- 139 Main Street, Burlington, VT, 05401
If it’s karaoke you seek, look no further. This classic VT dive serves up wannabe rock stardom at least three nights a week. Accept no substitutes.
- 115 Church Street, Burlington, VT, 05401
This upscale French bistro has live, mellow jazz three nights a week, making it a perfect spot for a romantic dinner.
- 4 Park Street, Essex Junction, VT, 05452
There’s live music seven nights a week and an extensive food menu at this Five Corners staple.
- 190 Boxwood Street, Williston, VT, 05495
Huge seats and stadium seating make this multiplex majestic.
- 250 Main Street, Burlington, VT, 05401
The acoustics suck, but it’s the venue of choice for stadium-playing bands like The Tragically Hip, RatDog and 311. The Vermont Frost Heaves play b-ball here, too.
- 188 Main Street, Burlington, VT, 05401
You can’t say that you go to school in Burlington until you’ve been to the official “birthplace of Phish” — the band, remember? There may be a cover on weekends or if you’re underage, but it’s worth the cash.
- 10 Fayette Drive, South Burlington, VT, 05403
One of the most comfortable and affordable movie theaters around, the Palace offers up both blockbusters and some indies as well.
- 8 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT, 05401
If venues such as Nectar’s and Higher Ground are the lifeblood of the Burlington music scene, this cozy hipster haunt is its beating heart. Local bands from virtually every genre imaginable — and a few that haven’t even been thought of yet — call the impossibly eclectic coffee shop home. Though small in stature, “The Bean” is Burlington’s arts epicenter, beloved by music fans across generational lines. From hipsters to hippies, preppies to punks, this is our musical melting pot.
- 163 Church Street, Burlington, VT, 05401
DJs play this popular college hangout five nights a week. Pool and foosball entertain anyone who doesn’t feel like dancing.
- 136 Church Street, Burlington, VT, 05401
Red Square has a definitively hip vibe, amplified by the bands that play almost nightly inside and in the adjacent alleyway. DJs reign after midnight most nights.