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Bridge View Tavern

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Bridge View TavernBridge View Tavern
BA SCORE
96
world-class

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 6.25%
Taps: 18
Bottles: 4
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

226 Beekman Ave
Sleepy Hollow, New York, 10591-2479
United States
phone: (914) 332-0078

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bvtavern

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: Darkhorse09 on 12-03-2009)
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otispdriftwood, Jul 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

JRosolen, Jun 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Philby11111, Apr 09, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +2.2%

This place is one of Tarrytown's best kept secrets, IMO.

Chris really knows how to run his bar– beautiful furnishings, cozy sittings, classic rock, large screen TV's, and fantastic beer rotations + prices.

Tap lists rotate at least once per week, with drink specials ($4 for some select beers). One of the best rotating beer lists– from light ales to dark stouts, and everything else in between. Attentive bartenders, generous pours, and great atmosphere really round out the place. In the summertime and when the summer is nice, the view over the Hudson is beautiful. Right at the end of Beekman, overlooking the water. Can't beat $6 for a pint and a view.

A must visit, if in the area.

infi, May 11, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +0.7%

You can really go here as a bar, or as a restaurant. Many people eat here without really thinking about the beer and the food is good. I had an outstanding burger that was not too expensive, though they have nicer food here as well. The service is good, it's welcoming, clean, pretty nice atmosphere. The beer selection is not quite world-class, but it's very good. Had a Ballast Point Sculpin with my burger and that's hard to beat in most areas! I don't think anyone would be dissapointed to go here, but be prepared to wait in line for a while on a Friday or Saturday night!

dougfur, Mar 17, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev -3.3%

A bleak, shitty, dismal day, rain all the way up from the city and let me tell you; a flooded Saw Mill River Pkwy is no treat. And Tarrytown, rte 9, a slow run but I’m here. So this is where those townhouses you can see along the river are. On the corner of a street aptly named ‘Hudson’. Bridge views, literally...

Up & in, and I’ll set up at the bar, me thinks. A straight job with a slight jut widening in front of the taps; marble black tortoise shell topped with a wide lip, wood panel, & piping foot rail. And seating for 9 on hightop chairs. Barback is a fitted wood unit in there tightly, something of a marvel. Countered booze tiered and inlayed deep; growlers shelved to both sides of a center flatscreen on mirrored back panels. Doublewide shelving to both sides, with a flatscreen in each over wine, displayed booze, glassware, & seasonal pumpkinings. Glass front coolers below housing macro bottled selections and glassware shelved to both sides. Concealed lighting pieces within the unit gives the shimmer shimmer behind colored bottled boozings.

Horizontal board on the end lists tap selections & ABV’s in alt colored chalkings, and a specialty cider drink in between, it being the season. Flatscreen next to it over a Hudson lighthouse print at sunset, pretty cool. Light prints here and in the entranceway; a lighthouse, Babe Ruth, framed album covers (Dylan, Band, Neil, Dead, Beatles, Garcia), and macro/meh bottle selections over the doorway displayed.

Wood plank floors, pressed tin ceiling, and beige moldings & painted walls over wood lowers. Tap handles past mounted above all around the room trim. Drop flapper hat lamps over the bar, a pair of spinnys with lighting over the floor, and some mounted wall lamps here and there.

Nook on the far end with 2 uneven cut plank hightops with baby lantern lamps in the side windows, and a 6-stool bar counter behind me below a center logo’d window, with smaller vertical ones to each side. These windows are frosted, but they only look in on the side room anyway. And through to there, the make up of the same; beige walls, ceiling, fans, & lighting. A dozen or so tables 2’s & 4’s, more mounted tap handles, prints, and of course, views of the Hudson and the TZ. A handful of tables streetside below also with western views towards the river.

Barbell tower of 12 on the bar and an upright of 3 to each side; 18 in all. A nice mix of craft very local (Captain Lawrence Pumpkin Ale, Freshchester Pale Ale, & Captain’s Reserve Imperial IPA), regional (Southern Tier Pumking, Shmaltz Coney Island Lager, Sixpoint Sehr Crisp & Autumnation, Victory Hop Devil, Weyerbacher AutumnFest, Allagash White, Curieux, & Fluxus 2012), beyond regional (Oskar Blues Ten Fidy, New Holland Mad Hatter IPA), and imported (Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse, Spaten Oktoberfest, St. Bernardus 12, Guinness). I drank the Captain Lawrence Freshchester Pale Ale & Imperial IPA. They do flights of 4, fill growlers, and run some decent specials ($4 pints on select craft on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, would it not figure I’d show up here on a Friday? Phooey). Seems they go through some beer here, mix things up, I like.

