United States > New York > Peekskill
rickhall28 (182) Denville, New Jersey | October 14, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited here recently after first visiting the Peekskill Brewery. Someone there mentioned I needed to visit here too (they should get commissions from Birdsall...lol). Great atmosphere...dark wood...long bar with lots of taps, and best of all a really cool outdoor garden. I found the draft beer selections to be very strong. The flights have 5 beers on them so you can do some real damage to the draft offering pretty quickly. I basicially tried most of the taps (3 flights), and particularly appreciated the many locally brewed beers available. The two bartender/servers I spoke with really contributed to the visit being so good. Then top that off with some really good food and you have a winning combination. I suppose the prices are a bit on the higher side...but given how often I drink in The City...I really didnít blink an eye. I will tell you that my favorite craftbeer bar is the Blind Tiger...so I suppose you can say Iím not completely unbiased...but to me at least...The Birdsall stands on its own.
bob_w (51) new york, New York | October 14, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
nice big outdoor dining area, with 1 section super informal, the other standard outdoor dining. the food was really great -- rich and delicious. though almost everything had bacon in it, so if you donít eat meat, that takes a lot off the menu. great beer selection. though the one disappointment was that the food took forever, and it wasnít just our table, we noticed. luckily, the beers came quickly.
t0rin0 (990) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 6, 2013| Updated September 7, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited May 2012.
This place wasnít even on the radar until someone at Peekskill Brewery mentioned it. Very cool downtown area with a small town feel to it. This place is old looking and certainly has that feel to it as well. The tap list is pretty interesting and full of NY-made beers. The most interesting ones (new ticks) were some beers from a place called Newburgh and one from somewhere called Wandering Star. Also ordered a pancake just to try the bourbon barrel aged maple syrup.
joebudzjoe (45) Connecticut | June 4, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped by after a hike at Bear Mountain. This place is situated on Main Street, so thereís parking on the street and plenty of lots nearby. The interior is rustic with checkerboard floor tiles and the exterior has about 8 full tables with umbrellas and a smattering of picnic tables and a decent amount of grass space to sprawl about. I visited in the afternoon, but I could really see myself enjoying the ambiance outside at night time. The service was fine and their food was very tasty. Food prices were average to above average, but nothing wallet killilng. Beers ranged from $6 to $7.50 for pints, but they also offer smaller servings for those interested in sampling. Between this place and the Peekskill Brewery, this downtown provides an underrated haven for beer lovers.
Jow (113) New York | April 21, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in for food and drinks after golfing. Got a sampled and some apps. The food is all farm to table and was quite good. Beer list was decent and prices werenít bad. We ate in beer garden. Ambiance overall was ok and service was decent.
Slipstream (84) | February 13, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Apparently this Westchester bar is owned/operated by someone associated with The Blind Tiger in NYC. An attractive old place with low-key lighting and wood everywhere. The highlight is the 20 rotating taps that contain a few hard-to-find gems. The food was hearty and good quality for a beer joint. Service was friendly, but a little spotty.. The place seems popular with the locals - there were families there (on Sunday at around 5), as well as groups of older and younger folks. I would come back.
msante79 (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | September 3, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in for a couple of beers a couple of nights ago. Nice place that doesnít really match the town it is in. Place was really dimly lit. About 20 taps all very solid including GI Dominique and Night Stalker, and Nemesis 2010. Had the chips and salsa which was good. Beers were all $6 each. Prices are a little high, especially for the area but I guess you pay for quality. Definitely worth a stop.
Maltajo (36) Tucson, Arizona | April 4, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in for lunch on a Friday for I heard that this place is packed at night. I was one of four people in the place and loved every minute of it. I had Adam, the Beertender and Dannielle the waitress all to myself. It was in between lunch and dinner but they put together a burger for me that was so good that I am still fantasizing about it. But lets get to point huh? The Beer! O my God! I was the first time that day that I regretted being out on y Fatboy. What a huge selection and every beer was available to go in growlers! I will be back and with a DD!
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | March 14, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Opened as a sister bar to the Blind Tiger, Birdsall does capture some of that same atmosphere. Long bar on one side, dining on the other. Gorgeous dark wood, old fashioned cash registers instead of the touch screens that have become industry standard it seems. Has a nice classy old feel to it,while being trendy and modern enough. 20 taps with small black tap handles instead of branded ones, numbered with 2 large chalk boards with the selections on them. Was there for the opening which was a Captain Lawrence event, featuring 5 of their beers on tap, and a 6th in bottles. Food was good for opening weekend, my wife enjoyed her burger, but at rare it was still cold in the middle, but definitely the rarest burger Iíve seen in a while. Fries were a bit week. Cheese plate was exactly that, a plate with three huge hunks of cheese - but no bread, crackers, fruits, nuts, anything to go with it really. They will fill growlers, but they might be a bit on the pricey side. Prices seemed just a bit high for Peekskill, more aligned with NYC, which I guess is what theyíre going for. Service was good for the opening weekend, and Iím sure will be even smoother as they work out the kinks. Iíll be back.
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