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On Tap Bar and Grill

4 Park St, Essex, VT 05452-3628
+1 802-878-3309
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good56%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“apple salad” (2 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
“side salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
4 Park St, Essex, VT 05452-3628
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a great place to catch a game with friends. Their menu has a wide variety and a large beer selection. Plenty of specialty drinks for those not into beer. They have live bands play on the weekends which is great if you...More

Thank rhenness11
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We had the wings (they were average) and some kind of apple, cheese, cranberry type salad. The salad was surprisingly good. The atmosphere was very bar-like. I imagine they might have live performances where people can dance. Trivia started (around 7?) on the night we...More

Thank BrainstormVT
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I'm in Essex Vermont for a conference, I wanted to try some of the local fare instead of eating at the hotel. I chose "On Tap Bar and Grill" because of Trip Advisor reviews. Being here alone, I sat at the Bar. The staff is...More

Thank bowsprit49
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stopped here for supper. The place is popular. Even though it was crowded, the service was friendly and efficient. There was a band playing which made it tough to have a conversation at the table. We ordered the Black Bean burger, and the Turkey...More

Thank fancydancer33
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here several times. This day it was for lunch. They are more popular at night. On this day they were light on clientele which was to our benefit. I usually get a burger because they make good ones but today I got a...More

Thank danpO2712FT
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Nice patio space. Live music. Service was a little slow. Had to ask for water twice. Food was good. Burger was excellent. Cheddar Apple salad delicious, added grilled chicken, plenty of chicken, a couple of pieces were a little dry, but not bad. Nice selection...More

Thank Renee B
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Food and service with Vermont elements incorporated. Located near "5 Corners" which can be a challenge to travel through at rush hour. Excellent menu and drink selections . Not a Steak House, but the food is very good,and is sure to please just about everyone....More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Family visit during early evening, midweek. Was busier than we had expected, but had a nice shady table on the secluded terrace. The food was plentiful and good American fare, the drinks were good with a large range of beers & cider on tap and...More

Thank johnv0
Reviewed 26 May 2016

On Tap is centrally located by the five corners in Essex and is a good spot for hearing live music and grabbing a bite and a beer. The wings are really good, as are the sweet potato fries. The burgers tend to be really overcooked....More

Thank TravelLikeaLocalVT
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I've been to OnTap several times and have been satisfied with both the food and the service each time. Although it can be a bit loud with the live music playing when trying to converse, the multiple T.V.s can help. Also, when the weather permits,...More

Thank Lowell T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Park St, Essex, VT 05452-3628
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 802-878-3309
  • E-mail