Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

Davidson Brothers Restaurant & BreweryDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

184 Glen St.
Glens Falls, New York, 12801
United States

(518) 743-9026 | map

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Photo of rdrummer
3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 1 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

This is a very nice looking brewpub with a large selection, very good service, and good food. The beer was awful. Every beer tasted the same, skunked. I've had their beer on tap elsewhere and enjoyed it. My only assumption is they don't clean their lines.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.68/5  rDev -32.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 1.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Of course I always like to try new places when I travel, and today that place was Davidson Brothers. Classic basic pub vibe, nice bar and plenty of seating. Rustic wood and random paraphernalia everywhere. There was a decent selection of beer to choose from, with many different styles. Unfortunately, the beers were pretty much terrible. Like, every one was bad in the sampler of 6 that I had. They all had very bad off-flavors, and we (the wife and I) pretty much had to choke them down. They were like very bad homebrews, done with obvious amateur mistakes. But they sell bottles by the case here, and have apparently been brewing for 20 years, so I guess someone is buying this swill and enjoying it.

Service was okay, not great. One thing that was a major turn-off was the automatically added tip to the bill. I'm a good tipper, only giving less than 18-20% if there's a major issue with the service. But regardless, tipping is at my discretion, and should be on my terms. I might want to give more or less, depending on what happened during the visit. Overall, adding an auto tip might be a good idea, to keep cheapskates from copping out, but I still personally don't approve. Just another reason to keep me from coming back here.

The food was also okay, not great. Basic pub grub on the menu for the most part. I had the turkey melt, which was decent.

Overall, this seems like no more than a homer spot. Locals probably love it, since it's been in business so long. But with lousy beer, so-so service, and mediocre food, I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to go to this place, and I definitely won't be going back. Overall, quality-wise, this could be the worst brewery I've ever been to.

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Photo of scxcrunner
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

I had high hopes for this one. The atmosphere is great, the food was good, the beer was nothing special but some of their stuff was alright. Unfortunately, the service was horrendous I really hope it was just our waitress but she was miserable

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Photo of redbarnbikes
1.68/5  rDev -57.7%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.25 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Been revisiting Davidson's from time to time in hopes that i might not be disappointed. I'm really not one to send a beer back to the bar but had to with their scottish ale. At least the batch i got was undrinkable. I am mostly an IPA drinker (with a broad range of appreciation) and have only had mediocre at best from these guys.

update: DO NOT GO HERE. owner is an asshole. physically and verbally abuses the staff. on top of that, refuses to allow staff to collect tips for their work. beer still sucks.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

A restaurant and brewery with better food than beer, really. The beer is all serviceable, some very tasty (the scotch ale and oatmeal stout, especially) but some really watery, kinda poor beer (the smoked porter was gross). The food however, is delicious, and the space in Glens Falls is beautiful. The owner, Rick Davidson, is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, and is constantly walking around and asking customers what they think of everything. The rest of the staff is similarly nice. Worth a stop if you're in the area, but not worth a big drive just for the beer alone.

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Photo of dredz_126
4/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Great atmosphere. I'm working on a project in the area and decided to stop in and grab a bite and some brew. I've had the fish tacos, beer cheese soup, and the calamari appetizer. All good so far, but calamari a was a little soggy. Now onto the brew; Oatmeal stout is very good; I've been back to fill the growlers five times so far. Also enjoy their coffee stout, had a growler fill on that. Rick Davidson, owner, is always out and about greeting customers and adding to the great atmosphere. Will be back!

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Arrived just as the pub openned on our way up to Lake Placid. Was looking to get a growler of smoked porter which I got.
We didn't eat here here but my wife and I did at one time maybe ten years ago.
The place looks very inviting. I was talking to the bartender while he was filling my growler and it's a pretty old building, 1864 I believe he said and was an old textile factory. Lots of brick and exposed wooded beams. Looks nice. You can purchase some sixpacks of thier beers to if you like also.

