLAKES DA BOMB!!
Mar 01, 2015
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Rated by SenatorSpaceman from Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75
Not a ton of great beers but a few that are definitely drinkable. Awesome vibe, though. Great place to hang out.
Feb 14, 2015
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Reviewed by swierczt from Connecticut

2.99/5  rDev -27.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75
Place was busy on a Friday evening. Cool industrial location with a lot of space, but still overcrowded, disorganized and chaotic. Thought it was strange that a bunch of kids were running around bumping into people. Couldn't really relax. Waited about 15 minutes in line to order a flight which normally consists of 5 beers, but only 4 available (2 of which I had already tried). Beer selection was disappointing. There was no where to sit or at least put my flight down. I had to squeeze into a corner to try to get out of the way. After trying the flight, it took another 30 minutes in line to get a growler fill. I saw a couple of people come in carrying growlers and simply left after seeing the line. Maybe it would be more efficient during busy periods to have a growler fill line separate from the flights, pints, and t shirts that people were purchasing - just a thought. I was not in a hurry however, after spending the majority of my time waiting in line, getting bumped by kids, and moving so people could get around me at this brewery - I will likely not return.
Dec 31, 2014
Rated: 4.28 by johnnyboy6 from Connecticut

Dec 28, 2014
Rated: 4.4 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by jfcaa193 from Canada (QC)

Dec 14, 2014
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Reviewed by Rideguy64 from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
A relative newcomer to the beer scene. I was glad that I stopped in to this establishment. Great vibe from the people that were there. Located in the rear of a factory. Track them down and give them a try. That have some excellent beers on tap.
Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by LoveStout from New York

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by acurtis from New Jersey

Nov 22, 2014
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Oct 20, 2014
Rated: 5 by sailorastro from Connecticut

Oct 15, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

Oct 14, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by 311bulldog from Connecticut

Sep 20, 2014
Rated: 4.6 by bbudnik from Connecticut

Sep 16, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by ScottieD from Connecticut

Aug 23, 2014
Firefly Hollow Brewing Co. in Bristol, CT
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