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Keegan Ales

YOUR RATING = None |
BEER AVG
3.82/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
12
Reviews:
640
Ratings:
1,873
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
89
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
39
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
4.87%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

20 St. James Street
Kingston, New York, 12401
United States

(845) 331-2739 | map
www.keeganales.com

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 39
Reviews by donniecuffs:
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3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

A: VERY, very laid back, wooden floor, welcoming environment, complete with a grizzly-looking guy in the corner, a friendly staff, and boardgames for your pleasure. It gave off the impression of a great place to come for happy hour drink specials as well as comraderie.

SEL/Q: They only had four beers on tap, but what they had was certainly of above average quality, with Mother's Milk, Old Capital, Hurricane Kitty, and Super Kitty. They didn't have on tap what I was on a somewhat fanatical quest to find (Joe Mama's), but they did have it in 22oz bombers for sale, though a bit pricey.

SRV: Very friendly, down-to-earth staff, who seemed to know a thing or two about beer..and arm-wrestling..and football..and the Buffalo Bills..and so on , and so on.

F: I was surprised to see that they had a small kitchen, but we had already planned out our afternoon (which turned out to be an under-whelming experience at SkyTop, so we would've been better off staying here) so I guess we'll just try the food on the return field trip.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mikexw
3.55/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Arrhenius
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of d0nald
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of DLS168
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of FieldingWater
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3

As a regular visitor of Keegan Ales on mason jar Thursday, I've grown very fond of the beer and staff who work there. It also helps to only live a 5 minute walk away.

Vibe - consistently a pleasant crowd to be around. People aren't there to pick a fight or be overly pretentious; they are there because the the place is low key and chill, and surrounded by other enthusiasts of this local brewery.

Quality - again, low key. Woden floors, complimentary peanuts (extra points for allowing patrons to throw the shells on the ground), brewery behind a glass wall for all to see. On Thursdays the beer is served in mason jars instead of pint glasses, with live music that is sometimes pleasing to the ear.

Service - mediocre on a busy Thursday night. Consistently there is only 1-2 people behind the bar, which is not enough to accommodate the dozens of people who flock to the bar for mason jars. It can turn into a 30 minute wait for a beer. On the flip side, if you go any other night you will be immediately serviced (and well) as there are much fewer people.

Selection - do you like a good stout, IPA, or blonde ale? These are the beers consistently on tap, while consistently rotating through their seasonals (which varies).

Food - bar food. Not the greatest selection, reasonably priced, mediocre quality. I wouldn't stop by for the food as much as I would stop by for the beer.

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Photo of AntAle
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Nice place to stop and check out. Smaller than I figured it would be. Nice bar area but the food selection isn't impressive and pricey. Friendly, helpful staff

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jam_fanz
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Good beer, (Mothers Milk, Black EyePA) Good food, Free peanuts! Mostly no cover music. A good place to hang.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of getmeabeer
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Good beer, decent food, great place. Hurricane Kitty and Mother's Milk are my main stays. Old Capital is a decent drinker too. Looking forward to going again. The tour is informative and tastings plentiful. Wouldn't call this family friendly though.

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Keegan Ales in Kingston, NY
89 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.