The Burlington Story

Welcome to Burlington Hearth & Brewery where we work daily toward the apex of artisanal flatbread and handcrafted beer.  Join us and celebrate Burlington’s local community ‘third place’, 7 days a week.

Our story begins when partners, Paul Sayler and Rob Downey, began dreaming and planning for a pizza and beer restaurant shortly after they met in 1995. They then began the process of renovating what was the old Burlington landmark, Carbur’s, to open what would become American Flatbread Burlington Hearth. Their dream was to open American Flatbread restaurants in local communities and to use this venue to bring back the “third place” and the values that this represents. American Flatbread Burlington Hearth is a unique place that has been established and sustained by our local community. It is a place to “share our food.” Our goal since we opened in 2004, is to provide a superior experience consisting of clean, wholesome food grown by local farmers, and made by artisans that care about the food they create. We take the time to do this because we believe that “Food Remembers,” and “Good Food Helps.”


  • Monday 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Tuesday 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Wednesday 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Thursday 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Friday 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Saturday 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Sunday 11:30am - 10:00pm

Contact American Flatbread Burlington

(802) 861-2999


We take a limited number of reservations for parties of 7 or more at our 11:30am or 5pm seating. Otherwise we are first-come, first-served. Please check in with our Host and we will either be able to seat you right away, or give you an estimate of how long your wait will be, in which case you can explore the downtown Burlington area and we will text you as soon as your table is ready. To inquire about making a reservation for a party for a group of 7-26 please call 802-861-2999.

Burlington Events

  • Benefit Bake

    ACLU Vermont


    We’re hosting a Benefit Bake for ACLU Vermont!

    From 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, $3.50 from every large Flatbread and $1.75 from every small Flatbread sold will be donated to this organization – Dine In and Take Out!

  • Zachary DeFranco & Zach Rhoads

    Groove is in the Hearth


    Zachary DeFranco (Guitar/Banjo) is a musician and music educator based out of Bristol, Vermont. He picked up the guitar around age 10 and haven’t stopped picking since. Zachary teaches mandolin, guitar, and tenor banjo. While preferring to teach by ear, Zachary likes to break it down note for note for students. Paired with Zach Rhoads who is a Burlington, VT based singer/songwriter. A former member of Wagan and Funkwagon.

  • Barred Owl Bourbon Release Party

    with Appalachian Gap Distillery


    We are hosting our friends, Appalachian Gap Distillery, for a Bourbon Release Party at American Flatbread Burlington. We will be toasting to the release of their new “Barred Owl Bourbon Whiskey” with creative food and cocktails inspired by the beverage.

    Come join us to eat, drink, and celebrate the exclusive launch of this new offering!

  • Benefit Bake

    Trinity Children's Center


    We’re hosting a Benefit Bake for Trinity Children’s Center!

    From 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, $3.50 from every large Flatbread and $1.75 from every small Flatbread sold will be donated to this organization – Dine In and Take Out!

  • Troy Millette

    Groove is in the Hearth


    Troy Millette, who alongside his band the Fire Below has gained recognition as one of the region’s most engaging live acts.

    Since emerging on the local circuit in 2009, Millette’s emotive and relatable lyrics have made him a staple of dives, clubs, and festivals across the northeast United States and Quebec. In March 2022 he was invited to showcase his talents at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. That same year, the Fire Below received the title of Vermont’s “Best Folk Group” at the Seven Daysies Awards.

  • Benefit Bake

    Vermont ANA


    We’re hosting a Benefit Bake for Vermont ANA!

    From 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, $3.50 from every large Flatbread and $1.75 from every small Flatbread sold will be donated to this organization – Dine In and Take Out!

  • Total Eclipse at the Hearth

    Eclipse Party


    We’re having an eclipse party in the alley! Its a “Total Eclipse at the Hearth!” From 12 Noon – 4 PM on Monday, April 8th. American Flatbread Burlington will have light food, drinks, and music on our back patio. Open to all ages.

    We are brewing a special Black IPA – the “Path of Totality” – to celebrate, opening our upper deck for viewing, and handing out eclipse glasses for those around for the event.

    Come hang for a stellar time!

AFB House Beer

All beers are made in house and are available to drink on site, most are available to take away in a growler.
Below is a list of our current offerings.

OG Pilz (Czech Pilsner) 4.2% – Classic lager brewed with all Czech ingredients. Floor-malted Moravian barley and spicy Saaz hops round out this bohemian delight. Na Zdraví.

Ahoy! (Czech Amber Lager) 4.5%A Polotmavé Speciální Pivo showcasing Moravian floor-malted barley and Kazbek hops. Served from our Lukr side-pull faucet.

Bohemian Nightclub (Czech Black Lager) 5.5% – Also known as “Černé” in Chechia, this black lager showcases layers of malt yet finishes deceptively light. Brewed with all Czech malt, Saaz hops & a classic yeast strain.

Nicöle (Kölsch) 5.0% Unfiltered and light bodied. Pale like a pilsner yet fruity like an ale. A perfect choice from aperitif through digestif. A beer everyone can enjoy.

Dörnbecher (German Pilsner) 5.3% – Straw colored lager with notes of bread and honey, balanced by floral Noble hops. Crisp, dry and refreshing.

Silly Wizard (Scottish Ale ) 4.5% – A session ale fit for a highlander. Floral bouquet of Heather flowers complement floor-malted Maris Otter, East Kent Goldings hops and yeast from Edinburgh.

Harvester (Amber Ale ) 5.0% – An auburn autumn offering perfect for relaxing on a crisp day. Smooth malt with notes of dried fruit and baking spice created thanks to an expressive Belgian yeast strain. Dream up, dream up, let me fill your cup.

Swan Song (Saison) 5.6% – This traditional Saison was brewed with unmalted wheat, spelt, honey malt and spiced with pink & green peppercorns.

Cosmo IPA (India Pale Ale) 6.8% – This beer is all about fruit flavors. Raw wheat, a plethora of hops, and a thiolized yeast strain all come together to emphasize the fruit character in this beer. Do you dream in 3-D?

Star Gazer (India Pale Ale) 6.2% An out of this world IPA brewed with Comet, Strata, & Motueka hops. Big tropical citrus flavors with grassy and herbal notes.

Dr. Spaceman (India Pale Ale) 7.4% -A bold IPA showcasing the hops that shaped American IPAs. Rounded, citrus flavors  and a soft mouthfeel are balanced by a sturdy bitterness that is sure to please.

When in Milan (Italian-Style Pilsner) 4.8% – A Golden lager brewed with Italian barley grown close to the Adriatic Sea. Noble dry-hops offer hints of Earth, fresh cut flowers and herbs. “Cin Cin!”

Benefit Bakes

Being a good neighbor is part of American Flatbread’s mission.  We wouldn’t be here today without the strength and support of our community. As a way of giving back, we host weekly Benefit Bakes where we donate a portion of every flatbread sold to an organization working to improve our community.  These evenings are dedicated not only to raising funds but to raising awareness around community issues and individuals.


If you have a local organization that you would like to raise awareness for and would like more information on our Benefit Bakes, please email us using the link below. 

Join The Burlington American Flatbread Team

American Flatbread is always accepting employment inquiries from enthusiastic and passionate people to share in our philosophies of serving real food, supporting local farms, as well as giving back to the community. If you are ready to work in an environment that supports you and the work we’ll be doing together, then apply today!

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