City Steam Brewery

Brewery$$$$
Downtown Hartford, Hartford
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  • Ranked #2 for breweries in Hartford
  • Greg B.
    "I love the blonde and blonde and naughty nurse the best though."(9 Tips)
    Kwame A.
    "Must try the White Wedding if you come here."(4 Tips)
    Don-Shomari C.
    "Sea Tea improv shows are fun"(3 Tips)
    Leslie C.
    "Norwegian Wood is a rich and tasty beer, fabulous to enjoy the fall."(3 Tips)
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  • Karl
    KarlNovember 30, 2016
    The nachos were huge but they put a lot of cheese and don't let it all melt. Beer selection is great..had red beard revenge it was a good red ale. I look forward to going back for the beer selection
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 25, 2012
    City Steam is a great place for company happy hours. There's a back room with air hockey, fooseball, and other games you can challenge your co-workers to and even a comedy club to enjoy downstairs.
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas S.January 20, 2014
    Sweet potato tots were delicious and $5 beer sampler totally worth it. "Golden Apple"(cider and Fireball whiskey) was good too but they charged $5.50 for the cider and $6 for the shot... kinda steep.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BugnackiJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with their beers here, amazing food too! End of July and they are serving the Innocence Ale, a very west coasty IPA. Yum! Oh and inlets served all day, about to try the California Omlet
  • Jamie B.
    Jamie BachmanApril 14, 2014
    Great innocence IPA and brew house burger, cooked perfect. Average Cajun shrimp and fried pickles. Would've been smart to open before 230 when the Uconn parade starts at 4p?
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CasperMay 12, 2016
    awesome brewhouse!!! food is quite delicious and all the beer from the in-house brewery is on point... great spot for an out of town taste of Hartford
  • T S.
    T ShizDecember 9, 2012
    The food was phenomenal we had a private area upstairs in the fireplace room. The staff was amazingly attentive and everyone in our party had a great time!!
  • Laura S.
    Laura ScavDecember 5, 2011
    I ha a bison burger and it wa so good... Had a fried tomato instead of the classic burger toppings. I asked for an espresso martini (off menu?) and it was delicious.
  • William K.
    William KMay 22, 2013
    The Brewmaster burger was great. Skipped the fries for steamed veggies. Both IPA's were good. I thought the Double IPA was better but it's a big ABV beer - careful.
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TrudeauMarch 26, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4-7pm in bar area only. $3 beer. $3 bar bites... get the Buffalo Chicken dip, its really good.
  • PT6 Nation
    PT6 NationSeptember 15, 2011
    If you like beer, you have to make a stop at the City Steam Brewery. Hint: If you’re looking to laugh, check out the Brew Ha Ha comedy club downstairs.
  • Rik D.
    Rik DiamondsOctober 21, 2012
    Ruben burger! Best thing especially if you get the bacon onion mash with it... Also ask for it medium you wont regret it!
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 10, 2011
    The only place we know that uses steam pipes to power the brewing process. Like a dark, potent brew? Try their 22-proof Russian Imperial stout, Czars & Girls. Read more
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph SchwendtDecember 7, 2013
    The Fish Tacos done in the healthy style are extremely good. Well seasoned, light and fresh...highly recommended!
  • Greg B.
    Greg BrunoOctober 25, 2013
    All of the brews they make are good. I love the blonde and blonde and naughty nurse the best though.
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come on Thursdays for trivia and pint night! Order a Careless Love if it's on the beer menu.
  • Zerah J.
    Zerah JakubNovember 20, 2011
    The White Wedding was great......and $5 can get the bartender to out the Bruins on the big screen (even during a UConn game)
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SweeneyOctober 30, 2011
    Its snowing it CT before halloween. The Norwegian Wood lager is keeping me warm. Great home brew selection and good service
  • Nikole L.
    Nikole LSeptember 6, 2014
    The Frickles burger was delicious. Never had fried pickles before. Now I can't wait to have them again.
  • Devan C.
    Devan CarterMarch 7, 2015
    If you go to a comedy show, make sure to note who you want to sit with when buying tickets. The manager is rude about changing seats, since the assigned seating is apparently so important.
  • Peter R.
    Peter RagozzinoFebruary 15, 2013
    Great comedy club in Hartford with awesome food, try the pot roast!
  • Diane J.
    Diane JuhneviczDecember 3, 2012
    Enjoyed the Colt 46 Light Lager & my husband had the sampler - he really enjoyed the Norweigian Wood and White Wedding. Excellent Place! Will go back again. . . .
