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BRATTLEBORO — When David Hiler, and Tim and Amy Brady were aiming to open the River Garden Marketplace in 2021, they knew what they wanted: a bright, cheery space that continued to focus on the natural beauty of Brattleboro, while bringing a cosmopolitan “Chelsea Market” vibe to the area, with upscale food and beverage in a casual atmosphere.

A proud part of the family-owned Whetstone Brands, the marketplace is downtown Brattleboro’s “Craft Beverage, Craft Kitchen, Craft Market and Entertainment Venue,” the owners tout, with live local music three nights a week, with Open Mic Monday, Piano Bar Thursday and Live Music Saturdays. The combined restaurant and venue is a regular supporter and promoter for local artists and artisans.

The marketplace also offers a private event space on its lower level, well-suited for birthday parties, wedding and baby showers, business meetings, or just private hang time to watch the game.

Over 100 unique, hard to find, primarily New England craft brews, including beer, hard cider, kombucha and artisan nonalcoholic libations, are available at the marketplace.

The owners know you’ll be excited about the same things they are when you visit the River Garden Marketplace: the beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, river views, a curated selection of excellent food and beverages, with options for lunch and later experiences on Sundays. It’s rotating menu also brings a new approach to dining in Brattleboro.

“We want all of our guests to savor the experience of an exceptional craft beer with their friends while taking in some of Brattleboro and Vermont’s exceptional arts, music and culture,” says Hiler, co-owner of the marketplace. He says its deck and stunning views make for a unique and memorable visit, whether night or day.

The River Garden Marketplace at 157 Main St. in Brattleboro is open Sunday and Monday from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. It is closed Tuesday and Wednesday.


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