Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American FlatbreadZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American FlatbreadZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

115 Saint Paul St
Burlington, Vermont, 05401-8411
United States

(802) 861-2999 | map

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DrStiffington from New Jersey

4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Very cool place - lots of space, several rooms. Also outside space. Great lunch menu - too many delicious sounding foods to pick from but the wife and I chose a few different things. Lots of interesting beers on tap but too many for me to try all the ones I wanted. Great place to eat and drink. Side note: the actually brewery down the street was fine but the brewpub was outstanding.

Dec 05, 2020
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cratez from Canada (ON)

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

What I had: Zero Gravity Black Cat Porter and T.L.A. India Pale Ale on tap, two Evolution Salads, Punctuated Equilibrium Flatbread to split, several white wines for my girlfriend.
What I liked: Wonderfully warm atmosphere, lots of privacy at our four-seater booth, superb food, efficient service, beers are above average in quality, very good pint prices ($5 full, $3 half), they brew a wide range of styles, serve cask ale, and have a small but respectable cider and mead selection.
What I disliked: Our waiter could have been a little friendlier, but he smiled and brought everything to the table quickly so it wasn’t that big of an issue.
Would I go back? Definitely. Flatbread has pretty much everything I expect from a great brewpub.
Overall Rating: 90

Jan 29, 2020
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hozersr from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Came here with my wife in the fall of 2019. Nice brewery. Beer is a little above average. Service was good. Did not have the food. They have a large and very comfortable patio which is Dog friendly.

Oct 29, 2019
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Chad_Rider from Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

American Flatbread / Zero Gravity holds a revered place in my heart and my wife's heart. It was here that we met "Summer Gruit" and subsequently took our buzz to the Shelburne road to buy her wedding dress. We've been back several times and it has yet to disappoint! Really, really good beer. Good food too!

Apr 22, 2019
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nh2032 from New York

4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

A must stop in Burlington. The beers aren't going to compete with the big VT Brewers (Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, Foam), but they put out an amazing variety all of which are solid or better. Taplist can be a little IPA heavy, but there are usually at least a few traditional English or German styles on too. Also great that they basically always have something on cask - I don't know of another place in the area where that's true.

Food menu is limited (pizzas + salad), but extremely high quality. Be warned the place can get swamped, but it's worth the wait.

May 11, 2018
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polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

3.68/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

We stopped in for beer and pizza on a Saturday afternoon, which was not the best idea, as the place was a madhouse.

Beer was okay, but seemed a little underwhelming. I had two beers which were okay, but I think this is a place that aims firmly for the middle of the road.

Selection of beers was okay, probably a couple of dozen, but as I said, these are really middle of the road brews.

Vibe was entirely family pizza joint. Not a lot of adult room, and there was a bit of a mill mentality...get you in, get you out.

Food was the best part. Had a great starter salad with fresh local feta cheese, and then a nice pizza which was quite tasty.

Apr 12, 2018
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ryanm3850 from Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Good food (Great Pizza), fair prices, quality local beers, and a comfortable atmosphere. Maybe not the Ritz but you will not be disappointed eating here.

Jan 10, 2018
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

In downtown Burlington, just across the street from Vermont Brewpub, this awesome little brewpub offers up a fantastic lineup of beers, constantly rotating but always keeping Conehead and Green State Lager as their flagship beers. Pizza is creative and proving itself to be a great option here. Very clean, and efficient service. If Vermont Brewpub is crowded, give this little place a shot.

Jun 13, 2017
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Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

First impression (and my only time there) was that it was kinda antiseptic as breweries go. All shiny and bright and modern. Good beers though and certainly I would go back but I was kind of surprised as a first timer who has gone beer trailing in Maine/NewH/Vt/Mass this was in a decor of it's own.

Jan 24, 2017
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mdfb79 from New York

4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

A cool spot with nice artwork and vibe, the bartender was very nice and cool. Nice merch and a sour 750ml in bottles to take away. Beer was good, nothing outstanding and the selection was decent. Would go back.

Nov 08, 2016
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

American Flatbread is right off of the main town-green, and just south of the Vermont Pub & Brewery. It casual and warm inside (wood floor, wood bar, mirrored back bar, exposed brick walls, tin ceiling, fireplace), although it's showing its age (that can be seen as charming though). The bar is directly to the right as you enter, or you can get a table at a multitude of different spots, which is nice because it's kind of broken up into smaller areas which can be more comfortable.

