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City Steam Brewery

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Hamburgers
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942 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-1214
(860) 525-1600
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Today
11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 149
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great beer and great pub fare. This is just my kind of place. I will go here again if I stay in downtown Hartford

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Richard F
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Buckeye, Arizona, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Cumberland, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is a bit loud, but I think that was the beer talking. Stopped here after checking into our hotel and before dinner. We hit the after work crowd but we able to get settled at the bar. The service was great and the Innocence Double IPA better. If you love beer you will love this place, no matter... More 

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Gosport, IN
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a very fun atmosphere. It is great for a party of two or large groups. It is connected to the Residence Inn downtown which is very convenient but also convenient if you are staying at other hotels downtown. The walk is safe if you are walking. There is parking nearby. The food choices are typical pub food... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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315 reviews 315 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
464 helpful votes 464 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I've been here a few times with work outings and most recently with my partner who was interested in the beer. He rated the beers all in the 3-4 star (out of 5) range (he had two flights, so tasted quite a few of the beers), but the food was once again "just ok". The waffle fries were somewhat bland;... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Straight forward brewpub. Good,on-sight made, variety of beers to choose from. Food menu is fairly predictable and above average for a brewpub. The pub seems to be a local and traveler's favorite. Service seemed friendly and helpful. (I had a few different types of beers which were pretty good, and my steak sandwich was okay... Unfortunately, nothing out-of-this world great)

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Redding, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

The Board Room at City Steam was the perfect spot for a family reception. Great food along with a friendly and professional staff made the evening a success! Thank you Andy Smith for helping us to put the details together and David for making certain the party ran smoothly. David you went above and beyond what was expected!! We will... More 

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Milford, CT
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I've been going here off and on for many years. The food is solid bar food, and the beer is tasty. They USED to have the best waffle fries around, but sadly no more. Now they have "crispy fries" that are neither fries nor crispy. They are like potato medallions that are overly greasy and thick. Blech! Fortunately, the rest... More 

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Buckeye, Arizona, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great beer and great pub fare. This is just my kind of place. I will go here again if I stay in downtown Hartford

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Manchester, CT
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

City Steam Brewery is located on Man Street in Hartford; consequently, be prepared for parking complications. Once those are behind you, you will find yourself in an eclectic, a little confusing, always full multi-level place with various seating options (bistro-like tables on the landings, heavy wooden booths, casual tables. There is a comedy club downstairs if you want to turn... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just a fun atmosphere and place to grab a bite while downtown, before or after a game or show or for a business lunch.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great beer selection and good appetizers for happy hour. Can either run a group tab or pay by the drink. For lunch, they can get you in and out in an hour if needed, or let you relax. Very relaxing place to meet friends.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 942 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-1214
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: (860) 525-1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?