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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

Davidson Brothers Restaurant & BreweryDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 316
Beer Avg: 3.73

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37 Ratings
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 16.67%
$$ - reasonable

[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

184 Glen St.
Glens Falls, New York, 12801
United States
phone: (518) 743-9026

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Reviews by rbd13:
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Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Had the opportunity to visit The Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery while visiting a friend that lives not far from Glenns Falls.
The Brewpub is located right in the downtown area, the atmosphere is very welcoming.
We stopped in for a few afternoon beers and sat right at the bar.
I ordered the Danish Continental Lager and recieved a short pour as the keg kicked so I moved onto the Scottish Ale, very drinkable!
I am looking forward to visiting again and having a chance to try the Ctrl-Alt-Del.

05-17-2011 01:40:28 | More by rbd13
More User Reviews:
Photo of Kubrick99

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-28-2014 23:46:06 | More by Kubrick99
Photo of vonnegut21

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

02-10-2014 17:02:55 | More by vonnegut21
Photo of GreesyFizeek

New York

4.14/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

A restaurant and brewery with better food than beer, really. The beer is all serviceable, some very tasty (the scotch ale and oatmeal stout, especially) but some really watery, kinda poor beer (the smoked porter was gross). The food however, is delicious, and the space in Glens Falls is beautiful. The owner, Rick Davidson, is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, and is constantly walking around and asking customers what they think of everything. The rest of the staff is similarly nice. Worth a stop if you're in the area, but not worth a big drive just for the beer alone.

01-27-2014 05:45:38 | More by GreesyFizeek
Photo of civicm87

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-20-2014 00:41:56 | More by civicm87
Photo of Hopyard57

New York

5/5  rDev +24.4%

01-15-2014 02:02:00 | More by Hopyard57
Photo of dredz_126

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75 | $$

Great atmosphere. I'm working on a project in the area and decided to stop in and grab a bite and some brew. I've had the fish tacos, beer cheese soup, and the calamari appetizer. All good so far, but calamari a was a little soggy. Now onto the brew; Oatmeal stout is very good; I've been back to fill the growlers five times so far. Also enjoy their coffee stout, had a growler fill on that. Rick Davidson, owner, is always out and about greeting customers and adding to the great atmosphere. Will be back!

11-07-2013 14:57:26 | More by dredz_126
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3.7/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Arrived just as the pub openned on our way up to Lake Placid. Was looking to get a growler of smoked porter which I got.
We didn't eat here here but my wife and I did at one time maybe ten years ago.
The place looks very inviting. I was talking to the bartender while he was filling my growler and it's a pretty old building, 1864 I believe he said and was an old textile factory. Lots of brick and exposed wooded beams. Looks nice. You can purchase some sixpacks of thier beers to if you like also.

08-18-2012 07:12:44 | More by micromaniac129
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2.06/5  rDev -48.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$

I grew up nearby, so Davidson's was really my first exposure to craft beer. I stopped going years ago for a number of reasons (poor service, bad food, no A/C inside, mediocre beers), but I have revisited a number of times in the last few years when home visiting family. Sadly, the only improvement is the addition of A/C inside. I haven't eaten there in years, so I won't comment on that. But the beers are still just bad. They probably make the worst IPA I've ever had and the only beer I've ever really enjoyed there was Dacker, and that's not really even their beer. The Oatmeal Stout is decent, but not extraordinary and the Scotch Ale is very boozy. I don't know what hops they use in the Alt, but damn is that biting on the tongue, and not in a good hophead way. My biggest complaint will always be the owner, Rick. The guy is a pompous jerk and his attitude has spread to the bartenders over the years. I brought a group there the night before a wedding this past summer and ordered a round of drinks (8 beers, 2 cocktails). We were sitting outside, so I had to go inside and order the drinks, and then bring them back outside with me. None of the servers or barstaff offered to help. After I brought all of the drinks out, I came back in and asked for two pitchers of water. Was told they don't do pitchers of water. I then asked for ten glasses of water and got a "pffft" from the bartender. I hate this place, I really do. Don't waste your time or money here. If you're stuck in Glens Falls and want beer, go to Wallabee's. If you want dinner, go to the Gourmet Cafe , 132 Glen, Raul's, of the Chocolate Mill. Do not give Rick Davidson your business, he doesn't deserve it.

02-12-2012 01:26:06 | More by EnronCFO
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New York

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Found the atmosphere was enhanced by the owner Rick working the bar and dinning room going table to table to take a few minutes to talk to his customers. The staff was excellent and at times took their cue from Rick's banter. The food was excellent we had stuffed shrimp and filet. Soup was seafood bisque made on site and taste great. All this and a American wheat made for a very pleasant dinner. We can't wait to come in the summer when they have outside seating and live music three nights a week. We will be eating here evry chance we get.

12-23-2011 21:07:45 | More by kmdeihl
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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery in Glens Falls, NY
90 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.