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Adirondack Pub & Brewery

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Adirondack Pub & BreweryAdirondack Pub & Brewery
BEER AVG
3.61/5
Based on:
36 Beers
639 Ratings
Place Score: 89
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
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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:
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4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of mrlafay
4.01/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Not bad, foot is decent, selection decent...

Photo of American_Hawk
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Photo of alan1960
4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great place, good beer great atmosphere good people

Photo of mitch3114
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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 -16%

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 +8.1%

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 -23.7%

Photo of Marklongshot
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of pjkelley82
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of schteve
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of dachi1
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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 +1.8%

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 +1.8%

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%
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 +14.5%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
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 +18.1%
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 +1.8%

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
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 !

Photo of AMCimpi
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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Adirondack Pub & Brewery in Lake George, NY
89 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.