Big place, but a small comfortable vibe. Sat in the bar area covered with police and fire badges. Small bar, lots of wood. 7 beers served in a pretty impressive flight tray. Beer quality overall high, my favorite of the regional breweries. Had a lobster roll which was tasty. Bartender did very well. A little pricy, but worth it.
Stopped in on absolutely frigid evening before some mountain climbing adventures. Old school mountain town steakhouse which appreciate the throwback kitch. Got a fine enough steak not really that flavorful and sides were weak. 7 of their own beers which were solid enough.
Went in for a few beer while on vacation. Nice atmosphere, very welcoming. Bartender was great, very knowledgeable and inviting. Beers was pretty good, some standouts. And the food was great too (we had a nice hummus appetizer).
Given the prime real estate, I guess I expected too much. This place is straight outta 1980 -- Iím 6í0" and felt like I need to duck the entire way thru the restaurant, past the gross lobster tank and to the weirdly cramped, throw-back bar. The bartender was nice enough, and I guess the beer was OK. But the New York cheese plate was oddly pedestrian, and overall I donít think this lived up to expectations. Oh, and like everything in Lake Placid, itís expensive. (Brewery #676)
Visited in the fall. The decor is great,the service was good,very good choice on the menu food wise.Good choice of beers also.A bit expencive but it was worth it.I would like to go back but in the summer.
Itís strange...most of the reviews are very good...not great...but very good...which to me should be scores in the mid 70ís to low 80ís...but yet they are mostly in the 60ís. My experience was very positive and Iíve scored it as such. Some of the beers were very good...others were average (I tasted them all)...none were poor in any way. I especially like the Farmhouse Pale Ale and the Little John Session IPA. The atmosphere here is amazing...especially in winter...very comfortable...roaring fireplace...and comfy lodge or cabin like decor...lots of wood...low ceilings...and nice low lighting. Although I only had the appitizers...I spoke to some patrons who said the steak and seafood were very good. I highly recommend a visit here...along with the nearby LPPB. They are very different places...but a nice combination to a Lake Placid visit.
Had lunch here the 2nd day of our trip. The Adirondacker steak sandwich was great and very large. (some people might split it for lunch) The place was well kept up and clean. The 7 beer sampler was $14. One pint was $6. It was a rainy day so we ate inside. Iíll come back sometime.
Visited for the first time September 19, 2012. Your quintessential touristy restaurant on Main Street, with all the Adirondackíish decor.It looks small, but there is alot a space plus a patio, the brewery is in the back for visiting. I had two beers, Belgian Summer Ale and Whiteface Black Diamond Stout, all nice, but my beef is the lack of info on the beer menu, more specifically only one or two beers with quantity availability and no prices. Speaking of prices, the food is not cheap, but my steak was very tasty and cook to my liking. Our waiter was very nice and helpful, I donít know about is beer knowledge, but I never do anyway. The best part was your choice of free shakers with different logos. I may go back, but for beer only!
Went here back in February 2010 and tried all their beers. Had amazing service and a great time. The beers were all way above what you would expect from a typical brew pub. Went back yesterday (12-26-10) and was equally as impressed. Havenít had the food but go specifically for the beer. Cozy and woody feel inside. The bar is small and tucked in the back. Same bartender as I had in February, Tom. He was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. They take pride in their beers here. Roaring fire outside and inside. 8 beers on tap ($4-$5). Open 365 days a year and always packed for dinner.Didnít see any other beers available (Bottle/tap) but why would you want one when they have such great beer? I loved their Fryís Rye "Roggenbier" (5.5%) and their "íTis the Saison (7.4%). Unique winter/seasonal takes on traditional hefe/rye and saison styles, Stellar! Then enjoyed their Adirondack Abbey Ale (7.2%) and the Whiteface Black Diamond Stout (6.4%). These are both award winning beers (GABF, gold & silver). Awesome beers here. The brew master is even working on barrel aging and contemplating distribution. This is a must stop if your in the area and even worth a drive to check it out if your into good beer! If I had to choose one negative, it would be that all their beers are served in pint glasses (aside from their barley wine).
Bif (118) St. Louis, Missouri | September 19, 2010
Located in the middle of town. This is primarily a restuarant with the bar tucked away in the back corner. The bar area is cozy but not quite the brewpub feel you would expect. There is also a patio with a nice view of Main St. We found seats in the bar area and had a choice of about 7-8 beers on tap. The bartender seems quite knowledgeable about the brews on tap. I started with the Ausable Wulff Red Ale which complimented my meal. I then switched to the John Brown Pale Ale which really hit the spot, and had a couple of these. Depending on the season they are open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with a menu tailored to that time of day. Menu has a good variety. Prices a bit above average but considering your in Lake Placid they are quite reasonable. Worth a visit if passing through the area.