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


Reservations are available online through RESY or by calling the restaurant. To inquire about making a reservation for a party for a group of 7-26, please give us a call!

Burlington Events

  • Groove is in the Hearth

    EmaLou and the Beat


    An acoustic trio featuring three part harmonies, guitar, and percussion; Alayna Howard, Emma Cook, and Andy Feltus have been performing together for over a decade. Playing a mix of contemporary and classic folk, rock ‘n roll, and pop music with originals mixed in, they’ll draw you in and draw a crowd. Their shared history and deep friendship shines through, adding that extra sparkle to every song.

  • Groove is in the Hearth

    John Lackard Blues Duo


    A sound and style that could easily have come from Memphis or Chicago is perhaps what makes John Lackard and his Green Mountain origin so unique. Not just another trip on the “Blues Bandwagon” that is so ever popular today. This is the real thing.

  • Groove is in the Hearth

    Back Porch Revival


    Back Porch Revival brings a seasoned and fiery edge to a repertoire of American roots music including traditional jazz, ragtime, hot jazz, acoustic blues, gospel, and early 20th-century songs from the great American songbook. Back Porch Revival is led by Jon McBride on soprano saxophone and features Mike Santosusso on upright bass and Rob Church on banjo.

  • Groove is in the Hearth

    Zachary DeFranco & Brian Perkins


    Zachary is a musician and music educator based out of Bristol Vermont. He picked up the guitar at age 10 and hasn’t stopped picking since. When he’s not making music himself, he teaches mandolin, guitar, and tenor banjo, preferring to teach by ear and break down notes.

    Brian Perkins is a performing musician and music educator. He has recorded and performed with countless brass and traditional string bands. He has been involved with the Champlain Valley Folk Festival, the Last Elm Cafe Collective, the Celtic College, Young Tradition Vermont and also with various other groups fostering traditional music and dance in Vermont.

  • Groove is in the Hearth

    Maple Street Six


    The Maple Street Six is a high-energy seven-piece band serving up a mix of original music, American and Latin influenced jazz, and New Orleans-inspired blues, soul, and funk.

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.

Americana (American Pilsner) 5.2% – This pre-Prohibition style lager was brewed with Pilsner malt, rice and Saaz hops. Close to what pilsners in America tasted like before WW1, this is more robust in flavor and stronger than modern macro options. This style was lost after Prohibition, but was revived by homebrewers in the 1990s.

Pacific Cooler (New Zealand-style Pilsner) 5.4% – Southern Hemisphere hops like Motueka & Pacific Sunrise give this beer a light lemon and clementine quality that is perfectly balanced by English malt and wheat.

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.

Vienna Lager (German Amber Lager) 5.8%Brewed with Vienna Malt  along with Hallertau and Tettnang hops. Malt character is lightly toasty and elegant. Great food beer. Served from our Lukr side-pull faucet.

Loral Canyon (Dry-hopped Lager) 5.4% – A golden style lager brewed with Pilsner malt. Light on the pallet, this lager gives you depth and the added flavor of Loral hops.

Straya (Australian Sparkling Ale) 6.2% – Similar to an English pale ale in malt & hop balance but with higher carbonation and a drier finish. Australian ale yeast showcases apple and pear esters and is a prominent part of the flavor profile.

Sunblock (White Ale) 4.8% – Golden-style ale brewed with raw wheat, coriander, sweet & Curacao orange peel, and Grains of Paradise.

Bird’s Eye (Saison) 5.6% – Brewed with Nitty Gritty wheat, English hops and a drop of maple to round it out, this Saison is very dry and effervescent.

Rumspringa (Rum Barrel-aged Pale Ale) 6.0% Not your usual pale ale. Aged in rum barrels and brewed with HBC 472, Loral & Talus hops. The hop flavors dovetail with the rum barrel, creating an easy, tropical vibe. 

Pizza Tapes (India Pale Ale) 6.1% – A single-hopped Wheat IPA, brewed with an experimental hop from the Pacific Northwest. Lighter in color & ABV than a typical American IPA, this beer has just the right amount of hop flavor and aroma.

TLA (India Pale Ale) 6.3% – Our original house IPA. Brewed with power trio of Simcoe, Cascade and Amarillo. English Golden Promise and Crystal malt are supporting cast members. Welcome back, old friend!

Uptown Orbit (New England India Pale Ale) 7.0% Crypo-Phantasm and New Zealand Revolution Blend. Cry Hopped generously with Talus, Mosaic, and Motueka. Juicy & tropical, perfect for launching into Summer.

Totality (Black IPA) 7.3% – This Cascadian Dark Ale was hopped with Strata, Crystal, Cascade, Simcoe, and Amarillo, so it definitely lands on the dank side of the moon. A west coast bitterness level ensures everything under the sun is in tune.

Book Your Event with Us!

Host your event in Burlington, Vermont! We do offsite catering at the Intervale Center and host private events at the restaurant. Whether you are looking to book a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, welcome party, company outing, networking event, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or holiday event we can create the perfect experience for your guests.

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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