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Engine Room

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Type: Bar, Eatery

14 Holmes St
Mystic, Connecticut, 06355-2644
United States

(860) 415-8117 | map

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Added by Roguer on 01-12-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 25
Reviews by Roguer:
Photo of Roguer
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Atmosphere has some pros and cons. It's a nice interior, big and spacey; you can see right into the kitchen; and it has a nice look overall. However, it's extremely noisy.

Really good beer on tap, from across the US as well as Belgium and Germany - all craft. Very, very good beer.

Service was only OK; things ran pretty slow, despite having a very full kitchen staff.

Selection, while very good, was very limited. About a dozen beers on tap, and twice as many bottles. Again, everything was good, but just not a lot of options.

Same goes for the food. The menu is really, really small, but the food is high quality. If you want a great burger, it's a good option.

Finally, prices ran a little high. I attribute this to the location in downtown Mystic. $5 for a side of fries; burgers over $10; beers often $10 or more (on draft).

Note: no kids menu, no booster seats, no high chairs. Add to that the noisy interior and the higher prices, and you should take the family elsewhere.

This would be a good spot to stop by with friends or co-workers, or even possibly a date night.

Edit: if you can find room at the bar, service is much better. They have a great happy hour (4-6 pm) offering: $4 draft, $5 burger. They now have outside seating, as well.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Bruce5
3.58/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Love the vibe! Perfect spot with large bar, great layout, TV but just one. Walked in and loved it, but the food was just OK, service was mediocre and it is definitely overpriced.

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Photo of psweendogg
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of shekletona
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Great food. Good selection with a couple gems in the mix.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of CTFalcon
4.81/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

The best spot for food and good beer in southeast connecticut. Not the largest tap list but it is well thought out. The food is simply awesome, get a burger and enjoy!

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Photo of CayseyW
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of neutralaction
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of GinjaSlice
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of NateF90
4.61/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Consuela_Bananahammock
4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of geofftrojans
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Lweber23
4.88/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of johnnnniee
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

I stopped in here with the family while on vacation in the area. The wife couldn't decide where to eat so I made the executive decision. Cool industrial space with a great deck at the main entrance. Taps about 12 deep all craft, some locals, really well thought out selections too. They have a large selection of whiskey but not being my thing I'm not sure the quality. The menu is kind of limited and I got flack for that, although no one complained about the quality of their food in fact they really enjoyed it. Burgers, sandwiches, salads, a couple of entrees and a smattering of appetizers, all nicely prepared and locally sourced. Service was prompt and available. My wallet did a bit of weeping on the way out the door, but I would go back in a heartbeat if in the area.

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Photo of ejimhof
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Geekydad79
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Sellen
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Randy_Johnson
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of insearchofhops
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jaxon53
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of jbhollis1180
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Bobby_Bromley
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of shigg85
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Absolutely one of the best places I've been in CT. Jeremy and "Sure Shot" are awesome! Ask for them! The food, especially the burgers, are out of this world good! I got some complimentary beer when a keg kicked, and even a sample of bourbon that the servers hadn't opened and tried and therefore were unable to describe. Lots of space, great food and staff and drinks... what more could you wants?! Try it!

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Photo of jfcaa193
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Engine Room in Mystic, CT
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