City Steam Brewery Cafe City Steam Brewery Cafe City Steam Brewery Cafe City Steam Brewery Cafe

City Steam Brewery Cafe City Steam Brewery Cafe City Steam Brewery Cafe City Steam Brewery Cafe

With its upscale casual menu, award winning brewery and historic setting in our 1870s H.H. Richardson brownstone, City Steam has something for everyone. Enjoy the multi-level floor plan with breathtaking seating on nine levels; areas for private functions, including the elegant 160 seat Richardson Room; an outdoor “beer garden;” a pool and game room; the classic brewery bar with over a dozen hand crafted beers on tap at all times; live entertainment on weekends; and live comedy in our 30 years and running Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club.

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 will tell you brewing with steam is a dream come true.

When steam was introduced to the brewing process in the mid-1800s, 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.



Mon.-Tue. 3 p.m.-midnight, Wed.-Thu. 11:30 a.m.-midnight, Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m., Sun. 3 p.m.-9 p.m.

Other Amenities

  • Groups welcome
  • Meeting/Event Facilities

942 Main St.
Hartford, CT 06103
United States

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