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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American FlatbreadZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
BA SCORE
95
world-class

148 Ratings
Ratings: 148
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Active Beers: 72
Beer Ratings: 868
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 19
Bottles: 80
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

115 Saint Paul St
Burlington, Vermont, 05401-8411
United States
phone: (802) 861-2999

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @zerogravitybeer

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.13/5  rDev -4%

This is a pretty nice place in Burlington for dinner & a beer. Tons of very unique pizza toppings & combos. But really the best thing is their beer selection. I was there recently for their Sierra Nevada night, they had 6 taps of different Sierras as well as all of their standard Zero Gravity beer (brewed right there!). They usually have a couple caske ales on tap as well (Their own as well as others such as Otter Creek).

But be sure to take a look at their beer list, wow. They have over 50 different bottled beers on any given night, ranging from Belgian classics to Local VT Beer as well. Personally, I'm a fan of getting things on tap when I'm going out, but some of their bottles (Such as Cantillon 1900 Gran Cru) aren't available at any beer stores in VT. Totally worth checking out!

kingcrowing, May 14, 2009
Photo of youbrewidrink
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%

This place is no new kid on the block when it comes to beer, the location was once home to a Carburs(around the world with beer). Flatbread has kept the tradition strong with an awesome selection of local and not so local beers.

I'm sure these guys are behind getting alot of quality beers imported to Vermont, so they can sell them.

The house brand of Zero Gravity beers are great and match well with their food offerings.

I particularly enjoy their salad with either local chevre or blue cheese crumbled on it. The flatbreads are awesome, but everyone else talks about them. It's all about the salad, man.

American Flatbread Hearth/Zero Gravity is must do.

youbrewidrink, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of SFLpunk
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%

As far as I'm concerned, if you're in town for the night and are looking for somewhere to have a great brew, some nice food and chat with some folks about beer, life, love or philosophy, Flatbread is your place. The staff is friendly and know about the beers on tap. The list is always changing, and there are a variety of offerings from both in-house and "from beyond." Jeff (Bar manager) and Paul (Head brewer) have done a lot to create the best possible beer bar, with the largest list in the area and the a great collection of rare whiskies and other fine spirits.

Paul is an incredibly talented brewery and never ceases to amaze me with his ability to brew a wide range of styles (English, Begian, German, etc) and nail it every time. He is very to true style but he is not afraid to experiment. Some brewpubs brew beers that cater to the "casual public," and although you will find a couple "session ales" on the list, there is sure to be a beer style up on the board that you've never had before. My favorite beer bar, bar none.

SFLpunk, Mar 06, 2009
Photo of indiapaleale
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

I won't waste your time or mine telling you what the place is like inside, although the fireplace was nice on a night like tonight. Basically, this place combines a kickass brewpub with great pizza...end of story.

They had quite a few of their own beers on tap, I had the Old Ale, the IPA and Alt and all were fantastic. Along with their own beers they had some Allagash, some Rogue, Stone Double Bastard and 4 or 5 others. The bottle list is quite impressive as well.

Great locale right in downtown Burlingtown, always busy, great bar, great restaurant, great beer and great pizzas. Worth a stop for sure and its right across from Vermont Pub & Brewery no less.

indiapaleale, Jan 30, 2009
Photo of rhinos00
4.43/5  rDev +3%

I had the opportunity to spend several days in Burlington and found this and the Alchemist to be the best beer hangouts in the state.

The thing that stood out to me, more so than any other place, was the service. It was the best service I have ever experienced at any bar or store. This was one of the reasons I came back here multiple times during my stay. Every beer was not only served in the proper glass, but several of the beers were served in the proper glasses bearing the breweries name. Furthermore, every time the bar tender pulled out the glass, he held it up to the light to make sure it was clean. The bartender, who I believe was either a manager or owner, also seemed to have a very advanced knowledge of beer. He was more than willing to give advice or recommendations when asked, even when the bar seemed to get crowded. I truly felt at home at this bar. (as a side note, sit at the bar if you want to get great beer service, sitting at a table may lead to a completely different experience).

If the beer aspect was given primary consideration, I would rate the atmosphere a 5. However, the primary focus is the sit down area of the restaurant. While the place is very warm, cozy, and homey (with wood burning fire places and great decor) it is slightly ruined by the droves of people coming to eat food. This led to many children and families taking up bar space when they weren't even drinking. At one point there was six children sitting at the bar, when there was only around 12-15 seats available.

