The Farmhouse Tap & Grill

The Farmhouse Tap & GrillThe Farmhouse Tap & Grill
The Farmhouse Tap & GrillThe Farmhouse Tap & Grill
Bar, Eatery

160 Bank St
Burlington, Vermont, 05401-4411
United States

(802) 859-0888 | map

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cratez from Canada

4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

What I had: Over the course of two visits - Green Flash Saison Diego, Lagunitas New DogTown Pale Ale, Trapp Family Lodge Dunkles Lager, Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Galaxy Black Saison, and Harpoon Buck Double IPA on tap, House Made Bratwurst, Western North Carolina-style Pulled Pork, Roasted Fennel, S’more Dessert, and multiple glasses of L’Ange d’Oc Sauvignon Blanc for my significant other.

What I liked: Invitingly warm, open, and vibrant atmosphere, ample space and privacy at our booth (first dinner), delectable food at fair prices, diverse and interesting draft list, quick service, waiters made excellent recommendations.

What I disliked: Second time we came we had to endure a painfully snobby hipster couple sitting next us, but they left about halfway through our meal and things returned to normal after that.

Would I go back? Yes. Farmhouse is an outstanding beer-focused restaurant that I would happily frequent again. Great spot all around.

Jan 29, 2020
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BillRoth from Maryland

4.53/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Went because of their beer reputation not expecting a more restaurant oriented place. Soon experienced a great farm and sea to table “foodie” joint that reveres great beer as well as great food. Terroir is the order of the day/apparently every day. Excellent selections of local meats; cheeses and vegetables matched with NE region fresh water and sea based fish and other seafood. All prepared in classic styles and innovative new preparations.
Ok the beer... on that night 18 taps (12 Vermont) for beer; 2 local ciders and 4 for locally created sodas, ginger beer and fruit and herb infused Kombucha. Then 6 more taps for rare/reserved beers from around the world. All available in 6 oz pours as well as in various full pours per beer ranging from 10-16oz.
Wow? WOW.
I got there late and sat at bar and bar team were friendly but too busy bringing the kitchen and serving areas down for the night. So probably not quite as attentive as what might normally be the case.
The overall vibe was relaxed ; friendly and pleasant. Spoke briefly with Richard from other end of bar. Nice guy.
Will hope to stop back some time.

May 28, 2019
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polloenfuego from Canada

4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Went to the Farmhouse twice on my last trip to Burlington. Once we ate upstairs in the main restaurant and enjoyed that. I was impressed with the food, especially the onion rings, they were killer. The beer was fantastic and the service was great. The second night we went there, we went to the basement bar and it was just as good as the restaurant. The beer list seemed better the second time we went there, but it was always great. The staff in the basement was friendly and liked to chat when they had a moment, which is quite nice.

All in all, this is a classy and great joint that you should try to visit if you go to Burlington. I know I will go back the next time I visit.

Apr 08, 2018
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SSS from Canada

5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is a must stop place of worship for beer. I was there a few times and the selection is wonderful, service is helpful and sincere, and the food was delicious. I mean $5 for Focal banger...regular price is $4...what a steal! Don’t think, just go.

Mar 17, 2018
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Rutter from Finland

4.44/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Nice relaxing atmosphere, beer selection was great, lots of quality stuff. Still the best thing about this place was the food, one of the best dinners I had on my US trip. Also was nice to end the meal with a fresh can of Heady Topper, though that seems to be quite easy to do in this part of Vermont.

Dec 07, 2017
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Georgiabeer from Georgia

4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

One of the better places in Burlington, beer and food indexed together, and best place for beer alone. Outstanding tap list, very good service, very solid locally sourced food- but also very pricey- it''s easy to spend $20 on a burger here. Also, the place sorta has the vibe of an upscale fern bar- definitely either sit in the beer garden or at the bar. Good selection of local Vermont beers combined with a judicious selection of out of state brews.

Aug 06, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Pretty happening little place located on Bank Street. Their taplist is exceptional as they keep a fantastic lineup of Vermont ales and lagers and then their New England list is just as good. I was here late Summer of 2016 when they had a Maine tap take over so seeing Foundation, Austin Street, Bissell Brothers, and Oxbow in larger amounts was a super nice surprise. Exceptional service, always clean and stellar food. Please give this place a shot.

Jun 13, 2017
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Ebauer from New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Easiest the best beer offering I have ever come across. Featuring the finest of Vermont, this place is to craft beer what the Vatican is to Catholicism. A must stop wh4n traveling anywhere near Burlington, VT.

Apr 18, 2017
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The Farmhouse was one of the main reasons for me going to Burlington, and rightly so.

Busy place, even pretty early on a Wednesday night. Nice mix of longer tables and small, two-person deals.

The taplist was, as expected, crazy. A bunch of Hill Farmstead, which I believe they always have, and a good mix of styles and places. I was very happy to see two Frost beers, Junior and Lush, up there, so I had them both.

Service was quick and friendly, despite the amount of people dining. The food was also terrific, had the burger, and the beef was incredible. You can tell it's local.

It's obvious why this place is rated so highly, not only among beer people. If I lived in Burlington, I would be here all the time!

Mar 14, 2017
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Cool restaurant in downtown Burlington, right near the Church Street Marketplace. Expansive draft list of many different beers, great menu, and a neat outdoor patio with a small bar. This place pretty much has it all.

Beers are great and the food is just as awesome. Service was intermittent, but overall good. Was a bit pricey, but what do you expect for the location and fare.

