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Oct 31, 2010 05:55 PM

Lebanon, NH Area- 2 Nights

Hi All,

I will be staying in Lebanon this Thursday and Friday while visting the Dartmouth Medical Center and am looking for area recommendations.

Ideally, something pretty laid back that offers some veggie or seafood options if possible. Another thing that would be great to find out if there were any area brewpubs that may fit the bill. If not, somewhere offering the local craft beer would be solid. Something unique or interesting would be helpful- hounds usually point me in the right direction and from never having been in the area, I am more than game for many ideas.

Thanks a lot.

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  1. Seven Barrel is there, but it doesn't seem to get the greatest reviews on Yelp or the beer sites...I've never been and have only recently heard of them at all. I do recommend seeking out White Birch Brewery beer. It's a small brewery and the beer is incredibly well-crafted. And interesting! Check their website for store locations in Lebanon.

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    1. re: solargarlic

      I'll have to say that White Birch has made some interesting and good brews, and some terrible ones as well. They don't seem to have decent quality control in place yet.

    2. Norwich Inn/Jasper Murdoch's Alehouse up in Norwich, VT is my recommendation. Nice craft beer, and the pub is nicely laid back (the dining is pretty formal, though).

      Seven Barrel has decent beer, but the food is on the, umm, grittier end of pub grub.

      1. Are you willing to travel? Long Trail is my favorite beer in the area. You can get a flight and try 5 beers. The ale is my favorite but they'll have everything thing from a pale ale to a dark brew. It is located in Bridgewater, VT on route 4 about 25 miles west of Lebanon. They offer a tasty (though I'm not a fan of their "famous" chili) lunch (free popcorn!) including a veg option. Harpoon Brewery is located on route 5 in Windsor, VT. It's been a few years since I've been there but they also used to offer a flight and lunches as well. As for non-pub options nearer to Lebanon. As always, the wonderful Tip Top in White River Junction, VT serves great food and always has a veg option.

        Tip Top Cafe
        85 N Main St Ste 100, White River Junction, VT 05001

        1. In White River, TipTop is great. If you can get to Hanover, Canoe Club is nice as well. I don't know beers, but these are good food options!

          Canoe Club
          27 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755

          1. Great information so thank you all. I head up that way tomorrow so this is more then helpful.

            I did not realize that VT was so close and I am very familiar with the Long Trail beers so this is surely a viable option if they offer good food as well. I have been to Harpoon brewery in MA but never the VT one.

            Some interesting options indeed. Please let me know if there is something I may be missing to enjoy.