They actually make decent lagers here. Decent selection of taps, and decent quality brews. Food seamed pretty good as well, although we did not eat more than a couple of appatizers. Friendly staff. Look forward to another visit.
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.
How has this place not been rated already? This brewpub is located across the street from FDRís 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.
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 didnít go because it really looked closed, but it was nice enough inside. Worth visiting if you are in the area for sure and you didnít make a reservation/donít feel like paying for one of the CIA restaurants.
Ate here on the return from Half- Time (This time accompanied by the wife for economic responsibility reasons) Even for a Saturday lunchtime crowd this place felt like a tomb. Three tables incuding ours and a few regulars settled in at the very nice and spacious bar. Brewpub is encased in glass walls around the eating areas. Cobweb ridden banquet hall. Saw the winkle lager on the menu and inqurired if it was the same stuff from the skytop steakhouse in Kingston, NY. Answer: Yes, both establishments are owned by the same folks. It seems that this one was opened first. At least this place has better lighting and you can see your food.
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.
j12601 (350) 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. Itís 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.
Iím 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 Iím not aware of, as Iíll go at the same time and day different weeks, and one day itís packed, others, dead as a Huck Finnís 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 youíre waiting and waiting for whomever it is to get off their bar stool and stop eating their dinner, and get back behind the bar.
Cakes (28) New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania | June 21, 2009
The Chaos Dry Stoudt and the Rough Rider Red Lager alone, are worth stopping for.
Kind of pricey on the food menu. I had the baby Spinach and the chili. Both were very good. The staff are friendly and attentive.
The location is very convenient on US Rout 9, less than 100 Yards from the FDR home and Library.
All 4 of us in my party enjoyed their food.
The portions are large.