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The Archives

Open Now: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Relaxing gem with good service

My husband and I love this place. The bartenders have all been very friendly and accommodating the... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Burlington, Vermont
Great Beer Good Fun

Extensive tap list from both in state and out of state, friendly bartenders and awesome retro... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Wilson S
Burlington, Vermont
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“pac man”(2 reviews)
The Archives is a craft beer bar with a large selection of vintage arcade games.
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191 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-8304
+1 802-448-4333
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

My husband and I love this place. The bartenders have all been very friendly and accommodating the several times we have come. It's a great place to have a few drinks and play some amazing old school games. I also expected the games to be...More

1  Thank LolaLinga
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Extensive tap list from both in state and out of state, friendly bartenders and awesome retro games. Craft beer and NBA Jam? yes please. Cheese board is great too, overall can beat it!

1  Thank Wilson S
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Great beer list. Extremely friendly bartender. A fun variety of my favorite arcade games. The problem is the bathrooms. The smelliest bathrooms in Burlington. Someone needs to get in there with a mop and some bleach.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

There are a lot of these bars popping up lately in tourist cities, I have seen quite a few, this one however is slightly different because they offer a menu of creative and delicious drinks. I went here with my guy on New Year's Eve...More

Thank Alexandra_Brook
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I have been to other arcade bars in other states before and though this one was nice, it definitely was not what I expected based on my other experiences. The bar is quite small and there are less games than I thought it would have,...More

1  Thank TriciaM01
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This place has an extensive selection of beer and cocktails, along with games galore. Located in the heart of Burlington, VT. Friendly atmosphere!

1  Thank pal L
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is a really simple but great place in the middle of Burlington. Classic arcade games in a bar with a great beer list. What's not to like? It's a fun place to hang out and you get a lot of bang for your buck...More

1  Thank JamesCuff
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Where do I start, pinball, beer, adult arcade, are you kidding me ? This place nails it and even though I live in Burlington and go to Church Street once a week, I only just heard of it (hint to owner, marketing) Ok I wanted...More

1  Thank Pixelvt
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We came to the Archives twice during a recent trip to Burlington. One of us is an avid pinball fan, the other a lover of vintage video games, and both of us appreciate a good cocktail. The Archives delivered in all respects. The games are...More

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 15 May 2017

On a Saturday afternoon while walking around Church Street, stopped in The Archives for a nice little break. Enjoy a wonderful beer selection, play some old school arcade games or simply pull up a stool by the open garage door for some fresh air and...More

1  Thank Lu104
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Response from Pixelvt | Reviewed this property |
yes, but I would do so on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, not at night