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Muddy WatersMuddy Waters

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(802) 658-0466 | map

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4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This is a coffeehouse on main street in Burlington. There is a reason I've added this to beerfly. In addition to serving an amazing selection off coffee and imported tea products and other coffeehouse type fare, they have a few taps. But these arn't just any taps... Four McNeils brews are on tap! That's right, you can grab a pint of that wonderful ESB here. Sierra Nevada Pale ale and Guiness round out their tap selection. The atmosphere is amazing! I love to hang out here with my girlfriend for hours. The only spot in town to get McNeill's on tap.

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3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

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1.75/5  rDev -58.9%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2 | selection: 1.25

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4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of slander
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Found myself here one morning about 5 years ago waiting on friends. Actually, it was friends of friends. No, it was friends of a friend's girlfriend, now an exgirlfriend, which is just as well because I've never really liked the girl, something you can't tell your friend when he's dating her. We had already done breakfast and just needed a place to hold up until Nectar's (next door) opened as we were to meet them there. It wasn't a very painful wait, as I started with a double espresso and then transitioned to an Oatmeal Stout...
On Sunday, the morning after the VT Brewer's Festival, I talked (Evil) Davo into dropping in before we hit the road South. The place had just opened, timing is everything. It's a long deep room, somewhat 3 tiered. To the front is a nook with about a half dozen tables along the front window, plus 2 semi-comfy chairs and an endtable. The middle tier holds 8 tables and a red leather crescent shaped booth with a round table. To the rear, a handful of tables around the bar/counter area. Wood post awnings and cross beams, wide wood plank floors, brick & stone walls, pressed tin ceiling, track lighting, ceiling fans, bookshelves, hanging plants & twisted trees, potted plants on the sills, and a piece of a tree trunk with a mural of fog on a lake at sunrise. A rack of CD's behind the bar, they couldn't find Billy Holiday this morning so we got some sort of light Jazz.
5 taps. 3 McNeill's (Firehouse Amber, Slopbucket Brown & Pullman's Porter) plus Sierra Nevada Pale Ale & Guinness. It's unclear as to whether they couldn't or wouldn't serve me at 8:30 AM on a Sunday (yes, there is a difference), but I wound up with a double espresso and an everything bagel which is probably for the better.
Bagels, cookies, coffees, teas, juices, shakes, and beer, listed on blackboards behind the bar and on the walls to the side. Service was pleasant, decent tunes, newspapers for the read. I could've stayed here for another double, but we've got to get on the road. A coffee house with taps. Yay!!!

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Muddy Waters in Burlington, VT
4.26 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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