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The Archives

191 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-8304
+1 802-448-4333
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Stinky bathrooms

Great beer list. Extremely friendly bartender. A fun variety of my favorite arcade games. The... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2018
ericsL204MQ
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Burlington, Vermont
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Very Cool Place With Very Awesome Drinks

There are a lot of these bars popping up lately in tourist cities, I have seen quite a few, this... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2018
Alexandra_Brook
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Boston, Massachusetts
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The Archives is a craft beer bar with a large selection of vintage arcade games.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“arcade games” (6 reviews)
“pac man” (2 reviews)
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191 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-8304
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Reviewed January 29, 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 January 4, 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

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Reviewed December 28, 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

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

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

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Reviewed August 1, 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

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Reviewed July 2, 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

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Reviewed May 31, 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
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Reviewed May 15, 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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Reviewed February 27, 2017

This place is 'old school' and it's a blast. There are a variety of arcade games including PacMan, Centipede and several pinball machines. The only reason I gave this a 4 star review rather than 5 stars is because several of the pinball machines were...More

Thank Wendy D
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Miles H, General Manager at The Archives, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2017

Sorry about that. Yeah, since all the pinball games are decades-old antiques they break down pretty easily. Our repair expert comes in five days a week to get them up and running before we open but a lot of times they don't all make it...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a nice night out and decided to check it out. The games were great and drinks were well made. Unfortunately for the average person there wasn't any, I suppose "lower standard" drinks such as Southern Comfort or coors light. But...More

Thank Ashley J
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Miles H, General Manager at The Archives, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2017

We do have some things similar to Coors, for instance we offer Budweiser or Pabst for only $3 each, along with several other affordable American classics. Normally our bartenders are quite good at finding out what someone likes and pointing them towards the right things...More

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yes, but I would do so on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, not at night
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