Three Needs Brewery & Taproom

Three Needs Brewery & TaproomThree Needs Brewery & Taproom
Three Needs Brewery & TaproomThree Needs Brewery & Taproom
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

185 Pearl St
Burlington, Vermont, 05401-8306
United States

(802) 658-0889 | map

Notes: Beers are brewed at / by another brewery. Beers are now brewed at Queen City.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.84
Beers:
5
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
18
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.55
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
73
pDev:
18.03%
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Reviews by Brad007:
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4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I have been frequenting 3 Needs for over 5 years now. They really haven't changed too much over those 5 years. The crowd remains the same, minus a few faces.

The service is exceptional, especially if the lovely bartenders know you. Can get somewhat crowded on Fridays due to $1 beer (Saranac Lager).

The selection is decent. 3 Needs does NOT serve macro beers. Half of their beer menu is made up of beer brewed on premises and the other half is made up of local microbreweries. The most famous beers at 3 Needs would be Chocolate Thunder Porter and their American Pale Ale. They do a wonderful variety of beers, from sessions to Belgian-style ales to German lagers.

3 Needs does not serve food but Stone Soup next door does and it fits perfectly with the vegan crowd that frequents 3 Needs sometimes. In fact, 3 Needs has a wonderful diversity of patrons, including 2 Thursdays of each month in which local deaf people get together for happy hour.

In conclusion, the prices are low ($1 to $3.50 for a pint of most of their selections) and the people are friendly.

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Brad007 from Vermont, May 10, 2007
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Griffith from Connecticut, Mar 18, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Nice local New England tap selection. Good spot for a slice of pizza and a pint.

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Mattybuchs from Vermont, Feb 21, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Three Needs Brewery & Taproom has so much architectural charm to it that it's almost a must visit: wood floors, wooden beams, arched ceilings, exposed brick and beam - it's very comfortable, lodge-like with a loft feel, and even hobbit-like. There are two pool tables and foosball which seem to get a lot of use, plenty of bar rails if you can't find a spot to sit, and an outside area. It's quite nice and comfortable with the mixed crowd of students, workers, and regular Joe's that Burlington is known for (until later when it's all college). The down side is that there's no food, and they're currently mostly pouring local beers that you can find anywhere with nary a house beer in sight. Hopefully that will change.

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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania, Sep 08, 2016
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3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Really a dirty bar with a fair beer selection

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zotzot from Vermont, Jul 28, 2016
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3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

GreenMind from Pennsylvania, Jul 28, 2016
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4.31/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Nice spot!! Good vibe and good people!

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VTMLB from Vermont, Jul 05, 2015
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2/5  rDev -43.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2

This watering hole has pizza and mundane beer.

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rodmanfor3 from Vermont, Jun 27, 2015
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2.1/5  rDev -40.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 4 | selection: 2

This stinking dump does not brew anything except tasteless music and stench. Don't bother coming here.

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Pyedog from Florida, May 17, 2015
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3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

TBonez477 from Vermont, Feb 23, 2015
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3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3

Duffman79 from Connecticut, Dec 31, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Still not brewing.

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qcbrewer from North Carolina, Dec 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

yarnbomb from Vermont, Oct 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.8%

MRVermont from New Hampshire, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

WillieThreebiers from Connecticut, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Wyatt_Sasser from Connecticut, Sep 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

RichJamz from Vermont, Aug 14, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -26.8%

telejunkie from Vermont, Aug 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

bras1977 from Florida, Jul 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

dunix from Vermont, Jul 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Phigg1102 from New York, Jun 19, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -50.7%

chippo33 from Vermont, Apr 25, 2014
Three Needs Brewery & Taproom in Burlington, VT
Brewery rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 18 ratings