Burlington Beer Guide: Your Burlington guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Burlington

66 /100 112 LAKE ST
“Foam Brewers is a recent entry to the Burlington beer scene; it is a great place to hang out and enjoy their "New England" IPAs - basically, they pay homage to Heady Topper, a world-renowned brew that looks like orange juice. The venue is somewhat rustic in appearance with tables, high-tops and tables and a decent sized bar. Foam offers several of their IPAs on draught. (Wish they had some darker beers, though.) In any case, it is a worthy stop that makes a stop on any Burlington Beer Crawl. “
Pivoyager 34 days ago
76 /100 115 ST. PAUL STREET
“We came here on 26.12.2019. Really cool place with 2 open ovens. Small brewhouse and 16 beers on tap (more than in the main brewery). Liked the smoked lager. Very friendly service although it was super busy. Food looked outstanding.“
Schlenkerla 101 days ago
70 /100 160 BANK ST
“We came here on 26.12.2019. Restaurant with good beer menu. Food was outstanding!!! They have great beers but most of them are in the range of 10%. Can/bottle selection is interesting. Just come here for the food!“
Schlenkerla 101 days ago
50 /100 703B PINE STREET
“We came here on 26.12.2019. Across the street of Zero Gravity. Nice ambiance as you are sitting within the brewery and nice U-shaped wooden bar. Beers are below VT average. This brewery can be skipped if you are in a hurry.“
Schlenkerla 102 days ago
76 /100 716 PINE STREET
“We came here 26.12.2019. Located on Pine Street next to Lake Champlain chocolate factory and Queen City being across the street. Brewery is visible behind two windows. 10 beers on tap (+ Cask conditioned). We liked the Lager and the Keller both served in Willi Bechers. The Double IPA’s were good too, but Lagers were our preference. Service was fast although a lot of samplers ordered when we visited. The nice logo helps the merchandising sales.“
Schlenkerla 102 days ago
66 /100
The Skinny Pancake (Restaurant)
43 LAKE STREET
“We came here on 26.12.2019 for breakfast. A few minutes walking from Foam brewing. First I did not understand why this place is rated here, but there is a a bar at the rear end. Really good selection of local breweries. 12 beers on tap including Sip of Sunshine and Fiddlehead IPA. A few cans available (Heady Topper). A very nice location, with friendly service and good breakfast (Breakfast Monster with home made hot sauce is our recommendation).“
Schlenkerla 102 days ago
72 /100
Juniper (Bar)
41 CHERRY ST.
“We came here on Christmas Day 2019. Located in the Vermont hotel next to where we were staying. Very good brunch and great beer selection. 3 ales from Hill Farmstead and some rare sour beers in bottles. A positive surprise we did not expect to discover on the 25th of December.“
Schlenkerla 103 days ago
86 /100 112 LAKE ST
“We came here on 24.12.2019. Located directly on the Lake Champlain in a red brick house. Inside a curved stone bar and a well designed tapping area. Great location. The IPA’s are their strength. The lager was ok, but not overwhelming. DJ was playing Christmas songs which was a plus. Service was very friendly.“
Schlenkerla 104 days ago
74 /100 144 COLLEGE STREET
“We came here on 24.12.2019. Our first stop in Burlington as it was the first brewpub founded by Greg Noonan (RIP). Great English beers. Bitters from the hand pump, IPA’s with 4.2 % alcohol. Brewery is in the basement and unfortunately was not open to the public. Service added one beer wrongly and did not even apologize. A must stop if you are in the city, as it is historic and the beers are great.“
Schlenkerla 104 days ago
76 /100 191 COLLEGE ST
“I love places with retro arcade games/pinball machines that also have bars and this place is a good example of the barcade model. They had a really good taplist that included a few hill Farmstead/foam brewer selections. It can get pretty packed on a weekend night but it’s a pretty good hang.“
DiarmaidBHK 170 days ago
86 /100
Juniper (Bar)
