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Bacchus & The Brewery at Bacchus

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 5
Beer Ratings: 5
Beer Avg: 4.26

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4 South Chestnut St
New Paltz, New York, 12561
United States
phone: (845) 255-8636

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rymurphy617

New York

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$

Tiny little bar/restaurant in a small Hudson Valley hippy college town. Bacchus has a very cool vibe, in the summer you can sit outside late and drink all night while you people watch. The bottle craft beer selection is almost endless, and weekends live bands rock out all night. Bacchus is old but trendy, connected to the bar is a pool hall to relax and drink good beer till the cows come home. A different place then most in New Paltz... that is not over run but drunk college kids. As for the food, during the week Baccus has different specials and make a pretty good burger. On Tuesdays make sure you hit up wing night. Tasty wings.

12-19-2012 21:11:20 | More by rymurphy617
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mmmbeerNY

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-16-2014 04:37:36 | More by mmmbeerNY
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Donahue68

New York

4.61/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

I'm very impressed with this young brewery. They only have one rotating beer of their own at this time, but the quality is very high. They seem to be focused on barrel-aging, sours, Belgian styles and of course...IPAs. I see a lot of potential here and I can't wait to see what caliber of beer they'll be producing in a year or two

04-14-2014 01:46:36 | More by Donahue68
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caseyrobertson

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-08-2014 03:57:20 | More by caseyrobertson
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BeerTwigs

New York

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$$

I tend to visit this bar at least twice a month. This bar/restaurant is attached to a pool hall so its a nice environment for almost any crowd. The started brewing this year and usually have 1 beer from their small system on tap. The bar is small and the bar tenders are usually pretty friendly. The restaurant space is spread out and there is space upstairs if you want to sit away from the bar.

The food is usually pretty good. I tend to bounce around the menu. I find the dinner prices to be a little high but the lunch menu is pretty fair.

They have about 10-12 craft beers on tap and their selection is always pretty varied. They have a ton of bottles in a walk in cooler behind the bar. They carry most of the core beers on bottle from most of the craft breweries distributed to NY.

They started brewing recently on a small batch system and they have made some pretty interesting beers. I have had their coffee beer which was barrel aged and their blueberry sour. Both were good and I would definitely recommend trying their offerings.

Overall they probably have the best beer selection in New Paltz. Their food and service is good but I find their prices to be a little high for the local market. I would definitely recommend checking this place out when in the area. Cheers!

04-07-2014 18:33:07 | More by BeerTwigs
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Paul68

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-01-2014 13:26:23 | More by Paul68
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Bacchus462

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

02-28-2014 14:00:17 | More by Bacchus462
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Nickls

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

(From notes)

Interesting layout of the place, the inside is quite open in terms of seating and ceilings, with a more traditional bar/pub feel with wood and brick. There's a few patio seating tables to the front-side, which is cool for people watching over the street. Then, there's a quite large patio area in the back, which is quieter and more secluded. Funky and fun enough.

The tap list is fairly disappointing with a Lagunitas and Smuttynose offering being the most interesting option at the time of my visit. The bottle list while quite extensive, is pretty tame. There are quite a few nice brews to be had in bottle that I would consider to be on the higher end of American craft brews. However, you won't find anything really rare. Put it this way, any beer nerd could find something nice and enjoyable to have.

My only real problem with the place is that the Belgian bottled brews were really just marked up way too high. I mean, I like Roch 8, but I don't think I would pay $18 for a 11.2oz bottle. Likewise, the Orval was nearing $12.

Overall, worth a stop for a quick brew if you're in the area.

08-10-2009 01:10:45 | More by Nickls
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Billolick

New York

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Interesting, funky, eclectic looking spot with all sorts of interesting stuff and other junk all over the place. Multiple rooms, levels, outdoor spaces. Varied and tasty looking stuff on the menu, my salad and a veggie wrap were well prepaired and went well with a Sierra draft. Fairly middle of the road, but still BA worthy taps. Bottles were extensive and slightly more interesting. Worth a visit. Good for a date lunch, or with the guys for a bite and few tasty ones in this hippy flavored little town

08-05-2009 14:12:14 | More by Billolick
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medic25

Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in here last night for a couple of brews while visiting an old buddy. Nice casual, college-type atmosphere with fairly eclectic decor on the walls. The tap selection was less than what I would have liked (maybe 10 beers), but the bottle selection was very impressive. I was a little surprised to be offered my first couple of beers without any glass; not what I'd expect in a "beer bar". Even when I did get a glass it still wasn't very style specific. Our first bartender didn't seem very knowledgeable, but the second woman seemed to have a good knowledge of beers, plus was extremely personable. New Paltz used to be a great place to get drunk and crazy back in my younger, wilder days living near Poughkeepsie. Now that I prefer quality over quantity, this would be a top choice to frequent when I return to visit.

01-07-2008 06:03:31 | More by medic25
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Bacchus & The Brewery at Bacchus in New Paltz, NY
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