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Photo of EnronCFO
2.06/5  rDev -48.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.5

I grew up nearby, so Davidson's was really my first exposure to craft beer. I stopped going years ago for a number of reasons (poor service, bad food, no A/C inside, mediocre beers), but I have revisited a number of times in the last few years when home visiting family. Sadly, the only improvement is the addition of A/C inside. I haven't eaten there in years, so I won't comment on that. But the beers are still just bad. They probably make the worst IPA I've ever had and the only beer I've ever really enjoyed there was Dacker, and that's not really even their beer. The Oatmeal Stout is decent, but not extraordinary and the Scotch Ale is very boozy. I don't know what hops they use in the Alt, but damn is that biting on the tongue, and not in a good hophead way. My biggest complaint will always be the owner, Rick. The guy is a pompous jerk and his attitude has spread to the bartenders over the years. I brought a group there the night before a wedding this past summer and ordered a round of drinks (8 beers, 2 cocktails). We were sitting outside, so I had to go inside and order the drinks, and then bring them back outside with me. None of the servers or barstaff offered to help. After I brought all of the drinks out, I came back in and asked for two pitchers of water. Was told they don't do pitchers of water. I then asked for ten glasses of water and got a "pffft" from the bartender. I hate this place, I really do. Don't waste your time or money here. If you're stuck in Glens Falls and want beer, go to Wallabee's. If you want dinner, go to the Gourmet Cafe , 132 Glen, Raul's, of the Chocolate Mill. Do not give Rick Davidson your business, he doesn't deserve it.

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Photo of kmdeihl
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Found the atmosphere was enhanced by the owner Rick working the bar and dinning room going table to table to take a few minutes to talk to his customers. The staff was excellent and at times took their cue from Rick's banter. The food was excellent we had stuffed shrimp and filet. Soup was seafood bisque made on site and taste great. All this and a American wheat made for a very pleasant dinner. We can't wait to come in the summer when they have outside seating and live music three nights a week. We will be eating here evry chance we get.

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Photo of Cascade
1.27/5  rDev -68%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2

The Short-We were the only tourists at the bar, AND we were the only ones overcharged at the bar. Coincidence?

The Long-We stopped in for a couple pints last week at 4:30pm. We sat at the bar, and ordered 2 rounds of beer (identical beers). We paid cash each time, and our change was different from the 2 bartenders. I asked the bartender why we had different (smaller) glasses than the other patrons, and we explained they are mug club members, the benefits which included bigger glasses, and happy hour prices. I asked when happy hour was, and he said it goes until 6:30. He, however, had to go ask the other bartender when happy hour started. (REALLY A bartender who doesn't know when happy hour is?). It's starts at 3:30 (Allegedly)

I asked why our change was different between the 2 rounds. He goes and huddles with the other bartender. He comes back and says that the other bartender doesn't know how to correctly ring in beer at happy hour prices when you pay in cash. (REALLY a bartender in a brewery can't correctly sell beer for cash?)

We were over charged $2 and he gave us back a dollar, and asked if that was alright. I then asked if the fact that we weren't locals might have led to the overcharging, and he looked at me blank faced.

The owner had been running around setting up a musician, and I explained our question. He asked where our slips were. I said we paid cash and had no slips. He responded "EVERYONE HAS SLIPS!", and ran around to the bartenders asking where our slips were. They spent a couple of minutes looking for slips, and we left disgusted.

Interestingly, the bartender who explained the problem to us, and could have ended all the looking for slips, never once mentioned the problem to his owner.

No beer prices listed. Bartenders who are incompetent at best and thieves at worst. WATCH OUT FOR YOUR WALLET.

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Photo of rbd13
3.93/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Had the opportunity to visit The Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery while visiting a friend that lives not far from Glenns Falls.
The Brewpub is located right in the downtown area, the atmosphere is very welcoming.
We stopped in for a few afternoon beers and sat right at the bar.
I ordered the Danish Continental Lager and recieved a short pour as the keg kicked so I moved onto the Scottish Ale, very drinkable!
I am looking forward to visiting again and having a chance to try the Ctrl-Alt-Del.

