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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by DrinkSlurm:
4.23/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
Lets just start by saying the Monopole is a Plattsburgh staple. Its, in my opinion, the best bar in the burgh. Its definitely a college bar, at night; but well worth a visit. I will review in 2 pieces - day crowd and college crowd.
Day - The downstairs bar has just the best vibe...its dark, homely, and full of locals and regulars during the day/evening. The "dining area" has a few tables where you eat their pizza or wings. Im not sure if they serve anything else, but the pizza and wings are good enough. There is an upstairs, but its closed during the day except for bathroom use.
Night - the entire place is taken over by college kids. Having attended PSU for 4 years, I was myself a very regular patron here. It has the best college kid bar vibe and suitable for anyone, even if you dont attend school here. There are usually bands on the weekends upstairs, and open mic night on wednesday nights. The live music there is just awesome, and they do get some big northcountry bands in there once in a while. Of note, in general, this bar was considered the "hippy bar" while I was attending school here.
Whenever you go, you get the same great beer on tap. Last I was there, several Saranacs were offered; including the new White IPA, along with Switchback, Sierra Nevada, Lake Placid, Blue Point, a cider and I think some others but I cant remember. They always have great specials, including $2 Saranac pints!! You really cant beat that.
The bartenders have been there for years and they are just awesome people.
This place is worth a visit for those interested in a quiet local bar with great beer, and for those looking to re-live the glory days, such as myself.
Cheers. And Thank you to the Monopole for 4 great years...no matter how long ago it was!! I will visit this bar every time I am in Plattsburgh.
02-15-2012 17:40:29 | More by DrinkSlurm
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