41 CHERRY ST.
“Located in the lobby of the Hotel Vermont there’s parking available in a garage next door. It felt intimate despite being in s hotel lobby. The beer list was definitely several steps above a typical hotel bar with selections from Hill Farmstrad, Wunderhammer, 3 Fontaine, and Foam Brewers available. The food was also quite tasty and the service was friendly and personable.“
DiarmaidBHK 176 days ago
66 /100
Juniper (Bar)
41 CHERRY ST.
“Had drinks one night and dinner another night. Good service, fine selection but nothing extraordinary, although had to text a friend that works at Trillium, first time I had seen them on tap outside of their locations!“
Quick3Beers 210 days ago
64 /100 160 BANK ST
“A nice place, got in here just at the right time before a downpour with the whole family, we had to wait maybe 5 minutes but I heard the host saying waits lasting as long as 45 minutes while we were seated! Food was fine, a little above my kids' preference but my wife and I were pleased. Beer selection was nice for me, coming from outside of VT, with lots of local/regional selection. Waiter was all about getting his tables in and out, nothing wrong with that but not the best service. Certainly a fine place for a meal, either with or without family, and a good place to tick a couple of beers.“
Quick3Beers 210 days ago
72 /100
The Skinny Pancake (Restaurant)
43 LAKE STREET
“Up the road from Foam, a block off the water. Nice for people watching. Good outdoor patio. Known for their crepes, which are good. Beer list is about normal for Burlington.“
bytemesis 251 days ago
66 /100
802 bws (Beer Store)
1127 NORTH AVE SUITE 5
“A liquor store on the outskirts of Burlington with a better-than-average beer selection. No mixers or singles.“
ads135 401 days ago
82 /100 160 BANK ST
“Had brunch here with Jess on our way out of Burlington in 2019. This place was packed to the gills on a Saturday, but the food was really good and they have a quality selection of beers, many of which from the better breweries in VT.“
ads135 401 days ago
66 /100 82 SOUTH WINOOSKI
“A nice coop grocery store with a better-than-average selection of beers. A few local bombers and a slightly larger selection of six packs. Very helpful staff. Visited with Jess and Win in 2019.“
ads135 401 days ago
78 /100 716 PINE STREET
“Nice, clean larger brewery with friendly staff. Offered samplers. Beers were solid.“
Radek Kliber 556 days ago
86 /100 112 LAKE ST
“Very cool space with a nice selection - no flights - and we were there on a can release day so extra bonus. Very good beer.“
drfabulous 560 days ago
38 /100 82 SOUTH WINOOSKI
“Big grocery store with a small, but decently curated beer selection. Most of is in 4-pack cans, so bad options if you're looking to stock up on singles. I found a couple of Eden ice ciders here too. Some local meads also. Not a top spot for bottle shopping by any means.“
mcberko 607 days ago
72 /100 316 PINE STREET, SUITE 114
“Just south of the city centre, this was a fun stop. Park in their parking lot or on the street for free. Fair-sized interior, with a few additional patio tables. 10 ciders on tap, with custom flights of 5 x 2 oz. pours for $7, a ticker's paradise. Ciders ranged from ordinary to somewhat interesting, especially their bourbon BA and sour cherry ones. Decent food menu, with vegan and veganizable options clearly listed on the menu - prices were on the high side for all the food items. Friendly service. Nice stop to switch it up from beer to cider.“
mcberko 607 days ago
62 /100 144 COLLEGE STREET
“Across the street from the American Flatbread place, this is centrally located in the hubbub of downtown Burlington. Fun place with a double-sided bar. 3 oz tasters available for $1.25, so excellent for ticking. Beers weren't good though - some undrinkable. Friendly, helpful service. Everything here was great except the beer, so it's hard to recommend.“
mcberko 607 days ago
72 /100 115 ST. PAUL STREET
“Right across from Vermont Pub, this is a worthwhile stop and of course is famous for the flatbread. Lots of house taps, but no flights; just pints and half-pints, reasonably priced. Service is super friendly and willing to give free samples of anything you want. Beers were solid. I didn't try the food, as it's not an overly vegan-friendly place. Worth a visit when in Burlington.“
mcberko 607 days ago
70 /100 112 LAKE ST
