We visited Three Penny Taproom multiple times on our visit to Montpelier. It feels like quality beer can be found in pretty much every café/restaurant/bar in town, but this is the main beer destination and a must-visit. We frequented during the day and in the evening on a Monday and even then they have a steady stream of drinkers. We sat at the bar area with a mix of locals and beer tourists. They have 24 taps of some of the best beer in the world – Hill Farmstead, Lawson’s, Grassroots, Allagash etc on offer. Couple that with a plentiful supply of Alchemist cans and you have a selection that is hard to beat. We were only too happy to sit here and sip back HF… Do yourself a favour and go visit.
Visited around dinnertime on a Friday night in Apr-2013. Extremely busy bar, but the waiter found us a table in the restaurant near the back (which eventually filled up). No music playing, lovely wooden tables and benches. Ate the Chicken Stew and Pastry, and the burger, and both were tasty. We tried a flight of three (excellent) brews, but it looks like they have about 24 beers on tap, including: Allagash, Smuttynose, North Coast, Southern Tier, Hill Farmstead, Ballast Point, and others. Not a bad a little spot, I quite enjoyed our experience. Also, Old Rasputin brownies. Yum!! (4/9/13/10/9/16) 84
Visited here twice in mid November, just for the beer. Easily the busiest of all the bars we tried. Service was still good. Tap list was top notch and seemed to rotate continually. Highlights were Abner and Hermit Thrush Rakau. Lots were drinking cans of Focal Banger. Missus found it too bustling, and the prices seemed higher than average, but I’d definitely return.
Stopped by on a friday, around noon, to have drinks before heading to the Worthy Burger. Lovely place. Proudly not serving ABInbev stuff ;) Service was very prompt and frienly. Selection is one of the better, more balanced and interesting you’ll find in the neighbourhood. Prices are decent. Overall, a bar worthy of its high ratings.
Visited 7-11. Located in a pretty busy area, metered parking, but luckily it was the weekend so no coins were needed. I parked down the street a bit and walked since there weren’t any close spots. Really nice place when you walk in. We were there to eat and have beers so we sat on the left side. Not busy inside, so not much of a wait. Service was solid, but we had a server who is one that doesn’t write orders down (big turn-off for me). Got my burger medium-rare, instead of medium-well, however, I never send food back so I dealt with it. Just wished they would have writeen down the order. Fries were awesome and thin and crispy. Friends had pizzas and both liked them. Selection of beers was insane. Tons of local top tier brews on tap, so I was happy. Was able to get Society and Solitude #5 and Grassroots Legitimacy! For beer selection, this place is one of the best. Value was pretty good too, and from what I noticed most places were pretty much on the same line for drafts, bottles, cans. No complaints, I thought it was fair. Overall, pretty solid. They gave us some sticker swag when we left, which I thought was cool. Most places you have to buy the decals, but they jusy handed it out for free. For beer, I think this is the place to go if you’re staying close.
Excellent taproom. Spent a lovely Saturday afternoon here after strolling around Montpelier. Interesting and new beers I hadn’t tried from Lawson’s, Hill Farmstead and Lost Nation. It was a great tap selection for sure. The bartender was friendly with everyone and I overhead him happily giving suggestions of other places to check out to a couple of beer tourists. There’s a dining room next door if looking for a meal in a relaxed environment. A must visit.
Établissement visité le mercredi 25 mars à l’ouverture. Ambiance: Établissement divisé en 2 salles. Boiserie et briques pour décoration. Service: Sympathique, présentation du menu du jour. Suggestion pour les bières. Sélection: Lors de notre passage 22 bières en fût de la Nouvelle-Angleterre. Nourriture: Nous avons pris, tout les deux, des plats du menu du jour. (261e rating d’établissement).
Stopped here for lunch and some beers along my journey. Friendly bartender made me feel like a regular even though it was my first time in. Nice tap list full of what you would expect for a place this highly rated. Menu was limited but what was on it looked great as it came by to others. My flat bread was tasty. Prices were a little on the high side, but you get what you pay for. I will be back.