- Matthew Thorsen
- Olde Northender Pub
23 North St., Burlington, 864-9888
Owner Bob Beauvais describes this true neighborhood watering hole as "the best damn make-you-feel-at-home bar." That might be because the building pretty much looks like someone stuck a bar in a house. What the Old North End joint lacks in draft beer selection it makes up for in homey charm.
194 Main St., Burlington, 862-7314
- File: James Buck
Townies, punks and hipsters coexist peacefully around Burlington's most awkwardly placed pool table. Grab a seat by the large open-air window facing Main Street and watch the world go by. Home of the PB Army.
139 Main St., Burlington, 658-6389
If it's karaoke you seek, look no further. This classic dive serves up wannabe rock stardom at least three nights a week.
12 Malletts Bay Ave., Winooski, laststopvt.com
Find foosball, air hockey, cornhole and darts — and an ample back deck, too — at this friendly sports bar. Live music select weekends.
4 N. Winooski Ave., 863-5803
The OP is the crown cubic zirconium of Burlington dives. It features drink specials every day of the week — we're partial to PBR pitchers on Tuesdays — and one of the more competitive pool tables in town.
1930 Williston Rd., South Burlington, pourhousevt.com
Popular with the locals, this watering hole favors Boston sports teams. The Yankees suck, but the home-style pub fare certainly doesn't.
149 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, 658-0456
This Old North End staple has the distinction of being the only bar in town with a view of a cemetery. So that's something.