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Holy Smoke

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Holy SmokeHoly Smoke
BA SCORE
96
world-class

21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 10.09%
Taps: 30
Bottles: 15
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

241 Route 6N
Mahopac, New York, 10541-1520
United States
phone: (845) 628-9795

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(Place added by: caribou on 10-18-2006)
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Reviews by slander:
Photo of slander
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%

Bar.
Buh.
Cue.
10

You'll recall that we were going to take in Holy Smoke on Sunday, on the way back from the Belgian Beer thing in October, but then we came back late Saturday night instead so that got nixed. Jay had eaten here and Scott told me that the beer thing was coming along nicely, so it was time to get out here already. Shouted Jay, saw the residence and registers and now we're gearing up for Mahopac via the back roads...

You could smell your way here as there's crazy good smokehouse waftage running down to Route 6. It's a red stand alone structure with a split rail stockade fence corralled patio on the end for exterior warm weather seating. A small "L" shaped bar inside seats 5. Mirrored back sectional units with shelving holding booze & bottled beer selections and a pair of towers of 6 taps each on the bar. A handful of bar tables here and there, and TV's mounted in all corners. The attached dining area is a large square room with wood plank floors and paneled windows with center wreaths. About a dozen and a half square red & white checkerboard clothed covered tables and a roundie in the far corners, green chairs, wagon wheel chandelier lighting, ceiling fans, mounted lamps, and small prints and dessert & macro boards on the walls. Décor is country, simple.

We split a jumbo BBQ wing app and then I had the pulled pork & St. Louis ribs combo, garlic smashed potatoes & Creole corn sides. It was just a huge mountain of food and it was all top notch BBQ. Wings and ribs were fall off the bone and the sauces were excellent. Everything, all of it.

12 taps. Good local & regional micros (Captain Lawrence Smoked Porter & Liquid Gold, Victory Hop Devil, Sam Adams Lager, Allagash White, Wolavers Organic Brown), and beyond (Avery Old Jubilation, Bear Republic Big Bear Impy Stout, Unibroue Trois Pistoles), imports (Paulaner Octo, Weihenstephaner Hefe), and a local cider (Doc's Hard Apple Cider). 4 different flights (Dark, Light, New England & Mixed Bag) of 4 samples each available, 5 ounce servings. Nearly

2 dozen bottles, mostly micros (3 from BluePoint, a pair each from Rogue, Anchor, and DogFishHead, plus offerings from Smutty, Magic Hat, Stone, Victory, Sierra Nevada) and some solid imports (Westmalle Tripel, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Ayinger Celebrator, Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout, St. B 12 & Tripel, La Fin Du Monde, Lion Stout, Lindemans Framboise). They also list another 4 "from the cellar" (being St B. 12 60th Anniversary, DogFishHead World Wide Stout, Captain Lawrence Extra Gold, J.W. Lee's '05 Harvest).

Service was fast, funny and friendly. Food is great and they're very interested in learning more and more about the beer thing they do here. When in Mahopac...

slander, Jan 02, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.71/5  rDev -16.8%

The place has a dated feel...everything is light pine planked paneling probably from the 1960's. Bar only seats maybe 8 people, very cramped. Beer choice is solid, mostly high gravity west coast hoppy beer and a cross-section of Belgians. Service can be spotty at times and on the pricey side, but the food is excellent.

DrunkinYogi, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Glevitan
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Glevitan, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of DNICE555
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

DNICE555, May 28, 2014
Photo of RMoeNay
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

RMoeNay, May 12, 2014
Photo of keggernaut
5/5  rDev +12.1%

I have been going to Holy Smoke since it has opened. You never leave hungry or thirsty. Without a doubt the best barbecue food in the area. Portions are huge pretty much guaranteeing you will have lunch the next day. There is always a great selection of beers on tap. No need to be shy or intimidated by the large selection of beers. Small samples are provided on request for free and multi glass flights are available for order. Service is friendly and excellent. Chris (the owner) and his staff go out of their way to make everyone feel welcomed and part of the family. I would also recommend attending any one of their special events or beer dinners as I have never been disappointed. Very happy to have Holy Smoke as part of the Mahopac community... Keith C.

keggernaut, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of otispdriftwood
3.05/5  rDev -31.6%

Although the beer choices are excellent, the prices are outrageous for the area. Last time I was there, 64 oz. Growler fills cost the same as 3 beers purchased for on-site consumption and I don't believe anybody gets a buy back. Even the regulars. The place hasn't changed one bit since it's been open. Same old furniture same old everything. It looks like the owner hasn't spent a dime improving the place. Although the food is pretty good, the smoker is in the basement so when you walk out of there, you smell like barbeque. Bottom line - this place has run its course. There are many many other places that have good barbeque and good beer and won't make you wash your clothing and replenish your bank account after you've visited.

otispdriftwood, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of mltobin
4.08/5  rDev -8.5%

Traveling through the woods of Mahopac, you may come across this BBQ and craft beer joint. For those on this site, who enjoy barbeque food, this is a great place to check out at some point or another. They serve great craft beer, with taps including Troegs, Brooklyn, St. Bernardus, Green Flash, Victory, etc. and a pretty good bottle list. And that BBQ food, is damn good. From the pulled pork to the ribs, it hits the spot. And they have selections like salmon, steak or burgers for other food options. The owner knows his beer and is often on-premise. And when the weather gets warmer, they have some outdoor seating too. Nice place to eat and enjoy a beer, wish it was closer.

mltobin, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

I have been here many times...my most recent was for the Oskar Blues and Weyerbacher series night on 11/12/11.
What a fantastic BBQ joint! The food is amazing. I grew up in Mahopac and was thrilled (but skeptical) when this place opened. It has deff improved since it opened (not that it was bad to begin with), but now its top notch. Huge portions and nice variety. One of the only places where you can get pulled chicken. They make homemade bbq sauce, and have unique apps and dishes. It truly has that local feel as Mahopac is a big little town...if you grew up/live in and around Mahopac, you will probably run into someone you know any given night.

But now for the beer...
They always impress with their rotating tap selection. I think its like 24 or so?? Plus nice bottle list.
They have several series events throughout the year; the most recent, Weyerbacher and Oskar Blues, was great. And these events get crazy packed, so get there early. They have reps from the breweries selling the beer as well. I have also been to the Victory event a while back which was great.

Its a little off the beaten path if you dont live in Mahopac or Put Valley, but deff worth a trip out no matter where you are.

I just wish they had a rotating cask!

DrinkSlurm, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Ralphs66
4.55/5  rDev +2%

BBQ and beer...life doesn't get much better than that combination....well, yeah it does. At Holy Smoke. I've been here half a dozen times, and have had everything on the menu. The reason being; I always order the PigNic. It feeds 4 (maybe 5) and you STILL walk out with another 2+ meals in your piggy bag. A tap beer menu with 24 rotating brews, a bottle list out the friggin' wazoo and yet another for bourbons. Sent my girlfriend over the other night with two growlers, because yup, they'll fill em. Told her to surprise me and she came back with Victory Smokin' Oats and Stone Russian Imperial Stout. Hey, it's still kinda cold out and these two choices were perfect. Plus she brought me some baby backs, pulled pork and onion rings. I love her...

Ralphs66, Feb 15, 2011
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Holy Smoke in Mahopac, NY
96 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.