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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Brewery
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“Microbrewery specializing in unfiltered ales offering weekly tours, a tasting room & a store.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great brunch on the weekends! Get the Rough Francis (named for local rock band) and never look back ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Food
“One of the best new breweries on the scene, quickly gaining a great reputation. Located on Burlington's waterfront, Foam often hosts art shows, music, DJs, and other events. They're opening a restaurant in 2020 as well!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Crêperie
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“Burlington Skinny Pancake features a large sunny patio, lots of indoor seating, full bar of local beer, wine and spirits, large performance stage with quality sound and lighting, full espresso and coffee bar, comfortable nooks to relax in and enjoy, and free wireless Internet”
  • 27 locals recommend
Beach
“North Beach, located within city limits, has active lifeguards during the summer season. With food concessions, a playground, restrooms with showers, picnic tables and grills, North Beach has something for everyone. During the summer months you can also rent kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards at our vendors kiosk and take full advantage of what Burlington has to offer. The park and beach are open all year. North Beach is located off of North Avenue, right down the road from the high school and boasts a full campground with available sites for overnight rentals. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Another great pizza place! This one leans more toward the Italian traditional wood fired oven gourmet pizza world. They use amazing ingredients and the cocktails are top notch. Get a spicy prosciutto pizza and a negroni! ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
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“Muddy Waters unique atmosphere is perfect for the college crowd looking to chill out, study or people watch”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“Welcoming spot serving Chinese specialties (including many meatless options) family-style.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“A long-standing landmark on Main Street in Burlington, Nectar’s restaurant and bar has been the headquarters for thousands of local, regional and national music acts. From Phish to Grace Potter, from reggae to rock, Nectar’s Bar and Lounge is THE place to see live music in downtown Burlington.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
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“One of my favorite places for breakfast. If you like eggs Benedict, this is the place. Laid back vibes with good portions.”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“They have an excellent shaved salad & a selection of interesting cocktails. At around 10:00 the music volume goes up and it becomes more loungy”
  • 22 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Discover a bounty of fresh, locally grown produce, handmade crafts, sweet and savory treats, and meats and cheeses from Vermont's lush pastures. Their winter location is in the Davis Center on the UVM campus.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Since May of 2013, we have quickly become a craft beer and comfort food destination. Whether you drop by for a pint of the freshest IPA Vermont can offer or any one of our rotating seasonal snacks or entrees, we look forward to seeing you soon!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place has more of a Brooklyn feel. It leans toward comfort food and hipster vibes. Waffles and fried chicken - if that’s your thing check it out!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Good mix of mainstream, arthouse, foreign, and independent films. Centrally located near library and City Market. *Cary's Thrifty Tip: matinee specials.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
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“Try the popover for breakfast. It’s what they’re known for. Similar to a Dutch baby. ”
  • 20 locals recommend