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Idletyme Brewing Company

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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we came here as there were a lot of great reviews. Unfortunately, we didn't have a good time at all. We were on the waitlist for both the indoor and outdoor (2 different lists that are managed by 2 different people)- up till today, we...never got the text that it is our turn (and you can't ask the host, as they don't help). We decided to sit at the bar when there were free spots. It took 30 mins to get the menus (after asking too many people) and everything else took much longer. The food was ok, but nothing to write home about. I will say that I think this place has great potential but they are extremely understaffed and they just can't handle the number of guests they host. Until they will have more staff- just don't waste your time, there are much better places in Stowe that you'll get better food and better service.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We LOVED this place! The food was great. There was great music. The people were friendly. What more would you want?!!! I think our waiter's name was Dave. He was cool!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had fantastic appetizers, loved the poutine, and the bartender was the best, very knowledgeable and funny

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of many Stowe family style restaurants. Good service, Friendly atmosphere, filling but generally uninspired food. Maybe that is too much to expect but my chicken BLT struck me as bland, My wife liked were wedge salad but mainly because was just what she hoped...for, not that it was special. We also tried the Bench and it's about the same. Nothing special but definitely OK.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with a group of friends. What a fun place - food and beer were absolutely delicious. Our waitress was excellent and made some great suggestions for both food and beer. The place itself was beautiful- the garden, bar and the fire pit...are all a must-see .More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I met a friend who is local to Stowe. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the beers, and the sandwiches (mine a veggie burger).

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Idletyme is the perfect go to restaurant to socialize with your friends, always lively and friendly, with delicious food and drinks. My friends and I dropped in on a whim and were delighted to be able to get a gorgeous patio table. Mother Nature was...in a playful mood so , the heavens opened up and rained sideways just as we were seated. All of the patio customers raced inside and were reseated quickly and with kindness. Our waiter Doug was such a sweetheart. Everything from the Beyond Burger, Fish sandwich , cheddar cheese jalapeño fritters… and plentiful cocktails was fabulous.. as always. Another happy Stowe resident!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called to inquire whether reservations were needed for outdoor dining and was told that she only takes indoor reservations, but since it was 12:30 PM, we shouldn’t have a problem. We arrived a few minutes later and the hostess told us it would be...an hour wait, but usually it is less than that. We almost left, but since it was a nice day, decided to hang out. 10 minutes later, I received a text saying a table was ready. Our poor server was running around taking care of tables as well as helping out at the bar, but was still able to provide good service.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I (middle aged women traveling solo) stopped in early (5:30) for a beer and a bite to eat. When I asked for a table for one, I was told in a surly manner that I could look for a seat in the bar "if I...wanted." The bar was wide open, so I found a seat easily and the bartender was nice, but I was taken aback by the rudeness of the hostess. Hey, solo diners deserve respect as well.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed sitting outside on the patio with our dog. We tried the French onion soup and a ‘special’ soup they were offering. Both were very good and we were looking forward to our meals. My husband ordered the steak frites and as soon...as the meal was presented it was obvious it was not a good choice. The cut of meat looked horrible and tasted even worse. It was a workout just for him to cut the meat. I had the salmon and it was just okay. Nothing special. The seasonal vegetables and fries were both pretty tasty. We ended up waiting a long time to receive our check and then to process our payment. Servers were friendly, but just seemed to have too much going on. Overall a bummer.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Idletyme Brewing Company

Yes, Idletyme Brewing Company offers takeout services.

Yes, Idletyme Brewing Company is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Idletyme Brewing Company is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4