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City Steam Brewery Cafe
Today 11:30AM–12AM
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Residence Inn Hartford Downtown 942 Main St Hartford, CT 06103
942 Main StreetUSConnecticutHartford06103
$$Brewpub, Banquet Hall
Banquet Hall
Comedy Club
American Restaurant
Today 11:30AM–12AM
Monday 11:30AM–12AMTuesday 11:30AM–12AMWednesday 11:30AM–12AMThursday 11:30AM–1AMFriday 11:30AM–1AMSaturday 11:30AM–12AMSunday 4–10PM
With its upscale casual menu, City Steam has something for everyone! Enjoy one of our handcrafted beers in our bar watching the game, dining area, over a game of pool, or in our Brew HaHa comedy clu
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Brewpub housed in 1877 building offers its own beers & pub grub, plus comedy shows in adjacent club.- Google
"Had the butternut squash soup and the crispy goat cheese salad."
"Great Job Anchor Steam Brewery Cafe."
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Stephanie Rice
in the last week
I have been to City Steam countless times over the years but this review is specifically for my experience having a private event there. I wanted a space to have a birthday party for about 50+ friends and family. I worked with Andrew, the events coordinator, and he gave me some advice about how much food to order and the different options I had. I wanted to get all the food for my guests and free soda for them too, but have them buy their own drinks. The planning all went very smoothly. I unfortunately realized too late that I had not ordered ANYTHING gluten free and I was having a couple gluten free guests. When I called to change things it was too late but they were extremely accommodating and agreed to let my gluten free guests order whatever entrée they wanted from their gluten free menu at no extra charge. They let me into the room an hour early to set up decorations. We were in the pool room in the back and everything was set up really nicely with candles in centerpieces on the tables and a partition for privacy from the rest of the restaurant. We could hook up an MP3 player for music. James was our on site contact for the night and he was extremely helpful and fun. He checked in with me often on when we wanted food out, etc. The food was great, everyone said so. The mozzarella sticks were demolished right off the bat, a real crowd pleaser. I thought the mac and cheese fritters were a little dry, but loved everything else, especially the little pulled pork sliders. FYI, if you order the sliders you may need less of other things as they were a significant size! I ended up having too much food and we weren't allowed to take the leftovers so that felt like an unfortunate waste. When it came time for the cake, James dressed it up very nicely and the other workers handled the candles and cutting, plating and serving. Guests had a great time during the night eating, drinking and playing games. There are a number of arcade type games and pool/air-hockey tables. City Steam can't unlock them for free play since they are contracted out, but I just brought in a few cups of quarters for my guests. I briefly considered making the review 4 stars but I realized the only thing that was making me think that was that it was a little pricey. To be fair though, everything was excellent so it was likely just the sticker shock for me buying dinner for 50 people at once! Guests had a great time and so did I. I would absolutely recommend City Steam for your own private event.
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Nisreen Cain
3 months ago
Very poor service. The waiter would take a long time to come around for a large rable; and got the orders wrong. Drinks were okay but over priced. Didn't order food since we were there for drinks and a band, which was off tune and really bad. Overall not a good experience.
Joy Van Staalduinen
3 months ago
We're from out of town and we're looking for a good local place to eat and drink. We definitely struck gold. The food is to die for! Best burger I've had in a long time. I had home style chips, and my husband had fries. I still can't decide which were better. The beer is incredible and the service was even better. I highly recommend this place!
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Chuck Lindblom
a week ago
This place is really good if you want a great burger and some good beer. There is a ton of seating but sometimes it is a hike to get to your spot. The wait staff is really nice but not always on top of things.
Keylon Levine
in the last week
Yup, slavery is still alive. As a black patron for the last 6 months, I did my thing, I came in and ordered a beer while listening to my headphones. And today, a white patron was annoyed by my air and bar drumming. Subsequently, I was told that there was some sort of "bar etiquette", as if the BAR has some sort of etiquette amongst drunk folks, come one. How many times have I been there with white folks pushing me out of the way or hanging on to the stool that I was sitting on, or inescapably pushing me into the bar when they wanted to order a drink - bar etiquette, yeah, rite. And then they have some black bouncer push me out of the bar when the white general manager is offended because I say "what rights do I have as a black patron"......Come on, dude. My man is still a slave to the system as many of us are. Steam City will still do its thing regardless of what I say, but I'm just calling them out as a fraud!
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David Courtney
2 months ago
4 stars soley for there local beer on sight. They have a daily "express lunch" that is only $7 which includes a rotating sandwich, chips and cup of soap..this is all guaranteed to be in your mouth in 10 minutes once put in. Also if your a beer person check out the mug club. To many bonuses to list but its $55 a year with larger mug thats yours (stays on sight) you pay regualr pint price and 20% of all food.
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Chris Kelley
2 months ago
Great Beer and a great atmosphere. Their trivia night on Thursdays is always a fun. It especially good because they have a "Pint Night" on Thursdays which means your first beer is $5 with every beer after that being $3 AND you get a City Steam pint glass to take home. The only downside being if it gets busy you may have to wait a little longer than you want to for service.
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Aaron Floyd
3 months ago
Good beer, good atmosphere, fun place to visit!