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On Tap Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$American, ,
4 Park St, Essex, VT 05452-3628
+1 802-878-3309
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good55%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (9 reviews)
“wings” (3 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
4 Park St, Essex, VT 05452-3628
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Pub food and weekly entertainment. Although in the same building On Tap is not connected to El Gato. Plentiful seating throughout the venue. We prefer to away from the parking lot entrance especially in the winter. Large bar with TVs and access for those that...More

Thank rbkrb
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Nice bar to listen to live music. Drink prices are reasonable. Only negative was a rude bar maid. Made a rude comment about drink choice and when asked about WiFi code, rolled her eyes and said, are you kidding me. Most definitely not meant to...More

Thank judy0612
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Every time I went there , the food was great. The have all kind of activity in the evening. The menu is big enough to eat there often.

Thank christian_gagnon
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a beer and some lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Plenty of seating, no wait, we sat at a table by the bar. Our server greeted us promptly and took our drink order. We ordered a burger and the Rueben sandwich, both...More

Thank lainie888
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Placed order for drinks and appetizers. Received drinks and then waited 45 minutes without the server even checking back with us. After the table next to us (who arrived 20 minutes after us) received their meals, we asked what was going on with our food...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I used to come here for Trivia night and it was a hit, as I'm sure it still is. Any other time I have stopped in has been pure confusion though. The past 2 times a few of us have stopped in after soccer to...More

Thank Mhenry256
Reviewed 2 May 2017 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 20 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 11 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
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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
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