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
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
17
PLACE STATS
Score:
83
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
72
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
11.39%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 72
Reviews by albern:
Photo of albern
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 3

This place is a bit rough. There is a pool table and pretty much a drunk crowd. I was in a foul mood because of my experience at Flatbread (read that review) and went to 3 needs. I had the extra stout, which I really enjoyed. The atmosphere was a real turn off, although it was pretty harmless. I'm just not into the drunken early thirties crowd. The $3.50 pints were as cheap as any I can remember. The samples were very generous and didn't cost anything. That's my kind of place. High marks on service. They had only 3 of their house beers on tap when I was there.

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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 17 ratings.
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