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Photo of BrewCrew2010
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went here after taking my son to a show at the Glens Falls Civic center. It's in a great part of town and in the middle of everything. The restaurant is small & quaint, but very homey. The enviroment is perfect for families or the night life. The quality of everything is great. The service was a little slacking and it took forever to get our drinks. The food was also amazing. The portions are huge and I had an appetizer for dinner they were so big. Pricing is great and the tasting flight was definitely worth the price. A must stop if you're in the area.

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Photo of FeloniousDrunk
3.85/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I live almost literally across the street from Davidson Brothers Pub and Brewery, so needless to say I'm a bit bias. As far as I'm concerned, this place is part of what makes Glens Falls unique, and I can honestly say it may be the heart of this quiet, bristling foothills town. I love everything about this place, and just to have a brewery in downtown GF is a treat, and I will continue to patronize this place until I leave this beautiful part of the world.

Now on to the critical part:
Davidson Brothers beer is good. Not great. Good. It suffers from an intangible quality that creates a universally creamy texture and flat flavor across all beers brewed here. Perhaps they put too much yeast in, or ferment it for too long, but the great flavor of the beers is lost in a sea of funky texture. A good example of what's wrong: compare an IPA from the tap to one out of the bottle. The DB IPA brewed and bottled by Harpoon (I believe) tastes much more crisp and bright than the DB IPA from the tap at the brewery. This is my only complaint about the place.

As far as what they do well, I love their rotating stock. They take criticism extremely well, and I have more than once received a 25% off card in the mail for filling out one of the review cards that came with the check. In the 3 years I've frequented the place they have changed up their menu and their look to reflect the suggestions of people who frequent the place. Rick Davidson is always on hand to ensure quality in service and atmosphere in the restaurant. They reward repeat customers by changing up their brewer's choice beer every chance they get, and even create special beers like the Strong Ale and the yuletide Belgian Trippel, which is quite a treat. Only locals benefit from this as the only beer they bottle is the Dacker and the IPA (I believe no longer the brown.)

All things considered, this place is a gem in the middle of a town on the grow, and I hope people visit just to say they've experienced true North Country hospitality, and had some good beer with it!

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

So we were up this way and finally made it in. Great old building located right on the main drag. Large outdoor seating area with umbrellas in the like located in the old service alley. The inside of the pub was very cozy. Big copper kettle visable right up front. The bar was old (in the good way). Walls were covered with old beer stuff. The service was excellent from the top down. The brewer even stopped by to see what we thought of the beers. I had the IPA which was good and the lady had the scotch ale which was really good. I got the Buffalo Chicken soup which was stellar. Had a burger after that and it was good. This place does a very brisk business and after visiting I know why. Lunch was very reasonably priced and good. Will definitely stop by again if up North.

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Photo of Avryle
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Finally made it to this place though I've lived less than an hour away for a couple years now. Great old building smack-dab in the middle of a historic downtown area of Glens Falls. Food was hit-and-miss. (i.e. the buffalo chicken soup was stellar, whereas the nachos were less than impresisve) However, they do have fried pickles which this is the first brew pub on this coast that I've seen them on the menu. Yea!

Their beer selection is pretty good. They have their year-round selection- pale, brown, etc., but also throw in some saucy brews such as a Scotch ale.

If in the area, I'll be stopping by here again.

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Photo of eporter66
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Located on Glen Street in Glens Falls, Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery has a wonderful building with a lot of character in the business district of Glens Falls. The brewpub has an excellent atmosphere, lots of wood used for the interior, 2 floors, and a nice bar area. They have just celebrated their 12th anniversary of being open in October.

