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Adirondack Pub & Brewery

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Adirondack Pub & BreweryAdirondack Pub & Brewery
BA SCORE
89
very good

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Active Beers: 43
Beer Ratings: 551
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask:
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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Reviews by TangTKE402:
Photo of TangTKE402
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%

The atmosphere is what one would expect from a place titled "Adirondack Pub & Brewery:" rustic, birch bark trim, outdoorsy paraphernalia on the walls, etc. To the casual eye, this may be kitschy, but if you look closer, there is a lot of local history on the walls. Old maps, signs that used to mark historic places, it seems as though much was salvaged through the years from the Lake George area and placed on display.

The beer selection, while fairly standard, is really quite exceptional for the size of the place. Their IPA is out of sight, their flagship beer "Bear Naked" is a solid pale ale, and their blond ale and Scottish ales are both well above average. The food is standard-issue for a brew-pub, but it's done well and about the price one would expect it to be.

What makes this place better than average is it's rotating stock. The brewmaster has recently been upping his game bigtime, by offering such things as a Black IPA, and an experiment ale that has the same basic formula, but uses different flavoring hops each month. It's like a science experiment that rewards locals with the ability to try out each month's selection.

Combine the above with an annual Oktoberfest that is still under the radar enough to not be crowded out, has delicious German food, and adds events like keg tosses and "cornhole" to keep innovating, and you have yourself a surprisingly winning brewpub.

TangTKE402, Dec 07, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of pjkelley82
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

pjkelley82, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

schteve, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of dachi1
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

dachi1, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

Suds, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of twillingthenoz
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

twillingthenoz, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Colin_Featherstone
4.48/5  rDev +13.4%

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!!!

Colin_Featherstone, Jul 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Cooker_stp, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

DoubleSimcoe, Jul 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

Scarfer_Brad, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

tubeman, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of redbarnbikes
4.03/5  rDev +2%

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 !

redbarnbikes, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

AMCimpi, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

JohnGray, Feb 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

tobelerone, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

vonnegut21, Feb 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

MichaelStoudBeard, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of dredz_126
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

dredz_126, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of aranheaney
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%

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' !!

aranheaney, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of BrewCrew2010
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

BrewCrew2010, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

papat444, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of micromaniac129
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

A nice place just down pass the center of town.
Seems like we're there early for lunch after coming down from Lake Placid.
The beer is pretty good Bear nake ale being thier flagship brew, I myself like the beaver tail brown ale. They have growlers so you can get some to go.There is alot of good brewpubs in the 'dacks so it makes for a clinky ride up there with about five growlers tossed in the back of the minivan.
Good burgers and the hop vines give the outdoor patio a nice touch.
Interior done up like the adirondacks.

micromaniac129, Dec 25, 2010
Photo of plaid75
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%

Located on the main drag, on the opposite side of the lake, in Lake George, NY.

The building itself is a quite inviting and has an Adirondack lodge style look to it. There is covered patio seating outside and a decent amount of parking.

The interior was decked out with Adirondack style decor. There was restaurant seating in the bar area, which itself was a bit small for a brewpub. However, the atmosphere was warm.

There were about 6 house beer selections and a few commercial taps. The house beers were simply excellent. All complex, flavorful and true to style.

The bartender was very friendly and they had no problem filling foreign growlers.

The beer was extremely fresh. I visited Labor Day weekend, and an open, half consumed growler of the IPA was still fresh tasty and vibrant two weeks later.

plaid75, Sep 22, 2009
Photo of Ig0r
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%

I stopped in Lake George on the way north on Interstate 87, and found this place almost by accident. I was here on a colder day so there wasn't anyone on the deck seating. The interior is well lit and cozy. I had a pint of their Saisson, which is currently not in the Brewpub's beer list on BA, and a black-and-bleu burger. The beer was pretty good with a strong fruit/spice flavor, the burger was well done and tasty. My lunch stop was fairly short, so I would definitely like to come back here sometime to taste the other brews.

Ig0r, May 31, 2009
Photo of MMAJYK
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%

The place is somewhat small and stuffy compared to the inital thought you get when you arrive at this big log cabin style building. It seemed that most of the folks that were there werent beer enthusiasts.

Their beers(s) were just average at best. I have seen "rave" reviews for their Scotch Ale, and I must admit, I HAD to have gotten a glass from an infected batch. This beer was DISGUSTING!! It was sour as if someone had fermented it with Brett or something. Complete drain pour from my sampler and I can finish almost ANY beer.

The young girl behind the bar was not very knowledgable about beer and had the personality of a stump. What can you expect from a little 18 yr. old girl anyway besides attitude...

They had quite a few different brews on tap and all were average or so. Nothing special, but aside from the nasty-ass Scotch Ale, they were all average.

The food is where we took a turn in the right direction. I had a burger and is was phenominal! My buddy I was with had food as well and mentioned it was great.

For the money, not a bad visit. Food is definitely how they make their money.

MMAJYK, Aug 07, 2008
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Adirondack Pub & Brewery in Lake George, NY
89 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.