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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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3.6/5
Davidson Brothers Restaurant & BreweryDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(518) 743-9026 | map
davidsonbrothers.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
22
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
625
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
60
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
15.62%
 
 
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0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
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Reviews: 37 | Ratings: 60
Reviews by Cascade:
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of edthehead
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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
2.74/5  rDev -31%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 1.25 | service: 3.25 | 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.

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Photo of smi69
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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 Jlabs
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Fish427
4.9/5  rDev +23.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

A++++ Craft beers and fantastic service

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Photo of eflynn2
4.71/5  rDev +18.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Next to Blue Monk and CH Evans, one of the pioneers with a great location and atmosphere.

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Photo of mrlafay
3.16/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Good beer selection, decent food - great deep fried pickles. I have had terrible front end service each time I have eaten there...

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Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of gwiedman1
3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Stsbst
1/5  rDev -74.8%

Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of pjkelley82
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of 2365
3.36/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of CobraKai29
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of twillingthenoz
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Arrhenius
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of traxstar7
2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of moscow2042
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of TroyS62
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery in Glens Falls, NY
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