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Three Penny Taproom

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99
world-class

58 Reviews
Reviews: 58
Visits: 154
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: 10
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

108 Main St
Montpelier, Vermont, 05602-2906
United States
phone: (802) 223-8277

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @threepennytap

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Reviews: 58 | Visits: 154
Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Vermont is the prettiest place I've ever seen, and its prettiness is marked by the absence of the ugliness that spots the rest of this once-gorgeous continent. Vermont is the mountainous south only with with hard-left tolerance replacing the inveterate racism, and it's even greener, flowery-er, with more mountains and a bigger sun and bluer skies. And the people are genuinely friendly, like in Wisconsin or Minnesota. Again, unlike the south, where the friendliness is just a thin rhetorical veneer they put up so as to mask their astounding hatred of outsiders. This was a place where Weirdness was welcome, meaning my companion and I felt supremely at home wherever we went, and that feeling wasn't some ersatz Disney bullshit meant to disarm you into pouring your money into worthless plasticine trinkets, worthless plasticine memories. It was the real deal.

All the towns are small and bricky. All the stores have old-timey, hand-laid facades--there's none of that blighted truckstop scenery that pockmarks all of the rest of this country's roadways. Here there were no drooping power lines, no towering Citgo signs. Even Montpellier, the capital, looked like a weird northeastern instantiation of Mayberry. The downtown reminded me of what the cities of the upper Mississippi looks like in sepia-tone pictures and rose-tinted memoirs, back before the factories closed down and hope melted into despondency and despondency gave way to a placid existential futility based on racism and spite.

The downtown pub was Threepenny. At night it was happening, all full of attractive youngsters who engaged in nice conversation and welcomed us into their community. The bar was woody and old and the beer selection was the tops.

Next morning, we stopped by again (because, hey, it ain't like we were coming back again soon). Nothing too extreme, you know. Just have one before hitting the road back to Boston. Well one became like, I dunno, six, because the bartender told us they were about to pop on a keg of HF Citra and advised us to stay on. I mentioned wanting to live there and everyone around us said yeah, you should do that, and they said that without even the slightest hint of irony or sarcasm. (2,208 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of blisscent
4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of bostonbeans
4.26/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of mklisz
4.04/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Kegatron
4.15/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of VinceMig
4.76/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of JArt
4.84/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

We visited Three Penny Taproom on our most recent visit to VT. The food was delicious, and the tap list was amazing. I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area. (177 characters)

Photo of IPAchris
4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.54/5  rDev -22.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

The food there is great, especially their weekend breakfast menu.

The taplist is some of the most impressive in the state.

The people who work there are not very friendly. The service is slow because the staff is often too busy socializing amongst themselves.

A Barca-friendly bar. (287 characters)

Photo of seanchai
4.66/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of great57
4.3/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.73/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of 2ellas
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Bartender was the best. Very knowledgeable about the area and beers in the area. Tap list was good and they had focal banger in cans! (133 characters)

Photo of von_kaiser
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of jebrew
4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of markgugs
4.73/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of cp45
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.23/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of slasich
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of JKV96
4.64/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of stoutluvr420
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of SiegeSpitfire
4.66/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Stevecarini
4.83/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Thanks Matt for staying open long enough to make the trip worth while. You have an incredible bar with incredible beer- thanks for the conversation and the inspiration! (168 characters)

Photo of AMCimpi
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is the place to be in Montpelier. Great food, great beer selection, what more could you ask for (101 characters)

Photo of QuinnVt
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Love this place ! Great staff, great food. He best beer. (56 characters)

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Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT
99 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.