City Steam Brewery Café

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City Steam Brewery CaféCity Steam Brewery Café
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3.77/5
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817 Ratings
City Steam Brewery CaféCity Steam Brewery Café
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

942 Main St
Hartford, Connecticut, 06103-1214
United States

(860) 525-1600 | map
citysteam.biz

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BEER STATS
Beers:
54
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
817
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.82/5
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
120
pDev:
13.35%
 
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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 74
Reviews by Gottatryemall:
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4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Great food good beer, Always a good timec

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of HoppyHatz
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Great place to eat and drink. Very cool atmosphere which occasionally supports local live bands. Food is great and the beer is decent. If you are looking for a place to drink craft beer and stuff your face with food in Hartford, CT then City Steam is a winner!

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Photo of Murph106157
3.86/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Darren53
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of Dafixa
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of grahuba
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Located in downtown Hartford so you will be parking either on the street or in a garage. No biggie.

The architecture and vibe are quite cool because of the history. We were there on a late Monday afternoon and it was barely busy as there's a ton of space in this facility. (17) taps total and only their own brews and doing a flight each between three of us, all were average at best. We didn't have food since we were passing through so 'can't speak for that side.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

The place had little to no parking around. Ended up with a ticket for poor signage on where to park and for how long. Anyway, The service here was good, the place is nice, kinda old looking. The selection is pretty vast but nothing really mind blowing either. The place is decent but probably not a place I'd rush back to any time soon.

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Photo of FourBetter
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Absolutely amazing space. A historic building with multiple levels and hidden nooks.
Service is friendly and food is solid pub fare.
18 taps to choose from - decent variety, but would've like to have seen at least one sour or something challenging.
Overall, worth a stop if you're in Hartford.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Very cozy feeling dark wood and brass pub, despite its pretty massive seating capacity. Located in an historic building in downtown Hartford. Great menu; limited selection of beers (only theirs - which i admittedly quite a long list - plus a couple of collaborations). Service was excellent. Food selection was great too. This is more of a restaurant that happens to brew its own beer than a brewery that offers some food. If I lived in Hartford I'd probably patronize City Steam occasionally, but it would be for the food and not primarily for the beer.

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Photo of mike22ne
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of coljesep
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 4

Photo of JLK7299
4.7/5  rDev +23%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of mkyer
4/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of KevinB
4.05/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jtodeasa
3.59/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Junichi
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of WanderingFool
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I visited City Steam with some friends on a recent trip to Hartford. The building they are in is turn of the century with high ceilings and dark wood paneling. The bar area is very big with the brewhouse just behind the serving area. They have many styles of beer on tap and the couple I tried were tasty. Same with the food, lots of variety and good quality. The fried pickles were great. There's lots of TVs in the bar to catch the game. My friends were part of the mug club and I would definitely join if I lived closer. Overall City Steam is a great casual brewpub with a relaxing atmosphere and descent food & beer.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of psweendogg
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of gemery554
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of BranfordBound
3.86/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Went here back in January of 2015, place was really busy, but the staff kept it together. The beers the have are mostly their own, which are pretty mediocre verging on good. With a few tweaks I think they can make really good beer, but I digress. Food was pretty good but a bit above what I would like to pay for it. All in all, worth a trip for the beginner craft drinker, but a pass for the experienced.

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Photo of CTJman
4/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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City Steam Brewery Café in Hartford, CT
Brewery rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 817 ratings