Bobcat Cafe and Brewery | Bristol, Vermont
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Bobcat Cafe and Brewery
Good based on 18 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

5 Main Street
Bristol, Vermont United States 05443 [ print map ]
802 453 3311

Hours: Opens at 4pm

Taps: 6-8 | Bottles: 11

Bobcat Cafe and Brewery

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18 reviews for Bobcat Cafe and Brewery
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  64%
 Food  83%
 Value  68%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409  (246) Bristol, Vermont | August 9, 2012
Cool town wild west style crowded very friendly var tender
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla  (444) Minneapolis, Minnesota | October 2, 2015
A small little Vermont town with a small brewpub that was overall solid. A small place with nuanced rustic feel to it. Service was solid during our visit and bartender was happy to talk about beer. 6 beers on tap during our visit and samplers were available. Food was solid and prices were quite nice. A pleasant surprise for a small Vermont town.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler  (260) Enfield, New Hampshire | June 4, 2015
Old place, the beers are quite good. the food is outrageous and very very good. This is worth a stop if passing through. If you doít like the beer, have some wine.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 13, 2014
Bristol is a small town with a cute center typical of Vermontís nicer and larger villages. Homey and cozy feel even though itís essentially a restaurant. I would likely make the detour far more often if it opened more than for dinner. Always a nice experience though at the Bobcat, one of those brewpubs combining great food which changes all the time with a solid lineup of beers inclusing many winners, be it the Baltic Porter or the many impressive lagers. It is just too bad that itís not closer to the other top Vermont spots, but then again, it makes every visit more special.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Arcanor  (48) Quebec | August 22, 2013
The selection at the time I was there wasnít that good, but I know that sometimes it can be amazing ! The Bartender failed big time on food and drink order. Some of us ask for half pint and they received full, we ask for some specefic food and received something else. Great place anyway and weíll give an other chance next time the Brewer is in.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
LadySusan  (104) Ste-Therese, Quebec | March 7, 2012
In the nice town of Bristol Vermont their is a place that most be visited and that is Bobcat Cafe. The place is small but very inviting it fills up very fast, that is because the beer is good the food is excellent, the service is friendly.You are not rushed,the regulars are fun to talk to, it is just a great place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 8/20
hbmason  (24) Shoreline, Washington | January 4, 2012
Expensive for tasters but decent beer. Cool wild west looking town. Well worth a stop in.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon  (248) Boisbriand, Quebec | August 7, 2011
July 31, 2011. Wow, a brewpub in a very small town, where Main Street only takes 5 minutes to walk. I went there at the opening and the bar section and it fills up very quickly, but the dining room that opened to 17h, was still some places when I left, maybe because it was a Sunday. The tap selection was smal at the time, but interesting, I like what I hade (Cali Com and Dennis Hopírd). Food wise, it all look good, my steak was delicious and I want to try other stuff on the menu. The place it self is very nice, wood decor and cozy, I would go back there!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor  (349) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | May 14, 2011
A small cozy brewpub in the small town of Bristol, VT. It has a fairly long tap list (8-10 beers) with mostly standard offerings but a few interesting beers. I was excited about the food since their menu is more upscale than most bars, but I found it was overpriced and not as good as I expected (I had a chicken tortilla soup which was super spicy). Overall, an ok place but I was slightly underwhelmed.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
Pivoyager  (88) Gaithersburg, Maryland | November 24, 2009
The scenic town of Bristol (Population 4000) is considered the "Gateway to the Green Mountains" and is home to the Independence Day Outhouse Races. It is also here where you can find Bobcat Cafť. Situated downtown, and across the street from itsí Bedford Falls-like town square (You can almost hear George Bailey cry, "Merry Christmas Bobcat Cafť!"). Nevertheless it can be a very popular place. My first visit involved a 15-minute wait. My most recent one, we just grabbed a seat at the bar. With that, the Bobcat is somewhat upscale and serves excellent food and several house beers. An intimate space, it is divided into a small, and sometimes cramped, bar area and a narrow dining room; in the back is Bobcatís small brewery; despite the limited size, I have had the opportunity to quaff their (very malty) porter and, most recently, a Scottish Wee Heavy that tasted like an amber ale with bacon. In any case, there is on hand a diverse selection of regional micros. While great food, cozy ambience and superb service always make for an enjoyable night out at the Bobcat Cafť, great beer can always be had in Vermont. Rock Art Brewery, another superlative example, is a 90-minute drive away. There are daily tours and free samples

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