Three Penny Taproom | Montpelier, Vermont
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Three Penny Taproom
World Class based on 50 ratings
Type: Bar

108 Main St.
Montpelier, Vermont United States 05602 [ print map ]
802 223 TAPS

Hours: mon-fri ( 12- close)/ sat- sun ( 1- close)

Mayor: ClarkVV (4) | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 19

Three Penny Taproom

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Beer Available At Three Penny Taproom (arranged by most recent)
Zero Gravity Brett Head , Lost Nation Vermont Pilsner 87, Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2 95, Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #2 100, The Bruery Trade Winds Tripel 95, Hill Farmstead Edward 100, Allagash Session Brett Ale 98, Jack’s Abby Berliner Style Lager 80, Hill Farmstead Friendship & Devotion 98, Rising Tide Maine Island Trail Ale 84, Rising Tide Daymark 90, Hill Farmstead Harlan 99, Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA 100, Hill Farmstead What Is Enlightenment? 100, Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale 95, Lost Nation Lost Galaxy 92, Citizen Cider Unified Press 76, Maine Mead Works HoneyMaker Ram Island Iced Tea Mead 93, Jackie-Os Dark Apparition 99, Zero Gravity Conehead Wheat IPA 96
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50 reviews for Three Penny Taproom
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  88%
 Selection  90%
 Food  78%
 Value  78%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (673) London, England | June 15, 2014
An outstanding bar and restaurant. The beer range is fantastic, with a strong emphasis on local breweries; Hill Farmstead, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, The Alchemist, Lost Nation, et al are commonly found on tap. There is also a small but well-chosen bottle list. The food options are quite good as well, all tasty and nicely prepared. Good service. The value here is decent. Given the quality of beer, food and service, it is absolutely going out of your way to visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (629) San Diego County , California | June 4, 2014
Type. . . . . . Bar+Restaurant
Level. . . . ..Very High
Location. . . .Downtown, Excellent
Prices. . . . .Low
Tap Selection. Very High
Bottle Selection. Low
Samplers. . . .Yes, Free
Full Pours. . . Yes
Beer Level. . .Very High
Food. . . . . . Yes
Food Level. . .Unknown
Staff. . . . ..Engaging, Friendly
Growlers. . . .Unknown
Noise Level. ..Quiet
Décor. . . . ..Modern Tavern
Good for Kids..In the Restaurant Section
Parking. . . ..Street
WiFi. . . . . .Unknown
Cash Only. . ..No
Recommended. ..Yes
Comments. . . .Great place to find great local VT beers from Hill Farmstead, Lost Nation, Alchemist, Lawson’s Finest
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere  (469) Ottawa, Ontario | August 9, 2009
Looked like an old dinner, with micra paneling, swivle chairs at the bar, and checkered pattern on floor. 16 taps availble, and around 20 bottles, a bit on the pricey side. Limited tapa menu (cheese platters, salami, olives). A very nice and homey place, needed in Vermonts capital.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (461) Sunnyvale, California | May 21, 2014
Stopped in on the way back from the HF excursion. Nice little space with a fairly large bar separated from a smallish dining area by a wall. Pretty standard bar ambiance. Large removable chalk boards list the available taps. Another board at the back of the bar lists available bottles, which are not many in number, but carefully selected for impact. A more geographically distributed taplist than many places here, but they still had the obligatory vermont beers, including HF Everett and Edward. Staff was friendly and helpful. Did not try the food.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34  (457) Chicago, Illinois | August 11, 2013
This place was hopping when we arrived. Local focused draft list, light on the HF but had double sunshine and lots of other beers I’d never even heard of. They all were great, plus a superb reasonably prices bottle list. Has the beer bar feel, more so than any other place in Vermont. A place I’m used to and like, I’d be back for sure. The food menu looked great, wish I had eaten there.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs  (330) Toronto, Ontario | May 5, 2013
2013-04-26. Nice little spot in a quaint little strip of the city. We managed to get street parking a short walk away despite it being quite busy at the time. We walked into a VERY busy bar side around 5:30 on a Friday night and were happy to find seats in the quieter dining area. Beer selection was pretty good with a selection of styles and breweries. I was driving so I opted for a root beer and stole some of Mabel’s flight, which were a bit disappointing but still stuff we were glad to try. I got the burger which seemed a bit small when it arrived but after one bite I had no complaints. Delicious! Mabel’s stew was also excellent. Finished dinner with some Old Rasputin brownies which were delicious. A serving of three brownies is a bit much though!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley  (317) Trois-Rivières, Quebec | July 14, 2012| Updated July 15, 2012
Stopped after a Hill Farmstead beer release for a couple quick glasses of draft. Superb taplist, all the beers we had were in great shape. The food menu was narrow but tasty, value on the beer was pretty good and selection was good as I already mentionned. Lots of Vermont stuff but some other good out of state stuff. Service was really good. Just a great time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau  (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | September 7, 2010| Updated September 24, 2012
Stopped in here during a recent vacation. Really enjoyed the atmosphere, the selection, and the service. Friendly bartender poured me some tastes and was quick, even though it was busy and he was the only one on staff. I thought the tap selection was thoughtful. Didn’t have any food but it looked really good. Would love to come back and do a good session here sometime. I thought the prices were a nip high, but otherwise pretty cool.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | October 20, 2013
When I visited: Late May 2013. What I had: Sixpoint Apollo Wheat, Ballast Point Yellowtail Pale Ale, Dieu du Ciel! Pénombre IPA Noire, and Grassroots / Three Penny Song of Spring on tap, sample of Founders Doom Imperial IPA, Gueuze-Braised Rabbit and Spaetzle, Spring Chicken Stew and Pastry and white wine for the wife, Old Rasputin Brownies to split. What I liked: Exceptional food, beautiful dining room, first-rate table service from our waiter, solid and clearly visible draught list, good music, lively atmosphere on the bar side. What I disliked: We had a group of seniors staring at us the entire time that we ate, which made things a little uncomfortable. Unlike our waiter the bartender was surly and seemed bothered when I asked for samples. He also took forever to bring the check. The tap lineup, while very good, didn’t blow me away. Would I go back? Yes. Despite its shortcomings this is still a great beer bar and resto. Overall Rating: 82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose  (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | January 27, 2013| Updated August 15, 2013
Very relaxed chinchillin setting to have a beer when not crowded. can get crowded on friday night. bunch tight hill farmstead and lawsons brews on tap. either neat beers as well. haven’t been to the attached restaurant. its addition opens the place up a bit. fun bar for a beer or two.

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