AT THE BAR
Babes serves over 45 beers, diverse wines, ciders from near and far, and darn good classic cocktails (as well as a few of our own creation). We keep as many bourbons on the shelf as any good Kentucky whiskey bar and our Bloody Marys come Wisconsin style with a Miller High Life chaser. If you're feeling indecisive, Babes offers a shot and a beer for only $5 and flights of fine spirits.
We bring the great Chicago tradition of very particularly adorned hot dogs to Vermont. Stadium relish, hot sport peppers, pickle spear, onions, mustard, tomato and celery salt combine to make one darn delicious dog. Better yet, these dogs can be made vegetarian and/or gluten free! We’ve also got Usinger’s Bratwurst direct from Milwaukee, Wisconsin perfect for Packers and Patriots fans alike.
Babes hosts a reading library available to the public. This library is ever-growing and focused on texts that can be hard to find in non-academic libraries. Titles are generally centered on liberation with sections including Self-Care, Prison Abolition, First Nations and Indigenous Peoples, and more. View our current library catalog here.
We welcome everyone in our doors and work hard to make our bar friendly to families of all shapes and sizes. We have a well-stocked kids zone for the littles to play while you wet your whistles. We also have changing tables in the bathroom areas, excellent kiddie cocktails and kiddie hot dogs, and a well-maintained stash of diapers and wipes for when you're in a pinch.
While they are available, we stock grab'n'go bouquets from our local flower farm, Stitchdown Farm, right here in Bethel. The season for flowers is approximately May - October.
Located directly in the heart of Bethel Village, Babes lives in a historic 1½ story train depot originally built in the year 1850. The building's distinguishing architectural details include segmental-arched window and door openings, triptych windows in the gable ends, and a corbeled denticulated cornice. Train buffs welcome!