Located across the street from Hyde Park and just down the road from the Culinary Institute of America. The building is not much to speak. The bar area features a very long bar area. They had 6 things on tap none of which knocked my socks off. The hamburger was moist and flavorful. What does impress you about this place is that despite being located on the side of the road it definitely has a neighborhood pub feel. I don’t know if I’d come back for the beer but I might for the food.
Generic selection with mostly low-gravity, husky lagers. Awful food, I took the BBQ pizza and it was served with canned corn on it.. can you imagine what the beer tasted like after? Either a bad day or the palce is getting worse. Dull rural restaurant atmosphere with old furniture odors laying in the air. Poor.
j12601 (575) Poughkeepsie, New York | October 11, 2008| Updated April 11, 2010
The quality seems to have dropped off a little bit since the place opened, and I think they may have changed ownership along the way, which could explain that. The dinner menu way back when used to change a bit, and was (as best I recall) done by CIA folks. It’s been moving towards more of the typical brewpub offerings, though there are still some interesting menu items. The bar fare is rather standard, though they do make a nice pretzel.
I’m rather fond of the pizza and a pitcher thing on Tuesdays, which is quite a good value.
Crowds seem very erratic there, as if there is some secret schedule I’m not aware of, as I’ll go at the same time and day different weeks, and one day it’s packed, others, dead as a Huck Finn’s cat.
Bar service is often hit or miss, and very dependent on who your bartender happens to be. Sometimes you get someone very attentive, others you’re waiting and waiting for whomever it is to get off their bar stool and stop eating their dinner, and get back behind the bar.
I visited this place yesterday, and I thought it was a pretty nice Brewpub. I actually enjoyed all of my food quite a bit (more so then the beer sadly). Anyway, they had 6 things on tap, including a couple that were at the very least interesting. Our service was rather good as well. The outside of the place was under a major renovation, and we almost didn’t go because it really looked closed, but it was nice enough inside. Worth visiting if you are in the area for sure and you didn’t make a reservation/don’t feel like paying for one of the CIA restaurants.
plan looking brewpub, clean, nothing to point out except some cool smaller TVs in the bar area. came in on an empty Friday evening, regular bartender, could have been more attentive on an empty night. Got only on thing to eat but it was really good, mini burgers, who knows about the rest, menu was standard brewpub. Now the beer, pretty crappy, most everything had some diacetyl, pale lager was turning sour and in late October they still had an Octoberfest as the seasonal. 16 bucks for a growler of below average beers. I probably will not be returning.
How has this place not been rated already? This brewpub is located across the street from FDR’s homestead and just down the road from the Vanderbilt Estate on RT 9 near the Hudson River. My wife and I had dinner there this evening after a day at these places. The menu is varied with a lot of choices. The food is solid and there is both pub fare and entrees. The place itself is a bar with 2 back restaurant rooms and a seasonal patio. The beers are typical of brewpub beers. Definitely a solid stop if in the area.
A: The building has a more upscale brewpub feel, comfortable but not a dump. The bar area seats about 30 along the bar and is surrounded by another 10 tables around it.
Q: I had three beers while here and one was decent, one was mediocre, and one was just bad. The mediocre beer was an okatoberfest...in january.
S: The service was average, the barmaid was mildly attentive but fumbled my order several times throughout the night.
S: They had six in house taps, no outside taps while I was there. They had a blonde, pilsner, Marzen, Red IPA, Porter, and Lager. Not a great mix with 3 light colored beers.
F: I ordered the 96 degrees burger which was perfectly cooked and tasted god with an average side order of pottato salad.
V: A pint of their normal rotation beers was 5.50, which I dont mind paying for a good in house beer..but their in houses were nothing special. Their ’one off’ beers were 6 bucks each.
Overall, an average brewpub with slightly subpar beers and if you are in the area, might be worth stopping into, but only if in the area, dont seek out.
5 good beers plus one rotating one. The beers are above average, and the food is top notch. I believe they keep a Culinary Institute of America graduate on staff here. A place to bring the family, or just hang out for a few pints.
Pretty generic atmosphere with breweriana and old time bric a brac from the area strewn about the place. There was a terrible aroma of stale wet carpet and cat fur that was off putting to say the least. Service was perfunctory. While the beers were not awful, there was really nothing special here. The food was not very good and lead to heartburn after the fact. Very greasy and not exceptionally tasty. As Rasta says, either we hit a particularly bad day or the place is going downhill because this doesn’t seem like the place that doc and maibock describe at all...
I stopped in on my way home from a recent business trip Upstate. The bar area is larger than the dining area, so I imagine they must get a good crowd in the evenings. I was there for lunch and the dining room was a little tight while there were two or three people sitting in the bar area, which I thought was poor use of space at that time. The service was attentive. They apparently have a regular lineup of five beers plus one dark beer that rotates and one seasonal. The food was very good and was hot when it arrived to the table. I can see myself stopping in from time to time when I am traveling along the Thruway.