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Where to Dine Outdoors in the Burlington Area


Vermont Pub & Brewery - LUKE AWTRY
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  • Vermont Pub & Brewery

Vermont Pub & Brewery

144 College St., Burlington, vermontbrewery.com

Burlington's original brewpub has been serving suds to the downtown masses since 1988. Back then, believe it or not, it was one of just 11 brewpubs in the nation. Fast-forward 30 years, and VPB is still a go-to spot for ever-changing beers, big burgers and good times. When the weather's warm, grab a seat on the wraparound patio overlooking College Street. The people-watching is nearly as good as the buzzed sunbathing.

¡Duino! (Duende)

10 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, duinoduende.com

Friendly sidewalk crowds convene outside the connected storefronts of ¡Duino! (Duende), Light Club Lamp Shop and Radio Bean. Global dishes at ¡Duino! range from Korean tacos to chicken and waffles.

The Farmhouse Tap & Grill

160 Bank St., Burlington, farmhousetg.com

Burlington's favorite gastropub also boasts the city's best beer garden. Sit in the breezy backyard — or sunny front patio — and sip a flight of craft brews alongside your burger or cheese board.

Istanbul Kebab House

175 Church St., Burlington, istanbulkebabhousevt.com

Savor a Turkish wine, sizzling skewered meat and mezze plate from a rooftop table on a warm summer's eve. It's no secret this Church Street spot dishes some of the best outdoor dining in town.

The Skinny Pancake

60 Lake St., Burlington, skinnypancake.com

Steps from Waterfront Park, the Skinny Pancake is home to a large and lively patio — plus delicious concoctions such as the Strawberry Short Crêpe.

Waterworks Food + Drink

20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, waterworksvt.com
Waterworks Food + Drink - JESSE DAWSON
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  • Waterworks Food + Drink

Prime real estate along the scenic Winooski River makes the patio at this Onion City eatery a go-to destination in the warmer months. Endlessly creative cocktails and clever twists on classic American cuisine don't hurt, either.

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery

716 Pine St., Burlington, zerogravitybeer.com

The wide, west-facing deck makes for an ideal sunset sipping situation. Pair a pint of the flagship Green State Lager or Conehead IPA with a handmade pretzel or brat.

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