I got some Hill Farmstead beers, Shelburne vineyard wine, raw oysters, and this grilled bratwurst that was great. I would recommend this place any day.

Aug 09, 2016
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SpoiledInVT from Vermont

4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Incredible beer selection, both draft and in bottles/cans. This place is Burlington's beer bar, hands down. The upstairs bar is a bit small, but the downstairs lounge is more than accommodating for grabbing some awesome brews. A constant stream of special events keeps this place right on top of exciting beers, from both near and far. The food definitely caters to the onslaught of tourists they receive, and is reflected in the over-priced and uninspired fare. But hey, they're always full, and the machine keeps churning along! In the summer, if you can snag a table, the outdoor beer garden around back is an amazing place to tip a few back!

Mar 26, 2016
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Liked the place. Menu didn't have a lot of things I was interested in. Our server wasn't at all interested in waiting on us. Had to come back and re-confirm every item we ordered. Did have a couple really nice beers, so that was nice.

Dec 24, 2015
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Gajo74 from New York

4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

On a recent trip to Burlington this was hands down the best place we went to! We were told to wait downstairs in the parlor since the wait for a table was 45 minutes. However, we liked it so much that we decided to stay. Amazing vibe! Comfy, homey and chill. There was a good mixture of adults eating and drinking and families hanging out with their kids. Great selection of drafts and bottles. I had my first ever Sip of Sunshine (wow!!!!!) and Susan from Farmstead which was also very good. The food was good; I had a nice bacon burger. The servers, hosts and bartenders were really nice albeit a little slow and laid back. I would definitely go back!

Dec 13, 2015
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BigStein88 from New Hampshire

4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

This place is legit. Great food and quality tap list. Not cheap but not outrageous either. Check it out when in town.

Wait, I need more characters....done!

Nov 28, 2015
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SDRedDevil from California

4.79/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

What a find, came in for bunch and the amazing taplist. Delicious farm to table brunch options. Great selection including Lawson's Fayston Maple Stout (the only place around)!

Sep 24, 2015
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Tmyhre802 from Vermont

4.93/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Favorite place to drink in Burlington. Best quality tap-list in town, food especially the burgers are excellent although pricey. Beer Garden and the Parlor are fantastic for the different seasons up here!

Sep 10, 2015
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Strong game with 20 different beers on tap, including multiple Hill Farmstead. Small pours are fantastic, allowing you to drink a few without putting yourself and others in danger.

Heirloom tomato salad top-notch, charcuterie plate good but not great.

Probably expensive for Burlington, though as an Acela corridor guy the prices didn't make me blink much.

Aug 09, 2015
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FFreak from Vermont

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Farmhouse has an incredible selection of beer. The tap list was pretty good, but the list of bottles and cans was truly impressive. Food and service were both good, although the food prices have gone from expensive a few years ago to outrageous today. The acoustics could be better, as it was only about half full and already very noisy. Overall, I'd say it's a great place to have a bite and some great beers - if you can afford it.

Jul 30, 2015
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KOrtyl from Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

My guess is review below is from competition or someone who has a bone to pick with place. Came up from MA with family. Awesome place. Great food options. Nice beer menu. Cool beirgarten in rear as you wait for table. Loved it. Nice people. Waitress was a tad slow. But food was yummy. Atmosphere happening. Would like to go back again with just adults and drink more and share diff apps n entrees.

Highly recommend this place.

Jul 27, 2015
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rodmanfor3 from Vermont

2.48/5  rDev -45.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

The most overrated restaurant in Burlington.

Blah food, expensive menu, poor service, bad acoustic.

I hate going there, but it's your best bet for limited releases on draft.

Jun 27, 2015
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BMMillsy from Florida

4.89/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Awesome spot. Friendly service. Was even packed on a Monfay night. Hill Farmstead and Lawson's on tap, Heady cans. Lots of other good stuff. Burger was delicious. A must stop if in Burlington. Only complaint is that $17 is a bit steep for a burger, especially a small one. But the beer prices seemed just fine.

Jun 02, 2015
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LittleDon from Texas

4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great selection of beer. Decent food. Downtown location. What else could you want?

Go early, if you can. Got there at 4, it was packed by 6 (Wednesday night). Great beer selection, particularly VT beers, frequent rotation. Can't talk about the entrees, but the appetizers and salad I had were above average (blue cheese toast: a wasn't crazy about the sweet and savory, but others at the table loved it, charcuterie: above average, nothing daring, mushroom and chicory salad: best of the bunch, well seasoned, good combination of greens and veggies). Service couldn't be better. Knowledgeable server, came back when needed, but not too often. The only other minor kvetch was the atmosphere. A bit on the boring side, nothing to separate it from the run of the mill trending gastropub. A bit loud, too. Prices were reasonable and they do 6 oz pours.

Worth a return visit.

Apr 16, 2015
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BartS from California

5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Incredible line-up of Vermont beers, great food, great atmosphere. Got there for lunch mid-week so seating was not a problem at all. Very friendly and clean place, quite impressed with everything they had to offer.

Mar 20, 2015
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TBonez477 from Vermont

4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Very good selection of premium craft brews. The food is great too. Go in the summer when you can enjoy the beer garden, or downstairs in the winter in front of the fireplace!

Jan 23, 2015
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cptbenjamin from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Stopped here for lunch, a flight and a pint. It was delicious and would definitely go back. Little pricey from a food perspective but totally worth it.

Jan 16, 2015
The Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington, VT
Place rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 230 ratings