Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

BEER AVG
3.83/5
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American FlatbreadZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(802) 861-2999 | map
zerogravitybeer.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
101
Ratings:
1,679
Reviews:
350
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
231
Reviews:
105
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
4.65%
 
 
Taps:
19
Bottles/Cans:
80
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by rfgetz:
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3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Housed in two different store fronts just off of the main Church Street Market, the interior is fairly unassuming with the brick walls, wood bar and tables with minimal decor on the walls. The brick oven and prep kitchen are exposed in the main dinning room, while the front (right hand side) room houses a decently sized bar with some long tables in the rear and small tables in the front with a decent sized standing table towards the bar, filled mostly with those waiting for tables. Crowd is lively during dinner in both the bar and restaurant.

The brews are ample and cover many styles for a brewpub, none were overly ambitious with many being lower in gravity than the style dictates, but not quite "Zero". A few guest selections from local brewers keep the mix interesting.

The star is the food. Despite the small menu, they have some of the most delicious flatbreads around. Definitely go for the minimalist options, as they really allow the locally sourced and high end ingredients to shine. We sampled three varieties of flatbreads during our visit. Service was quite impersonal but adequate.

Overall, come for the food and you won't be disappointed. Throw in the beer and you have a fantastic destination.

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More User Reviews:
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

Photo of Gatch
4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gajo74
3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread in Burlington, VT
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