Bar Review: Flat Street Pub (Brattleboro, VT)

Bar Review of Flat Street Pub in Brattleboro, VT.

Pros:

  • They have 20 beers on draught with no macros (unless you count Guinness)
  • Of the 20 draughts, 11 of them were local New England breweries with 5 of them being in VT (Hermit Thrush, Switchback, Fiddlehead, Citizen Cider, etc.)
  • The price is reasonable for what you are getting
  • This bar has a quaint “locals bar” feel to it.
  • Located in the heart of downtown Brattleboro, with plenty of things to do within walking distance.
  • They do have a menu of pub grub food if you get hungry.

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Cons:

  • This place is pretty small, so you’ll definitely have a wait at busier times.
  • Because it is directly downtown, parking is at a premium, be prepared to park and walk a bit.
  • If you’re looking for any “upscale” or “fancy” touches you’ve come to the wrong place, this is a laid back, no frills, “grab a pint with friends” hangout where you shouldn’t care if you’re sitting in a wobbly wooden chair.

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Final Verdict: If you’re spending time in downtown Brattleboro and you want to grab a quick pint, this is a good stop. If you want to go out with friends for the evening and try some local beers while not blowing through a ton of cash, Flat Street Pub would also fit the bill. If I lived in Brattleboro, this place would be a cool hangout where I feel like they would know your name after a while. If you’re looking for a gastro-brewpub with cheese and pickle platters and a curly-mustached bartender that’s going to recommend a 14.2% ABV Barleywine that’s been aging in the basement since 2011, you’ll need to go elsewhere.

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