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Kipling's Restaurant & Pub

American, Bar, Pub
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78 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3269
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Burlington, Vermont
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This unassuming place lives up to the legend of the name ! GREAT GREAT Bar, 1/2 locals, and 1/2 tourists. Mike & Wife treat all the same....and that's great

Thank worldbasics
Brattleboro, Vermont
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

Good jukebox, friendly staff and good atmosphere with some pretty good food to boot. One sticking point: this place does not take cards, and this no doubt loses more custom/money spent per visit than it saves: We always leave when we're running low on cash, but would often have preferred to stay.

Thank MrStripes
Granby, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

Since it was our first time in Brattleboro we had no idea where to go for lunch. We just happen to come upon Kipling's and hit the jackpot. Thier home made chili was excellent, just a bit of a kick to it but not overly spicey. My partner had the Reuben sandwich with a generous portion of pastrami and sourkraut.

1 Thank Darbump
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195 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

We found Kiplings almost by chance when we were looking for somewhere to have a drink ahead of our 4pm check in and were so glad we did. It's a really friendly welcoming place and the hosts - Jill and Kip - went out of their way to look after us. The locals were really friendly too and the bar... More 

1 Thank wowfactor
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

Just a regular old bar - good to grab a beer at. Be aware it is CASH ONLY. Thankfully I had just enough in my wallet!

Thank jennscanvas
Brattleboro, Vermont
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145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015

Kips, as the locals call it, is a step above the typical bar fare. They do offer better the average food when it comes to a bar type of place. They have a real kitchen so that certainly helps. They are a cash only so that lowers their marks in my review .

Thank sVT_traveler
Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2015

I don't drink, but I frequent Kiplings. The burgers are the best in town, bar none. The chili Cheese burger is the best of the bunch. Im pretty picky about rueben sandwiches, having lived in NYC for 25 yrs, but Kip's holds up their end of the bargain. On top of all this the fries are phenomenal! One thing to... More 

Thank JKohlerCS
Brattleboro, Vermont
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015

I could say many wonderful things about Kipling's, or I could say nothing at all and just keep my joyful praise to myself. Much of my attachment to this place revolves around its sentimental place in my heart, but so much more is based on legitimate merits. The tap beer selection is reliably good, and the mixed drinks are reliably... More 

Thank amarissey
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2015

Kiplings is a comfortable laid-back Irish pub in the heart of Brattleboro. It is cozy and friendly with a casual tasty menu. We enjoyed relaxing among the locals and felt welcomed. The Patty Melt was delicious! Cash only.

Thank valbill071
Keene, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very personable owner. Great chille, and my husband said the Reuben was the best he'd ever eaten. Only "dislike" is the benches are on the short side with not much room between them and the table.

Thank DVorahK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3269
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: 802-257-4848
Small local Pub/Restaurant in downtown Brattleboro, been in business for over 4 years after a complete renovation. A Huge favorite amoungst the locals. Great pub food, a real secret to tourist.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?