Just returned from a long weekend in Lake Placid...stayed at the Hampton Inn next door (btw...best Hampton Inn I’ve ever seen). The really cool thing is the two places are adjacent...drink at the LPPB and walk a very short walk home. This place really has great atmosphere...across from Mirror Lake...especially the downstairs pub. The food is decent...the beer is very good...I wouldn’t say great...but very good.The IPA was nice along with Rauch the Cas-Bock...but the real star is the Ubu..a great English strong ale. The vibe is pretty cool downstairs...especially when it’s snowing hard outside which it was the night I visited. The staff was great too. Although I was never a huge fan of their bottled beer...a visit here is definitely a must when in the area.
2013-04-30. Had lunch at Lake Placid Brewery where neither the food nor the beer particularly impressed, but were okay. The food was decent, we had a pizza and a chicken sandwich. A bit of an upscale spin on pub grub but wasn’t anything special. Nice-ish view from the patio of the lake. Lots of sports memorabilia and banners on the wall. Super quiet when we were there. The Ubu Ale is my favorite of their beers. Definitely worth a stop while you are in town but not necessarily a destination unto itself.
This convivial brewpub’s beers were all decent, the Frostbite Pale Ale being a standout. The food was good, hearty pub fare, and the service very friendly. The decor upstairs is a mix of ski chalet and cozy pub, and it actually works. A very comfortable atmosphere is created, one which is perfect for a meal and a few brews.
I hit this place on a Thurs nite upstairs. I guess they have another bar downstairs, which I did not venture into. The upstairs part was extremely slow and quiet. A few TVs and some pine siding for the walls. Pretty boring embiance. The bartender was very knowledgeable of the beers as she had been there for over 3 years. I cannot complain about the service. I ordered a pulled-pork sandwich which was basically flavorless and not pulled at all, so that sucked. The bathrooms in this place are tainted with grafitti and are dirty with lights burnt out, etc. The location is sort of out there, but this makes parking much easier than on the strip. I actually think this is a good thing.
Subpar college like place. I aske for their wheat beer , got bottle and bo glass. And this is their brewpub ? They dont even respect their own beer.... Staff had litlle knowledge. Average beer quality.
For some reason I’ve always seemed to hit LP on Mondays, when the kitchen and dining areas here are closed. The bar in the basement is rather dank and depressing, with a beat-up looking (but hardly charming) wooden bar, a few seats, and mostly locals swilling macros. The service has been fine, if not friendly, and the beer is a cut above that of it’s rival (Great Adirondack)...but not that much of a cut, so I’d opt for the latter if I could only hit one place. Ubu and 46er Ales are available bottled in the area.
Visited for the first time September 19, 2012. Twice, before and after supper. Nice looking place with a view of Mirror Lake, off the Main Street, so there should be less tourist, well at less in the lower bar. I drank my two beers downstairs in what they call P.J. O’Neill’s, the name of the pub before LPPB moved in. A simple, nonchalant pub that made me feel comfortable. The barmaid was quite knowledgeable, to the point of telling us that the ESB was too malty, she was right. Like I said, I had two of their beer, the IPA and UBU Ale, quite nice. A must come back!