Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Active Beers: 68
Beer Ratings: 784
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 19 / Bottles: 80
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 130 | Reviews: 94 | Display Reviews Only:
4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went with a big group, and they were more than happy to accomodate us and very helpful with everything. So the service was great. As was the food. We ordered a whole variety of flatbreads, and I didn't taste anything that I wouldn't have eaten more of. Huge variety too, and you can design your own.
Which brings us to the beer. When visiting a brewpub, I really find it necessary to try the house beers. They certainly didn't disappoint, as the two that I tried were spot on for style, taste, and went great with the pizza. Of course, I had to sample some others, and really enjoyed them as well. There was really no way to go wrong. If you for some reason can't find what you like from the house beers, they have a fairly extensive list of other beers on tap and in bottles. And to make the trip even better, the waitress brought us some free beers from the bar that had been poured twice (aka, some miscommunication led to two beers being poured for only one order.) Their mistake, our benefit.
So when you're in Burlington, this place is a must.
04-08-2007 15:27:56 | More by velo343
4.45/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
very cool. i like the pizza and brew atmosphere. very burlington if you know what i mean. the beer slection is impressive for the area. very nice bottled selection. but the jewel lies in the in house brewed taps. the beers are the best your going to find in the area. and in my opinion, beat the hell out of any other vermont beers. just real solid. and to top it off, the pizzas are aweosme. stone fired, real ingredients. just down home and perfect, the way vermont should be and one of the reasons that i love burlington so much.
03-05-2007 03:35:20 | More by scarletfire79
4.45/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Flatbread in Burlington
Came here 3 days in a row. Very comfortable place with a fireplace in the corner and chairs around it. A big bar where I sat and plenty of tables throughout.
The menu is basically salads and pizza, but its so good. The house raspberry vinagrette is excellent and th free form pizza- oven fired sauce, red peppers, corn, and black bean was awesome. I ate 2 for lunch 1 day.
They had about 12 of their own beers on tap along with a bunch of locals (magic hat, switchback, long trail) and a nice bottle selection ( I had an Otter Creek Helsinki Gold)
Their beers ranged from decent the Munich Helles to excellent the porter and ESB.
My favorite spot in Burlington and 1 of many reasons I'll be returning for another vacation.
01-02-2007 00:50:25 | More by NJpadreFan
4.63/5 rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Probably the best beer selection in Burlington. The house zero gravity beers are all pretty good and about 15 other beers on tap and numerous bottles. Had the house schwarz which was good and a SNCA. I could have spent the entire night with their beer menu. the only macro was red stripe. flatbreads are awesome... something about the cheese is incredible. great atmosphere.
If you're a BA and in Burlington and can only go to one place, skip everywhere else and go here. go on a weeknight if you want to avoid a crowd.
11-16-2006 09:27:09 | More by silver1audi
4.05/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
We stopped in for dinner and a few brews on a Thursday evening just as they were opening around 5pm. As you walk in, there is a long bar with a few random tables to the right, while the restaurant is located to the left. There were about seven of their own offerings on tap with another fifteen or so guest taps. Two beer engines pulling casks, and a large, impressive bottle selection. Scanning the bottles and tap offerings, there is something here for just about anyone. I settled on their own Extra Stout which was pleasant, and a cask offering of The Shed's Scottish Porter. The selection was mainly Northeastern craft with the occassional out of region offering. The food menu is pretty simple consisting of one salad and about eight different flatbreads. From our table we were only about fifteen feet from the archaic stone oven where they make all of the flatbreads: it is truly an interesting sight to behold. The food was very good as was the beer. If you're in downtown Burlington looking for a place to grab a pizza and a few brews, this is a must. Skip the VPB, American Flatbread beats their atmosphere, selection, and of course quality of beer.
11-05-2006 15:19:45 | More by NEhophead
4.4/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Decor wise--its all brick and family oriented first and foremost--quite busy most of the time also.
This place is close to the center of the action (VPB) but its so much mellower. Granted, it has a much stronger restaurant versus brewpub feel but these beers are very good. Might even be that the best gruit I have ever tried was the Summer gruit from this place. I could never even consider having more than 1 gruit until I had the gruit here. I had 3 in no time at all and they did seem to go well with the food items.
They have all organic salads and the pizza is absolutely some of the best you will ever find. How about sulfate free peperoni? Tastes more like ham or prosciutto than your standard peperoni but boy is it good. I wish I could order that stuff online. I did try a few other styles of beer that they offerered--they were quite good but not quite worthy of the praise that the Summer gruit gets.
Prices were fair enough and service was good also. I cant recommend this place enough--especially for food but the beers are not to be under-appreciated either.
08-15-2006 02:44:29 | More by rousee
3.93/5 rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
Headed over here after the beer festival, because I heard they had a great selection. They do. Their own beers, Zero Gravity, other Vermont and New England microbrews, and lots of others from away. The restaurant was nice enough, but on a busy Saturday night it was so noisy that you couldn't carry on a conversation. On top of that, there were little kids running around, making even more noise. The food is OK, if you like yuppie pizza, because that's all they serve (some salads also).