Knew I wanted food but didn’t know what. Perused the menu some and came up with some ideas. Started with the 5-onion gratinee (what legs, such viscosity; onions, crispy baguette, & melted gooey cheeses). Was quite excellent, and oh, what the hell, I guess the smokehouse burger (caramelized onions, Vermont ched, applewood smoked bacon, & house BBQ sauce on a stupid fresh brioche roll). Solid burger, or at least it was. It’s gone now. I ‘et it. Took the salad instead of the fries for no good reason at that point.

These, my notes from mid to late October, and the town of Sleepy Hollow is prepping for Halloween a dozen days out; insert headless horseman quip here. Nice beer selection and a solid food menu. Good tunes today, thank you. Ally tending, pleasant, cordial, & attentive; knows her game. Comfortable, homey place.

slander, Dec 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Stopped in here for lunch on 17AUG12, enroute to Greenwood Lake NJ for their annual airshow.

Easily found about 10mins off of the interstate, situated on a corner lot on a bluff looking down on the Hudson. It takes up the ground floor of a two-story unit, with nice stonework adorning the outer walls. A few tables were set-up outside for summer dining. In up a short flight of stairs on the left side, make a right to a small foyer, and you're in. Room to the right is a large dining room, well-lit, with about a dozen sets of tables and chairs accomodating various numbers of diners. I headed left, into the bar area. It stretched long to the rear-right, with the bar on the back left wall. Somewhat dimly lit, with lots of polished dark wood for the bar and lower walls. Had lots of tap handles adorning the beams, and there was a large chalkboard at the rear listing the drafts available. A few large screen, HD-TVs were above the bar, which had loads of liquor and style-appropriate bier glassware. There was one large tap tower in the middle with about 12 taps, and a smaller of three next to it. Very comfy place!

There were about 18 biers on draft, plus bottles. The offerings were wide and different, imperial stouts to DIPAs, Belgians to rye ales, and so on... I had an Ommegang BPA and a Sixpoint Resin - both quite tasty. These washed down a super pulled-pork sammich, well-made and nicely sized. My server, Allison, was top-shelf, being pleasant, helpful and available. Though a touch pricey (being near NYC), I would not hesitate to stop in again while enroute to NJ or PA...

Prosit!!

4.5/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

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Bierman9, Sep 01, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev -4.5%

I stopped in at the Bridge View Tavern for dinner and beers the other day, as I was in town for work. I made my decision to go there based on BeerAdvocate ratings, and I was not disappointed.

The tavern is located in an old house across from the bulldozed ruins of an old GM plant on the Hudson river. While the atmosphere outside is decidedly post-industrial, inside it is strictly warm wood, good friends and great beer. Taphandles adorn the ceiling beams and it is cozy all around.

The beer selection was great; I'd say they had about 20 varieties on the menu, but they were all good choices. Most of the choices were pretty exotic to me (an out-of-towner), but each beer I had there was quite good indeed.

Service was good, quick and friendly, and I had no problem getting my next brew. Food was good too; I had the Buffalo chicken wrap and it hit the spot with a cold beer. Prices are darn good - $4 a pint mid-week, which is hard to beat.

flagmantho, Aug 03, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev -6.7%

Bridgeview is a great neighborhood tavern with a constantly rotating selection of great brews from an ever expanding number of different breweries. I go to Bridgeview because the service is good, I know and love the food that I'm getting and I know that I will have a nice comfortable meal. You'll get great American fare with hearty American brew.

At Bridgeview you definitely feel that your patronage is appreciated as the owners walks from table to table throughout the night to make sure everything is as you ordered. Brews are always reasonably priced and properly served at good temperatures from clean taps in proper glassware. Have no fear, Imperial IPAs are served in a full pint glass; no snifters here.

jrbuch, Jun 15, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev -3.3%

My husband and I met with family here for lunch on a Sunday. The restaurant was cozy with a view of the Tappan Zee Bridge (along with an industrial area.) We like to go to places where the beer selection is above average and Bridge View Tavern hit the mark. Although the draft list wasn't huge, the selections seemed to be chosen to be the best example of each style. Some of the abvs were quite high, but there were also some session beers available.

We ordered appetizers and entrees and everything was delicious. The servers were knowledgable about the beer they were serving and offered samples. We had a nine year old in our party and we noticed several other tables had young children with them. It's nice to be able to enjoy great beer in a family atmosphere from time to time.

