Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 1,180
Beer Avg: 3.56
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
3.46/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3 | $$
I've been here a couple of times. I wanted to give it more than one shot to see if one experience was just an anomaly. It's on a side street in Brattleboro, but right next to public parking, which is clutch. You walk in and are directly facing the bar, with open seating/tables to your left. Long bar, with a ton of seating. Current beers are listed on a chalkboard behind the bar...they will hand you a beer list with every beer they make on it, but that's more of a guide, don't try to order from it. Done that each visit, and always asked for something not currently on tap. 3 casks available, along with the 6-9 taps. Seems like there is always a cider available, too. The food is limited and basic, but tasty...bar pizza, wraps, etc. Every time I've been there it's been a single bartender on staff, so if someone orders food, they have to go back to make it, so hopefully your beer isn't approaching empty when they take off. Also, each bartender I have dealt with has had the same initial approach: 1) hand you beer list, 2) immediately ask you what kind of beer you drink. Also, both times, the bartender has not been enthused by my answer of "I drink any style." Really no time allowed to develop your own interest in a particular brew, rather they attempt to push you through their offerings. Oh well...the beer is good, the prices are great, and the bar itself is comfortable. Great atmosphere and great music...decent place to hit up if you are in the area.
09-07-2013 02:36:00 | More by GarthDanielson
McNeill's Brewery in Brattleboro, VT
85 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.