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Top bar recommendations from locals

Gastropub
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“A solid place to get American food like burgers and chops. They use locally sourced ingredients and have an expansive beer menu. Solid food and lively atmosphere. Be prepared to wait if it’s high season. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Bar
“Restaurant and brewery. This was the cider that made me think of cider in a whole new delicious way.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This funky, local gem is actually three places- 1- Radio Bean, a small, eclectic place with a wide variety of live music and a bar. 2. Duino Duende a restaurant with locally sourced, creative food based on street food from around the world- 3. Light Club Lamp Shop -Great live music spot with full bar- these three places are all connected to each other so you don't even have to go outside to move from one to the next- Vegan and meat eater alike will be happy with their offerings- A local hipster hangout. Very fun.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Boisterous taproom with bangin' local beers. Snacks come from next door restaurant the Great Northern. Don't miss the fried cheese curds!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Microbrewery specializing in unfiltered ales offering weekly tours, a tasting room & a store.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
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“Combining a casual vibe with food that you’d expect to see on white tablecloths, Winooski’s dinner spot is an ideal destination for diners hoping to embark on a culinary journey. Food is truly the focus, and chances are, your mind — and taste buds — will be bent.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Birthplace of the band Phish, this place also has great gravy fries! Live music most nights.”
  • 29 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
Pizza Place
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“We make our pizzas in the traditional Neapolitan technique, which involves pushing out a light, thin crust, taking care to push air into the cornicone or edge, then topping each dough with just the right amount of fresh ingredients and finally baking the pizza in a very hot wood-fired oven. All the flavors come together in that short baking time resulting in a tasty balance with no dominant flavors: a unique characteristic of traditional Neapolitan pizza. The majority of our toppings come from local sources here in Vermont, which stems from a commitment to supporting our local farmers and food producers and our dedication to the Neapolitan tradition. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Welcoming spot serving Chinese specialties (including many meatless options) family-style.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Casual brewery & tasting room set in a renovated warehouse offering pints, flights & growlers.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Great local place to try a variety of craft beers. Known for their beers on tap and local bar feel. This is a must visit if you head over to Winooski.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“All local ingredients- menu based on street food from around the world- vegan and gluten-free options available. Eclectic decor- Very yummy!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Vermont's farm to taco take on a Mexican taqueria with amazing margaritas and cocktails. The nachos are can't miss!”
  • 18 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great breakfast "spot", also open all day and they have a nice super casual dinner time.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
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“I absolutely adore how they offer 3 sizes of pastries... and the lemon tart with cinnamon is over the moon yummy!”
  • 20 locals recommend