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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
Today
11:30 am - 12:00 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
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 146
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  • 118
    Very good
  • 49
    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
Most recent review
A fun, novelty-like place to meet with friends.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Anna N
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Manchester, CT
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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337 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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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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 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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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This isn't a bad review, its pub food, pub atmosphere at a fair price. Its the old Brown Thompsons, mostly the same interior, they moved the bar to a larger area. If you are looking to impress a date...no. Out with a bunch of friends where your volume may get loud - yes

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My husband and I went in on a Friday night around 6:00. We had dinner reservations at Dish Bar and Grille right across the street for 7:30 so we figured we'd enjoy some Happy Hour specials before dinner. We have been to City Steam before, but it had been a while. This was the first time we sat in the... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A few of us stopped here after a hockey game for dinner and were not disappointed. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table, as we came in right at dinner time, but it was no big deal, as there seems to be a decent amount of space and seating to wait for your table. After we were... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I went to a comedy show at City Steam last night and can honestly not remember having a worse night at any restaurant! My fiance and I bought our tickets online and planned to meet four friends there. When we arrived, we were told that there was assigned seating and we were not at the same table as our friends.... More 

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Berlin, Connecticut
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

City steam has a comedy club in the basement. Tickets are reasonably priced. Menu is typical bar food. Good selection of beer. Good staff.

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Brewster, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

stopped in for lunch and tastings on a Saturday afternoon, worth figuring out the mysteries of Exit 50 Eastbound on 84. Cold windy afternoon we took seats at the bar, and were welcomed warmly. I asked about tastings, we ordered 2 flights, so 10 beers/ales were sampled. Great fun! As for food, I had the salmon chowder and 1/2 wrap,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went here for lunch on Friday, during school vacation. Two adults and four children. We should have realized something was not quite right when we walked in and had to wait several minutes for anyone to even come to the hostess desk to ask to seat us. It has a warm cozy and inviting feeling so we were not bothered.... More 

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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?