Waterhole Music Lounge


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The Waterhole Music Lounge is the premier live music venue of the Adirondacks; boasting 2 bars, 3 stories, extensive outdoor patio space, and a diverse drink menu. It is a spot where locals & tourists alike kick back with good company, great music, and tasty libations at its prime Downtown Saranac Lake location, 48 Main Street. 

The multi-tiered outdoor patio space is the best spot on Main Street to gather with friends, soak up the sun, or play a game of ping-pong. The Patio is also home to the beloved signature series "Party on the Patio;" a FREE outdoor concert series, every Thursday from 6-10 pm, May-October.

If you’re visiting in the month of February, you will absolutely not want to miss Winter Carnival at The Waterhole! Over the course of ten days, we will bring up to 18 musical acts from across the country to the stage. Don’t forget the post-parade party, the largest dance party in all of Saranac Lake.

As you travel upstairs, you will find The Upstairs Music Lounge: a destination music venue, booking a wide variety of regional & national touring bands, year-round. On the 2nd story there is an epic dance floor allowing you front row access to your favorite band and a fully stocked bar, with local beers on draft. Make sure to keep going up and check out the 3rd story balcony. There you will find additional seating for when your dancing feet are tired, and an unbeatable bird-eye view of the stage & dance hall.

The street level bar is open late night every day of the week & provides the largest selection of craft beer, a seasonal cocktail list, as well as several non-alcoholic beverage options. 

If you’re interested in hosting a special event, the Upstairs Music Lounge is the perfect venue for all your needs! We’ve hosted all sorts of events including: weddings, class reunions, birthday extravaganzas baby showers, retirement parties & more. If you’re interested in renting the space, please e-mail WaterholeADK@gmail.com for more information.


To check out the concert calendar and order tickets online, please visit www.saranaclakewaterhole.com. Please note The Waterhole is a 21+ establishment.

Bands who have played at The Waterhole: Bela Fleck and The Flectones, Del McCoury, Soulive, Gov't Mule, Moe, Leftover Salmon, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Ten Years After, Infamous String Dusters, Turkuaz, Rubblebucket, Cabinet, Twiddle, Brown Bird, Fruition, Spirit Family Reunion, Liz Cooper and the Stampede, Toubab Krewe, Melvin Seals, Kung Fu, Donna the Buffalo, Man Man, Andy Frasco and the UN, Zach Deputy, Ryan Montbleau, The Hackensaw Boys, The Gibson Brothers, Moon Hooch, Max Creek, Charlie Parr, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, Rushad Eggleston, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, The Felice Brothers, O'Death, The Slackers, Dustbowl Revival, Town Mountain, Big Something, Aqueous, Kat Wright, Bella's Bartok, The Blind Owl Band, Lucid, West End Blend, Sweet Crude, Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, Driftwood, The Suitcase Junket