1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Three Penny Taproom

Three Penny TaproomThree Penny Taproom

Taps: 24 / Bottles: 10
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
100
world-class

73 Ratings
Ratings: 73
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 6.55%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @threepennytap

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: threepenny on 05-18-2009)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30  | next › last »
Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 47 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
mynie

Indiana

4.78/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Vermont is the prettiest place I've ever seen, and its prettiest 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 geener, flowery-er, 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 so 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 a despondency and despondency gave way to 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.

10-24-2013 16:26:30 | More by mynie
More User Reviews:
Photo of smccann
smccann

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-11-2014 00:59:47 | More by smccann
Photo of marlinsfan4
marlinsfan4

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-04-2014 13:07:49 | More by marlinsfan4
Photo of BierBliss
BierBliss

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

04-04-2014 00:44:23 | More by BierBliss
Photo of duceswild
duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-28-2014 15:02:37 | More by duceswild
Photo of yourefragile
yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

03-19-2014 23:46:55 | More by yourefragile
Photo of beerdedbiker
beerdedbiker

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

03-09-2014 14:27:46 | More by beerdedbiker
Photo of InspectorBob
InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

02-26-2014 14:25:21 | More by InspectorBob
Photo of stillmatic856
stillmatic856

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-24-2014 10:53:20 | More by stillmatic856
Photo of ThatsThatDude
ThatsThatDude

New York

5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-06-2014 01:31:22 | More by ThatsThatDude
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30  | next › last »
Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT
100 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.