Since my wife had to work today, and her office is two blocks from the restaurant, I decided it would be a good day to head up and try some beers and have lunch together. We were greeted immediately and seated upstairs, probably due to having our 5 year old daughter with us, as a few other families were upstairs. I liked the bar area downstairs a lot, a really nice feel to the place.

I started with the Brown Ale (good), and was letting the chill come off, and soon our order came. I had an Angus Burger w/ fries, my wife had a bowl of chili with cheese on top surrounded by tortilla chips. The food was excellent, good bar food, the chili had a great flavor. Our daughter had a hot dog.

The Brown Ale was good, but a little thin overall, decent flavor but not as robust as I had hoped. As the chill came off, it certainly opened up. But, my second beer was the Oatmeal Stout, and I really enjoyed this, they certainly won me over with this selection. It looked like a Guinness and was smooth and delicious. I will be making more trips up for sure.

They had a good selection of Ale's, IPA's, and some others. You can get a sampler of six beers which I plan to do on my next visit. They also sell 6 packs and growlers (refills of course), so you can bring there beers home with you.

Our total bill was under $40 for three lunches, two beers, a soda and juice.

I must also add that one of the brothers (I think Rick) stopped at our table twice and asked how the meal was, but also was talking with us and another table. A great friendly atmosphere, and unfortunately had my wife not had to go back to work, I could have stayed for at least another.

I highly recommend a stop at Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery, I know I will be back...often. And, I will be sampling more beers soon, and envision a growler of Oatmeal Stout in my immediate future.

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Photo of plaid75
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Loated on the main drag of Glens Falls, just past the traffic circle. The building occupies a nice corner location with and adjacent courtyard used for outdoor seating.

The interior was spacious and included dining on the first and second floors. The bar was located toward the front of the premises and the brewery equipment was viewable from the bar.

There were eight or so house beers on tap and six packs to go.

The food was typical pub fare, except for the soups, which were excellent.

The bartender was courteouse and attentive and seemed to have a good grasp of the house beers.

The interior was well appointed with many vintage accents and breweriana.

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Photo of almychristopher
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

the restaurant is along a nice main st. right off the roundabout bordering on a pedestrian alleyway filled with large plants and three or four top tables. the the bar itself is quite nice, cozy downstairs, but i understand they have seating upstairs. the quality of everything i received was very good. from the sampler of beers to the monte cristo with the raspberry melba, everything was quite tasty and well prepared. the value was definitely reasonable, especially taking into consideration the fifty percent off growler with the samples.

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Photo of 12vman
4.83/5  rDev +21.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Let me begin by stating this pub is one big reason I would not leave the Glens Falls area. I have too many friends who have moved away, only to ask me to bring a truck load of growlers to them next time I come to visit.

Most importantly, they brew the best beer around. I've been to many brew pubs, and have had my share of the good, the bad and the down right ugly. But Davidson's consistently brews great ales. My favorites include the IPA, ESB, Brown, Control-Alt-Delete, Dacker, Scotch, Wheat... Heck, I guess it would have been easier to state which style I don't prefer. Sorry, can't think of any. All are well balanced good representations of the style and VERY drinkable (trust me on this- the cab fare home is $7.00)

Brewer Rick Davidson is at home in his pub. He mingles with the guests like it's not even work. Very friendly, and makes everyone feel at home. The atmosphere matches the warmth of the host.

Finally, the food. While Davidson's will not be mistaken for a 4 star gourmet restaurant, they are good at their intended purpose. They serve up fine pub fare and specialty dishes that keep locals and tourist coming back for more. Try the Cheddar Stout soup, and you'll ask for a transfer to the Glens Falls branch of where you work. And the prices are very reasonable. Plan on a tab around $60 per couple plus gratuity, if each person drinks 2-3 pints, has an appetizer and a meal.

If you live in the Glens Falls region, I'm not telling you anything you don't already know. If you are not, make a point of coming to visit and stop by for a pint and a bite. Rick will hook you at "whatta have?"

