Bacchus | New Paltz, New York
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Exceptional based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar

4 South Chestnut Street
New Paltz, New York United States 12561 [ print map ]
845 255 8636 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Lunch: 11am – 4:30pm Dinner: 4:30pm – 10pm Brunch: 10am – 3pm (Sat & Sun only) Late Night Appetizer Menu Closes: Sun – Wed @ 11pm Thurs – Sat @ 1am

Mayor: OldGrowth (1) | Taps: 15-16 | Bottles: 400


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12 reviews for Bacchus
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  66%
 Selection  80%
 Food  78%
 Value  68%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  78%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | April 4, 2013
A stone’s throw away from the very popular Gilded Otter brewpub, here’s 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream  (87) | July 30, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
luvsgoodbeer  (1) New York | August 27, 2010
best burgers in town, phenominal selection of beer, small vintage selection, I had the 2008 bigfoot barley wine
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
zdk  (95) New York, New York | July 16, 2010
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 it’s not overcrowded by college kids (looking for cheaper beer). Good service the staff seemed pretty knowledgeable about their products. Didn’t try the food. Prices seemed on the high side but doable. Had a good time here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter  (100) Flushing, New York | March 8, 2010
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. Didn’t 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. I’d 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
j12601  (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | March 1, 2009
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 you’ll get a better value, but there are only 4 rotating ’mystery’ taps, and they can be hit or miss (though some of the hits are quite good). Food is quite solid though.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog  (94) Woodridge NY, New York | February 5, 2008
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 doesn’t 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
boFNjackson  (71) Portland, Oregon | October 31, 2006
This was pretty much my local hang place until I moved to the west coast. If you are into beer, it’s the best place in the Wallkill, New Paltz, Newburgh area. I think it’s beer selection is awesome. Price a little high but well worth it for the fun. Great food and desserts, service always sucks. There’s a couple great bar tenders and a couple horrible ones. But I can’t complain because I always have a great brew in my hands.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k  (176) 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois | February 19, 2006
Looks like a bar, wooden tables, small area, pool table in the back. But it is a resturant as well. Menu is small but seems good. I only had a desert (banana fosters, i recommend it). Menu says 400 beers but my count was about 300 (the menu includeds N/A and Malt bevs, which i dont count). It was pretty busy but not packed. Waitress was ok, kept saying everyhting we picked was a good choose. They have 15 taps, fine selection of micros (avery, magic hat, southhampton) nothing too special. Everything on tap can be in a mug, pint or pitcher. The beer menu is extensive but again nothing too special. Lots and lots of micros from all over. Some belgians and german beer. Mix in a beer from lithuania and brazil and it turns out nice. Prices are fair (for the micros) the belgians are pricier. Overall, worth a visit to find some nice micros and check it out alongside the Gilded Otter which is a block north.
MaiBockAddict  (76) Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey | November 23, 2004
Stopped in here with Mkobes and another friend after a visit to The Otter to check this place out. For as many beers as they had, the bulk of them seemed to be pland pale lagers. Yes you can find plenty of decent things but I also thought the tap selection sucked, having to settle for a mediocre Cooperstown brew, that being the best thing on tap. The food is rumored to be good here, but we did not go for any. OK to stop by, but don’t expect too much and you will be OK.

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