967 Main Street, Willimantic CT 06226 | 860-423-6777 | FAX 860-450-0794

If You Like Fresh Beer
& Enjoy Good Food…

The Willimantic Brewing Co./Main Street Café is a living
landmark restaurant & pub brewery located in Willimantic, in the heart of rural northeastern Connecticut. Located at 967 Main St. Willimantic, CT 06226 at the corner of Main Street & High Street in downtown Willimantic, Connecticut

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Beer vs Wine Dinner – Menu

Our annual Beer vs Wine Dinner is coming up on Monday, July 20th at 6 pm! Tickets are limited and by advanced sale only. Don’t delay, get yours today!

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Beer vs Wine Dinner

Don’t miss your opportunity to vote at our Beer vs. Wine Dinner!

Join us for this on-going debate over which pairs better with food. Enjoy four courses, each paired with a beer and a wine – then you decide which paired better for each course.

At the end we’ll tally the results and decide the winner – Beer or Wine.

Tickets are $75.00 and by advanced sales only.

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Independence Day

It’s Independence Day and we’re open! Our hours are 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM! Show your patriotism and come downtown for the annual Boom Box Parade. There’s no better place to gather with family & friends to watch the parade! Doors open at 10:00 AM, so get here early for a great spot to watch the procession down Main Street! See you at the Parade!

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American Craft Beer Week



1. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram @willibrew

2. Visit us during American Craft Beer Week

3. Post a photo while you’re here using the hashtag #WillibrewACBW

4. You’ll be entered to win a Gift Certificate!



Brew Year’s Eve!

On Saturday, April 11th join us for our Brew Year’s Eve/Main Street Café anniversary party!

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In conjunction with the anniversary of the end of an era of sobriety, we’re having our 24th birthday! What a coincidence! It’ll be a Black & White Roaring-Twenties style party so break out your Flapper dresses, Zoot suits and feather boas! Our DJ will keep the party jumpin’ through the Midnight Countdown to Party Time! And starting at 5:00 we’ll have great blast-from-past food specials, crazy drink specials and fun giveaways! So come help us celebrate 24 years as Main Street Café and the anniversary of the end of the era of prohibition!


Name that Beer!

Join us on Wednesday, March 25th beginning at 4pm to help us Name that Beer! Our “No Name” brew will be on tap and we need you to help us name it. You buy one brew and get one vote! If we choose your name, you’ll get a growler of the “No Name” beer AND bragging rights, too!

Here’s what we can tell you: “No Name” is an IPA. That’s it, nothing more, nothing less.

Name That Beer Night


St. Patrick’s Day at Willibrew!

Join us for the day that EVERYONE is Irish!

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Everyone’s a little bit Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day! Join in the fun at Willibrew!

We open at 11:30 and will feature a traditional Irish menu all day (in addition to our regular menu)!

Don’t forget to pick up this year’s new Willibrew pint glass and t-shirt for Saint Patrick’s Day!


Vote for Willibrew!

We’ve been nominated for the 2014 Casual Restaurant of the Year by the Connecticut Restaurant Association! Please take a moment to vote for us! Voting ends on Monday, November 10th at 5 p.m. Thank you, we can’t do it without you!


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Vote here!


Ice Bucket Challenge

We were nominated by the CT Beer Trail to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds to support ALS research. We accept the challenge and nominate our friends at Cafémantic, the Windham Region Chamber of Commerce and the entire CT Brewers’ Guild. We will be donating over $1500.  If you’d like to do your part but don’t want to have ice water dumped over your head stop in and enjoy a Blanche de Willi!

Will our friends accept our challenge? We’re waiting to see! If you’d like to contribute to ALS research you can do that here.

If you’d like to learn more about our efforts to support ALS research, check out Ales for ALS.


Hartford Advocate

2014 Best Bar, Happy Hour, Brew Pub, Beer Selection in a Bar