“Beautifully located near the water, this is a modern, medium-sized tasting room. You order at the bar - they had maybe 8-9 house beers available. No flights - just 8 and 12 oz pours, but they will offer samples before you order. Prices are ridiculous, at $5-6 for the 8 oz pours. Beers are good, but world class or deserving of those price tags. Service was decent. Worth a stop.“
mcberko 607 days ago
70 /100 160 BANK ST
“Fairly large place in the center of town. The bar was nearly empty so I sat there, but within minutes it was packed and folks were reaching over me and around me for beers. I should have sat at one of the many restaurant tables or outside on the covered patio. Service was OK - although the barkeep messed up my food order she didn't charge me for the mistake. Food was tasty but very pricey for what you get. Nice beer list, good variety of styles and breweries. I'm surprised it's the top rated place in Burlington.“
Travlr 625 days ago
68 /100 112 LAKE ST
“Visited between sessions of the Vermont Brewers Fest, and as expected it was jam packed. They only serve beers from one spot at the bar so the line was long, although they did have four registers going. There is a separate line at the opposite end of the bar for growler fills. Otherwise there are stools at the bar, bar tables and a nice outdoor space facing the lake. They only had one sour on offer, rather unimpressive. A much better offering was from House of Fermentology, a tasty foeder aged sour. The food they had was cheese and charcuterie but I didn't see anyone eating. I'll reserve judgment on their beers until I try more of them.“
Travlr 625 days ago
62 /100
The Shopping Bag (Grocery Store)
166 NORTH STREET
“Small grocery store and grill that happened to be near my AirBnB when I visited for the Vermont Brewers Fest. Made a convenient breakfast stop before the fest. They do have several coolers full of craft beer, so more than expected for such a small place. Good prices.“
Travlr 625 days ago
70 /100 160 FLYNN AVE
“Modern tasting room in a shiny modern metal building. Long L-shaped bar, some tables, and a swag shop. Flights of four are possible for six bucks, as are pints (the smaller US version) and half pints. Beers are OK, some need work. Smoke beers were pretty tasty but I'd like to see a bit more smoked malt, but they're nice introductions to the style. Staff knew the beers backwards and forwards. Food is hot dogs. Large parking lot. Dog and kid friendly with some rules. Decent enough stop.“
Travlr 627 days ago
72 /100 703B PINE STREET
“Warehouse style brewery directly across the street from Zero Gravity, with its own parking lot. Large U-shaped bar on one end of a production brewery. Beers are mainly English style with a few additions like saisons (tasty), but nothing too hop forward. - and NO NE IPAs!!! (yay). Flights of four small tasters for six bucks, and everything I tried was tasty. Free pretzels, although they sell their own larger pretzels, as well as brats and hot dogs. Worth a stop for sure.“
Travlr 627 days ago
72 /100 316 PINE STREET, SUITE 114
“In a former light industry building, upstairs, with a few peeks of the river through trees and over trains. Long bar and restaurant tables, including a few on the patio, some in sun some in shade. Ciders are all ultrafiltered and sparkling with a wide range from sweet to dry. Lots of items intended, I would think, to appeal to beer geeks like dry hopping, barrel ageing and even a "gose-cider." Food is tasty and creative pub grub. Worth a stop if you like the more common fairly commercial type of American cider.“
Travlr 627 days ago
84 /100 112 LAKE ST
“Great setting and great beers. They will fill other's 750 growlers with their beer. What's not to love!“
boto 631 days ago
78 /100 112 LAKE ST
“(September 2016) Chic. Laid back. Cool. Hipster. Rock-solid beers.“
hopscotch 671 days ago
66 /100 185 PEARL STREET
“Quick evening stop, primarily to tick a new "brewery." Looks and feels like a straight bar, including a bouncer. Kind of dark inside, large bar, pool tables a back room for private functions. Tap list is decent, with three or four house beers that are now brewed at Queen City. Not much to say otherwise.“
bytemesis 673 days ago
60 /100 160 FLYNN AVE
“Laid-back atmosphere. Copper bar. Flights and cool flight paddles shaped like the state of Vermont. College kids. Hot dogs and pretzels. The beer is mostly unremarkable, although I did enjoy their Thai Lime Gose. Service is good. Nice enough staff. Metal sculpture garden outside.“
