this bar is a lot of fun. Happy hour is when I have traditionally gone to watch the simpsons. Everyone goes there for the Simpsons which is turned on really loud. Gone is the homer hear that sat atop the bar for many years, he is missed. The beer is great too, the brewer is not one to brew the same thing the same way twice it seems so it’s always an adventure.
Don’t go here on a Friday night. I got carded @ the door, no three needs beers on tap, most people drinking mixed cocktails. very college feel almost like everyone there was just looking to get laid. I had a beer and left. Not sure I’d gob ack and it’s a shame cause it still says brewery on the door but they don’t brew anymore.
Stopped in for a few beers. Was disappointed to find out 3 Needs no longer brews beer. Ambiance was nice, but definitely had a college hang out feel. Beer selection was nothing special, especially for the overpriced pints. Service was good. Not a place I'd stop at again though. And good luck trying to get a table to play pool!!
College joint ? Like in past mentioned they have plenty of "brewpub" signage but you wont find their beer on tap. Beer list was just above average from typical sports / college bar. Skip it for much better spots around.
This is a big collage hangout. So you got to keep that in mind from the get go. What made my buddies and I upset was having to wait outside in the freezing cold by the “Door Guy” The “Door Guy” gave us some stupid speech about a fire code. We MAY have bought that if the place haven’t been half empty. So perhaps they want to make it look like the “Hot Spot” Not sure how the business benefits from keeping people standing outside when they can be purchasing beer.
When we finally got in the place after 15 minutes in the cold for no reason. We learned they didn’t have any house beers on draft. The sign outside reads “Three Needs Brewery”. How can you call yourself a brewery with all guest taps???
A lot of false advertising and B.S around this place. If it wasn’t for all the pretty collage girls walking around, we would have walked right out. My buddies convinced me to stay awhile. We had two beers and mingled with some girls. With the Farmhouse Tap and grill about 1 block away; I can easily say I will never return.
Visited here on a relatively slow sunday. Right now they are not brewing any of their own beers while they build a new brewery or get tanks and shit installed in their new location. I didn’t really get the whole story. Had a couple VT locals on tap. They were playing Phish. Shocker. But I would dig it if I lived in B’town for sure.
We had a little trouble finding this place, I guess they have just recently moved so don’t go to the College st location go to the Pearl St address next door to Fu Da Chinese restaurant. This place doesn’t look like much from the outside, it looks like a house sandwiched between two bigger buildings. Its a nice open space inside with high ceilings and exposed wood adorned with breweriana. A small loft up above and a large area towards the back with 2 pool tables and a Foosball table. Small L shaped bar sits against the right had wall. Decent tap selection of maybe 12 with a focus on VT brews. The night we went they only had one house brew on tap, a Munich Lager that was decent. I’m not sure if they are done brewing or if they are behind from the move? No food served and a college bar type feel to it. Prices seemed good.
Stopped here to escape the rain while waiting for American Flatbread to open. Apparently, in the 1st hour or so (until the keg kicks), this bar is known for selling $1 pints of "Duff beer" (looked like Otter Creek Copper Ale), so it is full of college-aged kids hoping to get a cheap pint. Good deal for the bartender ($150 in tips after 1 hour!). It was pretty hopping right at opening. I was probably the only one ordering the house beer (which was not good). No food here (except chips and premade sandwiches which are probably disgusting). Not really a great stop, their house offerings were sub-par and the atmosphere was less than desirable. But it served its purpose in sheltering me from the rainstorm outside.