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Photo of Suds
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 2

I took may family to this brewpub for dinner, after spending a day at the amusement park a few miles away. We met some close friends for dinner, and sat in the attractive outdoor patio section during the meal. The brewpub is incredibly easy to find, although we parked on the street, and could imagine that it would be difficult to find a space during the weekend (we visited on a Monday night, so it wasn't a problem). Although the outside was attractive and well-kept, the inside had a beer-soaked saloon feel. Of course, such a feel has it's place, just not in a food establishment. However, the service was exemplary. They were clearly proud of the beer, encouraged us to try different selections, and were generally very knowledgeable. The waitress was prompt, but also didn't rush us. I often have high expectations of restaurant staff, and here they were very good. The food was typical pub-grub (with some twists). It's nothing spectacular, so I wouldn't recommend coming for the food alone. The beer, however, was fabulous. I especially liked the Dacker and the Scotch Ale. All brews were tasty and well poured. If I'm in the area again, I'll definitely try to visit this place once more.

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Photo of MMAJYK
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I visit Glens Falls perodically for work and from a friends advice, I stopped in...twice.

The first visit was on the night of my arrival. I sat down for my food when a gentleman came by and was talking to other patrons about the beer they had to offer. I then had to speak to him and found out that he is the owner/brewer of the bar! Rick was AWESOME to speak to. We talked beer and life until my food threatened to get cold so we stopped to continue later in the night; after I had more beer.

All of the beers were good, OK (sorry Rick) I didnt really like the ESB but what the hell. Still not a bad beer, but not as bitter as I would have liked.

The service was really good with a few younger kids who were fun to talk to and mess around with but were pretty much on their toes to serve you.

The beer selection and the food selection was nice. They pretty much had something for everyone. I ordered the Steak Tips the first night and was blown away. It also went well with the MegaHop IPA I was sipping on.

All in all, this was the best experience I have ever had in Glens Falls. Great staff, great food and beer, and not bad for the money.

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Photo of sudzweasel
4.63/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Spent a week in the Lake George area and had this place on the list of things to do while there. When I arrived with family in tow I was taken with the cool, outside dining in the waling alleyway experience that the place had. The mgr Harry ended up taking care of us due to the roll of the dice and it was great. We had the regular IPA that my wife and I were taken with - a nice, drinkable English style IPA that could be used as a session easily. Harry was more than willing to get me samples as I wanted and I had their very smooth and creamy Scotch ale and then their Mega Hop IPA as my second pint. I bought a case of their IPA for the vacation as well. The food was varied and delicious. I had a Thai tuna wrap that was outstanding and their sweet potato fries. The whole vibe there was so great that we all went back a second time two days later and had a repeat experience. The entire city has that old timey USA look and feel to it. Kudos to Harry and the other servers as they were all attentive and more than willing to make sure we had a great time.

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Photo of PCaravan
4.72/5  rDev +18.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

First, I have to say the previous reviewers missed the point when they said their IPAs weren't hoppy enough. All these beers are done with English style in mind which is never as over-the-top as American styles are. The emphasis on English beers is balance and drinkability. These beers excel in that.

After getting quality out of the way, I had the most fun there as I've had a pub in a long time. If you visit this place and the brewmaster/part owner, Rick Davidson is not there then you are missing out. If he wasn't doing such a good job here, he'd have an outstanding career as a stand-up comedian. An very personalbe too. As soon as I told him my name, I think everyone at the establishment, staff and customers, knew it as well. I'd give the place a 5 in terms of atmosphere but there was a bit of an unpleasant 'stale beer' smell as I walked in the door.

Service was great. Staff knew about the beer and how to talk about it to customers and were quick. They also seemed to gel well with Rick's antics.

I've seen more taps at brewpubs but it's rare to see as many worth actually having.

