The Andes Hotel

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Type: Bar, Eatery

110 Main St
Andes, New York, 13731
United States

(845) 676-3980 | map

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Reviews by slander:
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4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I did not behave inappropriately nor was I in the presence of anyone behaving inappropriately, as such that I could have prevented or made cease their poor behavior. That's my story, I'm sticking to it. I'm not happy about having to foot the dough to buy the hotel a new ice machine, but the team faltered, I'm part of the team, it is what it is. That's one hotel that will not be welcoming us back but I'm sure we'll find somewhere else to stay when we return next year. On second thought, let's not go to Cooperstown, it is a silly place...

Generally, you'd never get this deep into Delaware County unless, yeah, you were traveling to or from. We're going to run 28 straight back to the Thruway at Kingston, which means cutting through, over, around, out and about the mountain. Andes (population 289) is somewhere along the way, an hour or so to the closest highway ahead or behind you and they not exactly anywhere either. It's like you're on a decline forever, and then all at once the road just kind of drops you lighly into Andes. You hook the turn, it's just up on the right side, a well worn structure; a big ol' porch with rocking chairs running the entire length out front. Entrance through the tavern to the right, you're looking down a 10 seat straight wood bar with a lip. A pair of framed mirrors behind the bar with tiered booze below and blackboards listing the bottled selections above. Wood paneled walls, pressed tin ceiling, track spots over the bar back and drop lamps over the bar, TV's above in all corners. The walls are heavily adorned with a mix of good sports nostalgia (baseball pictures, old pennants, team composite photos, and framed baseball card displays) and vintage cigarette & beer ads, brewery posters and mirrors, and displays of police & fire department and ambulance corp patches. A small pool table sits in one corner, an elevated area with 3 tables in another, and a piano and a foosball table in another corner near the entrance. A half dozen tables of various sizes and shapes dot the room forward the bar counter. Just past the pool table lies the entranceway to a dining room holding a dozen tables and there's a large banquet room beyond that seating about 150 or so.

We weren't too far off of breakfast so only light apps were in order, some tasty wings done medium and popcorn chicken and maybe a little something to wash it down.

10 taps on a single tower on the bar. Half of them micros (Brooklyn IPA, Red Hook ESB, Saranac Pale Ale, Anchor Steam, Blue Moon), some regional I don't know what to call 'em (Genesee, Yuengling), a seasonal import (Hacker Pschorr Octo), and a pair of macros.

Also, like 50something bottles, some nice things here. Some 2 dozen imports, a mix of Belgians (Orval, Saison DuPont, Westmalle Triple, Rochefort 8 & 10, Chimay Red, Duvel), Germans, English and more, a dozen+ American micros (Allagash White, Rogue Dead Guy, Ommegang 3 Philosophers & Hennepin, DogFishHead 90 Minute IPA, Weyerbacher Merry Monks, Brooklyn Brown & Lager, Victory Hop Devil, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Anchor Steam & Porter, Magic Hat #9, Sam Adams Lager, a couple of Abita's), and another dozen and change macros. Something for everyone.

Like I said, generally you wouldn't find yourself this deep in Dela-where?? County unless you're traveling though, but if you are, this is a nice little stop off between here and wherever there be.

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4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

A bit surprised to see this place on BA, but since it hasn't been reviewed yet, let me flip thru the ol' memory banks and give a rough overview to get things started.

Passed by this place a few years back on my way to Cooperstown. It's in a 1 stop light town in the middle of nowhere in the Catskills. The hotel dominates the one intersection that is Andes and seems to be the focus of life there as well. It appears out of a time warp from the 40's or 50's intact. A real comfortable place, a small town oasis/reststop.

I seem to remember the beer taps being limited, as one might expect, but decent. The food was good, like home cooking, basic, hearty and filling. Quite popular with the takeout crowd. Bartender was a friendly oldtimer, seemed to treat me no different than the locals, adding to the "at home" atmosphere. There was even an old shuffleboard table. Affordable rooms are also available.

Not really a beer destination, but a nice homey tavern and reststop. Sure beats an Applebee's and a Holiday Inn.

Edit: (1-06-06) It has recently come to my attention that the Andes Hotel has, in the past couple years, changed ownership and that there have been some changes. For further info, beermail edchef1850 (current owner/chef) or visit their website.

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The Andes Hotel in Andes, NY
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