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Active Beers: 36
Beer Ratings: 811
Beer Avg: 4.02
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
47-53 S Water St
phone: (914) 734-2337
(Place added by: madmanjf on 09-13-2008)
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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
After hearing great reviews of the restaurant and the beers, I stopped in here for lunch on my way down to Long Island from New England. It was well worth the side trip, one I would make again as I frequently travel between NYC and New England.
Tough to get a real handle on the atmosphere as it was mid-afternoon on a Tuesday and very quiet, but the space is nice. On street level is the brewery itself and the tap room - the tap room doesn't open until 3pm on weekdays but I did stop in for a growler fill on my way out. Seems like a nice space that opens on to the street. The upstairs pub was nice and open. Open windows looking out onto the Hudson on a beautiful late spring day was a plus. Open kitchen in the back left, well-spaced tables throughout the restaurant. I'm told they're planning on expanding into the other floors of the building.
Quality was very high. I sampled eight of their beers and none were a throwaway. The Eastern Standard is a stellar IPA, the Simple Sour is one of the best American berlinerweisses I've had, and the Higher Standard was a dangerously drinkable triple IPA.
Service on the day I stopped in was outstanding. I sat at the bar in the upstairs pub. The bartender was very attentive and excited to talk about their beers and beer in general. While I only actually ordered four beers (half-pints of Eastern Standard & Dream Of The 90's and full 12oz pours of Simple Sour and Higher Standard), I was also given unsolicited samples of four other offerings (Double Standard, World's End, DRye Irish Stout, New Wagon). As I was still talking to one of the other patrons after I paid my check but had finished the beer I was drinking, he passed off another small pour of Simple Sour.
Selection was excellent. They were pouring 12 of their own offerings on the day I stopped in, as well as a handful of guest taps including Captain Lawrence Smoked Porter. Pour sizes are 12oz/16oz full pours dependent on style and ABV as well as half-pints of all offerings. They'll also pour samples if you want to try something.
As for food, I had an order of the bacon-wrapped brussels sprouts and a bowl of the gumbo. The gumbo was solid but the bacon wrapped brussels sprouts were amazing.
Overall, this is one of the best brewpub experiences I've had in a while, and I consider myself a regular at the Portsmouth Brewery and make frequent stops at Cambridge Brewing Company and Southampton Publick House. Good stuff happening here.
05-10-2013 17:51:25 |
More by MThiele360
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$$
I visited the old Peekskill brewery location a few years ago and the restaurant/food/beer was nothing worth writing a review about. The new location and the beer deserves a glowing review so I'll do my best:
Net: In order, this place is worth the trip for the beer, atmosphere, and food.
Beer - Top notch. I'd had the pleasure of trying PBs IPA's at a Decicco's tap takeover a few months before and the ones I had on my visit were better than I remembered. The double standard (IIIPA) and Higher Standard (3IPA) can compete with the highly rated IPA's on this site. They have 5 - 5 oz tasters available too which is great for trying a few of their great brews.
Atmosphere - The 5 story building is right across the street from a nice looking park and the Hudson river. Great Views. Bar / Brewery on 1st floor and pub/restaurant/2nd bar on the 2nd floor. I believe the 3rd floor has their coolship (although I didn't see it) and I have no idea what is on the 4th and 5th floor(roof). The bars and restaurant are clean, minimalist/industrial designed and both the 1st and 2nd floor have tons of windows for great views.
***side note - As others have pointed out. Easy to take the train up from NYC. You can walk from the train station to the Brewery/Restaurant.
Food - high quality/high end bar food. Menu is on their website. I had the wings and lemon parm fries. Both were great.
Service - Great. I love when your server asks if you want another beer before you've finished the one you're drinking. Sitting with an empty glass is no fun.
Value - It's gonna cost you ~ $30 for food and a couple beers but the quality/value are well worth the money.
Overall: Great Local/space, Great food, Great Beer. I wish I lived closer. I will be back.
1. Open a Rooftop Bar (I've heard rumors) Would be killer to sit up there with the views / beer / food.
2. Bottle or Can your beer.
3. Never run out of Amazeballs! (I know there is a supply demand thing for the beer as well as the ingredients but this is one of my favorite beers ever so I had to put this on the list even though it's an unrealistic expectation.)
05-31-2013 14:39:15 |
More by drinker36
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$$
Honestly, I haven't been as pleased with a brewpub experience in a long time. That's as simply as I can state it. I had been once before to Peekskill under the old creation (September 2012). I liked the beer, the atmosphere was tough to really get a handle on, but the beer was excellent. The new incarnation is just fantastic.
There's the Tap Room downstairs. I only visited this for growler fills on the way out as I had my 2 year old in tow (and there's only high tops and bar stools downstairs). That said, the vibe downstairs at lunch time seemed pretty cool. The growler filling machine was beyond impressive! Very nice space with a view into the brewing operation.
We went upstairs for lunch. A very open space that I am sure is really loud when it's crowded. There was a decent crowd at lunch but open tables so that made the noise very palatable.
We ordered the corn bread skillet, the bacon wrapped brussel sprouts and the burger. Every one of them was top notch. Excellent quality, well prepared and flavorful. I would come back for the food alone. (The food was a notch overpriced for the are in my opinion - there's my one negative).