The selection is pretty decent in size, with some of their own brews available. The bottles list was pretty extensive as well. The only thing I wished for was more vintage or rarer beers to be available. They did have 2004 Rochefort 6 (freakin' amazing) and Allagash Interlude, but other than that most of the beers I could find anywhere.

As stated before, food is the primary focus here. That being said, their food is amazing, especially the pizza. Made by hand in a open fire, these pizzas are simply amazing. Definitely a must try!

Overall, this place has awesome food and service that is second to none. Even though beer might not be the primary focus, they take seriously the proper presentation of the beers and have great knowledge of beer. The only recommendation I can make is to somehow only reserve the bar area for those who are actually going to drink beer at the bar. Too many families and children dampen the experience.

rhinos00, Jan 05, 2009
Photo of FrankLloydMike
4.3/5  rDev 0%

Burlington's answer to the Publick House, right down to the lightbulbs. Except they also brew their own, quite good beer. In addition, their beer menu was by the most impressive I've seen in any city nearly so small. I think it was a bit pricey, but not so much that I can remember for sure. This place is definitely set up as a restaurant first and a bar second, though I question the logic (just like the Publick House), and while I didn't try the food it smelled great. I'd loved to have spent the night here, had we been able to get a seat, and had I more than one night to explore Burlington's many fine beer bars. Still, this is the one bar I kept thinking of returning to later in the evening.

FrankLloydMike, Dec 30, 2008
Photo of ThirstyBird
4.3/5  rDev 0%

I have been here in the past but went for the first time in a few years on "Black Friday" and it was PACKED! A few too many children in the bar area for my taste but the bartenders did a wonderful job of keeping up with the massive crowd. I started off with a Zero Gravity Munich Helles then tried the Bock Obama and finished up with an Otter Creek Otter's Dubbel. I've had the food in the past and remember it as being quite good but it was a while ago. I was pretty impressed with the Zero Gravity beers and they had a decent selection of guest beers. Will try to make it a regular stop on my Burlington visits.

ThirstyBird, Dec 01, 2008
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

This is a nice pizzeria located in what seems like an old warehouse. We sat on the small patio which was nice considering the weather. Service is good and staffs were aware of the beers availability. I didn't stay for too long considering this was a family visit with the kids but the food was really good and the beers were also very interesting and veering toward Belgian style. Definitely a place I would recommend for anyone visiting Burlington even more so thta the location is central and parking is not too hard too find.

Phyl21ca, Aug 20, 2008
Photo of everetends
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%

Went here on Friday for lunch. I had heard a lot about these flatbreads and even more about the brew. The place is in a nice little building, with a very inviting bar and a patio area in the alley. That said, inside can get a bit cramped at times especially at night. The previous evening we tried to get a few drinks there and the line was out the door.

Service was ok. They were a bit busy due to a street festival and our server was going a bit crazy with very little help. Still, whenever we asked for anything, she was right on it.

The beer was great. I didn't review any of the house brews but those that I tried were great but came after I hit a few heavy beers that took care of my palate. I had Smuttynose Farmhouse and Oaked Arrogant Bastard on tap. We also had a bottle of Ephemere and Three Philos. Their beer list was very impressive with beers from all over the country represented well. Very, very pleased when I saw the beer list.

The food doesn't take second seat to this beer selection. The pizzas are all fresh with fresh, home grown, organic, homemade ingredients. We had three pizzas between the 5 of us and they were all amazing. This is a quality restaurant and bar in all categories. This will absolutely be a stop on my agenda everytime I am in Burlington visiting family.

everetends, Aug 10, 2008
Photo of CaptYellow
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%

The wait was "10 min.s" when I went with my sister and brother-in-law at lunch time. The wait really was 10 min.s and although there was no room really to wait, the time went by quickly and we didn't feel in the way. The waitress seated us at a nice table by the window, sort of out of the way and not too noisy. The table was a beautiful lemon shape and the seats were comfortable at the booth to me. I promply got the pint of extra stout I ordered. It was $4. It had a very pleasing, not too strong taste, no smokyness that I tasted and was as smooth as rootbeer. There was no bitter taste. To me, it was perfect. When I was done with the pint, I was satisfied but could have another. The food is pizza but done with a peculiar flatbread, crispy, thin crust in a brick oven in the restaurant. I got the large and only ate half. So for $18 I got two meals worth of food, which was unusual and good (note, no sauce on the one I ordered). Too me, the atmosphere was very pleasant, busy but not too busy or noisy or uncomfortable. I certainly plan to go back the next time I'm visiting.

CaptYellow, Aug 10, 2008
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread in Burlington, VT
95 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.