Adirondack Pub & Brewery

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Adirondack Pub & BreweryAdirondack Pub & Brewery
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38 Beers
631 Ratings
Place Score: 89
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

33 Canada Street
Lake George, New York, 12845
United States
phone: (518) 668-0002

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Photo of mitch3114
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Great little restaurant situated in the village of Lake George in the foothills of the Adirondacks. Great atmosphere, cool, rustic decorations. Service is pretty decent...much better than previous years. Food and food selection is good as well and for the location and atmosphere the prices aren't outrageous. My wife and I go a few times a year and are always happy.

Very involved with the community, always participating in events...also very involved in the beer community. I always see reps at the local beverage centers in the Capital Region with samples and little brewery handouts and glassware.

We recently attended the Oktoberfest event which was a beer festival celebrating the German Oktoberfest with proceeds supporting Habitat for Humanity. A fun event with great food options, many local brewers and fun events such as the Keg toss and stein holding

Each time we go there are different beers available on tap revolving around their permanent staples. They also offer brew tours (the brewery has recently expanded) and have a nice little nook when you first walk in to the restaurant with gear, apparel and glassware, which is also always changing and revolving. I have many pint glasses, snifters, tasting glasses etc.

They also occasionally offer "big beers" such as wee heavys, imperial stouts and Belgian triples. They have an annual barrel tasting event and host many various events throughout the year.

The recent expansion has led to bottling and even more recently canning of some of the main staples like Bear Naked Ale

The Adirondack Pub and Brewery is a great place to take friends or family and offers great beer and food in a great rustic environment at an affordable cost, while feeling like your own little hometown bar. I highly recommend!

Photo of nickfl
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%

The food is decent and service was above average. As far as atmosphere, it is a bit on the kitschy side; the building, and basically everything in it, is made of logs or feaux logs but that is appropriate for the area. As for the beer, it is a bit on the disappointing side. With the exception of a nice IPA, everything we tried was mediocre to bad. Not that there is a very high standard set by the competition in the nearby area, but this was overall the worst beer we had in the Lake George area. I think some of the glowing reviews here were motivated more by the happy memories of vacations than the beer.

Photo of digitalflood
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent beer. A little pricey for food, but this is a tourist area so you have to expect that. The beer is very reasonable though. And off season it's pretty quiet making this is a must visit for any beer lover. I've sent ten different beer lovers there and everyone came back saying the same thing "best spot in the area for fresh brews". Best brewery in the area and they are doing things right. Distribution of is just starting to pick up so we should start seeing more of their cans around NY state. Anytime I'm up in the area I make it a point to stop in and grab a Snow Trout Stout. So good.

Photo of speedball33
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Marklongshot
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of pjkelley82
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of schteve
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of dachi1
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Great place to stop in the summertime. Standard pub fare with a decent dinner menu. If you're unsure of what you want, you can get a sampler of six different beers.

Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +2%

I visited this brewpub with my family on Labor Day weekend, during a mini weekend vacation. We arrived at 5 pm just before the crowds. The atmosphere is decidedly 'North-Country', with a woodsy-northeast mountain theme. There were about 7 beers on tap, ranging from a light fruit brew (average) to a heavy, high ABV scotch ale. Most were quite good, with notable props going to a very fresh Oktoberfest. The food ranged from pub fare to some nice fish dishes. I had a great cedar plank salmon and my son really enjoyed a Cajun style catfish. The service was prompt, despite the coming holiday crowds, and the experience was very positive. Worth a visit.

Photo of twillingthenoz
4/5  rDev +2%

Excellent beer! Great staff. However the food leaves a lot to be desired, better off filling up on the beer.

Photo of Colin_Featherstone
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great service, great atmosphere, good food and overall AWESOME BEER...we were on vacation and stopped by for a quick pint and a bite to eat and ended up there every night for a few more of the addictive beers. if your in the Lake George area you have to check this place out even if it is only for a quick pint!!!

Photo of Cooker_stp
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

I spent a weekend in Lake George with a friend of mine who is living and working there for the summer. He is friends with one of the brewers at Adirondack so of course we had to stop at the brewery right away, after a nice commute on boat crossing Lake George.

