Sackets Harbor Brewing Co.
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by wailingwench:
4/5 rDev +3.9%
Cheers: No crap here, Blue, Bud, or otherwise. Just house brews on. Finally a brewpub that does this. Buck a beer on Thurs after 4:30. Tons of locals stopping by after a hard day of working, some of them looking like they had just woken up. A true local joint, just dont look like a freaking tourist or some rich prick/snob. Make sure you tip well, dammit. I described my Steam beer as some good shit which was met with a fuckin A. Bartender talked to us a regs, which I appreciated. Everyone here likes the Bills. Bathroom contains Sacketts slogans encouraging to to booze it up after loosing your cookies in the potty. The War of 1812 motif makes you want to invade some country after a round or six. Quebec is a short swim away, lets go boys.
Jeers: Apparently only some of the beers were a buck, of course not the ones we were drinking. 2 middle aged tourist geeks in fishing shirts and cargo kakis came in and inquired about Bud or Bud Light. One of them wanted a "full flavor beer." And to think that I asked this freak if he had enough room as he sat at the bar. I had to scrub the deamons away in the harbor after that experiance. BTW, he drank his pint rather quickly and seemed amazed that it actually had a palatable taste. I really wanted to party it up here, but I had to drive to Old Forge and didn't have any extra money for a growler to go.
08-15-2005 19:17:10 | More by wailingwench
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3.66/5 rDev -4.9%
Found this tiny place almost by accident, but we keep going back. Beer selection is great in the summer, but the winter is much quieter and fewer beers to choose from. They have an excellent pub area, with separate finer dining and a new bigger patio. Would recommend a burger in the pub with a pint of 1812 Amber
12-04-2013 22:45:37 | More by boszormeny
4.34/5 rDev +12.7%
I've been to Sackets Harbor brewing co at least a dozen times in the last three years. As a repeat patron of the establishment it's probably no surprise to see I really enjoy the place. Nestled in quaint Sackets Harbor overlooking the St. Lawrence river, I would argue there isn't many other places that has this good of an atmosphere that serves craft beer in the summer. On a recent visit we sat outside during a beautiful summer Sunday afternoon. Like most brewpubs you can get appetizers, salads, and sandwiches. But what sets this place a part from other brewpubs, besides the location, is you can get a high end dining experience along with craft beer. Entres such as Filet Mignon with lobster claws, sea bass, and duck confit are available. It's the kind of food you might see at a French restaurant, but certainly not the beer selection, or lack there of, at a French restaurant. We've only had one bad server there, with a waitress who didn't seem to be bothered with us, but get very attentive service for the rest of our visits. The beer is good, not great. But what it lacks in beer quality it makes up for in food and location. Looking forward to going back!
08-21-2013 19:06:00 | More by Cooker_stp
3.23/5 rDev -16.1%
My mother's family is from the area around Sackets Harbor, and we currently own a cottage on the lake about 15 minutes away. Having been there several times over my life, we finally decided to eat there one day. Decent atmosphere, somewhere between a typical small pub and a early 19th century house (which is common for the town). Food was interesting, definitely not what you'd expect from the type of establishment. Service was good, the food itself was fair enough, but not for the price paid. If you're in or around Sackets, its worth a stop, but that's about it. There are better places to eat and with better atmosphere than this in the area.
Note: If you are looking to see a brewery, set yourself up for disappointment. From my understanding the beer is not brewed there at all, but brewed in another location (Rochester or some place) at a unrelated brewery and then shipped there.
03-08-2013 02:16:21 | More by Mumps
3.7/5 rDev -3.9%
The brewpub s in a neat location on the bay. It's great to sit out on the patio when the weather allows. They normally have 7-8 bers on tap at the brewpub. They do serve a sampler plater if you want to try what is currently on tap. However, with the exception of the 1812 Amber, the brews tend to rotate. Along with the 1812 Amber, the St. Stephens Stout was quite good. The Steamroller Ale (IPA?) I had was more of a Pale Ale. The food is quite good although the price seems a tad high, but that probably is due to the seasonal tourists. Worth a stop if your in the Watertown, NY area.
10-28-2010 19:02:56 | More by soju6
3.23/5 rDev -16.1%
A curious little place. Perched along the harbor, this place has a wonderful view and a good atmosphere. There is a dark, comfy, old-timey looking bar and a pleasant dining room with wide windows and a small outdoor deck near the water.
The menu is, well, curious. It aims for high end, with lots of gourmet-ish dishes that seem strangely out of place in a brewpub. None of the usual sandwiches and burgers. This may sound refreshing, but in reality it turns out to be a weird choice. One customer at a nearby table even asked for a burger when we were there and the waitress turned him down. This might work if the food was executed well, but it is quite up and down. The quality of ingredients is average and the execution just seems to fall short of their ambitions (and sometimes their knowledge - the "steak panzanella" is not even remotely a panzanella).
The beer is good but not great. The Grant's Golden is probably the best of the lineup, but the 1812 ambers (there are two) are pretty good. But the Red Ale is dead flat (in flavor if not in carbonation) and unappealing and the pale ale has a strange burned tobacco character that would be, at best, an acquired taste.
This place is worth a visit if you're in Sacket's Harbor (which is a surprisingly charming town) or Watertown, but it is not one to travel a long way for.
04-19-2010 13:33:06 | More by Seanibus
Sackets Harbor Brewing Co. in Sackets Harbor, NY
88 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.