The Golden Rail Ale House | Newburgh, New York
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The Golden Rail Ale House
Good based on 8 ratings
Type: Bar

29 Old North Plank Road
Newburgh, New York United States 12550 [ print map ]
845 565 2337

Hours: 11am-1am

Taps: 18 | Bottles: 50

The Golden Rail Ale House

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8 reviews for The Golden Rail Ale House
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  81%
 Selection  75%
 Food  58%
 Value  73%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  77%

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK  (760) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 15, 2013
The four square description of this place is dive bar and itís pretty spot on. It looks like someone took their house and turned it into a bar which is pretty cool when you think about it. I can confirm that the taps are still mostly craft and did have a couple of things, like the stone iPa with the expiration date, that I didnít expect to see. They do have a mug club but its no mug club that Iíve ever seen mainly because none of the mugs matched. Everything on draft was $5 each. Iím. It sure now much the Friday Night crowd was into craft beer but they seemed to be having a good time. I wish the locals around here had has interesting a tap list.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
j12601  (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | May 2, 2009
While Iíve rated many places after just one visit, Iíve been the Rail a ton, and still havenít written it up. Why? Because itís a rather unique place and hard to get a handle on it. For the general tap lists alone itís worth a trip here. Brian, the owner, seeks out great beers, often doing the distribution legwork himself and driving hours just to pick up unique kegs. They often have things on tap that might not seem out of place down in the city at the tiger or RnH, but for this area, are amazing finds. The atmosphere is eclectic, as is the crowd. They have a mug club, which attracts the mug club kind of crowd, but... those folks and the one permanent bud tap (out of 18, 17 good is pretty solid) make it possible to have great stuff for the beer geek. Food wise, itís basically things dumped in a fryer. The staff is great generally, and the beers are usually outsanding.
boFNjackson  (71) Portland, Oregon | December 24, 2008
This is a cool place but I had some issues with it. One, for such an emphasis on a beer selection, why do they have video poker machines? That implies the opposite of what the beer hobbyist would be into. The other, the crowd was terrible. Mostly locals that were ordering bud the whole night -- I grew up here so I can criticize the locals, a bunch of young guys that all dressed the same, it was like attack of the clones. Such a decent selection of brews -- well, for the area at least -- everyone was going for the cheapest. It just seemed like a waste of kegs. I would love to go back maybe during the day for lunch when it is not so obnoxious.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter  (100) Flushing, New York | August 10, 2008
Came here when visiting friends in Newburgh. Nice, low ceiling bar with a warm ambiance, some wooden decor. They have a back wall coered with rows of tap old tap-handles, which was kinda cool. Nice bartender at the time. He knew beer enough to talk briefly. Theyíve got 16 decent taps. All standard micro-brews. Being that Iím from NYC, I was happy to see Browns on tap. I had a pint of their Pilsner. Pints are all $5, standard. Nothing to go out of the way for, but decent for a pint when driving by.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
cdog3  (3) | January 29, 2008
Great Local bar where anyone would feel right at home. They have an excellent tap selection that changes regularly and a new cask every Thursday. You better be there when it is tapped or you probably wonít get any. The owner and staff seem very knowledgeable and even enthusiastic about craft brew.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
beerscout  (11) New Windsor, New York | February 18, 2006
Most pubs/bars in the New Windsor/Cornwall/Newburgh area offer the same items on tap. While you might find some very good offerings on tap, the variety and duration of each is slow and boring. But, at the Golden Rail, I find a new item on tap each time, and I like that a lot. Service is nice and knowledgable. I loved my experience in England last year, and this was the closet pub in the area to what might be found in central England. Food is normal bar fair, but I hope that changes soon. Overall, a great place for a pint, which is the most important thing.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
spkldhenlvr24  (31) Newburgh/Buffalo, New York | December 23, 2005| Updated January 8, 2006
Cool place 10 minutes from my house, on the far outskirts of Newburgh. Nice long wodden bar with a lot of beer themed stuff. A bunch of English style booths. Theres 18 solid taps. Middle Ages, Lake Placid, Anchor 04, Victory, Brooklyn Brewmasters, a bunch more. Rotating all the time. Shakespeare Stout, and Scaldis Noel coming soon. Also a very good bottle selection.Great service. Bartender really knew what she was talking about. Themed tasting every month. Mug club for the regulars. A lot of beer drinking people. This place isnít going to blow you away but it is a sick bar.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
bierluvr  (1) | December 3, 2004
This English Style Ale House is an oasis in an otherwise barren area. 18 taps offering the true BA some outstanding rare choices on tap, such as Black Sheep Breweryís "Monty Python Holy Grail Ale," Stoneís Arrogant Bastard, their own contact brew, Golden Rail IPA, Brooklynís Brewmaster Reserve, and a multitude of other taps, cleaned and rotated regularly. They are open for lunch, serving terrific chili, wings and burgers, and authentic English fare is coming. They have pool, darts, horseshoes, foosball, NY Lotteryís "Quickdraw" and an outdoor patio. Youíd have to be in a much bigger area to find a better place to have a few with friends, or make new ones.

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