Positive Pie Tap & Grill
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Taps: 20 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
4.45/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Hit this place on a recent road trip to VT.
Positive Pie is a rather homely place. They're split into two locations right next to each other. One looks like a pizzeria and the other looks like a suburban restaraunt. Pretty decent atmosphere. Sparsely decorated but it works here. Quiet but homely with a ton of locals and a rather relaxed feel to the whole thing. My type of joint.
Overall quality was real nice. All the beer was served not only in the correct glassware but also in the correct logo glassware which was a nice touch. Place is pretty simple but again, what they do, they do well.
Service was very good. We were served quick, the check came quick, and the waitress was super nice. She even ran out to our car when we forgot our take-out food.
Selection is outstanding for a middle of nowhere place. The beers were phenomenal but I think that had more to do with the fact that Hill Farmstead and the Alchemist are their "local" offerings. Tap selection is pretty regional.
Food was surprisingly good. I'm generally not a huge fan of pizza but their pies were delicious. I also got the Prok Belly "PBLT" sandwich which was outstanding. Which they had a place like this in NY.
Suburban places like this never cease to surprise me in terms of how cheap everything is. Definitely worth a visit. I just wish I had more time to spend here!
09-04-2012 14:39:28 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.25/5 rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Great place, particularly for such a small town. Apparently they had just recently expanded before I checked it out, adding a whole full bar with a very good selection of interesting beers. A focus on local/regional beers, but with stuff from all over. The atmosphere is nice, but nothing particularly interesting. All of the beers I tried seemed quite fresh, and a second trip a few days later confirmed that they turn over the taps rather often. Service was a mixed bag; very pleasant all around, but not always particularly attentive. The wait staff I had while seated at a table were nice but not particularly knowledgeable, while the bartender seemed to know a decent amount even if he didn't go out of his way to provide info. Selection was great, with about 20 beers on draft, and the bottle/can list, while short, is high quality. Food was tasty, but it was definitely a bit on pricey side for a pizza place. $17 for a 12" pizza is too much, no matter how good it is. Overall, this place is definitely worth a visit, and I'm sure I'll be going back again. Just not when I'm really hungry.
Edit: I've gone back several times, and it seems like the mediocre service I first experienced was not really representative, so I've adjusted the score.
08-25-2012 22:49:06 | More by Erix
4.5/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Positive Pie offers an above average beer list for a place located in New York City. When you consider that it is located in a small town in rural Vermont, superlatives fail me. All the better that it is located in MY town. Not only do they have a quality list, they rotate it often, something a few fine restaurants could try. One criticism I will put forward is that being my local watering hole, they tend to offer beers that are outside the range of a session beer in ABVs and dollars, unless you want to get a PBR or a Guiness. If you forgot to go to the Three Penny Tap Room and are heading East, on Rt 2 you don't have to go all the way back to Montpelier to get a world class beer.
07-14-2011 19:47:55 | More by JoshPitts
Positive Pie Tap & Grill in Plainfield, VT
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