Three Needs Brewery & Taproom

BEER AVG
3.89/5
Three Needs Brewery & TaproomThree Needs Brewery & Taproom
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(802) 658-0889 | map

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BEER STATS
Beers:
5
Ratings:
18
Reviews:
15
PLACE STATS
Score:
82
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
11.39%
 
 
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 46
Reviews by Hobbz:
Photo of Hobbz
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I have to admit that I don't quite "fit in" with some of the clientele here, as other reviewers have commented on. But, yes, this is Burlington and I have normally found a mix of folks inside (though more hippies than yuppies). I manage to get up to Burlington at least two visits a year, and this is a mandatory stop for me in any case. For me, the beers have been consistently top-notch, brewed with quality ingredients, and in-line with brewing styles. Also pours a large selection, both in-house brewed and local varieties. Can get crowded as this place is small [and hopefully most folks have showered recently ;-)]

Edit (2006): Now that this place has gone non-smoking, I have upped slightly the atmosphere rating.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mattybuchs
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
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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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
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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Photo of zotzot
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
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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Photo of GreenMind
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Photo of VTMLB
4.31/5  rDev +19.7%
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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Photo of rodmanfor3
2/5  rDev -44.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2

This watering hole has pizza and mundane beer.

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Photo of Pyedog
2.1/5  rDev -41.7%
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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Photo of TBonez477
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3

Photo of fastestmanalive
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of qcbrewer
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Still not brewing.

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Photo of yarnbomb
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of MRVermont
5/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Wyatt_Sasser
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of twillingthenoz
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of RichJamz
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of telejunkie
2.6/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of bras1977
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of dunix
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of gatheredwaters
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Phigg1102
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of chippo33
1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

Photo of Ewhite2121
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Three Needs Brewery & Taproom in Burlington, VT
3.89 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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