United States > New York > New Paltz
beerbill (114) Laurel, New York | July 20, 2014
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
We stopped in during a recent visit to New Paltz while we were on vacation. The place has a nice ambiance with an ecclectic mix of old stained glass other curiosities mounted on the walls and ceiling. The place wasnít too busy and we were seated promptly. Our server took our drink order and it took her 15 minutes to bring everything. My daughterís cup of coffee I ended up getting up and getting it myself. Our luch order didnít arrive to the table until over an hour after it was placed. Our server walked back and forth giving the impresssion she was busy, but she never had anything in her hands. All together there were five tables and perhaps four people at the bar; it wasnít that busy. The food, once it arrived, was well prepared and tasty, but by then it was really way too late. I donít know if the server was just lost or there were problems in the kitchen but regardless, the service was absolutely dreadful. I may stop in againat some point when I travel to Albany on business, but I assure you, it will be for a drink at the bar and NOT to sit and eat.
mfp13jr (45) Glenville, New York | May 9, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Best bar in town. Best beer selection for miles and miles. If you are in town, this is the place to visit. Bartenders were quick to serve. The bar is opposite a handful of booths, and mostly woods. Quite a few offerings on tap, with one of there own brews, JiJi Bo IPA. This was the only place with a crowd of anything other than college age kids; not that the average age of the bar was older than 30ish.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | April 4, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A stoneís throw away from the very popular Gilded Otter brewpub, hereís Bacchus, an unpretentious relaxed pub. Medium size, probably sits around 100. A pretty large micro selection but nothing out of the ordinary. Over a dozen of taps and a lot of bottles. Usual suspects (Stone, Rogue, etc.) as well as a bunch of NY micros and some shitty stuff like Guiness. I had the Long Trail Coffee Stout on tap. They have food but I ate at Gilded Otter. Bacchus is more like the pub you go to enjoy a few pints and have fun while Gilded Otter is the pub that is more a restaurant. Depending on how you feel, both are valid choices.
Slipstream (93) | July 30, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
A relaxed rathskeller / restaurant / pool hall in downtown New Paltz. It is the best bar I have tried yet in the area. Comfortable and spacious interior. Friendly service. Good menu includes dinner plates, sandwiches, burgers, burritos, salads, chips, and the like. There are about a dozen taps with a few interesting selections, and a very big list of bottles (some of which are out of stock). Definitely an enjoyable place to hang out for a bit.
luvsgoodbeer (1) New York | August 27, 2010
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
best burgers in town, phenominal selection of beer, small vintage selection, I had the 2008 bigfoot barley wine
zdk (95) New York, New York | July 16, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
nice bar. Bottle list is pretty extensive... nothing too rare but good representation from lots of breweries. We played pool and listened to a decent band. Cool place to hang out. My sister, who goes to SUNY New Paltz says its a good place to hang out because itís not overcrowded by college kids (looking for cheaper beer). Good service the staff seemed pretty knowledgeable about their products. Didnít try the food. Prices seemed on the high side but doable. Had a good time here.
PilsnerPeter (100) Flushing, New York | March 8, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nice ambiance with an old feel to it. Somewhat rustic with lots of wood exposure. Extensive bottle list with a pretty standard selection. Nothing out of this world, or rare. Didnít notice any vintage stuff either. The tap selection is quite limited as well. The beer prices are OK, but the food is somewhat overpriced, although tasty. I had a grilled chicken sandwich with guacamole and sweet potato fries that were delicious. Iíd say as a real beer geek you should visit the Gilded Otter brewpub right down the block for some brewpub ticks. Nothing out of the ordinary national market here.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | March 1, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Any place sporting a list of 400+ beers available is bound to have something good, and here Bacchus does not disappoint. I think the let down comes in the depth of good beers, which I find to be a little lacking. A quick perusal of their bottle list will come up with a large amount of well known brewers... often with 2-3 of their most bland and generic beers being offered. They do have good stuff there though, with a nice selection of Belgians, international stuff, and American. Prices are a bit steep... fresh bomber of Nugget Nectar - $16. Hitachino XH 12oz - 14. The taps are where youíll get a better value, but there are only 4 rotating ímysteryí taps, and they can be hit or miss (though some of the hits are quite good). Food is quite solid though.
yobdoog (94) Kingston, New York | February 5, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad place to hang out with a bunch of people. I have gone for just one or two with dinner or a bunch with a lot of friends. The pool tables room is cool too because you can order form the same beer menu as you can in the bar room. The walk in refirgerator room is really cool and they have it well organized and always know where everything on the list is. The list doesnít seem to change that much but they do have a couple hundred to choose from. The pub grub is usually pretty good and it is a cool looking place. They always have some draft special too.
boFNjackson (71) Portland, Oregon | October 31, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This was pretty much my local hang place until I moved to the west coast. If you are into beer, itís the best place in the Wallkill, New Paltz, Newburgh area. I think itís beer selection is awesome. Price a little high but well worth it for the fun. Great food and desserts, service always sucks. Thereís a couple great bar tenders and a couple horrible ones. But I canít complain because I always have a great brew in my hands.
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