Beer, what is it good for?
Beer can be simple or complex, light or dark, crisp or bold, lager or ale, good or bad.
Most of all, its super delicious on a warm summer day.
Check out these cool places to drink beer in the Hudson Valley.
Seven Lakes Station
Location: 80 Orange Turnpike
Beers on tap: 14 local and specialty beers.
Food: Light food (think soup and sandwiches) to go with them.
When to go: Tuesday thru Sunday noon to 10pm or later.
Why it’s cool: Gorgeous outdoor seating area and it’s next door to a farmers market and bike repair shop.
Location: 55 W Railroad Ave #25 | Garnerville, NY
Beers on tap: 7 house made beers
Food: Snack plates are available but this place is byo food. Nice.
When to go: Thursday and Friday 4-9, Saturday 1-9, Sunday 1-7.
Why it’s cool: Hang out in a pre Civil war industrial complex. Its historically significant while looking super cool.
Growler and Gill
Location: 148 East Rt. 59 West, Nanuet, NY
Beers on tap: 24
Food: Nachos are fantastic. Sandwiches and burgers don’t disappoint either.
When to go: Anytime, check for special events. Monday evening live music, Tuesday open mic, Thursday tasting events. Happy hour = $2 off Monday Tuesday Friday 3-6pm.
Why it’s cool: Chill employees are into you sampling before you buy. Take home a growler of your fav or buy one of 500 different bottles from around the world. Couches and board games make for a chill hangout spot.
Location: 88 Colden Street, Newburgh NY
Beers on tap: 16 house made and local beers from sours to stouts its all here.
Food: Do not leave this place without trying an order of garlic rosemary parmesan fries. Thats an order.
When to go: Weekday happy hour 4-7pm.
Why it’s cool: High ceilings, wood floors and huge tables in this historic warehouse turned brewery make it a chill spot to hang out with old friends and a nice place to mingle with new ones.
Orange County Distillery
Location: 286 Maple Avenue, New Hampton, NY
Beers on tap: 7 local brews, though its worth noting the specialty cocktails will knock your socks off, try the OCD.
Food: On site food truck. Sunday brunch served all day.
When to go: Open Thursday, 4-10, Friday, 4-10, Saturday, 12-10, Sunday, 12-7. Happy hours Thursday & Friday, 4-7PM = $2 off cocktails, bottled/canned beer, wine, cider and $1 off all draughts. Live music Friday and Saturday 6-9pm.
Why it’s cool: Historic farm turned distillery turned hipster hangout. Its got just the right amount of grunge to be authentic.
Location: 1 Battiato Lane Chester, NY
Beers on tap: 20 house made
Food: Food truck and outdoor seating available.
When to go: Thursday: 4pm-8pm, Friday: 2pm-10pm, Saturday: 12pm-1opm, Sunday: 12pm-6pm.
Why its cool: The name rushing the duck comes from the prohibition era when beer was poured from the barman into a pail termed duck and rushed home to be imbibed. Now its time to rush into this brewery to sample its bold and flavorful brews made right here in historic Chester. Dogs are allowed.
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