Bars & Nightlife

Burlington is a town with music ingrained in its DNA, much like Nashville and New Orleans. Whether you prefer dive bars or hotel lobbies, you can enjoy live performances by talented local musicians while sipping on an old fashioned or a chilled glass of rosè. In addition, Burlington is home to one of the most active chapters of the U.S. Bartenders Guild, ensuring that nearly every restaurant and bar in town offers a locally-focused cocktail list. Come experience the vibrant music scene and craft cocktail culture that Burlington has to offer.

There are great venues across the region so you can catch a DJ set at Winooski’s Monkey House, a national act at Higher Ground in South Burlington, or swing by Nectar’s on Main Street to pay homage to the birthplace of jam-band Phish.