The Vermont Pub & Brewery

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3.62/5
The Vermont Pub & BreweryThe Vermont Pub & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(802) 865-0500 | map
www.vermontbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
43
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
660
PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
197
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
Taps:
13
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 103 | Ratings: 197
Reviews by albern:
Photo of albern
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The brewery is nicely located, with easy parking. The atmosphere is very pub like with high tables in the section next to the bar. There is also a patio area that I remember enjoying during the summer months when I was here earlier. The food was pretty good. I had the salmon caesar salad. I've been here before and remember not having anything that I didn't like. It is pretty much pub food, but it hits the spot. The wait staff was very good, the service and efficiency get high marks. The beer is another story, but I'll review that separately. The prices are reasonable and there is really nothing not to like about this place in terms of atmospherics, price, food. The beer is another story.

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More User Reviews:
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

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This establishment has quite a happening vibe to it. Every time I've been there, its been teeming with people. Still, the staff keeps the place pretty well kept. Some of the bartenders can be knowledgeable about the beers, but some of the bartenders don't always pay attention to the board and can't keep it updated with what they actually have on tap. Though almost always busy, they do keep up with the people. I've rarely had any problems with getting my beers and food in a good amount of time. Also, its a bit of an old school sort of vibe so don't expect explosive hop bombs, new dry saisons and fully robust American stouts. Think English styled beers.

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Photo of DaaaaBeers
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of Miccal
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of JustinTauscher
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Heronn
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of user785335
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.75

Photo of tim007007
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Baab200
3.31/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3

if your going to Burlington there are a ton of better places to go. Food is average, beer is average, and the vibe is average. It looks like an old Irish Bar attempting to be a brew pub. The only positive I can say is the staff was nice and friendly when I went with a group of four. We each had a few 3oz beers and weren't impressed with any.

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The Vermont Pub & Brewery in Burlington, VT
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