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The Waterhole

48 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
(518) 891-9502
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Ranked #12 of 17 Attractions in Saranac Lake
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Sep 4, 2014
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English first
Dunkirk, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
32 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Fairly typical locals bar with some interesting characters about. My son suggested that we go listen to a local jam band the Friday night of Labor Day weekend. Glad I went to hear the music in the outside stage. It would have been painful indoors. As it was, we really enjoyed the band and the people watching. Very good selection... More

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Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Downstairs on street level is a unique 'hole in the wall' very friendly bar with outside seating to have a beer and meet local colorful people and college students. Upstairs is a porch area over looking Main Street and another bar with stage and dance area. Place needs some updating but when the beer is flowing, music is loud, and... More

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Adirondacks
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Downstairs is where the locals hang out. It is a bar. Good place to grap a drink. Upstairs is live music thru out the year.

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Sedona, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We'd been wondering around the town of Saranac Lake and decided to stop in for a drink. We loved the bartenders sense of humor. He the iconic bartender that would always have something clever to say while serving you a drink. The atmosphere is about as laid back and local as you would ever expect to find when wondering around... More

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Saranac Lake, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Typical Bar for good ol' boozehound townies...wouldn't bring my GF to this place..occasional good bands, but not somewhere I'd bring anybody to impress 'em with the local "bar scene"

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Endicott, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is a nice place for pizza or casual Italian food. It's nothing spectacular, but we ended up here twice.

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saranac lake
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

i don't frequent the place downstairs because it is dark and dingy and some of the clientele but the upstairs is great. went there for a retirement party it was clean, roomy a nice atmosphere.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This place was filthy when I was there. This is the type of place where a woman has to "hover" over the toilet to pee because sitting down may result in some sort of disease. Floor was dirty, people were dirty, even the beer bottles seemed grimy. Oh, not to mentioned the outrageous cover charge the night a "band" was... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great place in the Adirondacks to put some money in the juke...enjoy some Almman Brothers or Stones and drink some icy cold beers with friends on the porch.....shoot a little pool.

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Bridgewater, Vermont, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We have been going here every year for a decade and its gone downhill every year since. Busiest night of the year and they rent the top floor to a class reunion. The owner kicks out the highlight of the night the yearly visit from the Mistress. After 10 years and several thousand dollars spent by us next year our... More

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