It's an old building which brings some character with it already, and the menu and some of the artwork they've got up have a kind of 70's hippie-vibe. But we're not really here for the decor, are we? No, we're here for beer and pizza! (Actually, it's flatbread).

There are 16 taps. I'm not sure what the connection with Zero Gravity is, or where they came in, but I'm guessing that they couldn't produce enough beer and so they brought ZG in as partners. Or I could be completely wrong, did it start as ZG and they expanded???... yeah, that's the ticket! What does it really matter if you're getting high-quality beers that for the most part that you can't get somewhere else?

On to the flatbread. There's only one other place in the Burlington area that I think does "flatbread" just as well, but only one, and I won't name them. This is the real stuff, made with organic wheat, and baked in a wood-fired oven! You can choose from their offerings or you can create your own. Personally I'm a little plain, but I like their "Medicine Wheel" which is just organic tomato sauce with mozzarella, grana padano, and Italian herbs - there's no need to muddy the waters if the basics are already perfect!

Given the food options that are available, and especially right in the area, I'd certainly recommend it. Two thumbs up!

Sep 30, 2016
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Gajo74 from New York

3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

This is a nice place with a warm and inviting vibe. There is a nice brick oven pizza display in the center of the main room and a nice bar in the other. A great place for both singles and families. They have good pizza. As for the brews, it is a brewpub which exclusively features the beers brewed by Zero Gravity. I only had one beer, Black Cat Porter, but it was good. The pizza was also nice. I would go back for both the pizza and for the opportunity to try more Zero Gravity brews.

Dec 13, 2015
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Went here on Sunday during our trip to Burlington. Wanted to sit outside but it was a bit busy so we sat at the bar. Got great service there (two bartenders to check on us) and grabbed some pies and beers. The flatbreads were awesome, really reminded us of the thin crust pizza we get back home. Probably the best pie in VT. Beers were all tasty, fresh, and from the Zero Gravity brewery (but brewed on-site). Had a few of those and was feeling pretty good for a walk by Lake Champlain!

Sep 29, 2015
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jhavs from New York

4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

This is a good place to grab an affordable meal with some better than average beer. I think Cone Head has grown in quality and it is now one of my summer drinking favorites, I love that it is now available in cans. The food selection (flat bread yuppy pizza and fresh salads) is made with mostly local and all high quality ingredients. The vibe is casual and sort of hipster. Beer selection usually has a wide variety of styles.

Jul 24, 2015
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SABERG from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We stopped in on the Saturday of the Vermont Brewers Festival.
Our server and the bar staff were composed, and delightful under the crush of humanity.
The food was wonderful started with simple salad, then special pie. Both wonderful.
The tap list was quite nice, Berliner-IIPA. A cask engine provided the joy for me.
A 1 year old English Old Ale on cask was simply outstanding.
A wonderful place.

Jul 20, 2015
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Reagan1984 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Wonderful spot. THe pizza's are great as is the atmosphere. I've been both in warm and winter weather and thought the ambiance was more conducive to the winter feeling. But the quality of the beer was quite nice.
Definitely a spot to hit while in town.

Dec 06, 2014
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nickfl from Florida

3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The flatbread is very good, though if you don't want pizza you aren't going to have much else to choose from. Prices are reasonable and the beer is good. Nice selection of house beers and while they don't offer flights they do serve half pints if you want to try a few different things. The lagers were actually the standouts of what we had with the hoppy beers being good but not great.

Oct 23, 2014
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Little brewpub /pizzeria just off the green in downtown Burlington. Small bar seats about 10 with a few tables and booths. A solid selection of craft tilted towards IPAs... very tasty. Friendly service and excellent pizza.

Sep 27, 2014
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BeerTwigs from New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Stopped in for a few beers over the weekend. The restaurant was packed but we were able to find a few spots open at the bar. Smaller bar area with a solid tap list and a cask offering. Tried a few of the Zero Gravity beers and they were decent. The Conehead IPA on cask was good and I would definitely recommend trying their cask when available. I would definitely like to try more of their beers next time I am in town.

