The Vermont Pub & Brewery
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2.36/5 rDev -36.9%
Stopped in Friday night prior to the Vermont Beer Festival. The place was packed but managed to get a seat at the bar. Tried a flight of the beers in addition to the Dubyil. The beers were goodbut the place was too packed to actually enjoy them because we kepy getting bumped into. Because of the packedness of the place, the service was spotty at best. You couldn't really ask questions because they were too busy and just gave short answers.
I will have to give this another try when it is less busy.
07-25-2007 16:36:16 | More by mymrnngjckt
2.83/5 rDev -24.3%
Visited after dinner on a Wednesday night. It's a pub-like setup, but had a surprising amount of families, especially considering the time. There is a dedicated bar area that seemed to be mostly the college crowd.
There were a decent number of beers available, but unfortunately all I tried were mediocre at best. My picks were the Grandslam Baseball Beer, Bombay Grab IPA, the Dogbite Bitter, and the Forbidden Fruit. Out of the 4 there was nothing that I would want to have again. And considering I picked styles I typically prefer I'm afraid what the rest of the options would have been like.
We ordered a couple apps which were both fine, but nothing spectacular. Service was fine too. Prices were reasonable, 4 oz samples were $1. Those are about the only positives I can come up with unfortunately.
04-14-2012 20:54:33 | More by nh2032
2.86/5 rDev -23.5%
Stopped by here fairly late on a Thursday night to a fairly crowded bar. It was quite dark and seemed pretty standard, nothing special.
We had two beers, a Flanders red and a raspberry fruit beer. The FR was extremely funky and not very sour or really anything else. It tasted like bleu cheese and that is about it. The fruit beer was aged in oak - all I could taste was fruit, though. Neither were great, but neither were terrible. Those were the only 2 interesting looking beers.
The service was standard for a bar, not very good for a brewpub. This just seemed like a standard bar that brews their own beer.
12-26-2010 20:51:36 | More by coreyfmcdonald
2.93/5 rDev -21.7%
Sat inside in the slightly cramped quarters of the dining room....not a bad thing; kind of Euro-close. The dining area was a bit dark , but nothing negative....probably would have liked the patio better , but they allow smoking out there, which sucks. Flatbread doesn't, so we were spoiled.
The waitress was very cool and knew her beers, but that's about all I have to say that's positive about our visit.
The food was ...eh. I had tasteless Mahi-Mahi.
The beers were kind of disappointing across the board...and we actually got charged for the two samples we requested. That sucked.
There was a bizarre rhubarb beer on cask...I hate that plant !
The smoked stout, which I had such high hopes for, was pretty thin and had no smoke flavor that I could detect.
We finished quickly and headed to Flatbread !
We'll give them another try in the future...but we were not impressed by this visit.
08-08-2008 01:01:05 | More by Hautacam
The Vermont Pub & Brewery in Burlington, VT
85 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.