Drifter's Restaurant & Bar

Drifter's is a tapas-styled restaurant in the Old North End of Burlington. The inspiration for Drifter's came from an aspiration to create a laid-back atmosphere for anyone to come and enjoy fresh food, local drinks, and hang out with those around them. Everything at Drifter's - our open kitchen, affordable meals, and even the name itself -  is designed to generate an inviting and relaxed environment.

...everything on the menu is made from scratch and top quality. And — most crucially for a neighborhood bar — the fun, laid-back vibe makes you want to stay and stay.
— Seven Days

Hours & Location


Tuesday - Thursday  

5PM- 10PM




   Friday & Saturday 5PM- 11PM

156 North Winooski Ave.   Burlington, VT  05401




Our customers love our laid-back environment, perfect for one wanting to drift in and out, or even stick around a while. To stay true to our style we invite our guests to settle in and then head to our counter to order a bite and grab a drink. But don't worry, we love interacting with our customers and will bring delicious food right to your table.

We offer both indoor and outdoor seating with a private outdoor patio, perfect for enjoying beautiful Vermont weather. Dogs are also welcome.


Want to enjoy our food at home? Call us during business hours to order take-out!

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Rent our intimate space, let us cater your party - or both!

Email us for pricing on space rental!

Curious of what we could offer? Check it out! We can customize, individualize, vegan-ize…. you get the picture.

House salad $5 per person: Carrot Kimchi, toasted pistachios and our carrot ginger vinaigrette.

VT Artisinal Cheese Board $10 per person: House made crackers and bread, house made pickles.

Baked Brie $40: Wrapped in puff pastry, seasonal fruit chutney, sliced baguette.

Shrimp cocktail $25 doz.: Poached jumbo shrimp, cocktail sauce, lemon and arugula pesto. 

Chips and dip $4 per person: House made naan chips, choice of arugula and artichoke dip or hummus and pickled vegetables.

BLT Crustini $2 each: Candied pork belly or candied seitan, tomato jam, baby arugula on grilled baguette.

Stuffed Mushrooms $2 each: Smoked tempeh or pork sausage with extra sharp Cabot cheddar and a cider reduction

House made meatballs $2 each: Local beef or house made vegan. Served with smoked tomato sauce or lemon curry aioli.

Slider bar $5 each: Choice of BBQ pulled pork, BBQ "pulled" jackfruit, mushroom barley burger or local beef. Served with homemade buns, pickles, fried onions, condiments.

Taco bar $5 each: Choice of spiced seitan, BBQ pork, pork belly, confit duck.  Served with a stack of toasted corn tortillas, hot sauce, habanero aioli, scallions, cilantro, kimchi or pickled cabbage.

Flatbread platter $7 per person: Choice of four cheese, seasonal vegetable, Korean pork belly.

Here's What's Shakin'


Free Comedy Nights 3rd Tuesday of every Month! Next up: May 20th

@ 8:30

All ages welcome! Check out our FB and Instagram accounts for upcoming performers closer to the event date,


Contact Us

Reach us during business hours at 802-540-0332

Have a business inquiry? Send us a message through our Facebook page! @Drifters802 Not on FB? Email us at