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Three Penny Taproom

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Three Penny TaproomThree Penny Taproom
BA SCORE
100
world-class

124 Ratings
Ratings: 124
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 6.03%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 10
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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)
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Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
4.78/5  rDev +3%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ricknelson
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Gperson
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Spent the last two plus years in Montpelier; this is one of the few things that I'll miss about being there. Scott, Kenna, departed Flan, and especially Ryan made us feel welcome and they created a great atmosphere. The taps were almost always more appealing than one visit could do justice to, and we loved their burgers.

Photo of SABERG
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Such a finely crafted place.
I have had several lunches, dinners and 1 event at Three Penny.
The staff is well versed in the offerings, food, craft beer, cocktails.
Locals and travelers blend seamlessly, the vibe is welcoming.
The craft list rotates frequently, the food is pitch perfect, yesterday was a short
plate of fried oysters, and an Arugula salad, each spectacular in there simple complexity.
The price point could take some pause, that said one of the finest places for craft beer and fine food
in central New England.

Cheers all

Photo of DCLAguy11
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jvodom
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

My brother and I stopped by here on a Tuesday afternoon around 2pm. We were on our way to Hunger Mtn Coop to buy some Lawson's Sip of Sunshine.
The place was pretty dead, maybe 4-5 people at the bar. The bartender and patrons were friendly and nice. The draft selection was great. They had about 25 taps with mostly NE brewed beers and a cider. I wish we could have stayed longer, but I had to drive to our hotel in Waterbury.
It is definitely worth stopping by if you are within 30 minutes of Montpellier.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

My wife and I were there on Monday. 5 Hillfarmstead (edward, dorthy,abner, citra, and an another on tap plus Lawson and a host of other great beers. Staff was awesome , friendly and just good guys. Great place to hang out and grab some great beer

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Great staff, amazing beer selection & amazing food! Wish the kitchen was open a little later!

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT
100 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.