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$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
2550 Rte 52
phone: (845) 226-6003
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(Place added by: slander)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 3
Reviews by Durge:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Didn't get a chance to stay long enough to fairly rate this beer haven in southeastern New York state, but had a few nice tastes and some friendly service, enough to know I am looking forward to my next visit when I get back to this area. Our waitress, was young and extremely nice/friendly but not a wealth of beer knowledge. This is a fair sized place but if you want to be up near the bar area, it's a little more tight quarters. It's kind of hard to see all the taps without working through the people around the bar. I didn't see any list and nobody was going out of their way to educate us. I got the feeling that the clientelle was not necessarily as hard core on beer selection as the owner, Brian. I finally had a chance to meet Brian who lived up to his friendly and very knowledgeable reputation. Nice guy and I hope to get to talk more beer with him next time but I had some visitor friends with me. Selection here is definitely leaning more towards the German faire, with a smattering of nice US micros, 30-ish brews flowing and a bunch of bottled choices that I didn't even get a chance to peruse. There is a good size outdoor deck area for eating and drinking where folks congregate in the good weather and there is a smallish indoor dining area next to the tap room. There are a few small tables in the tap room, near the bar, where we sat in view of a few televisions with sports on. We had some pub grub which was fine. Good wings and poppers and a decent reuben. The menu was surprisingly varied and full but we didn't get too ventursome. The dining room seemed to attract couples and folks of all ages including families with their kids. A nice comfortable place, more of a bar/restaurant than a restaurant/bar I think. Either way, a place you need to stop if you love beer and find yourself in the Fishkill/Hopewell Junction area. As Brian noted, best beer selection in six counties!
06-29-2007 05:47:44 |
More by Durge
More User Reviews:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Why this place remains a secret to most I dont understand. It is very close to a huge IBM plant and just off the TSP ( aka Death Parkway ) this place has been around for over 10 years. Goodfella's has always had the most extensive beer selection in Dutchess County and has now expanded thier # of tap lines to 27- probobly the most between NYC and Albany.
The bar area has about a dozen seats, a few high top tables and several more tables beyond the partician for dining and groups. Big decks front and back for friendly weather, multiple tv's, up to date juke box that doesnt forget about us 70's people, with beeraphinalia and signage everywhere - this is a real beer bar.
Brian and his partner Angelo have stuck to thier day 1 decision to carry the best selection they can. They love great beer and you can tell when you walk in. The tap selection is a mix of macro's micros and imports. Paulaner Hefe, Spaten Franziskanner, Stella and Yeungling have been mainstays for years here. Usually you'll find a wide selection of craft beers from Fullers, Youngs, Harpoon, Otter Creek, North Coast, etc. with Brooklyn's Brewmasters Reserve and Rogue's Johns Locker Series kegs featured - a rare treat anywhere. The bottle selection is remarkable - 200 plus w/ Chimay, Unibroue, Ommegang, Delirium, Allagash, Ayinger, Sam Smiths, Legends, Victory, DFH , Middle Ages etc. While alot of the regulars drink the macro stuff, many come there for the beer selection.
Open for lunch and dinner, the food is also good and served to order every time. Full menu of basic fair, comfort food made fresh and well prepared - huge burgers - pasta dishes - great wings- with daily lunch and dinner specials.
The bar crowd is a mix of working guys and gals, suits from BIM and commuter smart enough to take a break from that insane highway on the way home. It can get pretty busy on weekend nights. Everybody is friendly and chatty. If Brian is at his customary seat at the end of the bar, he's always happy to talk with customers about beer. He's a great (big) guy and can be fun to talk to - if he's in a good mood!
If you are driving on the TSP, get off at the Hopewell Jct./Rt 52 exit and go west ( well.. sorta NW) on Rt 52 less than a mile. You wont be disappointed.
05-23-2004 04:09:50 |
More by Shiredave
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Also on the Taconic State Death Parkway tour is Goodfellas, just off the Hopewell Junction exit. It's a big ol' house in a large parking lot on a big piece of property. Climbing the stairs and entering through the bar area, you're looking at seating for about 10. There's a nice little comfortable dining room over your shoulder with upwards of a dozen tables and access to the back deck, and from there,... picnic tables, horseshoes and volleyball. Meanwhile, barside, they've got 20 taps, most of them being macros and standard imports but a good couple of micros taps otherwise.
Fuller's London Pride (you always get the ESB and sometimes the porter, but seldom the London Pride), Spaten Bock, Franziskaner Hefe, Hacker Pschorr, Victory Prima Pils, Winterhook, Flying Dog Tire Bite Golden Ale, Brooklyn Pilsner (the Rogue Buckwheat Ale had just kicked and they're looking at bringing on the local Keegan's Ales beers out of Kingston, NY shortly). The walls behind the bar are lined with shelves of upwards of 250 bottled beers. The first thing I spotted was the Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, a 2002. As imports go, the strongest showing were the Germans, and then the standard Belgians and English. Some good micros represented (Rogue, Davidson Brothers, 3 Floyds, Saranac, Dogfish Head, Northcoast, Grants, Brooklyn, Magic Hat, Harpoon, Stoudts, Spanish Peaks, Flying Fish).
Good damn jukebox and service was very good as I sat talking reeeal late with the guys behind the bar (shots were involved) about beer, beer and beer.
05-17-2004 00:33:25 |
More by slander
Goodfellas Inn in Hopewell Junction, NY
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