An Upsate Lunch at Bridgeview Tavern

To end out the football season I headed up to Tarrytown to watch the final game of the regular season the same way I began it- with my friend Carrie. We decided to check out a new bar that had just opened a little ways away from the train station- Bridgeview Tavern.

This place doesn’t look like much from the outside but the inside is actually quite nice. They have a long wooden bar up front with a huge window for street watching and a separate dining room in the back. Besides having the NFL Sunday ticket our other reason for coming was the beer.

Bridgewater Tavern boosts quite a fantastic craft beef list. Dogfish Head 90 minute, Troegs Mad Elf, Allagash White, Ommegang Abbey Ale and Rouge Dead Guy Ale were just a few of the many beers they offered on draft. I decided to stick local and had a pint of Captain Lawrence Freshchester Pale. This beer was excellent. It had a nice balance of crisp caramel flavor with a little bit of hop. Very drinkable.

About halfway through the greatest game of our miserable team’s season we ordered some grub and I got the Cobb Salad.

This salad was pretty huge and very satisfying. It was a mix of Romaine lettuce, crispy bacon, big pieces of blue cheese, ripe avocadoes, tomatoes and a wonderfully light basalmic dressing. For an $11.00 pub salad this was pretty great.

My friend ordered their Philly Cheese Steak and it came out about twice the size of the ones I get in the city. It was loaded full of peppers, onions and huge pieces of meat all inside a hoagie roll.

Bridgewater has only been around a little over a month now. The manager chatted with us for a bit and explained his love of craft beer and wanting to open his own place. They are planning to rotate beers every so often to give people a taste of what craft beer really has to offer.

Both Carrie and I agreed we would return on my next visit upstate. The staff were extremely friendly (they even put the sound of our Bills game on), the food was tasty and the beer list was fantastic. If you find yourself in the area it’s a great bar for a pint or two.