Bars & Nightlife

Similar to music cities like Nashville and New Orleans, Burlington is a town with music in its late-night DNA. From dive bars to hotel lobbies, you’ll be able to catch local music talent alongside your old fashioned or chilled glass of rosè. We also boast one of the most active chapters of the U.S. Bartenders Guild – so expect to find a locally-focused cocktail list at nearly every restaurant and bar in town. 

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.