The Farmhouse Tap & Grill

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The Farmhouse Tap & GrillThe Farmhouse Tap & Grill
The Farmhouse Tap & GrillThe Farmhouse Tap & Grill

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(802) 859-0888 | map

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Reviews: 80 | Ratings: 226
Photo of polloenfuego
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.

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Photo of SSS
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.

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Photo of Rutter
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.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of Ebauer
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.

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Photo of JamFuel
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 mong beer people. If I lived in Burlington, I would be here all the time!

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Photo of BranfordBound
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.

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Photo of SpoiledInVT
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!

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Photo of CTHomer
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.

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Photo of Gajo74
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!

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Photo of BigStein88
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.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
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)!

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Photo of Tmyhre802
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!

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
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.

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Photo of FFreak
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.

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Photo of KOrtyl
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.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
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.

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Photo of BMMillsy
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.

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Photo of LittleDon
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.

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Photo of BartS
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.

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Photo of TBonez477
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!

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Photo of cptbenjamin
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.

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Photo of woodchip
4.64/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

The place gets packed quickly. Fortunately there's a great hang downstairs - you can get finger foods and find an awesome beer from a very good taplist while you wait for your table upstairs. The food upstairs is great farm to table items, and the same taplist from downstairs applies. Overall, great place - and is a must-go if in the area.

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Photo of almostjay
4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Awesome bar and really good food. If your time in Burlington is limited, and you are both hungry and in search of some hard to find local brews, this place is a perfect one stop shop. It's a little expensive, but worth it.

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The Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington, VT
Place rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 226 ratings