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McNeill's Brewery and Pub

Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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90 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3269
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sun 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This place got pretty bad reviews but we wanted to check it out anyway because I will not pass up on a beer. Let's start with saying beers are opinionated. If I don't like a beer, I understand that may be someone's favorite. The beers we tried here were terrible. I tried the Rose Pale Ale and it had a... More 

Thank Kevin G
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I really enjoyed my time at McNeill's. Interesting group of people, very accommodating bartender. They had a wide selection of home brews. I told her what kinds of beers I liked and didn't like, and she had me try some without telling me what they were. I found some that I loved that I would have never have tried by... More 

Thank cmr57
Vermont, USA
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319 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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366 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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150 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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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
$5 - $10
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
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?