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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
Active Beers: 18
Beer Ratings: 299
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
184 Glen St.
phone: (518) 743-9026
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 32
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
I had to go back to make sure the first time wasn't a fluke.
I really like this place, especially considering its downtown-in-a-small-city-that-goes-quiet-on-weekends location. I've dined outside during a nice stouty Sunday Brunch and had dinner alone at the bar on a midweek evening. Outdoors is a wide alley between two downtown buildings, no more no less, but the good service and the other happy patrons liven it up. The bar area is one of those old fashioned huge old west big wood monstrosities with cubbies for breweriana. Brewer's kettles are visible through the glass to the left. Overall effect is Davidson shouting to its rooftops that it is dedicated to beer and ale.
Both times, the server was informal, patient, chatty and efficient. The food was on the good end of (pub grub + dinner menu.) A great number of pint choices and now that I've tried four or five, I'd go out on a limb and say they're all well done. I enjoyed the Scottish and the IPA during dinner and bought a case of IPA to take home. Bottles are actually done Pugsley-style by Shipyard in Portland, so it really was like taking them to their home.
Agree that the IPA is not spectacular big-hop-tastewise, but I would give it really high ratings for drinkability. Saratoga and Lake George both have fine brewpubs, but while in the area, I suggest an extra stop at Davidson's.
04-17-2003 09:34:38 |
More by ecoboy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Davidsons doesn't look like much from the front, but enter on the side and things get promising. It's a dark, woody place, but I get a warm feeling there. As you enter, the place is laid-out lengthwise from left to right. The bar is just a bit to the left and in the back; dining to the right, and in front of the bar to the left, also. I believe there was upstairs seating as well. To the far left, fronting the windows, are the brewing tanks. Old knick-knacks, bier paraphernalia and sports equipment hang from the walls and ceilings. There were 10 biers on tap (ranging from Blonde to Scotch Ale and Stout) as well as 1 bottled offering. Our pert little bier-tender (Genelle?) was attentive and fairly well-versed in their biers. The biers were generally well-made, though nothing I had knocked my socks off. Worthy of a visit if you're in the area. Prosit!!
atmosphere: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: n/a | $$
02-03-2003 15:19:10 |
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