I think if I ever went back to this place again, it would be on a weekday afternoon, and I would just sit at the bar and drink beer.
07-25-2006 11:54:27 | More by lordofthewiens
3.93/5 rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Was out of town and staying with friends in Burlington during the brewfest, but was not involved in the festival sadly. But on saturday night this was my friends' restaurant of choice, and despite the anticipated crowds, I thought, "great, I won't have to go a day without beer!"
We arrived and had about a twenty minute wait, where we sat at the bar and had out first round. As I glanced around behind the counter, I saw there were plenty of taps--around twenty I would guess--five or six of which were brewpub originals, and the rest of which were local and or "themed" beers. This month's theme was IPA. Cool. On tap from the brewpub was a pilsner (can't believe I didnt try this), a wheat IPA (first experience with a beer labeled this way), a gruit (first time I've heard of this style), a mild, and a stout. Oh, did I mention they offered the stout on tap and on cask, and that that was one of three cask offerings available? Nice. Other taps were sensible--dogfish, hoegaarden, beers from other local breweries and a few breweries I'd never heard of. I smiled to myself when I heard a beertended say they don't do mixed drinks. Not that I don't get a mixed drink now and again, but that was definitely points...drink the beer!
Beers were reasonably priced and available in half pints---which I realized too late, as I would have sampled four half pints instead of two full pints. One friend wanted the gruit (a spiced and "hopless" wheat beer), and found it just kicked. Suck. It must have been good, and I had wanted a sip of that... So meanwhile, I started with the mild which I originally thought was a brown, and found it quite sessionable, but watery. Re-reading the description I discovered it was more of a mild. So I was surprised by a note of charred malt (friends noticed this too) in the finish, given the the style, which was not pleasing. I had liked the first sip but felt like I wouldn't ever drink this again once I finished it--it was nothing special, but better than water. One friend ordered this twice, so it had some appeal I suppose, maybe for the mild and watery factor. I followed up with the on-cask "extra stout," which I also found watery, booring, and alcoholic overall, though not undrinkable. Sad.
The salad and pizza---which, note, is all they offer---was outstanding. The food here is excellent. I would return for the food and lean toward the guest taps, but if I was going out mostly for a beer, I'm certain I could do even better in this town. Overall, nothing embarassing and a good place for--much like it was for me--enticing hungry friends with good food while you get to sip a good pint (if you're choosy) without compromising on either one--though in burlington, this can be done at a multitude of establishments...
07-24-2006 04:13:29 | More by Liquids
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went here on a Saturday afternoon for lunch with my family. Walked in and didn't even recognize the place compared to how it once looked(previous restaurant boardered on tacky) Great brick walls and exposed beams. High ceilings, interesting fixtures and various American Flatbread art on the walls. Nice bar to the right and the dining room to the left with open kitchen and big wood fired grill. Was able to get a high-chair for my daughter. The only complaint I have on the place is the tables are a bit too close. Window looking into the brewery on your way to the bathroom.
Food: Pretty much only pizza and salads. A decent selection of both. Pizzas are about 12-16 bucks and will leave 2 people stuffed. Pizza is amazing, the 7days award for best pizza in Burlington is justified. Made with fresh and organic ingredients. Crust is excellent. Sauce is superb. No one had a salad so can't comment.
Drink: About 16 taps and 3 cask options. Both Zero Gravity homebrews, brewed in back, and a selection of "Beer from Beyond". Easily the widest selection in Burlington. They had a very seasonal selection, but I am a seasonal guy so that was fine with me. Only Shed IPA on cask so I had Heavyweight Stickendejab and Hennepin drafts, both were excellent and served in the proper glassware. My dad had the homebrewed Brown, it was ok, not bad, just ok.
Service: Good and attentive waiter, didn't know if they had anything else on tap that wasn't listed but found out for me. No complaints.
Made a great first impression on me and definitely is going to give VT Pub and Brewery a run for it's money for my go to beer and dinner place in Burlington. Definitely will return and recommend!
06-20-2006 17:56:56 | More by jarsh
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
wow. what a great place. this is actually a restaurant that serves its own house-brewed beers, so the focus is on the food (pizza), but the beers are really, really, really good.
great atmosphere. a mix of families, college students and young professionals. inside is very comfortable and inviting. there is a bar to the right, with a very friendly and knowledgeable bartender there when we visited.
the beers were great: lagers, ales, a wide variety. i especially liked the doppelbock and ESB, but i tried the majority of 12 or so beers and all were great. they also serve cask real ale and a wide selection of bottled u.s. and imported microbrews.
the food focuses on fresh ingredients: we had some truly great brick oven pizza here: thin and crispy.
This place is really worth a visit... a truly fun place to go.
06-10-2006 23:09:59 | More by vitesse
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread in Burlington, VT
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