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1/2 Lounge

136 1/2 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-8412
+1 802-865-0012
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
9 May 2016
“Cozy and friendly with local beer, local art and local entertainment. Talented mixologists!”
30 Apr 2016
“Nice Lounge!”
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, American
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LOCATION
136 1/2 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-8412
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is a sweet haven in the heart of Burlington. Down-to-earth, local and definitely the friendliest place on the block, it's clean, the drinks are fun and delicious, and the prices are reasonable. I visit every time I'm in Burly.

Thank pizzalovinggirl
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Went there last summer and thoroughly enjoyed this place. Great selection of local brews and food menu.

Thank Karl H
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

When I heard that new management has transformed half lounge, I had to see it for myself. Their new look and new staff definitely raised the bar in Burlington for categories Clean and Classy. I look forward to relaxing there after a hard day of...More

Thank Josh K
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Quaint spot on Church Street for cool and creative cocktails. Music was A+. A hidden gem on Church Street. Highly recommend and will return.

Thank mrgrasso
VThead, Manager at 1/2 Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2015

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoy it, we certainly enjoy your company!!

Reviewed 11 February 2013

Small place but nice. They have great local entertainment to enjoy while sipping a cocktail and sharing an appetizer. Good way to spend an evening.

Thank Going1Going2Gone3
Reviewed 25 October 2012

This place used to be excellent, they used to serve food which was awesome until someone new bought it. Its still okay but miss the old place. This is quite a small place but they get some great DJs in here. the sitting area it...More

1  Thank LoverOfFoodDC
Reviewed 11 May 2010

This bar would be spacious in Japan. But in Burlington where you share your bar space with 10,000+ college students this is just a waste of an alleyway. It is THE smallest bar in Burlington and when it is busy there is no room to...More

Thank riss850
Reviewed 18 March 2009

I was very impressed with this lounge as I adore tin ceilings. It was very intimate but has DJs play on the weekend. The bartended is knowledgable about his liquor which is important. Definitely not over-run by drunk college kids from the University but still...More

Thank veronicahalbeck
Reviewed 16 February 2009

When I am not playing trivia, there are really only two bars I bother going to in Burlington. This is one of them. The basement area has atmosphere; and not the fake stuff that restaurants pay people to talk about. It's actually cozy and cool....More

Thank gibbon22
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Reviewed 8 August 2008

Excellent small bar - good drinks, nice dark atmosphere with private booths downstairs. Go with a date or with a small group early enough to claim some space, but don't expect to get much dancing in, its too small.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American
Meals
After-hours, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 02:00
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 1/2 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401-8412
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-865-0012
Description
Now closed, for 10 years Half Lounge was Burlington's premier hang out spot on lower church street with craft cocktails, great beer, small bites, great music and entertainment.
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