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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“Microbrewery specializing in unfiltered ales offering weekly tours, a tasting room & a store.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Crêperie
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“Located on the waterfront in downtown Burlington, the Skinny Pancake is a cult favorite among Vermonters. This creperie will woo you any time of day with its delectable breakfast, savory and dessert options, as well as salads, burgers, and sides. They even offer gluten free and vegan options and often have live music in the evenings. No reservations needed, but be prepared to wait in a bit of a line during weekend evenings and peak hours.”
  • 25 locals recommend
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“Welcoming spot serving Chinese specialties (including many meatless options) family-style.”
  • 28 locals recommend
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“Casual brewery & tasting room set in a renovated warehouse offering pints, flights & growlers.”
  • 14 locals recommend
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“Splash is a unique, outdoor, dog-friendly restaurant right on Lake Champlain. Open seasonally May 15th - October 15. At the city Boat House, next to where the cruise boats dock and the ferry landing.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Juniper began as a local ingredient-driven cocktail and beer bar and has grown into one of Burlington’s liveliest restaurants. Food from local farming, foraging and fishing friends who bring them fresh ingredients. Juniper Bar features many fresh local beers and spirits from the most coveted producers in Vermont. At Juniper you can relax by the wood burning hearth in Winter, or on the elevated outdoor Terrace, looking over Lake Champlain.”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“One of Burlington's last true neighborhood bars, avoided by nearly all but the locals.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Fun traditional fish house on the lake - the food is good, the views are great, and the ambiance is fun!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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  • 1 local recommends
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“Natural wine world superstar Krista Scruggs of ZAFA Wines has teamed up with Shacksbury Cider for this tasting room in the multi-business Soda Plant. Worth a stop on any Pine Street beverage crawl!”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends