Modern roadhouse conviviality and a bustling bar. An ever-changing selection of noted craft beers from Vermont and beyond. Tender, delicious brisket hot from the smokehouse with homemade sides to pass and share. Perfect for gatherings with friends old and new.
The name “Bluebird” is inspired by the “bluebird of happiness,” a symbol of good hope, community, and cheer.
"Looking for barbecue in Vermont? Head to Bluebird Barbecue in Burlington where they offer Carolina-style pulled pork, Kansas City-style ribs and Texas-style brisket." – Travel Channel 50 States of BBQ - TravelChannel.com,
"Bluebird is a great place for gatherings, so the Family Reunion meal (feeds four, maybe more) is highly recommended." - Yankee Magazine "A Yankee's Guide to Great Barbecue" August 2017
“Revered by locals and passersby alike for its inventive twist on time-honored barbecue fare.” — Thrillest.com "Best BBQ in Every State" May 2015
Bluebird Barbecue was recognized as America's #2 BBQ restaurant by Open Table. – The 30 Best BBQ Restaurants In America, According To Open Table - Huffington Post, July 2014
"We chose Kansas City-style spare ribs, smoked chicken, and the brisket. The food was arrayed on a big tray and served with baked beans, thick sourdough toast slathered in garlic-butter, cole slaw, and pickles. The meal shouts "dig in." - Bluebird in BTV is a Barbecue Bacchanal,
Burlington Free Press, July 2016
Location and Services
NOTE: would be great to post a 3-photo gallery featuring the restaurant, new trailer, and smokehouse OR catered event.
Our restaurant off Riverside Avenue in Burlington, Vermont offers numerous dining spaces for groups up to 125 people. It features a screened-in patio with river views, copper-clad bar with 24 craft beers on tap, private party room, and ample parking with ramp access.
We also offer full-service catering, with bar service, a portable smoker, and large food trailer for events big and small.
Bluebird Barbecue is owned and operated by Sue Bette. More about Sue.