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Bobcat Cafe & Brewery

5 Main St, Bristol, VT 05443-1317
+1 802-453-3311
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
4 weeks ago
“Local Hotspot”
10 Apr 2017
“Delicious and Fun”
Open Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5 Main St, Bristol, VT 05443-1317
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place had a bit of the feel of McSorleys without the sawdust. This brew pub filled up quickly after 5:30 Sunday afternoon. The building is decades old, the faded brick wall and the embossed tin on the ceiling and walls harks back to earlier...More

Thank Charles T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The atmosphere is great, the place is not spacious, the people are friendly, service is usually good and the food is always fresh.

Thank susansF9923OK
Reviewed 2 April 2017

What a wonderful meal. We started with the fish tacos, celery root and potato pancakes (wonderful), and steak cornish pasty. All good, and could make a meal off the apps. The entrees were terrific - and the beer selections were great Super service, attentive without...More

Thank Traveler12345abc
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went away for our baby moon in VT and I was pleased from the moment we first walked in, until we last walked out of the Bobcat Cafe and Brewery. The warm, romantic ambiance was so much better than I anticipated...More

Thank Wanderluster_NH
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a restaurant that could be really great if the staff were to pay a little more attention. Five minute wait before we were greeted; drink order mixed up, fixed by going to the barkeep myself; and really nice atmosphere and food. Maybe the...More

Thank MRV_VT
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went there on a Friday evening, early, which was a good thing as it filled up pretty fast. While the menu is limited, there is enough variety to appeal to everyone. In our group, we had a pub burger, monk fish, duck, and venison. All...More

Thank KGR1951
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Well.....where to start? Let's say that my daughter and I sat at a crowded bar and had wonderful conversation with friendly people. the bartender plied me with samples of beer that i had not yet experienced and my daughter felt quite at home. the meal...More

Thank carlsedon2015
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Happened to drive by this great spot just when we got hungry and decided to try it out! So glad we did. The staff is genuinely friendly, the food creative comfort food and the atmosphere that makes you want to linger. Went two nights ago...More

Thank Bailey1018
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Awesome quaint pub, the bartender Dana was amazing, friendly and knowledgeable. The Maple Porter and Milk Stout were Delicious, had several. A must go to if visiting Bristol.

Thank Don V
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

A new favorite hangout!!! We had two servers helping us. Both were amazing!! I wish I had gotten their names so I could mention them on here. Both were exceptionally gracious (we were there on a Sunday night). We ordered an iceberg and blue cheese...More

Thank KaronsWolf
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Main St, Bristol, VT 05443-1317
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 802-453-3311
  • E-mail