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
vermontbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
43
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
679
PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
200
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
Taps:
13
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 104 | Ratings: 200
Reviews by madmanjf:
Photo of madmanjf
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This past weekend was my second visit to VPB. The first was quite a few years ago, and I honestly don't remember much from it unfortunately.

I was in town for the Vermont Brewers Festival, so I obviously had to stop off again and have lunch and sample the brews.

They have a really nice menu and just had to ask for a side of the brown onion gravy to go along with the fries ( and if you've ever read any of my other reviews, you'll know I most likely ordered a burger, and you'd be right).

The beer .... did the flight tasting on 6 beers of my choice. They were all good and nothing stood out as being out of the genre for the style in which they described as.

This place can get quite busy by the locals

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | 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

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

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The Vermont Pub & Brewery in Burlington, VT
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