When summer finally arrives in Vermont, it’s tough to know what to do first: make a delicious meal with friends, or go sit in the warm sunshine? If this conundrum presents too much of a conflict, you’re in luck; you can instead combine the two by enjoying one of the many outdoor restaurants near Burlington and Barre, VT. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorites for you to enjoy, so try them all!
The Best Outdoor Restaurants near Burlington and Barre, VT
Farmhouse Tap & Grill — Burlington
Any list of the best patios in the area that doesn’t include Farmhouse Tap isn’t much of a list at all. Settled right in the heart of downtown Burlington, the Farmhouse features a full menu that is informed with local fare, while its many events and live music gigs offer something for everyone. Visit the patio, and you certainly won’t be disappointed.
Sweetwaters Bistro — Burlington
As a local standby since 1981, Sweetwaters offers a little of something for everyone. Of course, we’re here to discuss the patio, and the large front expanse is ideal for nights out with friends or simple people-watching in downtown Burlington. It’s also good to note that the Sweetwaters patio is dog-friendly, so be certain to bring your furry friend along.
The Pitcher Inn — Warren
For those of us who like to get out of the city and stretch our legs a little big, the Pitcher Inn offers a touch of country that must be experienced firsthand. With its history as a Civil War-era lodging house and sweeping vistas to enjoy, it should come as little surprise that it’s enjoyed by hospitality enthusiasts, whether you’re enjoying the patio or the lodging.
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Bluebird BBQ — Burlington
Nothing really says “summer” like enjoying some good BBQ, and this is where the Bluebird comes in. With its terrific location set next to the river, the ‘Bird provides throwback BBQ fare with a signature Vermont flair, right down to the metal trays that your food arrives on. It’s family-friendly, dog-friendly, and often has terrific live music as well.
So who’s ready to hit the patio? We know that we certainly are! We hope that you enjoy each of the outdoor restaurants listed here, and that you’ll come see us soon at Poulin Auto Sales, with locations in both South Burlington and Barre, VT!