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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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3.59/5
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Reviews:
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Ratings:
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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
90
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
58
Avg:
4
pDev:
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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & BreweryDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

184 Glen St.
Glens Falls, New York, 12801
United States

(518) 743-9026 | map
www.davidsonbrothers.com

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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by WesWes:
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3.88/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The brewpub was located downtown Glens Falls, NY in an old style building with a nice window store front look peeking in on the brewing equipment. The pub itself was pretty basic of most brewpubs that I've visited. There was a decent sized bar area with quite a few taps of the house brews along with open seating at tables throughout that were spread out nicely from each other. The beer was pretty good also. I had their stout and ipa. The atmosphere was nice; not a lot of people there, but enough to keep the place profitable. I went early in the week around lunch time. The menu was better than average. Of course, they had the beer sampler, which I decided not to do. The appetizers were the usual, wings, quesedilla, etc. except for a delicious chedder stout soup. I ordered that and a plate of their boneless battered winglets. They served them in three styles mild, hot, and black death. I chose the black death and payed the price for it. They were quite tasty, but felt like I had consumed a small bottle of Drano. Anyway, this was a fine establishment with courtious servers and a good menu; not to mention the wide array of good house beers. The only bad thing. You couldn't buy bottled beer to go.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.89/5  rDev -27.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 1.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Of course I always like to try new places when I travel, and today that place was Davidson Brothers. Classic basic pub vibe, nice bar and plenty of seating. Rustic wood and random paraphernalia everywhere. There was a decent selection of beer to choose from, with many different styles. Unfortunately, the beers were pretty much terrible. Like, every one was bad in the sampler of 6 that I had. They all had very bad off-flavors, and we (the wife and I) pretty much had to choke them down. They were like very bad homebrews, done with obvious amateur mistakes. But they sell bottles by the case here, and have apparently been brewing for 20 years, so I guess someone is buying this swill and enjoying it.

Service was okay, not great. One thing that was a major turn-off was the automatically added tip to the bill. I'm a good tipper, only giving less than 18-20% if there's a major issue with the service. But regardless, tipping is at my discretion, and should be on my terms. I might want to give more or less, depending on what happened during the visit. Overall, adding an auto tip might be a good idea, to keep cheapskates from copping out, but I still personally don't approve. Just another reason to keep me from coming back here.

The food was also okay, not great. Basic pub grub on the menu for the most part. I had the turkey melt, which was decent.

Overall, this seems like no more than a homer spot. Locals probably love it, since it's been in business so long. But with lousy beer, so-so service, and mediocre food, I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to go to this place, and I definitely won't be going back.

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Photo of smi69
3.96/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of scxcrunner
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

I had high hopes for this one. The atmosphere is great, the food was good, the beer was nothing special but some of their stuff was alright. Unfortunately, the service was horrendous I really hope it was just our waitress but she was miserable

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Photo of Jlabs
4.08/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Fish427
4.9/5  rDev +22.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

A++++ Craft beers and fantastic service

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Photo of eflynn2
4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Next to Blue Monk and CH Evans, one of the pioneers with a great location and atmosphere.

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3.16/5  rDev -21%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Good beer selection, decent food - great deep fried pickles. I have had terrible front end service each time I have eaten there...

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4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

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1/5  rDev -75%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.36/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of redbarnbikes
1.68/5  rDev -58%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.25 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Been revisiting Davidson's from time to time in hopes that i might not be disappointed. I'm really not one to send a beer back to the bar but had to with their scottish ale. At least the batch i got was undrinkable. I am mostly an IPA drinker (with a broad range of appreciation) and have only had mediocre at best from these guys.

update: DO NOT GO HERE. owner is an asshole. physically and verbally abuses the staff. on top of that, refuses to allow staff to collect tips for their work. beer still sucks.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery in Glens Falls, NY
90 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.