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McNeill's Brewery and Pub

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90 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3269
802-254-2553
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Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Romance

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The beer is good

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Al B
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Florida
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  • Romance
  • Late Night
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Florida
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 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 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 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.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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136 reviews 136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 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.

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Beaumont, TX
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15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 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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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a can't miss if you're a beer-lover. They brew so many different, fantastic varieties, and the selection is always changing. The even have some cask beers. The bartenders are very knowledgeable, and happy to tell you all about what makes each brew distinct and delicious. Long tables encourage interaction between groups. I love this place! Keep in mind,... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Ray McNeill brews the very best beers, usually 15 or more on tap at any one time. Wide variety of beer styles: stouts, IPAs, German style Altbier, Kolsch, Maibock, a great bitter. But the service is awful. The bar rarely opens on time, and is dirty until someone decides to clean it, while customers are waiting for their beer. It... More 

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Kissimmee Fl.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The beer is nothing short of excellent! This is a pub/brewery. Hand crafted beer at its best! Go and enjoy something different, something fresh and something extremely tasteful!!

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I'm not a beer fan but they are open a lot of hours and offer a wide array of simple, tasty, bar food; nachos, wraps, burritos, etc. I enjoyed just sitting and having a drink but was disappointed that the only big sunny window was filthy with pesty flies enjoying the sun too. Good clean bathrooms, bar games and tables... More 

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I love small breweries, and tend to scour the country for them. This was one of the worst we've seen - beer was not good, but that tends to be more of a matter of opinion than anything else. However, for us both difficult to overlook was how dark and dirty the establishment was; like walking into... More 

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Leatherstocking Region New York
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143 reviews 143 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were the first patrons of the day, and felt like we were intruding on the BT and her "guest". Beer was average.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3269
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: 802-254-2553

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Brew Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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