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Beer Ratings: 808
Beer Avg: 4.02
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
47-53 S Water St
phone: (914) 734-2337
(Place added by: madmanjf on 09-13-2008)
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Reviews by madmanjf:
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
So ... recently opened in early September '08. This place is located a stone's throw from the train platform at the Peekskill Train station off the Metronorth Hudson line (NYC <-> Poughkeepsie). It's an L-Shape layout with the bar and high-top seating in one area, connected via a hallway to a dining area on the other side.
I sat at the bar ... Go Figure :)
Well, I was initially very disappointed. I spent $9 on a train ticket to find out that they were out of their own beer. All was not lost though since they had an excellent guest tap selection.
18 Lines of 100% micros: Widmer, Abita, Southampton, Kelso, Brooklyn, Captain Lawrence, Bluepoint, Ithaca, Ommegagn, Dogfish were some of the breweries represented.
They had quite a good selection of bottles as well. I didn't count, but I'd estimate around 20 various bottles including some macros but mostly micros.
From what I could find out from the Bartender (a very friendly and outgoing chap), they plan to have their Pale Ale on tap as well as a seasonal. So unlike most brewpubs, it doesn't sound like we should expect more than two of their own beers on tap at any given point.
I find this surprising and unique. From the business end, I'm not quite sure how they'll be able to justify the overhead of a brewing system while offering so many excellent guest beers .... but who knows, for every great idea someone has come up with, each probably came under some scrutiny and criticism. I'll leave the business end to them, and for myself I'll go and enjoy some good beers.
Their food menu consisted of a Starters section with most items sized and priced for two people. They had a small plate section consisting of burgers, wings, etc. followed by a Large Plate section oriented towards full size meals. These larger plates ranged in price from $12 to $18. While having the typical pub fare you'd expect, they had many unique offerings and ingredients. Some things that come to mind were sandwiches made with Duck Prociutto and a Quesadilla made with Asparagus and Fontina (if memory serves correctly).
So in closing ... definately check it out if you're in the area. If you're taking MetroNorth, it's a convenient place to stop over enroute to wherever you may be coming from or going to.
If you're going specifically to check out their own beer, I strongly suggest calling ahead to see if it's available. I suspect they'll be going through some growing pains with availability for at least a few months.
And in anticipation of a question ... "No, I do not know how large their brewing system is". All I know is that, according to the bartender, they had their Pale Ale available on opening but ran out of it last weekend.
$5 pint ... some are $6
Flight of 4 .. $12 ... extrememely high price and not competitive.
One thing I should mention. The bartender was very personable and attentive with a great personality. I can't say anything negative about the one I had on a personable level
However... I MUST STRESS that it's SO IMPORTANT to have people behind the bar that KNOW THE PRODUCTS as well as Craft Beer and Styles in general. This was NOT the case here. Bartenders in establisments like this should be well versed in beer styles and which beers are presently available and be able to offer recommendations after inquiring on peoples tastes.
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1) As of Feb 2009, the cost of a flight is down to $10. Better than the original $12 but still not competitive with what other establishments do.
2) As of May 2009, the service has improved since my initial review back when this place opened. The knowledge of the staff has increased behind the bar.
09-14-2008 13:57:06 |
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12-09-2013 04:43:25 |
More by MO5290
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
Arrived at noon today for a few tastes and a growler or two. Tried some good beers. Simple sour and styriana are really nice. Nuggy yum yum and hop common were solid. Nypa and eastern standard were decent. Higher tankard was the one I got a growler of. Hope to be back for amaze balls soon.
The pretzels were good and the service was informative and good as well
12-02-2013 17:50:10 |
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
This stop was worth every one of the 120 minutes I went out of my way to get here on a trip home from Burlington,VT. Peekskill is in a great spot right off the highway and right across the street from a riverfront park. Parking was plentiful on a Saturday afternoon.
Cool place inside with a long bar that seats 20 or so and lots of tables in the dining room. Bright, open and airy, which is not usually the case in a plce like this.
Beer selection as good as advertised or could be expected to be. Lots of hoppy beers of various style and strengths, a cask, a couple of sours, strong beers, lighter beers. Even a totally unnecessary guest tap or two. Not a bad beer in the lot. Shotgun Willie and Eastern Standard IPA were the standouts for me. I'd have filled the car with growlers if travel plans had not precluded our ability to drink them fresh.
Food was decent. Service was very good, especially given that the bar was packed.
10-21-2013 17:15:13 |
More by sholland119
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3 | $$$
This being the 5th visit combined, between the previous location and new, the service is still pitiful. The last location was terribly cramped, and the new spot isn't that much roomier - maybe an extra 20 person capacity at best.
Between the four bartenders, it literally took 7 minutes to place an order, which I had to prompt, and that was on three separate occasions. After my first flight, someone presumably a manager/owner, took the paddle away and didn't even bother to ask if I wanted anything else. Thank you very much, m'am.
It's as if the ownership and staff firmly believe they're not situated in Peekskill, but Williamsburg or Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Far too obnoxious and pretentious for my taste.
The beer? Oh yea, right - there's better in the area.
If you're from out of town, and want to try a solid local NY beer, go across the Hudson to Chester, and try Rushing Duck.
10-12-2013 22:10:36 |
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10-08-2013 14:02:12 |
More by mcintire78
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
My wife and I came here for dinner with friends on a Saturday night- making reservations earlier in the day for 7:30 pm -entering through the side door off the parking lot we took a peek at the first floor bar and through the window to the brewing vats as we waited for the elevator to the dining level on the second floor -the 3rd, 4th and 5th(?) level elevator buttons were taped off (we were later told that those floors aren't finished yet) - walked a few steps off the elevator into the large dining room where the mait're de told us our table is "being cleaned" and we could wait by the crowded bar along the short wall by the entrance - a few short minutes later she came over to tell us our table was ready - nice-
we got seated at a table along the rail which looks down into the first floor bar - very nice - the large and loud room has nice dim lighting by hanging pendant lamps with Edison bulbs - good atmosphere - the room feels very 'open' -
the menu looked good, with a beer list consisting almost entirely of house brews, with many styles represented -they also had Ommegang Hennepin and a cask ale from Rushing Duck - we started with some tasty appetizers and a dozen oysters - my wife ordered a short pint of Amazeballs, her now favorite beer, and my friend and I ordered a couple pints of Higher Standard ( which they describe as a 'triple ipa, ha!) -
good appetizers and good beer on the first round - the imperial ipa's paired nicely with the oysters and the wings my buddy ordered -
We ordered short ribs for the main course and Vaporizer imperial stouts - another nice pairing - for the next round we ordered some Midnight Toker black ales, which wound up being good beers to end on with their surprising infusion of coffee flavor -
too full for dessert, we left satisfied -
This was a very nice dining experience - cheers!
10-06-2013 14:58:15 |
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