  • Patricia M.
    Patricia MolinaJune 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesomeness a Naughty Nurse Bong and the bar bites menu makws happy hour the best!
  • Geena B.
    Geena BeckerJanuary 1, 2012
    Comedy Club is first rate. 3 comedians per show. Seats 200 and enjoy dinner during the show.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CifoneMarch 6, 2015
    Awesome atmosphere and a great draft selection. Always a great crowd!
  • loran j.
    loran jonakNovember 25, 2015
    A wonderful old building that used to be a giant Macy's-like store in the early 1900's. Beer is pretty good, very drinkable. Nothing adventurous but not boring either.
  • Don-Shomari C.
    Don-Shomari CooperJune 16, 2012
    The Sea Tea improv shows are fun and free check listings in the advocate
  • Michael O.
    Michael O'DonnellDecember 14, 2013
    Grab a flight of beers, 3 of them will cover their full beer list
  • Evan
    EvanSeptember 1, 2013
    Great collections of draft beer! Definitely going back there!
  • Kwame A.
    Kwame AfriyieOctober 12, 2011
    Must try the White Wedding if you come here. Especially if you are a fan of blue moon and shocktop
  • Scott S.
    Scott S.December 8, 2016
    Giant pretzel with beer cheese sauce and spicy mustard
  • BP B.
    BP BartletteSeptember 10, 2014
    Great local beer! Oh and the comedy club makes for a nice night out.
  • Cliff H.
    Cliff HFebruary 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Lisa's Pie is the best dessert you will ever feel guilty for. Give in. Don't fight it!
  • Jamil M.
    Jamil ManganMarch 31, 2013
    The bartender Anthony is so knowledgeable about what they offer! GREAT SERVICE
  • Leslie C.
    Leslie CNovember 3, 2011
    Norwegian Wood is a rich and tasty beer, fabulous to enjoy the fall.
  • CBS Local
    CBS LocalNovember 1, 2011
    If it's winter, it's time for Norwegian Wood, the café’s holiday beer spiced with cinnamon and cocoa. - CBS CT Read more
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HumbleSeptember 26, 2014
    Mark is a great bartender! Never a bad time talking to him!
  • Mike M.
    Mike MustoApril 3, 2015
    Beer tower of Naughty Nurse is what this place is all about. Food is good too.
  • Alfredo L.
    Alfredo LomeliAugust 24, 2013
    Beautiful architecture and great beer! Food is very mediocre :/
  • Ed M S.
    Ed M SawyerMay 6, 2016
    Not able to order take out pizza special on Sundays. But, able to take the leftovers home after
  • Carriage Brewing Company
    Carriage Brewing CompanyJuly 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    BEERs and today the Meatball Grinder It was fantastic!
  • Roy H.
    Roy HSeptember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask what the food special is..it's usually pretty awesome!
  • Loretta
    LorettaNovember 24, 2013
    Get the Golden Apple = Stella Apple Cider + Heavy shots of Fireball (Cinnamon Whisky) !
  • Michael's L.
    Michael's LimousineOctober 2, 2012
    The corn and five-peppar bisque is delicious and has just enough spicy heat.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MustoMarch 23, 2015
    Great place to enjoy a beer tower of Naughty Nurse with some friends!
  • Mick C.
    Mick CAugust 4, 2011
    Fish tacos. Relish. Add tobacco. Interesting beer. Great pub
  • Maggie L.
    Maggie LJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the fried pickles. (or Frickles for short :) Sounds weird, but so tasty!
  • Geena B.
    Geena BeckerFebruary 23, 2010
    You must have the Naughty Nurse. For dessert - Export LagerComedy Club is topshelf - Thurs/Fri/Sat night showsSeats 200 Read more
  • Ashley G.
    Ashley GApril 7, 2013
    Great beers, great food. Worth a visit
  • FoxCT
    FoxCTMarch 2, 2011
    This is a great place to check out the St. Patrick's Day parade from!
  • Leah R.
    Leah RichardsOctober 28, 2011
    Try the naughty nurse. And the quesadilla!! Yum!!
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WMay 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Blonde on Blonde is hands down the best beer they have on tap!
  • David R.
    David RondeauJanuary 10, 2012
    The Flower of Edinburgh Scotch Ale is quite good!
  • Tim F.
    Tim FabiniakJune 4, 2010
    The Pugnacious Porter clocks in around 9% ABV but tastes like it's 6%. Oh, and it's delicious. Drinker beware.
  • Jeff
    JeffJuly 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the steamed shrimp dumplings! My favorite.