The food was good. I had a cup of soup, as previous reviewers raved about it, and some fish and chips. The soup (Buffalo Chicken Soup), while good, didn't blow me away. In fact, it was so thick I would call it a fancy cheese dip. No problem... a handful of tortilla chips come with it. Made for one of the better queso dips I've had. The fish and chips were on par with other fish and chips I've had.

While it wasn't cheap, considering where I was, I think it's not that bad.

Overall, this IS worth going out of the way for! Especially if you can catch Rick Davidson.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I visited this brewpub on a recent visit to the Lake George area. The pub is on a corner and is easy to find in downtown glens falls, right on the main drag. Main entrance is down a little side "alley". Walking in there is a rectangular wooden bar to the left some tables and chairs set up as well. We took a seat for lunch in some chairs next to the window. Lots of wooden walls and floor. Beer selection is on large chalkboard with brewed date and ABV..Scotch ale "out" oatmeal stout "out" oh oh.
I went with the brown ale which was VERY NICE. English style so milder flavors but well blended.
Food is typical pub grub with some interesting soups. I had a maple BBQ chicken sandwich which is like a pulled pork only chicken. It was nice and juicy. OUr server was prompt and helpful with decribing some potential snowshoeing locations for us to check out later in our visit. Overall this was a great little spot with good beer and yummy food. Definitely worth checking out if youre in the Lake George area.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

After two consecutive wild nights in Syracuse and Cooperstown, and a quick stop to pick up Beer in Albany, most of our party of 8 Quebecers was completely Beer-ed out. But we were hungry, and I heard great things about the food at Davidson Brothers, and it wasn’t too far from the highway on the long way home.

Glens Falls looked like a quaint upstate New York town, and the brewpub was right smack in the center of town. It was Sunday afternoon, so parking was a piece of cake, we got spots right in front of the place. Nice sunny patio section, but I’m sort of a vampire and wanted to see what the pub looked like inside. Great old bar, with this huge cast iron thing hanging on the wall, it looked like the door for a steam train’s furnace. The brewery section is in the front facing the street. The kettle had a brick façade built all around it, the tanks had wood paneling. If you only took a quick look, it looked ancient and nice, but if you pay a little more attention, it’s not very clean, it was covered with dust and cobwebs everywhere, fine and dandy when you’re brewing lambics, but maybe not so when you’re doing mostly British/American styles.

Our table was near the bathrooms – which didn’t look too good either, with scratched up wallpaper that looked like old newspaper ads. Tabasco sauce was on every table, but the bottles looked like they were 20 years old, the sauce was grayish brown. Ick. Our waiter, Kevin took our drink orders shortly after we got seated. I have a tendency to forget names quickly, especially waiters and waitresses because they usually present themselves while I’m busy looking at the menu, but not this time I suppose. The Beer list was posted on a large blackboard next to the bar, listed with %ABV and brewed on date, a fantastic idea! Beers were on average 2 months old. I was driving so I wanted a half pint, but they only served pints. He did bring me a taster of the cream ale in a plastic cup, though. I asked if he had anything on cask, he answered that all the Beers were made on-premises. I explained what cask conditioned ales were, they didn’t have any. I went for the double IPA, so did most of the gang. It didn’t have any outstanding faults, other than the fact that I’ve had pale ales that were hoppier than this, and there was very little body to speak of. My hophead friends were disappointed, to say the least. Those who chose something else weren’t impressed either.

Our food came quickly and the soups absolutely floored us. I was told the stout and cheddar soup was great here, and it certainly lived up to its hype. Probably one of the best soups I ever had. Those who took the Buffalo wing soup really enjoyed it as well. My main course of crab cakes was okay but I’ve had better and cheaper. The citrus sauce it came with didn’t match too well. Those who took the bean burger liked it, the salads were fine and the chili was good but not great.

So what’s the final verdict? I certainly didn’t hate the place, the overall ambiance is friendly and fun, and I should have asked for a growler of that soup, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get here just for the Beer.

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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery in Glens Falls, NY
3.58 out of 5 based on 633 ratings.
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