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O'Donoghue's

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O'Donoghue'sO'Donoghue's
BA SCORE
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no score

6 Ratings
Ratings: 6
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 7.47%
Taps: 10
Bottles: 33
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

66 Main St.
Nyack, New York, 10960
United States
phone: (845) 358-0180

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2005)
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Reviews by cosmo4u:
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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%

"The bar that was there before the town" is a good way to describe OD's. It was the stable for the horses that pulled the firewagon..hence the slow downward slope towards the front door. It was a speakeasy and has pics of every era hanging on the walls. It has become a home to redsox fans, but i have found all are welcome. The first time I went in I found every beer i had ever loved on the menu. from magners to Franziskaner its got you covered. Happy hours are a blast so stop in if your ever in town

cosmo4u, Nov 19, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of tikk
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

tikk, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%

This place is a run down drinking outpost, just a block or so from the main drag in downtown Nyack. Go for the character and local characters. Beerwise the "highights" were 2-3 drafts of semi interest, Brooklyn pilsner, SNPA and Troegs nut brown ale. The pilsner and nut brown tasted fresh, so if you go you will be able to find something worth drinking. Just dont expect anything more exciting. Unfortunatly this seems to be the best bar, beer wise that Nyack has to offer. A shame that no smart publican has seen fit to open a more far reaching and BA worthy spot in town

Billolick, Oct 26, 2009
Photo of mjchellman
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

Don't let the middling numbers above dissuade you; I don't like 'grade inflation', and a place would have to be really perfect to approach a 5.0. That said, I think this is the best beer bar I have found in Rockland County.

I like a bar with atmosphere, a neighborhood feel - I don't like sensing that everybody was put together all at once according to somebody's plan of what a neighborhood bar looks like. Phony local mementos, false old-timey posters, etc. This place has really been around since bars were bars, and you can tell. The atmosphere is definitely painted on the walls. There are always regulars, and you can tell who has been before and who has not. They'll remember who you are, and remember what you like to drink. It's right next door to the volunteer firehouse. It has a quality dartboard in the back. It isn't trying to show you a sports game in HD or fill you up with Gin and Tonics - it's trying to give you a good communal drinking experience. My kinda bar.

The food is solid pub food. The best burger in Rockland as well. Meaty, not overdone, quality bun and good fries. That's important. On weekends they have extended their wings deal, 10 cents after 11 PM (as of early 2009). Now, that's a rare deal - other places nearby have been known to charge $8.95 for 10 wings. Whats the point?

Still, I don't go for the food - though many do. For all you BAs out there, the more you go, the better it gets. Rotating craft taps featured a rare Salt Lake City brew on one tap and Brooklyn Brown on the other, and literally two nights later Brooklyn BCS and Brooklyn Pils. The taps are fresh, cleaned, and in decent rotation. Standard brews abound, but consistently fresh craft selection keeps me coming back. Plenty of bottles, too, and sometimes a real gem.

You have to give it a try. It's an old style bar, the way things used to (and should still) be, with good beer and friendly local service. The more BAs, the better it'll get.

mjchellman, Jan 23, 2009
Photo of yelterdow
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

Spent St. Patrick's Day evening here with good friends and good beer. Small, local pub that oozes with history and authenticity, and damn it was crowded last night.

On tap we had Rogue Kells, which fit the bill for me... at first, I was going to session Guinness all night, but how often does this one come along? It was perfect. The corned beef and cabbage with potato ($11.95) was good and satisfied my hunger. But the Kells couldn't come fast enough...

Also noteworthy was Brooklyn Pilsner and Brown Ale, and a decent bottled selection... North Coast Red Seal caught my eye. Our waitress was fast and eager to serve us, and the atmosphere was one of relaxed chaos. Fun, fun, fun for the big Irish holiday.

yelterdow, Mar 19, 2006
Photo of slander
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%

O'D's. "Where the customer is always an inconvenience", or so it reads above the bar. A staple of Nyack forever now; certainly was when I lived there a dozen years ago. I remember them carrying micros when the scene was young. They always had something different and there was always a more mature crowd. It's good to see these things still be...
Kind of comfy divey pubby (a good thing). A small "L" shaped bar off to the right seats upwards of a dozen with some bar counter space adjacent. Large front windows, dark wood panelling, pictures, mirrors, darts, and the O'D's book exchange (Take 'em - Leave 'em). A single booth and 3 tables to the front and a dozen and a half tables in the rear room and nook.
10 taps (Brooklyn Brown, Pils and the brewers reserve Smoked Porter, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, standards Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks, Boddingtons, and a pair of macros). Also nearly 30 bottles (Cooperstown, Magic Hat, North Coast, Brooklyn, Saranac, Sam Adams, Stella, Spaten Opti, Erdinger Weisbrau, and then retros, macros, maltos and other). Not great but it does the trick.
Food has always been solid here. Had the vegetarian split pea soup and the chicken pot pie with mashed potato crust. Great hand cut fries, too.
They do a little publication called O'Donoghue'snews, let's you know what's on tap, in bottle, the wine list, kitchen hours, upcoming Saturday music events, beer specials, and more (They just did a book signing with Brooklyn Brewery's Steve Hindy). In the dozen years I've been out of Nyack, they've put in an (evil) Starbucks and have hung up a Company B's shingle for a bar that'll never be. The bar scene's never crazily taken off here. Thankfully, O'D's

slander, Jan 09, 2006
O'Donoghue's in Nyack, NY
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.