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McNeill's Brewery and Pub

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90 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3269
+1 802-254-2553
16:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sun 13:00 - 02:00
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Middlebury, Connecticut
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196 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

I agree with some of the other reviewers that this might not be the best place to go on a hot summer day. The place is a bit "gritty." The two beers I had were decent. I think it was called Lazarus, and the other was an "IPA Experiment." Bartender was extremely friendly as had some good suggestions. What wasn't... More 

Thank dr0823
Worcester, MA
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

We went here just for drinks. The beer was disgustingly warm, flat, and tasted atrocious. There was also no a/c in here and the doors were wide open on a hot 85 degree day and it was probably 85 degrees inside the restaurant also. The bartender was so friendly though. I also didn't like how all their giant bags of... More 

Thank shady38
Sunnyside, New York
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Two friends and I stopped in on the recommendation of a local store clerk. The place had lots of Vermont cheerfulness and hospitality but warm flat beer. Each of us tried something different but none of them were any good.

Thank Craig S
Brattleboro, Vermont
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I liked it in here as there was a really good feel to the place. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, food was good and the ale was plentiful. What more can a man ask for? Well worth a visit.

Thank Deed K
North Olmsted, Ohio
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224 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

Stopped in on a warm September day. the bar had no air conditioning. windows and doors were opened. There were tons of flies and Fruit flies. The beers tasted great, but you had to swat the bugs away to keep them out of you drink. I would go back but would be middle of winter.

Thank LisaNM
Brattleboro, Vermont
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148 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

First off, this is really a brewery, and more a typical brewery not something made as a tourist spot. That being said the beer is stellar, and soooo affordable. You can get $3 half pints of almost everything they have on tap. Most pints are $5. Its a great place to go and taste a wide variety of beer without... More 

Thank sVT_traveler
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101 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

This place has a big variety of beer so u definitely have smth to choose from. The atmosphere is nothing special - drunks, people with a newborn baby, weird. The service could be much better. We came here in the evening and sat at the table and had to service. Any time we needed a beer we had to go... More 

Thank Al B
Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

Kind of seems like the owner just gave up. The beer is great, the atmosphere is really lacking. Witnessed (and basically had to save) a female bartender from a drunk, angry old man harassing and threatening her. There is so much potential for this to be a great place, but it falls short. But still, I'm here practically every week.

Thank alohakels
Northampton, Massachusetts
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262 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

Don't expect a Guinness here, but they have a lot of interesting stuff on tap or cask. This place, and Kipling's next door is a great 1-2 stop for anybody on a pub crawl in the winter, where you don't want to walk far.

Thank PFandtheFlyers
Beaumont, TX
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

I have been visiting McNeill's since 1999. My first time there was my first introduction to fresh beer served from cask via a beer engine. It was an enlightening experience. Over the years the quality has come and gone, and happily, come again. Our last visit (last week) proved to be one of the highlights of our trip. We visited... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3269
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: +1 802-254-2553

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?