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City Steam Brewery Cafe

With its upscale casual menu, award winning brewery and historic setting in our 1870’s H.H. Richardson brownstone, City Steam has something for everyone.
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The Hartford Steam Company supplies economical steam-heating and chilled water for cooling to many buildings in Hartford through a district heating and cooling system. Hartford Steam has engineered a way to run steam pipes into our brewery cafe. Enabling us to power our 23-barrel brewery with “city steam”. You can see the steam firsthand when we blow our antique steam-whistles. And ask our brew master about the technology … he’ll tell you brewing with steam is a dream come true!

When steam was introduced to the brewing process in the mid-1800′s, it was the epitome of modernization. No more stoking fires or shoveling coal to keep the kettles boiling! All a brew master had to do was turn a few valves and the vapor started rolling. Better yet, steam provided a faster, more consistent flow of heat and, in turn, a better brew of beer.

Best of all, whether you’re drinking Porter, Pilsner or City Steam Ale, you know you’re getting the best brew in the state–at City Steam.


Other Amenities: Groups Welcome, Meeting/Event Facilities

Dates of Operation: Year Round



942 Main St.
Hartford, CT 06103


Monday-Tuesday: 3PM-Midnight
Wednesday-Thursday: 11:30AM-Midnight
Friday-Saturday: 11:30AM-1AM
Sunday: 3PM-9PM

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