The Vermont Pub & Brewery

BEER AVG
3.64/5
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:
45
Ratings:
703
Reviews:
269
PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Ratings:
207
Reviews:
105
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
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Ratings: 207 |  Reviews: 105
Reviews by Rudgers73:
Photo of Rudgers73
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Had a quick beer at the bar here on my trip to Burlington. Lots of people outside on the patio drinking, there also seemed to be a wait to get in to eat. We snuck on the bar area and sat facing the outside window and had a beer. I had the smoked porter and thought it was great. The inside was dark and mellow with a good crowd. I would go back to try a bite to eat sometime. It think it is really cool that when you go to Vermont every place that you walk into brews their own beer. This state really must have a passion for brewing.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
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 -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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

Photo of Moestavern
2.18/5  rDev -42.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2.5

Photo of sbuchert
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of rjp217
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
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 -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of BranfordBound
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
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 +1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of zotzot
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of fitzy84
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of beersapian
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
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 +7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of redfish2942
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Photo of groleau
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
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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Photo of Gatch
4.49/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Vikesfan93
4.63/5  rDev +21.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of theDuck
4/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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The Vermont Pub & Brewery in Burlington, VT
3.64 out of 5 based on 703 ratings.
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