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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Ratings by Gatordaddy:
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Rated by Gatordaddy from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Aug 25, 2014
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25
A very busy establishment, on an August night. Good amount of seating, inside and out back. Good wooden decor and darkly lit room, make for a good ambiance. The bartender described the food and beer selections well. The menu for supper is fairly varied and the dishes are made of fresh ingredients and are definitely good. Was on a coast to coast beer tasting trip and this was the first stop in Vermont, and they have several of the vaunted Vermont beers on tap and in tall cans. Hill Farmstead, The Alchemist & Lawson's Finest Liquids anyone?!
Nov 09, 2021
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Reviewed by cratez from Canada (ON)

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
Rated: 4.16 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Oct 21, 2019
Rated: 4.41 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jul 14, 2019
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.3 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 4.54 by RobDB from New Jersey

Jul 01, 2018
Rated: 5 by MRVermont from New Hampshire

May 07, 2018
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Reviewed by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

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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Reviewed by SSS from Canada (QC)

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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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.24 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Nov 30, 2017
Rated: 4.3 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Nov 26, 2017
Rated: 4.8 by Mattybuchs from Vermont

Nov 10, 2017
Rated: 4.73 by boogerisu from Iowa

Sep 19, 2017
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.59 by Userme59 from Massachusetts

Aug 04, 2017
Rated: 4.81 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Jul 18, 2017
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 3.74 by riderwbd from Vermont

Apr 16, 2017
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.78 by Moestavern from New Jersey

Mar 10, 2017
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Rated by Bcraft11 from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
From the beers, to the service, this place was top notch. Crazy good beer list!
Jan 06, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Nov 03, 2016
Rated: 4.73 by jfitzbrew from Vermont

Oct 14, 2016
Rated: 4.3 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Oct 03, 2016
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.23 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2016
Rated: 4.78 by Cooker_stp from New York

Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 4.64 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Jul 18, 2016
Rated: 4.64 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Jul 18, 2016
Rated: 4.6 by TheElectricOne from Rhode Island

Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

May 31, 2016
Rated: 4.45 by HeartofMiami from Florida

May 26, 2016
Rated: 4.58 by jtk21351 from California

May 23, 2016
Rated: 4.45 by MilaMila from Massachusetts

May 10, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Ela from Massachusetts

Apr 10, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by jbhollis1180 from Connecticut

Mar 29, 2016
The Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington, VT
Place rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 231 ratings