j12601 (262) Poughkeepsie, New York | October 11, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A small place right across from the Vassar campus, the Beechtree is a favorite local hangout with a good mix of local regulars and Vassar students in for dinner.
The bar generally has a wide representation of beers aiming to hit a number of styles and locations. My visit yesterday saw their taps containing a German Octoberfest, Dunkel Weizen, British ESB, Guiness, a pumpkin ale, an American IPA, a strong ale, and a hoppy lager. They typically have a cask conditioned ale as well and I think they have a good offering of bottles, though with all of their taps, Iíve never had to resort to a bottle there.
The food is pretty solid, and they have 10 tables (about 6 2 person, 4 4 person), and the service is fairly brisk but not rushed.