Adirondack Pub & Brewery is located slightly north of the small downtown, in a big wood log-cabin-style building. It is cozy inside and nice outside in the summer, and not as big as you’d think judging from the outside.

The beers are, for the most part, excellent. Their IPA is quaffable, their DIPA is even better and the brewers really shine at experimenting with high gravity and barrels. They make a Double Oatmeal Cream Stout that is 12.50% but drinks smooth like a Guinness, and a Pinot Noir-barrel aged Dunkelweizen that is complex, slightly sour and utterly beautiful.

I’d say that the place itself is not the best or most amazing bar/restaurant/brewery ever, but the beers are very well worth a visit.

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.64/5  rDev +18.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Great location, great workers, great beer. A good place to meet people and share beer.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This place is grate ! Always a broad and numerous selection of beers on tap. Their stand-bys (bear naked, dirty blond, IPA) are always on tap and flawless. They do an excellent job of cycling through smaller specialized/seasonal brews (chiatiemac lager, black watch ipa, barrel aged)

It also doesn't hurt that these guys know how to throw a party !

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of tobelerone
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of vonnegut21
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of MichaelStoudBeard
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of dredz_126
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I have been here 4 times. Food is amazing; gotta try the eggplant fries! Their chicken wings are also to die for. I've had the medium and the barbeque so far. Had my growlers filled 3 times, their seasonal extra stout is to die for, and their mild stout is good as well.

Photo of aranheaney
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Had the pleasure of eating and drinking here while at a conference this last week. Quick review, nice place, great people, JT the bartender/manager was very good to work with. Told him I reviewed here and we chatted beer for a while. The next evening I had the fish and chips and got a growler of Brown to bring back home. Would definitely recommend. The growler fills were only twelve dollars, which came advance shock to me. All things being equal, a really nice place in a cool Log Cabin-like atmosphere, I'll certainly plan on returning soon' !!

Photo of BrewCrew2010
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Living rather close to Adirondack Pub, I have found myself going here rather often. So I guess it's safe to say I don't hate the place, but rather enjoy it. Fairly easy to find, it's near downtown and off the main road. Parking sucks, so get there early if you plan on going for dinner or lunch. And although it looks like a rather big restaurant, it's rather small inside and very dark... so I tend to sit outside when the weather is nice.

Service isn't the best and is my least favorite part about this place. Twice now I had to ask to be seated even though a host saw me waiting up front. I've even had friends complain the hostess is rude and so is the bartender. On top of it, forget asking any beer related questions (even if it's about their beer) and it's terribly slow even when there aren't that many people there. So don't go there if service is a big issue for you.

The food is your typical pub food with a touristy twist. Really heavy and greasy, but good. If you plan on going, get the burgers. The beers are decent as well. Nothing amazing, but sessionable and a nice rotating tap menu. Some are flat out bad, but I don't feel like they are trying to attract beer geeks, just thirsty tourist. Also, don't get growlers to go, because every time I tried to get one, they are flat by the end of the night- they don't do it right even if you tell them how to do it correctly. And as for the overall pricing- it's not too bad. It's not cheap, but for a tourist area, you won't do much better.

Overall, if you're in the area it's a nice stop. Don't have high expectations and you won't be disappointed. Like I said, it seems like they are reaching out to the tourists more then anything.

Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped by June 24 in the afternoon before going to our campsite.

The bar area inside seemed a bit cramped but there were tables here and there. A small gift shop selling some souvenirs as well as a fridge with there beers in bottles and growlers. The whole place has a lodge/log cabin feel. The place wasn't really full but we still elected to enjoy ourselves on the patio which is fairly big.

Lots of choices beer-wise with 11 choices. They were out of only 3 beers. The food was quite good and the prices were affordable. The beer i has was average but my wife's scotch ale was better. Very kid friendly with menus and things to draw for them.

We'll be coming back here the next time we come camping.

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Adirondack Pub & Brewery in Lake George, NY
89 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.