Taps: 14 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by skibumbw:
5/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I still find it hard to believe that a place this awesome exists so close to home. First, the beer, they usually have 15 great beers on tap. From Hill Farmstead to Green Flash Brewing they have craft brewers covered. The often serve up hard to find beer and its all served by knowledgeable staff at reasonable prices. Beyond the beer is the food. Their local/craft focus continues to their menu with Burgers served with fresh and local ingredients. Try the turducky burger which is exactly what it sounds like. Bottom line is that this is a valuable place to spend a free night if you enjoy good beer and good food from good people.
12-04-2012 02:48:59 | More by skibumbw
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5/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$$
The Worthy Burger is my favorite place to hang out. I've been there more time than any other bar. The beer selection is always great and with a constantly rotating tap list its hard to get bored drinking the same beer all the time. For non beer drinkers they have a couple wines, a new mead tap, and a hard cider. Non alchoholic drinks include sodas Rookies Root beer and Ginger ale, I believe iced tea, and lately hot spiced cider. The same can be said for the food. While the menu may be limited its always changing. New specials every week.
The staff is great. I love sitting at the bar and chatting with them or anyone else who may be there. Most other customers are friendly and interested in beer so its hard not to have a good time hanging out.
Personal favorite foods are a simple Worthy with cheddar, poutine burger, the fish is always pretty good, sausage gravy fries, chicken pot pie fries, fried bacon, and that's just a few.
03-09-2014 13:51:31 | More by beerdedbiker
4.83/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$
This is just a really cool burger joint with an outstanding beer selection. The beer selection is written on a large chalk board behind the counter and beer selection rotates. They always have a great selection of brews and always have some delicious local, rare Vermont beers as well as a great overall beer selection.
This is my favorite burger in the world, but, I had to work a bit to get the selection right. My first trip I tried the TurDuckey Burger. It was too dry for my liking. My second trip I ordered the Extra Worthy, a double beef patty. The chef had to come out of the kitchen to remind me to breathe! It was too much. My third trip I had the classic worthy burger with Vermont Cheddar. Heaven!! The perfect burger, grilled over an open wood flame, organic, with all local accoutrements. The best burger I ever had paired with a delicious brew or two!
Take my advice. Go here, get the classic Worthy Burger and talk to the friendly staff. They gave us great information on where to go on our Vermont Beercation!
01-15-2014 17:30:25 | More by Heavy-G
4.6/5 rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Vermont play day en route to Maine, the looong way around. South Royal, with cheese. Running back down I-89 and now winding along some river off some exit, a bridge and spin the square. Parked across the tracks (should not be playing on) and rolled on up to meet friends, old and new...
In an old freight house across the tracks from the train station, split between Worthy and what will be Freight House Brewery at some point. Longish narrow place you enter into midway through. Beige walls over deep red slat vertical wood lowers and bench backings. Local art for sale, a ‘train tracks/body of water/gas station/church/barn’ scene painting, and a Worthy investors print showing their farmer folk. Like! Wood framed ceiling with corrugated foldiness. Track spots on the boards fore and aft, and drop rolo lamps on spinny fans across the middle.
Concrete topped ‘L’ shaped bar with a red wood base and piping foot rail; seating for just shy of a dozen on swivel back leather stools mounted. Barback is a phat wood plank counter top with 3 round stainless steel towers holding 5 taps each on nondescript handles, and a cylinder tower of 3 holding 2 wines. Jarred pickled things, glassware, & books on the barback sill, and wood door lengthy cupboard space below. On the wall above, large framed double horizontal blackboards listing ‘worthy drafts’ (beer, brewery, style, ABV, state, $) in alt colored chalk, a small vertical board in between for specials and ‘what’s tappening’, and long narrow vertical boards on the ends with Worthy goods (shwag & glassware) and wine, soda, cider, kombucha, & seltzer selections.
5 seat bar counter back with chairs below a 4x8 horizontal board listing food stuff (burgers, extras, cheeses, fries, salad, soft drinks, desserts). 4 slat wood square hightops along the wall adjacent to the bar, and 5 diagonally slat wood rectangular tables on the far wall past the door sharing benchage on the wall. And they’ve got a covered deck out back with a ½ dozen tables and a wood stove; busy, busy, bustling.
Kitchenings down on the far end; you order food here, you pick it up there. I should have put in for food upon my arrival instead of mulling about beering, ‘cause there’s a wait now. Grrrr! Started with the house made pickle plate; pickled garlic scape, mushrooms, and sweet & sour dill chips. Them pickles have some heat, and the garlic scape was scallionesque (king of all onions!) And I ordered the Worthy Burger, as one does, and added 2 year Shelburne Farms cheddar and baaacon. You know, come to think of it, she didn’t ask me how I wanted it cooked (but didn’t have to ‘cause they all come pink in the middle). Okay, that was one amazing burger, toothpick skewered down so it didn’t run off, and a small order of crack fries that were just that. They were sweet, they were spicy. Added a toffee brownie pops for dessert; the meth amphetamine coating was the deal.
On revisit, I started again with the house made pickle plate; dilly beans, bread & Butter pickles, & habanero pineapple. Dillys were silly good, but the habanero pineapple was the full on wow. Word is, the turdurkey (turkey & duck confit) does not suck, and truth be known, I was eyeballin’ the Fish’Wich (salmon today). But I couldn’t stray from the burger, which was awesome, and we split a shorty worthy fries. Condiments dealt, the dijon mustard was the best of the dips. And deep fried bacon with butter caramel sauce for dessert, ‘cause it sounded like a good idea.
Beer here! 14 taps; half of them goods from Vermont (Lawson’s, Hill Farmstead, Zero Gravity, Fiddleheads, Lost Nation, Foley Brothers, & Citizen Cider), and the other half a mix & match of American craft near and far. Over my 3 visits there, I’ve drank Lawson’s Spring Fever, Mystic Table Beer, Jack’s Abby Leisure Time, Fiddlehead IPA, Hill Farmstead Edward, Susan, James, & Double Citra. Everything's been in fine, fine shape.
It’s mid week afternoon chill here, one could get used to this. Good staff, playful, attentive. Lau-ra served last time out, she was pleasant +, meaning that she didn’t punch either of us in the neck. Food is nicely priced, and the bearings in pints & 12 ouncers applicably reasonable. Great tap list, and the food, well they cook on a wood fired stove, so you get the crazy smokiness burgerwise. Goddamn, the food is good here. In and out in an hour, but I could easily do serious time here.
12-30-2013 00:59:49 | More by slander
Worthy Burger in South Royalton, VT
100 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.