Taps: 16 / Bottles: 40
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by madmanjf:
4.11/5 rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
Dogwood is located on the back-end of the City of Beacon diagonally across from the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls nestled up against Mount Beacon.
The interior is L-shaped with a stage and associated table seating to the right upon entry. Live music is common multiple times per week across a spectrum of styles.
To the left is the main bar with additional booth seating. The bar is against the wall and showcases bottled craft beer selections along with a wide variety of top-shelf whiskeys. If you're thinking of bringing your significant other here in hopes of seeing a selection of flavored vodkas, go elsewhere.
On-Tap offerings are nearly all dedicated to domestic crafts with the exception of a Guinness line and a rotating German import. In total, there are 16 lines with the elegant short black-knob tap handles in lieu of brewery tap handles. Above and across the length of the bar are individual black-boards per tap beer indicating Brewery and Beer name, Style, Price and Pour-Size if not a pint. Boards are removed immediately upon a keg being kicked and are updated once a new keg is put on.
Styles of beer vary but tend to dominate on the side of IPA.
While in the bar area, the stage on the other side is not visible; however, a wide-panel flat screen TV is present so you can "see" the band you're hearing. When a band isn't in the house, there is a CD Juke Box (out of order as of late). In the absence of the Juke Box, bartenders play music of their choice.
The food selection is small to moderate, but everything is of high quality and delicious. I'm fond of the "Small Bites" which include Deviled Eggs and DogBones. The Grass-Fed burger is also superb!
The overall atmosphere is rustic and non-pretentious. The staff is very friendly and one to two owners are almost always present joining in on the fun and are happy to say 'hello'.
The bar staff is knowledgeable about the beer they are serving and are happy to provide samples of something before you commit to buying.
Tap prices are in the range of $6-8 and food is anywhere from $5-13.
If you're in Beacon checking out the beer-scene, make sure Dogwood is on your To-Do list. It's the furthest walk from the train station, but I suggest a Skip and a Hop over to it.
UPDATE: The Guinness has been removed, and the bar is now dedicated to having two NITRO Crafts on at all times.
09-27-2013 19:38:47 | More by madmanjf
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$
I "tricked" the wife into stopping at Dogwood after we visited The Hop on Main. Dogwood is in area of Beacon I had never been to before, past the stores and the main thoroughfare and into a more residential area.
Cool building straddling an avenue and a street. We got there at 2:50pm, and even though they open at 3:00pm, we were accommodated by a hurried bartender who was still setting up. I like the atmosphere/decor, very rustic and woodsy. Perfect for a snowy Sunday afternoon.
They have 16 taps, nothing really outrageous that will have your knees shaking but nice enough. Flower Power, Bell's Cherry Stout, Dogfish 60, Southern Tier Old Man, Jack's Abby Hoponius... also Guinness and some other standards.
Alright prices at $6-$7, great ambience and a good time. Funny how the place was empty at 2:59pm and suddenly at 3:01pm the music goes on, a father comes in with his young son and a table is quickly taken over by a group of four burly friends playing cards. It's like somebody switched the "on" button and the bar magically sprouted into action.
Oh, the live music thing is a big deal here, stage and all. Maybe one day.
01-30-2014 00:03:52 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Dogwood in Beacon, NY
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.