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McNeill's Brewery and Pub

Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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90 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3269
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sun 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Vermont, USA
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204 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

McNeill's offers a large variety of their own beer, each with a distinctive taste. It is a small, cozy pub with a few long tables that welcome groups to hang out, play board games, or watch a game on TV. Located just off the Main Street.

Thank VermontTeacher44
Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Visited this Brewery in the middle of a snow storm and they were still open. Although this is more of a tasting room, it has the environment of local dive bar. All of the patrons and staff were friendly and the beer was great. Many table games and other entertainment is available. I just wish they had samplers or flights... More 

Thank FFMike462
Juneau, Alaska
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Small bar where you can order beers brewed on premise. We each had a taster paddle and each beer was good. We were lucky to try the Irish stout-- amazing. Friendly bartender; local vibe.

Thank Beth C
Saudi Arabia
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

I don't drink, I but I visited McNeils once a week for 6 weeks for a school assignment. The place itself has a lot of history as it used to be a firehouse, a jail (if I can correctly recall) and served different purposes throughout the years. It's a self serve bar, so if you are not sitting at the... More 

2 Thank LamaObeid
Dedham, Massachusetts
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268 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Love the set up and service....and beer tastes good.....just needs to be kept at colder temp to really enjoy!

1 Thank CoachK2525
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure if this place changed hands or what. Hubby and I walked in and the sour smell hits you. Dirty bathrooms. Guy next to me was either going to keel over or puke. "We don't mix drinks here" ok. Beer not great. We left our drinks and ran away.

Thank dianeargie
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137 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

McNeil's was one of the first microbreweries I ever sampled and I love coming back here every time I am in town. While things have changed a little over the years I can always rely on these guys to produce some of the best tasting brew I know of. We stopped in this past weekend (11/13) to revisit the taps... More 

Thank CTTravelers_too
Chester, Vermont
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

First of all this is a BAR with very little food options. It is unique bar but I always go back just for the beer. The beer is brewed offsite, Putney I believe. I tend to stop in mid-day on weekends so the place is always slow. I love all their beers, tap, growler of bottles.

Thank toscwolfstar
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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123 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

I'm an IPA guy - and they had 4 of their own on tap. Liked them all and loved Samson! Nice small homey atmosphere. Go bag a brewery!

Thank Pierre R
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Great place to drink hand crafted beer. The locals are some of the friendliest people in the world. My wife and I had a heat time and bought a bunch of O'Neill's beer to take home. Hope to get back there soon.

Thank CaptainThom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3269
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: 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?