hopscotch 690 days ago
70 /100 160 BANK ST
“This place wasn't great, although relatively expensive. The ale cheese soup and mac n cheese were luke warm. The soup was good, but the mac n cheese wasn't. The fish n chips was good, although there were far more chips than fish. There were too many onions in the mac n cheese - both fried and caramelized. Why are they putting onions in mac n cheese anyway? I liked the fish, but at a beer-forward establishment, I'd think they'd beer-batter the fish. Cornmeal is for catfish.The service was not fantastic, but not bad either. Aziz the atmosphere was nice. The taplist was great. It featured beers from the better Vermont breweries - Hill Farmstead, Lawson's Finest Liquids and Fiddlehead. There were several other quality breweries represented, from both inside and outside Vermont. So, basically my gripe is that the establishment charges way too much to only provide good food and good service. For the money spent, one would expect greatness instead of goodness.“
hopscotch 690 days ago
70 /100 716 PINE STREET
“Good quick food. Beers were not bad. Staff was a little cold. Had a decent time.“
ilovedarkbeer 886 days ago
76 /100 112 LAKE ST
“Cool place. Looks like Dr. Frakenstein's laboratory. Only four beers on tap. Good sized patio and solid cheese board on the menu.“
ilovedarkbeer 886 days ago
80 /100 112 LAKE ST
“World class beers, nice selection on tap, cans were sold out. No food I don't think. Weird queue with some wait time to get beer at bar. Friendly staff, didn't question them as we knew what we wanted. Pricy but worth the bucks.“
jb 894 days ago
84 /100 160 BANK ST
“Decent beer list, quite a busy place, decent service, so so prices, had some excellent beer selections like hill farmstead and sip of sunshine. Food was good.“
jb 894 days ago
76 /100 144 COLLEGE STREET
“Nice laid back location with some different beers after being inundated by the IPA craze lately. Did not try any food. Prices decent selection typical size, service good.“
jb 894 days ago
70 /100 716 PINE STREET
“Good beer, so so service, if you get tasting the samples were huge, I go the pint route though. Good fresh beer at the going rate and 1 or 2 harder to get things here.“
jb 894 days ago
70 /100 316 PINE STREET, SUITE 114
“Located down the road from Queen City a couple is miles down the road. Located in a warehouse type facility with the taproom/brewpub on the 2nd floor. Pretty packed on a Saturday night which I'm guessing is due in part to their food options. They had 7-8 different ciders plus some guest taps. Ciders were pretty solid though the place has a very shiny commercial feel.“
DiarmaidBHK 895 days ago
76 /100 703B PINE STREET
“Located down the road from citizen cider in a warehouse with fairly robust parking. They 13 on tap with limited food options. Really strong German styles which is unusual for the area. The IPAs were less successful.“
DiarmaidBHK 895 days ago
76 /100 160 BANK ST
“Located in downtown Burlington I was able to find street parking. Good tap list for the area but nothing too rare. I like places that serve good food late but as others have noted it's not cheap.“
DiarmaidBHK 895 days ago
84 /100 160 BANK ST
“Dinner Saturday night with JB, Anne and Patty. Very nice place, good service and great beer list. Had some Hill Farmstead. Most of the food at our table was very good. Except for my wife who god the chicken dinner. $23 for a chicken leg and thigh!!! Plus some veggies on the side. The beers and other meals were great!“
Ron 895 days ago
66 /100 144 COLLEGE STREET
“Ended our Saturday night here after Foam and the Farmhouse, so those are tough to be measured up against. Nice place. Good fast service since not crowded. I'm not a dry stout fan but I wanted something stouty after a day full of DIPA's. I did not finish it.“
Ron 895 days ago
80 /100 112 LAKE ST
“Stopped here twice in the one day we were in Burlington. (Brands came into town later, so we brought them here) Sunday afternoon in town for one night. Of their 10 beers on the tap list, 3 were marked sold out. The continuois line for beer shows how popular this place is. The IPA's I had were great! Nice college vibe here. The only deduction is for the cost of a 8 oz pour is $6. But it is high quaility beer though.“
Ron 896 days ago