A go-to venue for art you can see, hear, and taste.

By Molly McDonough

From classic horror film screenings and The Moth StorySLAMs to political forums, holiday bazaars, and live female-led Tuareg rock bands from Niger, there’s always something intriguing happening at this sprawling venue in a South End warehouse. ArtsRiot—a nightlife destination with the same quirkiness of its home city—is your one-stop-shop for drinks, food, and art. Regardless of whether you’ll be staying for a show, it’s well worth spending an evening in the on-site restaurant. The walls are painted by local artists, the snacks are excellent, and the cocktails are as creative as the venue performances: think Martinis made with chili garlic-infused rice vinegar and a Frojito (a frozen Mojito). In summer, don’t miss the Truck Stop, an outdoor block party held each Friday that brings in Vermont’s best food trucks.


400 South Pine Street, Burlington, WI

  • Insider Tip

On Sundays ArtsRiot offers $4 burgers and $4 Citizen Cider drafts. Check their website for the latest updates on weekly specials.

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