I’ve frequented the Mule Bar several times over the last year. Great place to stop and grab a beer and some food. Service varies depending on amount of guests - the more guests the longer you wait to be served since orders are taken at the bar and there’s usually only one or two guys working at a time. Food is great and has small and large plates. 16 taps with one for root beer. Out of the 16 taps usually 2-3 are VT beer and the rest vary from national (like Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, Stone) to international/European. The sister pub at Three Penny seems to get better beer selections, but the selections here aren’t bad at all. I think Farmhouse Tap & Grill provides an overall better draught beer selection, but Mule Bar is usually easier to find parking and a seat.
Beautiful design to this place with the hardwood ceiling framing the look of the place. Bar service only, amiable and professional. The tap list is carefully built; there are no permanent beers it seems but rather a steady rotation of kegs that lean toward the rare side, with a good bottle list for support. Like three penny they are dabbling in upscale bar food and craft cocktails and pulling it off well. I especially applaud how they’ve differentiated the beer program from their original venture; excellent little place.
I had a very nice evening here recently. Great service, a very nice meal and they had a very nice tap list going. I drank Edward and Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine all night though they had other nice choices on tap and of course Heady by the can. I was there on Memorial Day weekend so it was a great place to go to avoid the Burlington crowd downtown.
Owned by the same 3 guys as the Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier. Decent selection of beer. Was told that that the tend to focus on the craft beer that they can get in smaller kegs so that they turn over their selection faster... this also somewhat limits the beers that they offer, but the list was adequate. Food was good, thought he menu is small. Not a very big place, though they do have outside/sidewalk seating when the weather allows. Nice addition to Winooski...
I can’t believe nobody has rated this place. Always interesting draft & bottle list. Tasty food including quality raw oysters. Servers are super freindly & helpful. Parking can be challenging, but this place is worth the effort.