Aug 25, 2014
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KingCobra686 from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

One of the most creative breweries in VT. Always lots of interesting beers to try when you visit. Bar can get a little crowded of youre trying to drink there instead of getting a table and a full meal. But Zero gravity either needs to advertise better or change the map in the VT brewery map because I went to VT Pub & Brewery for years before i realized that Zero Gravity was less than a 3 minute walk away rather than the half an hour trip north its shown as on the map.

Aug 18, 2014
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PapaGoose03 from Michigan

3.49/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

This was stop #9 for my wife and I on a 9-day East Coast pub crawl and a family visit. The brewery is located in a storefront setting in the busy downtown area. It appears that there is an outdoor eating area in an open space next to the building. (We visited the pub on the day that they closed the street in front in order to have a 10th Anniversary celebration, and the place was packed inside, on the patio and in the street.)

We stopped here to try their beers, and we also ordered a snack to go along. There were 14 beers available, but since this brewery did not offer a sampler flight we did our best to evaluate their beers by ordering 4 pints. Each of them was brewed to style, and each had characteristics that exceeded the style slightly so that overall we scored our 4 beers at a B-minus grade. The Conehead Wheat IPA was the notable one of our selections.

The pizzas that we saw being delivered to adjacent tables looked and smelled good, and our bread sticks that we ate were very tasty. However, this review does not include a score for this category.

The descriptions of many of the other beers sounded tempting, and we would have enjoyed tasting them if samplers were available. But we know our limits, and it had been a long day. We’ll come back here to try some of the other beers if we’re ever back this way again.

Jul 07, 2014
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TroyS62 from Vermont

4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Great flat breads with plenty of toppings, nice and fresh. Zero Gravity Conehead Wheat IPA was very good. I will definitely drink again it was very drinkable. The restaurant has a great feel to it. Good atmosphere and wait staff. We have been there often and always have a good time.

Jan 14, 2014
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Ate lunch here and had a few beers. We sat in the outdoor seating since it was nice, although the ground wasn't very level and I was worried my beers were going to slide off the table.

Good selection of beer styles available, I had a glass of the Black IPA and the Export Stout. Both very tasty. The food menu is made up of flatbread pizzas which feature a lot of local ingredients. We had ours half red onion and buffalo chicken and half Sun dried tomato and sausage, and it was excellent.

The only downside was that the service was below average. Our waitress disapeared for long stretches when we actually needed refills, and both the plates and my wife's coffee cup had not been washed well at all.

Sep 24, 2013
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FrostBlast from Canada (QC)

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went there on a Thursday night. Waited 25 minutes for my table. Was able to order a beer at the bar in the meantime, so the waiting was really no big deal.

The place is amazing. Old brick walls, wooden furniture, homey feeling, and this huge wood fire oven in the corner, with the pizzas cooking inside. From my table, we could literally feel the oven's heat. Made for a great atmosphere.

The service was ridiculously excellent. Our waitress was johnny-on-the-spot with everything we needed. She was never invasive, but always there within a few seconds after we expressed our need for something between ourselves. We never had to wave for her, she just seemed to pop out of thin air before we even had a chance to express anything explicitly. It was almost disconcerting and it ended up with a running joke that she must have been a psychic.

The food was amazing. Great selection of pizzas. The three of us shared slices among ourselves for the sake of variety and the three we had were very different but consistently excellent. The only thing they'd need to work on would be a wider variety of entrées - most of what they have now is salads.

The beer was brewed by Zero Gravity - which is only the name for the home brewery. I had two and they were excellent. I expect the others to be just as well made.

Overall, great value. I've had pizzas that were far from being as tasty while being in the same range, or even more expensive. Considering the food + the beer + the atmosphere, this place is well worth the price they charge. Very, very nice experience. Next time I hit Burlington, it's the first place I'm heading for.

Sep 14, 2013
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Stopped by for lunch on a day trip out of Burlington. The atmosphere was casual, but in a fun and exciting way. The service was very good, our waitress was attentive and helpful in both beer and food selection. The beer selection was solid, offering many beers brewed on site with a large variety. The flatbreads were delicious and full of flavor. They complemented the beer nicely! Overall lunch was delicious and relaxed, quite enjoyable.

Jul 28, 2013
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