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Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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Lake Placid Craft Brewing CompanyLake Placid Craft Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.76/5
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1,759 Ratings
Place Score: 89
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: n/a
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

813 Mirror Lake Drive
Lake Placid, New York, 12946
United States
phone: (518) 523-3813

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ubuman

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Place added by: John

The Lake Placid Pub & Brewery is located here as well.
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Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 32
Reviews by madmanjf:
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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Took a detour off the Northway to Lake Placid to check out this place.

First .... it's a great little town, with a lot to see and do.

It's right in the village on the lake and walking distance to all the shopping.

All the beers were excellent. I was a little disappointed with the Hefeweizen though .... it was overly cloudly; almost muddy in appearance. Their other seasonal, an Amber, was quite good. I'm surprised it's a summer seasonal and not a regular offering.

The menu was nice .. I went with a burger (typical of me, and a great way to judge a kitchen). I wasn't disappointed at all.

Above I mention the Amber .... I'm mentioning it again relative to the service. The bar menu did not indicate if it was an Ale or a Lager, so I asked the cute girl bartending. I wasn't surprised when she didn't know .... and she didn't go ask someone else to find out for me.

I guess this is a gripe with me, not just here, but most places. The management finds it more important to put a pretty face behind the bar rather than a representative of the establishment. Don't get me wrong, I like a pretty face .... but train them in the products they are selling. Afterall, they are not there to just fill pint glasses and serve plates.

I wish Lake Placid wasn't so far out of the way. It makes this a bit time-consuming to get to, and I would ultimately like to return here again sometime. It may require an overnight stay as opposed to a quick detour off the northway though.

Final Note. With regards to their website, it has not been updated in quite some time. Their Plattsburgh brewery is not open to the public, and has not been for quite some time. I found this out the hard way after driving there enroute to Lake Placid.

More User Reviews:
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3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

It gets packed but for obvious reasons. Good eats and brews. Try going early otherwise you're going to have to wait.

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3.59/5  rDev -9.8%

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

newly redone, in the last few years at least, the whole area here is really booming. basement level is a pub style, few booths, big wooden bar, pool table, juke box, dim lighting, mix of people from everywhere but lake placid, its a cool vibe. upstairs is the restaurant and brew house, nice atmosphere there too, and the food is always good, especially the wings. five or six beers going at all times, with a seasonal, a brewhouse only beer, and the regular lineup. service at the bar is always slow because its always so busy, but ive never had any issues while eating with poor service at all. I really like their ipa, one of the beers that turned me on to craft, so its nice to get it fresh. they are also doing some experimental hop stuff, which is always welcomed. it gets a little loud and a little hot in the basement there, but its a place worth visiting, especially on Tuesday when you get two for one pints!

Photo of jjboesen
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

In the quaint village of Lake Placid, nestled high in New York’s mighty Adirondack Mountains, are two fine purveyors of craft brew; one is the Adirondack Brewing Company (see my review for the Great Adirondack Steak and Seafood Company), the other is this one.

Situated apart from the Main Street bustle of summer tourists and winter ski bums, Lake Placid Brewing is housed in an appropriately rustic two-story structure, with the brewpub being upstairs. The room is pleasant enough – though, it does evoke a fratboy-cum-sportsbar atmosphere (what with the numerous college pennants decorating the walls.) In the middle is the bar, square-shaped with limited space to plant one’s ass. There is a smattering of high tops and tables scattered arbitrarily about the place – with plenty of room for the ever rushing servers. LPCB offers conviviality to local and tourist alike.

Of course, we were here for the beer and there was a decent selection of the house brew here including several IPAs; however the primary beer was the UBU Ale, a smooth and delicate English Strong Ale that comes off more like a Scotch Ale than anything else – perhaps, it is a British Strong Ale? After several pleasant pints, my friend and I, the former having brought me here in conjunction with a business trip to nearby Saranac Lake, grabbed a growler of UBU and made our way down the mountain to home.

While not much of a skier, or a tourist addicted to quaint, but crowded, mountain villages, I can see myself returning here. After all, Lake Placid is the home of two Winter Olympic Games, the most recent being in 1980 when our hockey team defeated the USSR. Now, Lake Placid is home to UBU Ale. Do you believe in miracles?

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Came to Lake Placid in May before tourist season and decided we would try out the local brew. Hung out at the bar for a couple hours with some of the locals. Very friendly people. Got a sampler of beer, and it was actually very good, and even was served on a neat wooden paddle. Came back the next day for lunch and the food was pretty good too. The building itself really is quite nice, with the large stained glass window in the front, and the two levels of bars and patios. I've always liked upstate New York, and if I ever lived in the US, it would probably be around here and this would certainly be my watering hole.

Photo of dougfur
4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a nice place to get a beer and some food in Lake Placid. I can't imagine anyone going and being dissapointed. The most important thing for people to realize about going here is that the beer served on tap bears little resemblence to the beer you buy from them in the store. The local draft brews are MUCH better! If you've never been impressed by the bottles, give it a try.

Photo of tobelerone
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

A very casual bar downstairs and dining room upstairs. Laid back and relaxed with a few tourists mingling with the locals. Friendly vibe, nice bartender. The beers are pretty good but nothing is exceptional. They offer flights and pints are pretty decent prices and there are growlers in the fridge to go as well as some mixed 6 and 12 packs.

Food was standard pub far but yummy. Had a steak sandwich that was well made and tasty for 10 bucks with steak fries.

Definitely worth stopping by if you're in the Lake Placid area. Not exactly a must-see beer destination but a solid place if you're close. Very different from the town's other brewpub - Great Adirondack Steak and Seafood, which is costlier and a little nicer in both decor and menu. Beers are kind of a wash between the two places in my experience.

Check it out, it's a nice place to spend an hour or two, particularly on a quiet fall afternoon like the one I had recently. Might be a little nutty during the height of ski season.

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Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company in Lake Placid, NY
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