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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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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by aerozeppl:
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4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
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 Rifugium
2.74/5  rDev -31.5%
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 -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of scxcrunner
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
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%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Fish427
4.9/5  rDev +22.5%
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 +17.8%
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 -21%
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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4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

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1/5  rDev -75%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.36/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of redbarnbikes
1.68/5  rDev -58%
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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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery in Glens Falls, NY
3.62 out of 5 based on 620 ratings.
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