Mule Bar

Mule BarMule Bar
BA SCORE
4.5/5
58 Ratings
Mule BarMule Bar
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

38 Main St
Winooski, Vermont, 05404-2203
United States

(802) 399-2020 | map
mulebarvt.com

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Added by Jason on 05-22-2013

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
58
pDev:
10%
 
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of TheRuss9585
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I frequent this place and love it. Multiple Hill Farmsteads, Heady and Focal Banger, Real Lawson's beers that are brewed in VT, etc..Great bottle list as well. Cocktails are on point. The food here is great too!

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of chippo33
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is the place to go for Hill Farmstead, Lawson's Finest, Alchemist, Four Quarters, Lost Nation, and all the other good VT brews. They always get the rare kegs that come to VT like CBS, KBS, bcbs and have at least 30 different bottles and cans to choose from. Their food is fresh and local all home made burgers, wings, poutine, steak, soup, cheese, charc., pork, salads, veggie options, etc.

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Photo of scottcmccarty
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place was my go-to spot when I lived in Burlington and Winooski a few years prior to my move to Boston.

Beer - Solid selection and they constantly rotate the draft selection. They do serve Heady Topper and Focal Banger -- and also have a fairly impressive selection of craft can beers. Also -- fantastic selection of Scandinavian brews. The head bartender here has received rewards over the years for being one of the best bartenders and mixologists in the area. These guys know the beers -- just tell them what you are looking for and they will find it for you. Great food too especially during the a summer and fall when you can sit outside. I LOVE THIS PLACE!

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Photo of VTMaverick
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.98/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Visited on a Friday night and while busy it wasn't packed. Definitely not a college bar. Very cozy corner bar, would love to have one on Virginia. They a great tap list of about a dozen beers including several from Hill Farmstead, Unibroue, Lawson's Red Spruce Bitter as well as several cans including Heady and Focal.

Sat at the bar and staff was helpful and attentive. We only had an app to go with our beers but it was delicious. Would definitely visit again, a great neighborhood bar.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.93/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Really small place on a corner. Cozy, but can probably get pretty cramped in the evening.

The taplist was, once again in Vermont, nuts. Not a huge amount of beers on tap, but just quaity all the way through. A couple of Hill Farmsteads and a nice varied list.

Now, the main reason I loved this place was, besides the beer, the service. Paul the bartender was awesome, really welcoming and friendly. We exchanged beer tips for our respective places. All round, just a great guy. I would be back just to talk to him. Talked to a couple of other guys, one of whom also worked there sometimes. Just great, genuine guys.

The food was also very good, had the quesedillas, that were just the right amount of spice and cheese.

This place was amazing, I was sorry I had to leave, but I WILL be back.

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Photo of King_B-rad
4.91/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of the best spots in Vermont. Great beer, awesome food, and the dudes behind the bar are some of the best

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Photo of jfitzbrew
4.91/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Magyar777
4.86/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stumbled into this place on a weekend layover in Burlington. Didn't do the "gastro" part, but the pub was excellent. Scott is knowledgeable and engaging without being pushy. And his enthusiasm for the industry and the product is contagious. Very fine selection of drafts local and not. And the bonus is the cocktaill menu, for which he has equal knowledge and skill. Highly recommend.

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Photo of SpoiledInVT
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Great little bar situated in the ever-growing little town of Winooski. Awesome staff, awesome beer selection, and a fantastic menu really set this place high and above any other bar in the area.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Veganjello
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

This is probably the bar I go to most often in the Burlington/Winooski area. Great tap list, cozy seating, outdoor seating in the summer, friendly knowledgable staff. Not really a college hang out either, at least not on the nights I go, so I can always grab a drink and a seat and actually talk with the people I'm out drinking with. Highly recommend it.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great place to hang out and watch the traffic go round the circle. If you sit outside you can people watch the other restaurants as well. Same owner as the Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier. Great tap list with an emphasis on locals. I had (and reviewed) a Gose from Lost Nation. My salad had superfresh ingredients with a heavenly blue cheese. Friendly staff. The entire sidewalk is on a downgrade so enjoy the funky angle and watch your beer. I also love that you can park 2 hours free in the town center.

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Photo of Mulzicus
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of EMH73
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Excellent selection of craft beer, especially of Vermont brews. Friendly and knowledgeable bartender, a pleasure to talk beer with. Great service. All the food we've had here is terrific. The burger ordered medium-rare was actually cooked properly unlike in so many places. Small bar/restaurant with some outside seating (only negative to the outside seating is it's a busy street).

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Photo of youbrewidrink
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Visited Mule Bar on a Saturday afternoon, at least a dozen local quality beers on tap. We went for the Lost Nation Gose(which was awesome).

I had a burger, the missus a spring vegetable panini, both were outstanding and well prepared. They had 4 different fresh raw oyster offerings, people seemed to really enjoy the options.

Everything is nice new wood and yes, very cool bar stools.

Service was prompt, friendly and well informed. This will be a regular spot for us.

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Photo of ThirstyBird
4.59/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

I had a very nice evening here recently. Great service, a very nice meal and they had a very nice tap list going. I drank Edward and Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine all night though they had other nice choices on tap and of course Heady by the can. I was there on Memorial Day weekend so it was a great place to go to avoid the Burlington crowd downtown.

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4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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Mule Bar in Winooski, VT
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