We'll definitely visit this place again.

Jori, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of JohnnyChicago
4.1/5  rDev -8.5%

Went here with the girlfriend for Halloween night.

First-off, this place has got one hell of a location. Beautiful riverside location with great views from the dining area. The walk from the train was brief, gorgeous, and slightly spooky...perfect.

The place looks really timeless. The whole bar/restaurant is very nicely and tastefully set up and decorated. There's plenty of room and a decent amount of people, but not too much rowdiness; which I like.

We just got dessert here - some king of butterscotch pie. It was quite tasty and the waitress was friendly and accommodating. The beer selection was nice; nothing super-rare, but a solid selection. I ordered a Pumking and my girl ordered a Leafpile. Both were served in proper glasses and were reasonable priced.

Overall, this is absolutely the perfect Halloween destination if you're in NY. We came all the way from Queens to see the cemetery/church and this was an awesome close to the night. I would love to have a place like this near me. Its just full or character, life, and proprietors who must have a love for good beer.

JohnnyChicago, Nov 12, 2011
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4.88/5  rDev +8.9%

Have had the pleasure to enjoy this Tavern many times. Tucked away at the end of the main drag in Sleepy Hollow, NY this place offers some amazing views. The food is excellent (Apps.-Entrees) and they smoke meats in-house. A definite dining destination. Try it!!!
Now, to the brews. I have frequented all of the craft beer bars/brew pubs North of NYC and Bridge View Tavern is tops. I've seen/drank some of the finest beers available in the area at this spot, including Ballast Point Sculpin, North Coast Old Rasputin, Troeegs Mad Elf, Captain Lawrence Imperial Reserve, Founders KBS, Southern Tier Pumpking, Cigar City IPA, etc.. Many times have seen rare selections like Allagash Fluxus, Ommegang limited releases and some killer Belgian brews.Lines are turning over frequently and they often bring in West Coast jems.
The staff is friendly and a bit more craft knowledgable than most places and they play great tunes. Check them out!

staggerlee1940, Sep 28, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev -8.5%

Stopped in here for the first time last night with grassblue who has had the pleasure before. Cool location...right by the water but there aren't too many places in the joint that actually have a view of the bridge in case you were wondering.

Atmosphere was solid. The bar seats about 12 people with the standing room area filling up quickly as lots of people were in the bar waiting for a table in the restaurant area. We stayed at the bar as we were lucky enough to find seats. I got to meet the owner Chris who was a nice guy and seemed to be doing a great job putting together a solid place, a nice guy bartending, and our bartender April who was very sweet and attentive.

The other patrons in the establishment seemed very easy to talk to as well. I noticed that this place had such a mixed drinking atmosphere, plenty of wine drinkers, mixed drink enthusiasts, and beer drinkers (mainly craft but some bud light bottles being tipped as well) were all peacefully coexisting. The vibe was that this place wasn't a wine bar, a drink bar, or a craft beer bar...it was all three!

The menu had several tasty options that I was interested in trying but I settled on a beef brisket sandwich which was pretty good albeit messy! Prices seemed reasonable for Westchester. I really liked this place and look forward to returning soon.

koopa, Jan 30, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -9.6%

Went for the wife for dinner and a brew on the recommendation of a few friends. Was not disappointed. Nice two room set up, bar on one side and dining room on the other. There is a decent Tapan Zee bridge as well as part of the surrounding Hudson river. Beer: about 16 quality taps, bottles did not look nearly as impressive. Draft selections seemed to be on the solid, high quality and sure bet side of things. For up to date and detailed info, best bet would be to go to beermenus.com. Food was also solid, professionally cooked and served. It came out in a reasonable about 5-10 minutes, which is a plus compared to some recent other local dining experiences. Friendly staff and owner Chris made us feel comfortable and cared for. Enjoyable atmosphere, solid if not amazing beer selections and better then average food. Good place, I'll be back, hopefully soon.

BTW,fFolks giving this place 5 for beer selection, need to calm down. Selection is quite good, but no rarities or anything way beyond solid but widely available seen. Also the bottles had a bunch of space wasters.

