The great indoors

Come for the outdoor activities, stay for the indoor relaxation. Whether you're into spending a rainy afternoon trying a flight of craft brews or pairing a fine ale with artisan food, the Saranac Lake region has a number of great destinations.

Saranac Lake bars and lounges

Downtown, The Waterhole is a local legend. For a quieter scene, check out the Great Hall Bar down the street at Hotel Saranac, where the 1920s origins of the hotel are celebrated with inspired craft cocktails. Try a Mary Pickford and the charcuterie, a selection of local artisan cheeses. 

Saranac Lake breweries

For another taste of the local flavor, visit Blue Line Brewery, which crafts Adirondack-inspired beer and doubles as a family-friendly restaurant with a full menu. Intriguing new spots are always popping up, too, including Hex & Hop in Bloomingdale and the Ray Brook Brewhouse. Both serve their own handcrafted brews, which they put a lot of thought and care into. Saranac Lake might not be the craft beer capital of New York yet, but it's well on its way.

Whatever your speed or interest, we've got the flavors and scene for you. Browse the list below to find the decidedly different spot to wind down that best suits your style.

A couple smiles at each other while enjoying a beer and wine as they sit on a couch
Enjoying a beer and some wine while out on the town in Saranac Lake
A freshly poured beverage is held in front of the taps at Hex & Hop in Bloomingdale, NY
A beverage is poured from the taps at Hex and Hops
A bartender pours a glass of red wine at one of Saranac Lake's bars
A bartender pours a glass of wine
Two patrons sitting at a table laugh while enjoying a beverage
Two patrons enjoy a beverage
(518) 354-5441
48 Main St
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

For nearly 50 years the Waterhole has bringing good music and good times to the Adirondacks. A friendly Saranac Lake bar open seven nights a week, the waterhole also brings in regional and national touring bands on a regular basis. In the summer don't...

(518) 354-8050
6386 State Route 30
Lake Clear, NY 12945

The 1892 Bar & Grille opening summer 2019! A family friendly bar/restaurant focusing on fresh ingredients with a menu focused on what is seasonally available to provide farm to table dishes & signature cocktails. Formerly known as The Cone Cabin, The 1...

Bar Flies
1179 Sara-Placid Rd
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Grizle T's
(518) 891-6393
53 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Hex and Hop Brewing
(518) 323-6116
1719 State Route 3
Bloomingdale, NY 12913
Romano's Sports Bar & Grill
(518) 891-8301
11 Bloomingdale Ave Saranac Lake
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Casa Del Sol
(518) 891-2272
513 Lake Flower Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
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Rusty Nail
(518) 891-9870
90 Broadway
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Ray Brook Brewhouse
(518) 354-8044
1153 NY-86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Great Hall Bar at the Hotel Saranac
(518) 891-6900
100 Main St
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Blue Line Brewery
(518) 354-8114
555 Lake Flower Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Bitters & Bones
(518) 354-8270
65 Broadway St
Saranac Lake, NY 12983