Mule Bar

Mayor: Bulk_Carrier (14) | Affiliated user(s) here Mulebarvt | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 30-50
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (1352) Dublin, California | September 7, 2016
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier  (362) Essex Junction, Vermont | February 25, 2016
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Garrold  (100) Sheffield, England | December 10, 2015
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
bigda83  (42) Jamestown, New York | August 6, 2015
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Chippo33  (5) Vermont | July 26, 2015
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley  (405) Trois-Rivičres, Quebec | June 22, 2015
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
tom10101  (284) Quebec | June 22, 2015
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.

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (1233) Boomtown!, Australia | May 13, 2015
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
rejtable  (233) Ontario | April 4, 2015
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jamesewelch  (19) Burlington, Vermont | January 30, 2015
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.

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