Lazy Boy Saloon & Ale House
Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Sixpoint:
4.58/5 rDev +9%
What a gem. I don't know the White Plains area that much, but I'm confident this bar is one of the best beer bars around. Why? Well, if this bar was in New York City, it would still be one of the best beer bars around!
From my research, the bar originally had one tower of microbrews (about 20 taps or so) but based upon the success of those placements the selection of expanded. At my visit, there were three seperate towers and a total of 37 draft lines. 24 or so were permanent fixtures and 13 of them were rotating. Also, there was an entire display of bottles.... everything from domestic micros to Trappist beers to Canadian craft beer and beyond... very nice.
The bar was clean and set up like a sports bar, even though it was definitely not a sports bar. The clientel was young - in their 20s and 30s - and it was very festive for a Thursday night. Overall, you could say it was a volume bar. However, from the looks at pint glasses around the bar, it definitely was a beer-concious group of people - many people were drinking microbrewe in lieu of the shitty macro alternatives they had.
I drank all night long and bought pints for other people but my bar tab was very low. I asked the bartender if it was correct and he said, "Yeah, the beers were on $3.50 special tonight." Amazing. $3.50 pints and the best selection in town, you can't beat it.
And my service was great too. They were absolutely slammed but I was always able to get a beer within 30 seconds.
If you're ever heading upstate, hit up the Lazy Boy on your way. Talk to Luis - the bar manager - and tell him Shane from Sixpoint says hi. He takes a lot of pride in how the Lazy Boy is run, and he'll take care of you.
08-12-2005 11:34:08 | More by Sixpoint
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -4.8%
This jawn was so much better than what I expected. Located right in downtown White Plains, parking is not too hard to find.
Lazy Boy is sandwiched between a bunch of other pubs, bars and restaurants. It is like the Restaurant Row of White Plains. The wife and I sat outside at the sidewalk tables, kind of nice despite the road traffic and the sirens blaring.
The draft list is rather massive: 53 taps, plus bottles. Allagash White, Bell's Two Hearted, Brew Bus, Dogfish 90, Coronado Sock Knocker, Dogfish Birra and Midas Touch, Elysian Sub Pop, Evil Twin Falco, Founders Double Trouble, Thirsty BB Siberian, Nimkasi Quantum, Stillwater Why Can't IBU?... the bottle list didn't show anything outrageously interesting, and they do charge sixteen dollars for Goose Island Bourbon County.
Service was nice and prompt and the bar food was alright. Jalapeno poppers, why not. I don't expect to be back in White Plains often, but if I am, I will certainly stop here again.
08-19-2014 00:13:41 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.96/5 rDev -5.7%
Good burgers and other pub fare.
Great craft beer selection. Probably the best in the area, usually around 40+ on tap.
Prices are good for the area.
Overall, the place is a little dark, even at lunch. But If your in the area it's worth a try, especially if you are in to specialty beers.
01-25-2014 19:54:29 | More by Stevo1968
3.66/5 rDev -12.9%
The food is the downside to this bar, located a few blocks from the malls in White Plains. Very good beer selection. Plenty on draft and a lot more in bottles.
The bar does get very loud and it's sometimes hard to get a drink at the bar. Table service is good (when you can get a table).
11-27-2013 01:40:34 | More by pitchblack70
3.91/5 rDev -6.9%
Kicking myself for not having tried this place out sooner. Really nice selection of taps and a very nice bottle menu as well. It's a drinking bar, plain and simple. Didn't try any food as I had just come from an excellent dinner around the corner at the Argentinian Steakhouse. If you're expecting to get a beer education from the wait staff forget it (as other reviewers have stated). The simple question of how many taps they had was met with a blank stare....and that was the bartender. She knew absolutely nothing about what she was serving. It wasn't a busy night, and she never once asked me if I wanted something else. But, if you know your beers or are just inclined to throw a virtual dart at the beer menu and try something, you can't go wrong. I was there during Kona Brewery's tap take over (6 taps) and I got lei'd...
08-13-2013 17:19:02 | More by Ralphs66
4.21/5 rDev +0.2%
The first time I stumbled upon the Lazy Boy Saloon I was taken completely by surprise. Situated in the midst of over-priced pubs and late night clubs, I found this place to be a refreshing option. This place has a consistently great taplist and a deep (although not well tracked and updated) cellar. The prices are quite reasonable for the area and the quality of the beer they serve. I try to make a stop here every time I'm in the area. Definitely worth checking out.
06-17-2013 19:19:22 | More by vonnegut21
4.28/5 rDev +1.9%
This is my go-to place in White Plains for good beer, and I would safely say this is one of those places that served good beer before it was as "popular" as it is now..I think they opened in 1994 or 1997. Really great selection of craft brews on tap that are always changing...there must be at least 20 on tap at any given time. Great bottle selection, including rare vintages.
Food is decent pub-style food, but I think they were voted best wings in Westchester at some point since their doors opened...
My only real complaint is I wish they kept their beer menu up-to date. They only update it seemingly every 45 days or so! They never have the same selection in-house as they do on-line.
So Lazy Boy staff..dont be so Lazy and update your beermenus.com page more often!!
06-11-2012 13:35:10 | More by DrinkSlurm
4.4/5 rDev +4.8%
I try to go to the lazyboy when ever I get the chance. They are always having brewery nights from founders takeover to lagunitas night. I love being able to get vintage 2009 bigfoot. The icing on the cake is the food is exceptional. If it wasnt for the crappy parking that is white plains id be there every weekend. Plenty of taps and their very own beer menu that you can skim through divided by country and style. Some might find it a bit pricey, but its the norm for NY bar prices
09-04-2011 22:34:11 | More by cosmo4u
Lazy Boy Saloon & Ale House in White Plains, NY
93 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.