Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

BEER AVG
3.82/5
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American FlatbreadZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(802) 861-2999 | map
zerogravitybeer.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
110
Ratings:
1,863
Reviews:
413
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
233
Reviews:
106
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
4.65%
 
 
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Ratings: 233 |  Reviews: 106
Reviews by Digimaika2:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Have been down to American Flatbread in Burlington a number of times, and haven't been disappointed yet.

Atmosphere is warm and inviting with a great bar area to your right as you walk in, and a large open room to the left that serves as the main dining area. A big brick pizza oven dominates the main dining area, and warms the place nicely in the colder months. Outdoor seating in the alleyway is available too. This place is VERY family friendly, with a lot of kids around whenever I've been here. It's also very popular, especially weekend evenings, so be prepared to wait 30-60min for a table (no reservations). However, grabbing some pints at the bar will no doubt pass the time.

Service has always been exceptional with kind and courteous staff. What I love about this place is that they have a separate group of waiters who's primary job is to refill water glasses. I really wish more beer-centric eateries would do this, especially when there are extensive and quality beer menus offered, such is the case here.

Flatbreads Zero Gravity line-up dominates the taps, 3-4 other taps are devoted to area breweries or "neighbours" (ie. Trapp, Wolaver's, Allagash, etc), and always 1-2 cask options. Everytime I'm here I usually always stick to the Zero Gravity offerings as it is really good stuff (Especially fond of the TLA IPA, Black Cat Porter, and Solstice Gruit). Another plus is the fact that Zero Gravity offerings are usually lower in price than other breweries offered on-tap. Also have a decent number of bottles offered, but nothing out of the ordinary. Cask options have all been outstanding except for one of two I've had recently (one tasted completely of vinegar, reminding me of wine that isn't ready yet).

Food is very good with simple menus offering a number of outstanding salads and flatbreads to choose from. They also offer one daily salad and two daily flatbread specials that are usually better than anything offered on the menu, so be sure to take a look at those. This place uses really great and fairly creative ingredient combinations in both their salads and flatbreads. Personal favourites are the Evolution salad, Salsa flatbread, and Vermont Sausage flatbread.

Prices are very fair, both for beer and food, and are well worth what you pay for. However, I've noticed the specials are usually a bit more than the regular menu items.

Definitely would recommend a stop in here if you're looking for great food and great beer in Burlington. Afterwards, head just down the street to the Farmhouse for more drinks and great desserts.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jcoleMA66
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -7%
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.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.51/5  rDev -18.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Moestavern
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of shelbs1202
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Cool place. The courtyard is quaint and the upper deck is the perfect place to wait for your table to be readied.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.13/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Mattybuchs
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Both the pine street and flatbread locations are very inviting. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.

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Photo of sbuchert
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.17/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of StoutLover14
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mdfb79
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of Bradley_BizKutZ
4.6/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
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!

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Photo of GreenMind
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of NelCet
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mohawkhitchhiker
3.45/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of mkyer
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of redfish2942
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of gwiedman1
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread in Burlington, VT
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