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

  • Jun 8th 2023

    Jake Whitesell Quartet

    Jazz Fest in the Alley


    Join us for 10 days of lives tunes featuring some of our favorite local musicians!

  • Jun 9th 2023

    High Summer

    Jazz Fest in the Alley


    Join us for 10 days of lives tunes featuring some of our favorite local musicians!

  • Jun 10th 2023

    Brooklyn Circle

    Jazz Fest in the Alley


    Join us for 10 days of lives tunes featuring some of our favorite local musicians!

  • Jun 11th 2023

    Andrew Richards

    Jazz Fest in the Alley


    Join us for 10 days of lives tunes featuring some of our favorite local musicians!

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) 4.6% -Classic lager brewed with floor-malted Moravian barley. Montana-grown Saaz hops from Big Sky Hops Farm round out this bohemian delight. Na Zdraví.

Alonzo Floriano (Italian-style Pilsner) 5.0%A golden lager brewed with Italian barley grown close to the Adriatic Sea. Noble hops offer hints of citrus, fresh cut flowers and herbs. “Cin Cin!”

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.

Altbier (German Copper Ale) 5.0% -A touch more malt and hop character than a Kölsch, yet light enough to enjoy on a summer day. German Pilsner and Munich malts balanced with noble Spalt hops.

Maibock (German Pale Lager) 7.8% – A special Bavarian lager meant to be enjoyed in the Springtime. Brewed with Pilsner and Munich malts and organic German Tradition hops. Zum Wohl!

Historical Fiction (India Pale Ale) 5.0% – Imagine an IPA brewed in India, back when IPA began. Maris Otter malt, English hops, mango, jaggery sugar and a hint of lactose. Dry-hopped with El Dorado. Tropical, citrus, bold yet sessionable.

TLA (India Pale Ale) 6.0% – Our original house IPA. Brewed with the power trio Simcoe, Cascade and Amarillo. Pale and crystal malt are supporting cast members. Welcome back, old friend!

Hey Nineteen (New England IPA) 7.0% – Brewed for our nineteenth anniversary. Bold tropical and citrus flavors, yet finishes light. Brewed with Pilsner malt and Oats and hopped with HBC 586, Vista, Amarillo and Idaho 7.

Outa-Space (Double India Pale Ale) 8.3% – New England style, brewed with a generous amount of HBC 586, Mosaic, Cryo Pop, and Talus hops. An abundance of tropical flavors, with overlapping notes of ripe citrus fruits & melon. I’ve got a feeling you’ll dig this!

Mixed Up (Saison) 7.3% – Tart and funky. Brewed with a blend of six malts, fermented with six yeast strains and aged in Calvados barrels from Shelburne Orchards.

Balthazar (English-Style Strong Ale) 7.7% – Garnet hued, showcasing a rich and full-bodied malt character, as well as slightly fruity esters from the yeast. Brewed with Maris Otter, as well as crystal and chocolate malts with East Kent Goldings hops.

Night Moves (Baltic Porter) 7.7% – Rich, smooth, malty lager. This style, originated in the Baltic Region, is influenced by English Porters and Imperial Stouts. Isn’t it strange how the night moves, with autumn closin’ in?

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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