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City Steam Brewery

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942 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-1214
+1 860-525-1600
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 pm - 1:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with upbeat atmosphere, Beer on Tap was top notch as was our service. We ate pub food which was also very good. Overall a great experience!

Thank Michael J
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This brewery is a much-needed place in Hartford to offer somewhere for the young working adult population to go and keep business in the city. The menu is plentiful and the food's good, and is there is plenty of seating. The drinks menu especially is good, particularly the homemade libations. You can come here for private parties as well. The... More 

Thank dustythoughts
DeForest, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beer is the highlight here. They are known for their homemade buns for their burgers I was hoping for more from the food. The beer I had was amazing! The burger was good, cooked as ordered. Several burger options to choose from. The bun was dry and fell apart while eating the burger. Don't get me wrong, if you... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location in Hartford, especially before a Civic Center event. Decent pub food, reasonable prices, but....... For the third time in a row, we had a 5:15 reservation in advance of a 7:00 game at the Civic Center. When we arrived, small crowd. When we left at 6:50, jammed. 15 minutes before we got our first beer, a full hour... More 

Thank tcandcc2016
Naperville, Illinois
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place has a selection of good beers; the food is average. The service needs a huge overhaul. They understaffed, hence, the servers are stressed, resulting in negative atmosphere.

Thank ikeam
Meriden, Connecticut
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have worked in clubs and restaurants before so I am aware of how the service industry works. To say they were understaffed would be an understatement. The fury of chaos that went on in the small area was like watching cars drive on ice. I do not blame the workers, it is clearly a management shortcoming. Got my bar... More 

1 Thank Tim-Lombardi
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in at 5 PM were told 20 minutes to sit to eat. After 30 minutes were told next on the list. After 45 minutes we were told we are unable to seat you. I love there Naughty Nurse Beer. But will never purchase it again ever. I will never set foot in this restaurant again either. All my... More 

1 Thank mascaro_peter
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attempted to garner a table for four at this establishment at 5:45 PM on 1/28/17 before attending a play at Hartford Stage. We walked in to what seemed like a flurry of activity at the reception desk of individuals going to the Comedy Show who were at tables and individuals just entering and heading down to the Comedy Show. We... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner having never been before. Only waited 5-10 minutes for a table which was nice. The place is huge- 3 levels so would be hard for someone who couldn't do stairs. We waited a very long time for our drinks and waited a long time to order, and then waited over an hour for our food which... More 

Thank asco2625
Hartford, Connecticut
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

City Steam has been around long enough to get it right. Their food is always very good and served hot or cold, as appropriate. Beverage variety is tantalizing and enjoyable. The multi tiers are hard to take if one has difficulty with stairs.

Thank lisafromct2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 pm - 1:00 am
11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 942 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-1214
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-525-1600
Hartford, CT Restaurant with the Finest Handcrafted Beer, Live Comedy and Upscale Casual Cuisine in an Historic Setting.

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