  • Kathi
    KathiMarch 14, 2014
    Atmosphere and food are perfect
  • john s.
    john spanitzOctober 27, 2012
    Try the fried pickles, they are the best.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasiJuly 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Innocence Ale is excellent. Shame they seem to be out of it so often!
  • Rob M.
    Rob MindermanAugust 30, 2014
    Good beer, nice place
  • Jason A.
    Jason AlgiereNovember 16, 2011
    Don't get the knuckle buster unless you like a lot of grease... White wedding beer was tasty though
  • Brandyn B.
    Brandyn BrosemerAugust 17, 2014
    Good food and great beer in downtown Hartford.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MandigoMay 7, 2011
    Maybe we came at the wrong time but they were out of most of the things I wanted to try. I had to settle for a long trail that tje waitress said was an ipa but is really a red. Boooo.
  • Vanessa B.
    Vanessa BallFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Their new butternut apple bisque soup is excellent
  • Wanda V.
    Wanda VelezJanuary 20, 2013
    The comedy room is a death trap!
  • Dan R.
    Dan RussellApril 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    See Sea Tea Improv's FREE show in the Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club one Sunday every month! Read more
  • Jason S.
    Jason SobolowApril 29, 2010
    Naughty Nurse is one tasty beer. You won't be sorry if you order one.
  • Rj S.
    Rj SaloomeySeptember 8, 2012
    Sweet potato tater tots are slamming
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa Christensen GaynorNovember 29, 2012
    French onion soup is outstanding
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.November 6, 2014
    Interesting building, good beer
  • Joe L.
    Joe LeonardoApril 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the Sea Tea Improv group. They are hilarious and it's a free show!! Read more
  • Phil R.
    Phil RiethApril 14, 2012
    The root beer here is off the charts.
  • Les B.
    Les BoogieJune 18, 2013
    u know how I do.
  • Geena B.
    Geena BeckerJanuary 1, 2012
    Must try the Export Lager
  • Lee T.
    Lee TobeyMay 30, 2012
    Try the Blonde on Blonde! It's delicious!!!
  • Shelly M.
    Shelly MikeNovember 19, 2011
    Love the Naughty Nurse!!!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great happy hour deals! Read more
  • Doreen E.
    Doreen EllinwoodJuly 31, 2011
    The salsa would be good... if you could get it out of the bowl.
  • Edgar
    EdgarOctober 9, 2014
    Colt 46 is pretty good.
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon CurtisNovember 19, 2011
    Peach palmer is great
  • Pam M.
    Pam MajidyAugust 11, 2013
    snickers cheesecake!
  • meredith l.
    meredith lJune 7, 2010
    try the comedy club Thurs.-Sat. nights....always a good time!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BugnackiMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    WiFi Password = a0b0c0d0e0
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • Lori H.
    Lori Howick/ReisnerJanuary 26, 2014
    Try the Naughty Nurse
  • Junior R.
    Junior RiveraApril 25, 2010
    It's pretty hot in here so don't bundle up ... Great food and beer.
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NJuly 18, 2015
    The beer is good, food is not.
  • Letif B.
    Letif BelcherJanuary 4, 2016
    I visited this place for the 1st time today with my girlfriend. The service was horrible. I don't recall the server's name but she didn't seem happy to be there at all.
  • Kris
    KrisApril 1, 2010
    Burger with 2 grilled cheese sandwiches as the buns.
  • Barry L.
    Barry LucheneDecember 19, 2011
    Hickory Burger!!
  • James L.
    James LMarch 24, 2011
    Decent beer, but the falafel is a total fail!
  • Earl B.
    Earl Belcher JrAugust 3, 2016
    Decent beer. Good good but nothing special.
  • Drake B.
    Drake BurnsMarch 6, 2011
    Great food terrible service
  • D $.
    D $December 23, 2012
    Burgers are terrible.
  • Gabriela A.
    Gabriela AriasApril 3, 2013
    Not impressed...suspect salad
  • John V.
    John VaughanApril 9, 2010
    Avoid the pork burrito
  • Edward H.
    Edward HomickSeptember 9, 2011
    pretty much the only cool place to go to at night in Hartford, don't waste your time anywhere else in that sketchy city
  • Noel L.
    Noel LetourneauMarch 13, 2016
    Good beer, mediocre food, horrible service.
  • R Lukas R.
    R Lukas R.December 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer Beer Beer
  • Damon S.
    Damon ShemoMarch 30, 2011
    Bartender Kyle makes great drinks!
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