McNeillís Brewery | Brattleboro, Vermont
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McNeillís Brewery
Good based on 49 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

90 Elliot Street
Brattleboro, Vermont United States 05301 [ print map ]
802 254 2553

Hours: 4:00 pm-2:00 am

Mayor: cheap (3) | Taps: 12-15 | Bottles: 5-10

McNeillís Brewery

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Beer Available At McNeillís Brewery (arranged by most recent)
McNeills Dawghouse , McNeills Dark Angel Imperial Stout 95, McNeills Dead Horse India Pale Ale 72, McNeills Abbey Dubbel , McNeills White IPA , McNeills Sinister Urge Black IPA , McNeills Samson , McNeills Slop Bucket Double Brown 85, McNeills IPA Experiment #2 , McNeills Jailhouse IPA , McNeills Lazarus IPA , McNeills Exterminator Doppelbock 46, McNeills Green Mountain Gold 68, McNeills Summer Ale , McNeills Duckís Breath Bitter , McNeills Extra Special Bitter Ale 92
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49 reviews for McNeillís Brewery
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  68%
 Selection  74%
 Food  44%
 Value  76%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  80%
Rating Distribution

CamdenD  (48) Brattleboro, Vermont | October 20, 2006
This is a brewerís dive bar. Go here, drink their fantastic beer, and quit yer bitchiní. $3 pints of probably just abuot the best beer in the northeast. Can you really complain?
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 8/20
Bulk_Carrier  (125) Mt Reclusion , Vermont | November 27, 2015
Might be one of the few on here, but I really wasnít impressed with this place at all. I tried Dawghouse and barely could finish it - it smelled like turpentine. The ambiance, well, - its dive bar-ish, and not as clean as some other dive bars Iíve been to, so, point deducted. Service for a Friday wasnít bad, but wasnít great. I really canít see myself going back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun  (95) New Jersey | August 28, 2015
A nice place to relax and enjoy history! I would have like more beer selections (there were 2-3 beers that were not available) but beers that were available were decent. Very cheap flight with a nice pour. Definitely a place to stop by when in the area
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
cheap  (186) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | August 17, 2015| Updated August 22, 2015
This brewpub has been around since ratebeer was invented, and its the oldest brewing brewery in Vermont - so go figger why some think it looks like a good old dive - IT IS! But in a good way! Visited on a dark rainy summer night. A few locals hangen out. Note that this is not a place for younger self made beer preppies; this is a place for those that can recognize the atmosphere of an old European country pub. Key words here are old & traditional; lots of old detailed wood carvings and an aroma that can be not mistaken for anything but beer brewing experience. They had so many beer styles on tap, I had to come back 2 days in a row! Pleasant friendly girl behind the bar that will do anything for you! Yes, friendly, low key nifty place that is just what beer drinken is all about. If you are looking for a modern 9 inch shiny brass elbow that breaks out into 100 beer taps behind a shiny stainless steel wall all underneath a blackened roof in a sterile warehouse atmosphere, go someplace else, youíll be disappointed. This place is simply a good old country brewpub with laid back atmosphere and an environment that is friendship safe! It has been unaffected by the wave of craft beer wannah bees that have hit the scene in the last 10 years. I love this place, ITíS GREAT! Had to go out of my place to go here but if you are an elderly master, you must check it out. Most all the beers had a wild attitude about them, yum!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
AdamChandler  (260) Enfield, New Hampshire | June 4, 2015
This is an old brewpub/dive bar. I liked the ambiance but the beers just werenít very good. Probably would never return.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
blipp  (176) San Diego, California | October 20, 2013
Total dive bar. Dark and not at all busy when we were there on a Saturday evening. Smaller pours are available if youíre trying to tick. Other than that, there are plenty of draft-only selections, and the beer it self is decent. They also have board games to play. Really kind of an odd place that left me with no desire to ever go back.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
berniecarbo  (22) Holliston, Massachusetts | June 17, 2013
Quirky seems to be the word of the day in these reviews, canít argue with that. Went their about 6 - 6:30 on a Saturday, one other person there but if you like beer, stop here. Donít be turned off by the outside, this isnít your up-scale Boston/NY brew pub with suits having $10 drafts, just a great little brew pub 5 minutes off I 91. A dozen + of there own drafts plus 3 cask brews, bartender was helpful, offered samples, answered questions. Only regret was we didnít have more time to try more beers. Absolutely would stop there again.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK  (760) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 10, 2013
As I entered McNeils the patrons at the bar next door were lighting flares and throwing them into the street. A metaphor of things to come perhaps? Shockingly the place was deader than disco inside. I didnít t the scene. The bartender was pleasant enough. What annoyed me was the beer. They do t seem to brew anything to style. Sometimes you just want a Brown ale to taste like a brown ale and not a sour. I probably wouldnít go back if I was in the area again.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
PRBeer  (411) Parsippany, New Jersey | March 11, 2013| Updated May 6, 2013
Iíve been coming here for years...and I guess Iím just used to the place. Yes it is quirky...but the beer is great...and if you are not in a rush...itís easy to strike up a great conversation with some of the locals. I recommend a visit here if in the area...easy to get to heading north on I91.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
AaronDaniel  (9) Connecticut | February 18, 2013
This is "must stop" whenever Iím in VT. The beer selection is good, the service is great, and the locals are colorful and friendly. This place is GREAT.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau  (307) Ithaca, New York | May 29, 2012
Stopped in here on a lazy afternoon and had a good time. The bartender was friendly, I thought the atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable. Prices are definitely decent and itís very convenient to lots of restaurants and shops nearby. Quite a list of beers for a brewpub. I like the open space.

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