Hyde Park Brewing Company
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Reviews by madmanjf:
2.3/5 rDev -34.3%
I used to enjoy the Hyde Park Brewery years ago when it first opened. Nowadays, I think it's a place searching for an identity while trying to re-invent itself.
The focus seems to have shifted from "beer" to "food". I guess you can say it's now a restaurant that happens to serve their own beer. The venue has changed to a Steak House, which on the surface sounds really interesting, but I think they're trying to be too many things for too many people and have forgotten what made them special.
The beers are OK ... sometimes inconsistent. Unfortunately, there isn't much in the way of specials or creativity when it comes to seasonals.
Since this isn't the only BrewPub/Restaurant in the immediate vicinity, my recommendation is to go elsewhere (New Paltz) ... irregardless of whether it's beer or steak that you seek.
I went back after a while ... thought it was worth checking out again (Jan 2008). I've heard a lot of horror stories about bad service, and unfortunately it was true.
I had good food, good beer, but was just completely shocked at bartender's attitude. I had a legitimate complaint, and she took it extremely personally. The manager handled it quite well, to her credit, but the bartender continued to be a complete mongrel (I had to use the thesaurus to find a politically correct word for B**&^%)
I waited, without exageration, in excess of 45 minutes for her to acknowledge my money and give me change (and this entire time my glass was empty).
She didn't deserve it, and against all my good judgement, I had her keep the change (approx 18%) to show I was going to be the better person.
Unfortuantely, unless I hear this is under new management or ownership, I'll NEVER return.
So, all the bad things I've heard from beer snobs to restaurant goers alike were all true.
01-22-2008 03:09:24 | More by madmanjf
More User Reviews:
3.56/5 rDev +1.7%
So this is a decent restaurant that has been around for awhile and brews their own beer which is is all alright, but unfortunately nothing special on tap as I do live close. Prices I think are average for area, it's not too fancy, more of a nice casual place, with decent sized quieter seating area and then large bar area where they sometimes have music.
The have basically the same 6 beers always on tap with one rotating dark beer which would be better if they had anything that really stood out since they haven't changed in years. It is nice in that they probably have something for most people but this place would be more for the average beer drinker that likes more then Bud then it is for a BA who seeks out beers.
Decent place to hang out and eat, but not a special beer place I guess is bottom line
06-05-2014 03:40:50 | More by mmmbeerNY
4.56/5 rDev +30.3%
Wow I really loved this place! The decor reminded me a bit of a 40s style home- in line with the FDR and Hyde Park theme. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. The cheddar cheese lager soup was one of the best I've ever had. Had a flight sampler- especially liked Rough Rider Red and Von Schtupps. Grilled Knockwurst was perfect. Really wish they were a lot closer!
09-23-2013 00:31:14 | More by LizCollins
4.05/5 rDev +15.7%
I stopped into the Hyde Park Brewery in Sept of 2011. I was in Poughkeepsie on business and had heard about this small brew pub. I had a flight of their beers and a sandwich. Both were very good. The atmosphere is very comfortable for a craft beer lover. The vats are right over the bar but they have a separate restaurant for people who don't care to see the machinery that brings them their beer. I spoke to the owners for a little while about their business and wrote up a review on the Tristate Beer Blog : http://tristatebeerblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/hyde-park-brewing-company.html Enjoy!
10-31-2011 03:41:43 | More by Mkfitz
Hyde Park Brewing Company in Hyde Park, NY
82 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.