It has become a popular downtown Middlebury address in a very short time: 51 Main at the Bridge. This downtown hot spot was born from an idea that a group of Middlebury College students had for improving social life at the college.
Students envisioned a sophisticated, international social space where people of all ages and all walks of life could come together for conversation, music and art, and with a feeling that was separate from the college.
The name was created to not only speak to local geography-at the end of downtown Middlebury's Romanesque bridge-but also to speak of the place as a bridge between town and college, a bridge for artists, both musical and visual, to present their talents to the public and a bridge for personal growth through shared experiences.
51 Main is open to all who want to experience the beautiful setting, good food with an international flair, and music and art that changes in style and presentation regularly. Live music is available nearly every evening, Thursday through Saturday.
51 Main's mission is to attract different musical genres, never falling into a niche by type of music. Art exhibits include young artists as well as professional artists with exhibits changing monthly. The staff prides itself on the diversity of food, drink, music and art.
51 Main at the Bridge is informal yet sophisticated. It is open to all ages. Families are encouraged to drop by and share the fun. No reservations are required and there is never a cover charge.
Special thanks to 51 Main at the Bridge