Then you get to the beer ... oh my goodness, the beer. Had 9 beers over 2 samplers (doubled up on Amazeballs - one in each sampler). There's 15 beers on tap. When there's 15 beers on tap at a Brewpub, when isn't one of them a throw away. Well, as I said, I only had 9, but none was even close to a throw away. They were all incredibly high quality. From the SImple Sour, to the Skills Pils, to the coffee IPA (I don't like coffee), to all the various IPA's ... oh, and Amazeballs - which is easily the best pale ale I've ever had) ... the beers are excellent.
Highly suggest you head on out there.
04-29-2013 01:28:45 |
More by EDNOSE
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Okay time to undo, and start over, a new day is here. Updated 2/25/13
Peekskill is in a beautiful building now, the bar area is street level. It is designed for maximum relaxation, maximum access to the bartenders and the taps, maximum area to party in groups. Gorgeous digs. There is a restaurant on another floor, which we didn't visit. Yet. The brew room is visible from just inside the entrance. I spent a good while staring with a smile here.
The beer, well what can you say? It is, plainly and simply, the finest beer made in the Hudson Valley. And yes I know the other breweries from north where the river is a stream to south where it flows into NYC. What is scary is this is just the beginning. One can see that Chief's creations here, once the system is dialed in and his customer base solidified, are likely to gain national attention. Already standards like Shotgun Willy and Amazeballs have been loved by many, but how lucky some of us have been to have tasted harbingers of greatness yet to come, Simple Sour, Wakeup Call, Midnight Toker, and a new beer of incredible vibrancy called World's End. An already delectable taste of a wondrous future. Makes me very thirsty. Yes, friends, the beer is amazing.
Food here is much better than it was at the other location as well. It is prepared wonderfully, served artistically.
Growler fills will soon be done on state of the art CP system, sadly they haven't opened that station as of my last visit. Have had 16 fills from their taps, though, and have found that they survive remarkably well for up to 2 weeks, which is all you can ask. Staff is friendly, know their beer, great pours.
Hate to give props to the guest taps for a pub with such excellent house beers, but even the guest taps rock. They love to showcase as local as possible, many great kegs have already been to the guest handles
So happy to set the record straight, and to say this is the best brewpub in New York State. Period. It is the Mid Hudson's version of the, RIP, Alchemist, in such a great way.
03-12-2013 12:40:12 |
More by cavedave
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
Outstanding experience, call for a tour the staff is very knowledgeable and wants to impress you they deserve a 5.00 in service but I think you can always improve. Peekskill Brewery is definitely an up an comer and they are still getting there legs under them in the craft beer industry. The beer is very impressive with a lot of variety for all types. Atmosphere is awesome with some very scenic views as they sit on the Hudson River. Great place to grab a beer in the summer! Peekskill is worth the trip you wont be disappointed
06-16-2013 23:16:06 |
More by DrankIT
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Been to this place at least 10 times at this point - including last night - and have yet to be disappointed. The only minor complaints I would have is that the bar area is a little small and the over emphasis on New York state product. Personally, I would like to DFH a bit more (although I have had 90 a couple of times here), more emphasis on West Coast, PA and New England micros. Some recommended items would be the nachos, rosted pork quesidilla, wings. The burgers are good but personally I think they should use a different type of bun (too much bread)
In summary this is a great spot!
01-16-2010 17:46:33 |
More by nmoreilly
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$$
Traveling through the area armed with beer advocate reviews as a guide I couldn't just drive by without stopping into Peekskill Brewery. Glad I did. Though ridiculously loud, the place had a very festive atmosphere. It was a busy evening with plenty of pleasant and attentive staff on hand. I was able to enjoy a couple of fantastic draft pours - Amazeballs and Flavor Saver - and appetizers at the bar at my own pace. Nice.
Clean and Professional with quality brews, I give this spot a thumbs up.
07-30-2013 02:20:47 |
More by BeahDrinkah
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
This stop was worth every one of the 120 minutes I went out of my way to get here on a trip home from Burlington,VT. Peekskill is in a great spot right off the highway and right across the street from a riverfront park. Parking was plentiful on a Saturday afternoon.
Cool place inside with a long bar that seats 20 or so and lots of tables in the dining room. Bright, open and airy, which is not usually the case in a plce like this.
Beer selection as good as advertised or could be expected to be. Lots of hoppy beers of various style and strengths, a cask, a couple of sours, strong beers, lighter beers. Even a totally unnecessary guest tap or two. Not a bad beer in the lot. Shotgun Willie and Eastern Standard IPA were the standouts for me. I'd have filled the car with growlers if travel plans had not precluded our ability to drink them fresh.
Food was decent. Service was very good, especially given that the bar was packed.
10-21-2013 17:15:13 |
More by sholland119
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
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 |
More by JoeBloe
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
We were there to have a quick sampler. I usually try all of the homemade beers but this ti e I only had the 5 beer taster. I was very impressed by the variety offered--from their beers to the guest beers. The beers I selected were all very good except one, which I did not care for. The atmosphere was good (the Jets were beating the Patriots) and the bar area packed. We sat by the window. The service was good and the value was reasonable. I recommend this place, which is right by the train station, so no need to drive!
01-31-2011 01:08:19 |
More by porter17
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