This was opened by the same owners of Three Penny and has a very similar feel (the bar reminds me TPT’s beautiful polished wooden serving top). Expect Hill Farmstead and neighboring Queen City (this being the nickname for the city and not the brewery, though it too makes several appearances throughout the year) beer. Clean and inviting. Construction made it a little trying to get over to it in one piece, but that thankfully was 2 years ago.
Small bar just north of the river with a few other cool little places on the same block. They have a couple picnic tables out front and a decent bit of seating and standing room inside. Kind of dark at night, but a cool place.
Not a huge draft list, but they have some solid offerings here. Most of the stuff on draft was Vermont, and particularly from the Burlington area, but also the obligatory Hill Farmstead beer, a collaboration between Burlington and Foundation,Founders, and some Weyerbacher/Mid-Atlantic stuff for some reason.
Prices are pretty comparable to the other bars in the area. They also had some food, but we had just eaten, and a nice selection of cocktails (and just booze in general).
Friendly service, cool vibe, laid back place. They also update their taplist online, so always appreciate that. Definitely worth a stop if you’re in the area.
Stopped in with a buddy, the other day. This well lit, very clean bar had a good selection of beers. Mostly Vermont beers, but Maine Beer Company’s Lunch and Smuttynose’s Impy Stout. We didn’t have any food, but they do Taco Tuesdays. Decent value for the Winooski area. I’d go back when in the area.
Called here on a Sunday. We were here the day after a "breakfast for dinner" event, which meant a tap list of mostly coffee impy’s. First through the door, and I was chuffed to see every beer I wanted was still on. Lawson’s Maple Impy. Everett. Speedway Vietnamese. Tree House. All served in a variety of beautifully fitting glassware. Wow! Cool staff. Very ambient. Lots of wood and light. Food looked great, although I played safe with the 8 dollar burger and beef fat fries, which was, frankly, as good as I’ve had. Absolutely loved this place. A highlight of a holiday full of highlights.
Visited 7-15. Confusing and odd little traffic circle for those of us who are out of towners. I missed the right hand turn at first, but went around again and all was good. Metered parking. Walked in a few minutes past listed opening and was told they weren’t open yet. I notified them it was 5 past and was then told oh yeah, come in. LOL. Snagged seats right at the bar and the guy got us our beers and walked over to check each time and make sure we had beer in our glass. I also love the rinse set-up and the fact they spray the glasses before pouring. Selection was good and full of VT locals and a few other things mixed in. Food was solid. I just got an appetizer of Calamari, but it was tasty. Prices were pretty on-par with most places so no issue there. Nice place and def good to go to early before it’s insanely crowded.
Cool bar located within walking distance of winooski beverage warehouse. Nice selection of taps, nothing extraordinarily uncommon, but some tasty beers for sure, including sip of sunshine and 2 Hill Farmstead taps. Service was bar service only which is fine, the guy was nice and helpful. Prices were ok if a tad high. Food was pretty average pub fare, short menu but everything seemed tasty. Had the fish&chips which did the trick.
Visited on a Sunday at lunchtime (just after opening) so we were the only one in the the place. Very close to Winooski Beverage Warehouse.
Ambiance: Medium place with a small outdoor terrasse. Nice interior. Comfortable, except that most of the seatings inside doesn’t have a back.
Service: Bar service. Friendly and quick service, but we where the only one is the place so I don’t know how it is when crowded. Beers were served properly, nothing to complain about.
Selection: A well curated selection including some of Vermont’s finest like Hill Farmstead Susan / Dorothy, but also some nice foreign options like Weihenstephaner Pilsner. A few lesser known Vermont options as well. Decent bottled beer list as well.
Food: The food menu isn’t long, but the quality is there. I had the Fish’n chips that was quite tasty and we shared a poutine to try the Hill Farmstead porter gravy which was also quite good (even though it’s quite different than a real poutine).
Value: Prices for the beers are ok/good. Most beers were either $6 or 7$ for a glass (12 or 16 oz depending of the beer). Price for the food was not bad either.
Overall: Nice addition for Winooski. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area and I will be back for sure.
Great spot. Thanks to jamesewelch for leading the way as I most likely would of missed this otherwise. An impressive taplist with a couple of noteworthy VT offerings. I guess the drafts turn around relatively quickly here so check the website for daily updates. Nice and lively on a Thursday evening. Great ambiance. I didn’t eat but a small food menu available. Friendly staff.
Awesome spot!! SmAll place, maybe 30 seats. 15 or so well chosen taps including a couple from hill farmstead and one from Lawson’s. Service appropriate and great lively conversation in a cozy place atmosphere.