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The Vermont Pub & Brewery

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The Vermont Pub & BreweryThe Vermont Pub & Brewery
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3.61/5
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725 Ratings
The Vermont Pub & BreweryThe Vermont Pub & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

144 College St
Burlington, Vermont, 05401-8416
United States

(802) 865-0500 | map
vermontbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
60
Reviews:
288
Ratings:
725
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.74/5
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
210
pDev:
12.57%
 
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Reviews by Jwale73:
Photo of Jwale73
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Third time visiting, first time reviewing. Went for lunch on 6.6.09. Nice outdoor dining area for a spring or summer day. Inside is fairly spacious with lots of wood, but somewhat dimly lit. The place tends to get fairly crowded, so expect to wait for seating if you're with a large party. The food menu was reasonably priced with some typical pub fare, as well as a selection of local favorites (e.g. cheeses, apple chutney, organics, etc.). Service was attentive even though it was fairly busy - never had a dry glass for long. The beer list was fairly well-balanced - an IPA, Herb/Spice beer, Tripel, Blonde, Smoked Stout, Rauchbier, Fruit beer and a few other offerings I can't quite remember. I ordered the sampler (6 - 3oz. pours for $6) and the Fruit beer. The beers for the most part were style consistent, but none really blew me away; however, I would have to say that the IPA was the best of the bunch. Not the best brewpub beer I've had, but fairly soild and many different styles to try. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the Burlington area and if you find something you really dig, you can grab a growler to go.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of boogerisu
4/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of smb71481
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of bwilso79
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Another old school styled pub, lots of TV's all around the place. Lighting is a bit lower than expected but that didn't bother me too much. What makes this place nice to go back to when I can is being able always have stellar conversations with the bartenders. Yes, all of them - I've never had one complaint about any of them. Fantastic brewpub, maybe their beer style isn't exactly "modernized" for a lot of people, but give them a chance. Their food is quite good too.

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Photo of riderwbd
3.74/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of BlueKurenai
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Moestavern
2.18/5  rDev -41.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2.5

Photo of sbuchert
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of rjp217
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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

The Vermont Pub & Brewery is showing it's age. It's a little worn, and it's a little dated, but I guess to a certain extent that's comfortable. When I first stepped in I didn't think I'd stay, but halfway through my visit I'd thought I might stay all day!

The beers are always changing, and the food is reasonably priced, solid pub fare. If you're in the area and you've got time I'd certainly recommend it.

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Photo of Spreetaper
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
2.98/5  rDev -20.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of BranfordBound
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Dark-wooded bar in the heart of Burlington. One of the original brewpubs still operating in the US. Vibe is more bar-like and old school than what you see nowadays for brewpubs. A bit dated and dingy, lots of TVs. Nice bar on the patio side was nice when it got cooler out.

Service was normal and friendly, beers seemed fresh and reasonably priced. They focus more on the English Ale side of things, so lots of malty treats for those looking to escape the hop overload of the current VT beer scene. All in all a cool bar, maybe stop in if you have the time.

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Photo of GreenMind
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of zotzot
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Original Burlington brew pub
Lots of selection
Dark and dingy
Food only passable

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Photo of jtk21351
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of fitzy84
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Went here on vacation with the family. The pub is nicely located in downtown Burlington with plenty of street parking if you can find it. There is an outdoor deck area to eat, but we ate inside. A two sided bar is to the right of you when you enter with dining tables in the bar area, next to it, and in a small sun-room. General pub atmosphere that is both family friendly but also a nice place to hang out.

Service was quite good and knowledgeable. Our waitress was very attentive and knew details to the beers I wanted to try. Our food came promptly, which was surprising since it was lunch time. Nevertheless, both of our meals were very good (I had the Reuben sandwich). Beer selection seemed limited to just what they brew. What I tried on my sampler was a wide range of styles and qualities. I am not too certain if they served any other beers at the place, so if you want to try the pub, be cognizant on their beer focus.

Overall, a nice atmosphere, good service and food, with unique craft beers at the place.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of beersapian
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

VPB used to be one of my favorites while at UVM. The beer and the food are priced right.

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Photo of ScottP
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of redfish2942
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Photo of groleau
3.59/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Has an odd entry. Once inside, it was great. Nice bar crowd watching football. Service was attentive. Food was very good and the menu has a lot of enticing options. Beer selection is really nice. Lots of different styles. A couple casks. The original black IPA. The beers I had were true to style.

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The Vermont Pub & Brewery in Burlington, VT
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