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Type: Bar, Eatery

188 Main St
Burlington, Vermont, 05401-8311
United States

(802) 658-4771 | map

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 29
Reviews by kingcrowing:
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3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

During the day this is a food place, they used to have excellent food for cheap (gravy fries and turkey sandwiches cut right off the bird) but I haven't been for food since it's been remodeled so it may not be the same anymore.

In the second room they've got a huge bar and a place for a band, I've gotten DFH beers there as well as all your VT locals for fairly reasonable prices. Its a good place because they usually have good music and maybe 10-15 different taps so it's worth checking out the bar if you're there. Upstairs is more of a club, they have less of a draft selection but they still have a few good beers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MilaMila
4.11/5  rDev +18.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Photo of Jlmoses83
4.74/5  rDev +36.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of McGrupp
4.09/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of Phigg1102
2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.25

Not really a beer place, I'm a bit surprised its even listed here. They usually have a decent beer or two on draft, but I've gotten a few oxidized beers from them. This spot is a music venue and gets good marks for the vibe because of some great shows I've seen here.

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Photo of tim007007
3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of rodmanfor3
2/5  rDev -42.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2

The home of Phish. Nothing worthwhile.

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Photo of fastestmanalive
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of TBonez477
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of BricksandPorter
4/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

"Fresh music served Daily" the birthplace of Phish. A fixture in downtown Burlington, has seen some recent renovations (I visited as a young lad, sometime around the summer of '93 and only again recently in 2009) which gives the place a whole new feel. Great ambiance, and nice people. Famous for their fries and gravy and a great selection of beers, this place is a gold mine for good times and great music. Chock full of history, the dining areas, dance floor and upstairs boast ample space for eating, dancing and just plain hanging out. Clean, organized and very modern, Nectar would be proud of how his place turned out. They have some awesome merchandise as well - in fact I am wearing my "Fresh Music served Daily" T shirt as I write this.


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Photo of TheRowan
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Nectar's is a classic Burlington spot. "Good music served daily". It the past two years the beer selection has been getting better as well. I have think the new mgmt/ownership has something to do with this. It i a very loud place most nights and not a place to go and chat about the brew you are sipping on. About 18 beers on tap with maybe 6 of them being craft beers a few from out of state most made in VT!!! Last time i went i had the Brew Masters Long Trail Coffee Stout on tap! have not seen that in any other bar in Burlington. Bad thing was the girl working the bar gave it to me free because i was the first one in her three shifts that week that had ordered one and she wasn't sure if it had gone bad. It hadn't but my ideas on the people drinking beer at Nectar's had. The only way to get bars to serve good beer is if the bar goers buy it. Thanks Nectar's for making a try at it but the UVMers that go there are just dumb. spend the extra 1$ and upgrade yourself.

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Photo of tittymcj
2.9/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Walked in, immediate impression was that I was bound to be deaf by the time I left. A couple pool tables, people hanging around them, moderately interested in playing pool, mostly interested in staring at girls.

The bar area is pretty small, lots of open standing space though. The two bartenders couldn't handle all the people efficiently, even though most everyone was ordering vodka tonics. Not a great beer selection, only three or four on tap, a couple bottles. Very loud live music coming from the corner.

Not a bad experience, but not the place to go for really great beers or a good selection. Fairly typical college-type scene.

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Nectar's in Burlington, VT
3.47 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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