The Farmhouse Tap & Grill

BA SCORE
97
world-class

72 Reviews
The Farmhouse Tap & GrillThe Farmhouse Tap & Grill
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(802) 859-0888 | map
farmhousetg.com

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Added by liquidlife on 05-20-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
208
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
4.74%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
100
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 72 | Ratings: 208
Reviews by rfgetz:
Photo of rfgetz
3.98/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Upon entering the former McDonalds, one feels the bar is slightly sterile. Small 10 seat bar upon the rear along the entry wall and a large expansive room of tables elsewhere. Nice rustic market feel with a small portion of the kitchen exposed, lots of wood and stone.

Bar has 16 or so taps, many very good local and many national craft brews including at least one from Hill Farmstead, Rock Art. Bottle list has equal parts local, including some limited options from Lawson's and Hill Farmstead and voltage bottles.

Food menu has lots of local sourced meats, cheeses and veggies. All options well constructed and full flavored. Service was friendly and attentive although slightly distracted as many employees socialized on the slow day.

A nice vibe unique to this town. Good options on draft and bottle are the star, though the bar area is a bit small for long term hanging out. Food was good but pricey.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Bcraft11
5/5  rDev +12.9%
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!

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Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jfitzbrew
4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BranfordBound
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
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 GreenMind
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cooker_stp
4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jtk21351
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of MilaMila
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ela
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of jbhollis1180
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of SpoiledInVT
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
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 Kegatron
4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dflys800
4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.85/5  rDev -13.1%
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 KGilmour
4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of fastestmanalive
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Gajo74
4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
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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The Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington, VT
4.43 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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