Willimantic Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
3.9/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

967 Main St
Willimantic, Connecticut, 06226-2330
United States

(860) 423-6777 | map
willibrew.com

Notes:
AKA - Main Street Café

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BEER STATS
Beers:
94
Reviews:
285
Ratings:
657
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
155
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
6.29%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 105 | Ratings: 155
Reviews by buschbeer:
Photo of buschbeer
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I decided to swing by Willimantic for lunch on the way to Foxwoods Casino. My buddy and I drove up, and it looked like a bank. It is a concrete building with large pillars out front. We walked in to the pub side and bellied up to the bar. It had high ceilings and a lot of woodwork.

I ordered a flight of in-house beers. They were all average to above average. I had a sandwich that was basically a reuben sandwich with coleslaw in place of sour kraut. I enjoyed it very much.

I struck up a conversation with a gentleman that happened to be from Michigan and had a nice talk about Michigan beer. I offered some suggestions for Ohio beers, as well. He actually wrote down some notes. He was a good guy from a great state. The bartender was very courteous and showed ample cleavage.

I eventually found out that the building used to be a post office. There are still P.O. boxes visible in the dining area. The dining area also houses the brewing equipment.

It is a good place to stop to eat and enjoy some beer. If you do not want their beer, they have several guest taps. It's definitely worth a look.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Uconnelmo
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

The best thing about this place is food, followed closely by the vibe. The selection and taste of food is phenomenal, and I would not hesitate to come back here for food alone. The folks at the place, and the workers, were both very friendly and helpful. Selection of beer at the time that I went wasn't the biggest, but Hoppy Hour was memorable and I would get again if ever having an opportunity. A great place in middle of Connecticut.

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Photo of mkyer
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Ela
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of DuncanBishop24
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of GregSemenza
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mikeszab
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Great place near ECSU for a great beer selection and upscale pub food. The place can be loud and packed on weekends during parents visits or after home games. Great in house beer selection that everyone can find something they like. I have been going to Main Street since the late 90's and always visit when back in town with friends.

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Photo of SABERG
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We ate lunch in the pub section on a Saturday, at noon it was filling up, by 2 it was packed.
The house brewed offerings were very good, had a Nugget IPA, and a Marzen. Both had good clarity. and body
each was well presented. Our server was exceptionally helpful and was super attentive.
The menu is pretty large, with solid offerings, I had a salad, nicely dressed and presented, wife had a Tuna
wrap that was excellent.
The pub side of the building is simply incredible, high ceilings and lots of woodwork.
An excellent time was had by all, worth the trip.
The pricing is appropriate for the quality.
Cheers

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Photo of HopsinBarley
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of psweendogg
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of CTSoutherner
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Lindsey_DuquetteBrown
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My old college spot - great location, nice outdoor space, great selection.

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Photo of Thedrizzle
3.46/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 2.75

Photo of johnyb
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.71/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

By far the best brewpub I've ever been to. Usually places like these make really mediocre beer, but not Willimantic. Their beers are actaully really well done, especially the hoppy offerings. The place is seated in the heart of Willimantic, close to ECSU and UConn, located inside of a retired post office building. High ceilings and a lot of tables, outdoor patio, and a long narrow bar define the establishment. Food seems pretty decent, a lot of good menu items with some beer related sides. Strongly recommend.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of parris
4.59/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Homebrew
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of cjfiller
4.29/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of JoeYarchak
4.79/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Great selection, extremely knowledgeable staff, fantastic food. They have an incredible selection of their own, plus many other craft brews. Well worth a visit

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Photo of HappyRasmith
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Willi Brew is a must stop for me when visiting family. Always amazed at the selections of brew offered up either from their own collection or from guest breweries.
The food has always been first rate. No complaints at all!

Huge bar and dining area.

Every Time I walk in I am reminded of standing in line with my Grandfather to buy Stamps. Owners have done everything possible to retain the original architecture of the old Post Office that was build in the early 1900's.

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Photo of mamaraza
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Willimantic Brewing Co. in Willimantic, CT
3.9 out of 5 based on 657 ratings.
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