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Three Penny Taproom

Not Rated.
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:
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(Place added by: threepenny on 05-18-2009)
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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.

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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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4.96/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.95/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

If you're in Montpelier or the surrounding area, go to the Threepenny...

great beers, great selection and it's constantly revolving...the owners are the guys behind the bar and they're the ones bringing the beer in...

The place is designed as a beer haven, nothing out of place and nothing unneeded...just straight up good beer for people who respect good beer...

I'm going back as often as I can...and they're inclusion on Facebook (can I say that here?) let's you know what's upcoming and new so it gives a great excuse to get out...

overall, cheers...

Photo of bbenvenuti
4.94/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My parents live about 10 minutes away from the three penny tap room so I have been able to visit this place twice. Both trips were very enjoyable. The selection is quite good including several beers from Hillfarmstead (Edward, Ephram, Twilight of the Idols), along with a couple of the Woods beers from Cisco, and lots of other great choices. They do a great job keeping their web site up to date so you always know what to expect before you go. The service was great both times, they definitely know beer and are very passionate about their business. Prices are good for the beers they provide. Have not had a chance to try the food. The bar is on the small side and both my trips have been in the early evening so I am not sure how crammed it gets during their busy hours. Overall a great place that I would recommend to anyone who is in the area.

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4.91/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

There aren't very many moments in my life where I instantaneously realize that I am at the right place at the right time at the right moment. Walking into Three Penny Taproom was one of these moments.

My first "oh shit!" moment dawned upon me when I walked in through the door and I noticed a very pretty girl sitting by herself at the small table closer to the door. Behind that pretty girl I saw a giant flag bearing the crest of the best football club this world has yet to see -- the colors of the mighty FC Barcelona were in full display at the bar. Not to take any credit away from the pretty girl, of course.

The second "oh shit!" moment dawned upon me when I sat down and saw that during a week when Lawson's was unavailable on tap everywhere else because they were busy preparing for their first Waitsfield Market / Hill Farmstead Anniversary Event, they were carrying Sip of Sunshine on tap.

The third "holy shit!" moment dawned upon me when being in an overly giddy mood, I glanced over my left shoulder and noticed their bottle list, and saw Lawson's Rum-barrel Fayston's Maple Stout being served for $15 dollars. Not that having tasted what has since then become my favorite stout should bias me into giving a better review for this place, it kept my buzz going and made me fall even further in love with the pretty girl at the tabl--I mean, Three Penny Taproom.

It was evident that I wasn't the only person who was having these feelings about TPT that fateful day when I set foot upon the establishment for the very first time--sitting two chairs away from me at the bar was a homely looking lady in her late 30s waxing lyrical about the bar because they carried her two favorite beers of all time in Hill Farmstead Edward and Alchemist's Heady Topper. Point being, everyone seems to love the pretty girl at tabl--again I mean, Three Penny Taproom.

I'd come here in between having a hefty lunch elsewhere and expecting to eat dinner with someone in Burlington so I opted to get the flank steak salad and it did not disappoint--I think somebody mentioned in a previous review that there is a negative correlation between the portion size and quality of food here, but I wish to dispel such claims as the salad (yes, a salad!) left me so full that I pushed my dinner appointment to two hours after its intended time. Oh, and the flank steak salad was as good as a flank steak salad can be.

So to summarize: excellent atmosphere, great beer, good food/portions, and pretty girl at the table.

What more can you ask for in life?

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4.88/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

We traveled to Vermont from Philly to seek out the World Class beers from Hill's Farmstead, Lawson's and the Alchemist. After some investigative research into the best places to try, we found Ten Penny. Man, it did not disappoint. Amazing beer selection which included every style imaginable. Aaron the bartender was super friendly and knowledgable. The bacon blue burger was awesome and the other patrons we met were a blast. I only wish it were closer than 8+ hours away! Thanks for the memories guys, I'll see you next year!

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4.88/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I often make the trip to Three Penny Taproom as it's the closest place I can go for my Hill Farmstead and Lawson's fix coming from southern New Hampshire.

The atmosphere here can depend on when you visit. If you walk in on a Friday or Saturday night, you might find the bar area packed like sardines which isn't the ideal situation for enjoying the high quality beers they serve. There's probably 25-30 seats in the bar area but not much space otherwise. They've also expanded in the past year and there is now a proper restaurant setup in the adjoining room. If you have the chance to sit down at the bar here and enjoy a beer, it might be my favorite beer bar in Vermont.

Service is great. Even when I've been in there on a packed weekend night, I've had no trouble getting a beer. Bartenders and staff are very friendly and accommodating. I once ordered a HF Ephraim which kicked just as the bartender was finishing off the pour - she gave it to me for free.

Selection is obviously amazing. You'll almost always find Hill Farmstead and Lawson's, as well as Zero Gravity and other Vermont breweries. Other regional crafts like Allagash, Southern Tier and Smuttynose as well as some imports usually round out the list. The draft list might be the best in Vermont, even better than anywhere in Burlington or Waterbury.

Food is very good but be wary of the portions. The "single" hamburger is not a regular sized single-patty hamburger, it's essentially a mini-burger. If you're looking for a meal, order the double. They also offer brunch on weekends now.

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.86/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Great experience at Three Penny Taproom!

Beers on tap from Lawson's and Hill Farmstead are reason enough to go. But they go further. The food is very tasty. My girlfriend and I shared the cheese plate, which had a great selection of local VT cheeses. She had an egg salad sandwich, and I had the meat flatbread. Neither of us were disappointed with our choices.

Service is great, but not perfect. The bartenders can be a little slow at realizing you're there, but no big deal.

Overall, if you're in Montpelier or close to Montpelier...this should be your spot. I vacationed in VT and went there three times. Mainly for the beers :)

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