Books and Brews

CURRENTLY READING: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING: Wednesday, January 22nd at 6 p.m. Call to let us know you’ll be joining us as space is limited. 860-423-6777



BOOKS AND BREWS is a collaboration between Willibrew and the Willimantic Public Library. We (typically) meet at Willibrew on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. Food and drink are available for purchase to enjoy while we engage in a laidback discussion led by Dan Pacquette, Executive Director at the Willimantic Public Library.

Bookish? Cool. Not so much? That’s fine, too.

Winter Beer Dinner

Join us on Monday, January 27th for our Winter Beer Dinner! Our Chef has created an amazing menu with four courses each paired with a Willibrew beer. Tickets are $59 (not including tax and gratuity), limited, by advanced sale only, and are sure to sell out quickly so ask your server and sign up today!


View the menu here.

Ugly Sweater Toy Drive

Ugly Sweater Party on December 18

Don you now your ugliest Christmas sweater for our Ugly Sweater Toy Drive with New England Brewing Co.!

Bring in an unwrapped toy, or two, or five, for our Windham/Willimantic CARES toy drive. Prizes for ugliest sweater PLUS it’s Buck Off (happy hour pricing all day!) and we’ll have some special New England Brewing beers on tap just for the occasion.

New Year’s Eve

You are cordially invited to join us for New Year’s Eve Dinner being served beginning at 5 p.m. We’ll offer our full menu with wonderful additions as well! Make your reservation today! 860-423-6777.

After dinner, the night’s still young so ring in the new year with us at our Party in the Pub beginning at 9:00 PM! DJ Brett Giglio will be providing great tunes for dancing, we’ll have a champagne toast at midnight, hats & party favors and a complimentary hors d’oeuvres buffet!

Ring in 2020 with Willibrew!



Christmas Eve – Closing Early

We’ll be closing early at 9 pm on Christmas Eve. Our kitchen will close at 8 pm.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Small Brewery Sunday

“There’s a new holiday for craft beer lovers this Thanksgiving weekend. The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association for small and independent U.S. craft brewers and publisher of, is announcing Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, will be the inaugural Small Brewery Sunday.” – via

How perfect that Sunday is Stein Day!

New Year’s Day – CLOSED

We’re closed. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Thanksgiving – CLOSED

We are closed on Thanksgiving. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Holiday Light Parade and Fire Engine Red Tapping

We’ll be tapping our Fire Engine Red just in time to watch Willimantic’s annual Light Parade make its way down Main Street! Join us on the patio for this kick-off to the holiday season in Willimantic!

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Fire Engine Red benefits our local Willimantic Fire Fighters Local 1033.

Holiday Pop Up Shop

Holiday Pop Up Shop at Willibrew, Saturday, November 30, 11:30 until 2 pm

Join us on Small Business Saturday, November 30th for our 4th annual Holiday Pop Up Shop at Willibrew!

Relax, enjoy a brew, and do some of your holiday shopping! Kick off the holiday shopping season with us!


Brehant Creations
CLiCK Willimantic
Columbia Clayworks
Healthy Hound BARKery
Holiday crafts, gifts, and stocking stuffers!
Kindred Crossings Farm LLC
Mad Dog Guitars
Plumgully Farm
Posh and Pink Zebra
Reincarnation at Bliss Marketplace
Sun On 6 Tanning Salon
Vintage Items

Where can you do your holiday shopping AND relax and enjoy a bite and a brew? Willibrew!