Billolick, Aug 17, 2010
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4.63/5  rDev +3.3%

My wife and I stopped by the Bridge View Tavern for lunch during a visit to Sleepy Hollow. The place bowled us over like a couple of ninepins. We sat at the bar, which boasts 18 taps pouring brews mostly from the Mid Atlantic, but also from across the Atlantic and hither and yon throughout the USA. Our bartender, Wallington, handed us beer menus describing the current offerings. While we were pondering the selection Chris Maceyak, one of the owners, greeted us. Chris is a model publican, genial, welcoming and knowledgeable. He's well-versed in many important areas. Sports? Check. Local lore? Check. Music? We didn't delve too deeply there but I'm going to say "check." Beer? Double check. He and Wallington, who also has hops chops, suggested that we try something from regional star Captain Lawrence Brewing of Pleasantville, NY. I tried their Fresh Chester Pale Ale. The Mrs. had the St. Vincent's Dubbel. The Pale Ale was very nice; the Dubbel is not to be missed. It's a good thing that the St. Vincent's isn't abbey brewed--I think she'd be taking vows there. Later I had the lovely West Coast IPA from California's Green Flash Brewing Co.

We both ordered from the appetizers area on the menu. I went with the Buffalo chicken wings. A generous portion came along with the requisite celery sticks and blue cheese dressing. I had ordered the "hot" variety but I fear the cook erred as the wings were tasty yet tame, lacking the bite I'd hoped for. The plate had another shortcoming. Two pieces were overcooked, having dark smudges where the skin was on the brink of carbonizing. Not a deal-breaker--I'd definitely give the kitchen another chance were I to get back that way. My wife chose the BVT Sliders. Three bunlets bearing pulled pork with a sweetish sauce satisfied her, rating a "very good." She wouldn't recommend them with the St. Vincent's, though. The flavors of the sandwich trio were at odds with the Dubbel.

The Bridge View Tavern sits well above the Hudson with views of the Tappan Zee Bridge and a grimly compelling expanse of industrial remains. Acre upon acre of concrete slabs lay by the river, edged by weeds and trees, dotted with sawn-off I-beams. Chris told us that the site once was home to a General Motors auto plant. Back during World War II the plant cranked out airplane parts, some made by Chris' grandmother who was a real-life Rosie the Riveter. When cars like the Chevrolet Citation were rolling out, the BVT serviced the thirsty auto workers. The more ambitious raced up the hill at lunch time for beers, shots and eats. I imagine the former patrons would be quite surprised to see what's on tap now.

I implore any beer lover who finds herself in the Sleepy Hollow area to go. Expect a warm greeting and a fine brew. Chris Maceyak and his crew are committed to providing a good experience to all. I didn't check out the bottle side but I did notice the chap next to me with a Miller Lite, so if you are saddled with someone loyal to the macro beers, even he will leave happy. But don't be surprised if, under Bridge View Tavern tutelage, the recalcitrant joins the converted. Chris is grateful to have more companions on his golden road to beer devotion.

keymcgrip, Jul 28, 2010
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

This place is just what this area needs.
Great spot overlooking the hudson river.
The beer selection is always great. Local beers from Captain Lawrence are always on. Have seen Ballast Point, Ommegang, Sixpoint, Allagash and Sierra Nevada.
Food is amazing. Great local ingredients, huge 10oz burgers, garlic fries, great sandwich and great dinner menu. Always fresh. I have been here close to 10 times since they opened up. A must stop if your in the area and looking for a good burger, beer and friendly service.
cheer

gregc, Mar 14, 2010
Photo of Darkhorse09
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%

Newly re-opened on the end of Beekman Ave, the Bridge View Tavern is an excellent destination for both residents and visitors alike.

Knowing only that a new place had opened nearby and they had "good beer," I went last week not really knowing what to expect.

It is a cozy restaurant, separated from the bar area by a shaded glass window. The dining room has a small fireplace and seating for perhaps 25. The bar area, although small, is inviting and comfortable. Bar tenders had a good knowledge of the 12 draught selection and were very open to sampling. However, the real mind behind the beer is Chris, owner and menu designer. While the 12 beers on tap are relativley well known, he intends to switch them quickly with a frequently rotating selection which will soon include more "unknown" beers. I had the SN Anniversary Ale and Ommegang's Hennepin, both very good.

The food was delicious as well. Huge 10 oz burgers which were very fairly priced. The menu also has a selection of BBQ dishes in addition to pub classics. After talking to Chris, he informed me that they cook all of their BBQ ribs, pulled pork etc slow and low on their own smoker behind the restaurant fresh each day.

Tasty food and great beer that can only get better, the Bridge View Tavern will likely be a new favorite of mine. I highly suggest checking it out if your in the area.

Darkhorse09, Dec 07, 2009
Bridge View Tavern in Sleepy Hollow, NY
96 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.