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Three Penny Taproom

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

62 Reviews
Reviews: 62
Visits: 167
Avg: 4.53
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: 10
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

108 Main St
Montpelier, Vermont, 05602-2906
United States
phone: (802) 223-8277 | map
www.threepennytaproom.com

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Place added by: threepenny on 05-18-2009

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Reviews: 62 | Visits: 167
Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

**Recent visits have proven better than in the past. The food menu has greatly improved with more options yet remains high quality. Bumping it up .25**

Decided to stop in here for lunch before heading up to Hill Farmstead for the night. Atmosphere was very laid back, a few people at the bar watching TV and talking amongst themselves about all things beer. Quality seemed to be pretty high across the board. My beers were all served in the correct glasses and my burger was made with top notch ingredients. My bartender was awesome. We talked about beer and my impending trip to Hill Farmstead and he even gave me some stickers when I was getting ready to leave.

The selection was great. All kinds of local beers to go along with a few national offerings. Plenty of Hill Farmstead and Lawson's on which is always welcome in my book. Since I went here for lunch I decided to go with the single burger, which I added bacon to. While my burger tasted great and was cooked to perfection I was a little dissapointed in its size. For $9 + $3! for bacon I was expecting to get my moneys worth. I can get a half pound bacon cheese burger that tastes just as good for $7 around here, a capital city just like Montpelier...Overall a really awesome beer bar that I will definitely return to when I am in the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JMiller68
4.81/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of jhavs
4.95/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Great place with an awesome selection of VT brews and selected high quality American and import choices. They usually have Heady and Focal Banger in cans and always have some options from Hill Farmstead and Lawson's on tap.

The vibe is comfortable. Nice bar and separate dining room. Big window views of the main street.

The food and beer is very high quality and they make sure to provide local and well made menu items. Menu is not huge, but has a pretty good variety. Burgers are great. Fries are great.

Service at the bar is always great. Knowledgeable staff, very friendly, no hipster vibe at all. They are helpful with decisions for food/beer and are quick to offer a taste from the taps to help with your decision.

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Photo of fastestmanalive
4.35/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Brian29
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Gatch
4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of J-Calm
4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

For a little place in the middle of almost-nowhere (this is the smallest state capital in the US with under 10,000 pop. and surrounded by farmland), this place has a surprising selection of good beer on tap.
It's definitely a find for beer lovers.
And the food is good too. Again, not a huge menu, but for a small town, they do a good job of serving "pub classics" like burgers with peanut butter and fried pickles as well as more common fare.
Like their close neighbor, Heady Topper, I was determined to be disappointed in what I expected would be a trendy, overrated place. My only disappointment was how wrong I was... This place carries its weight just like Heady Topper proved damn good after all, too!

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Photo of bluehende
4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of BranfordBound
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went here on Monday after we got Heady in Barre. Great vibe overall and a cool place that could fit into any urban city. Tons of beers on tap and the service was spot on the entire time. Drank Hill Farmstead, Crop, and Lawson's. Had a seared tuna sandwich that was SPOT ON amazing. Would go again in a heart beat, the best place in Montpelier.

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Photo of Miccal
4.84/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of smakawhat
4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Great stop with a solid list of brews that can't fail.

Excellent and even roomy to some degree, like walking into an old school soda joint or candy store, with a great vibe.

Tap list is classic Vermont and full of lots of goodies and all in one place. Lost Nation, Alchemist, Lawsons, Hill Farmstead and so forth. Then there will be a couple of other taps that will easily add to make it even better.

Staff here are really friendly, almost too much, but also the food here is real solid as well. Definite must stop if in the area. Tap list changes relatively leisurely I notice too.

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Photo of emottram
4.35/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sweeneydawg
4.91/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of bostonbeans
4.26/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of mklisz
4.04/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Kegatron
4.15/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of VinceMig
4.76/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of JArt
4.84/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of IPAchris
4.78/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.54/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

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Photo of seanchai
4.66/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of great57
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT
99 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.