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Soon much better than before!

What can I say, missed a show I really wanted see but went to another just for the heck of it and... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2016
Anthony68
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St. Barths. French West Indies
Good Live Music Bar

Fairly typical locals bar with some interesting characters about. My son suggested that we go... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2014
WesternNYTravelFrog
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Dunkirk, New York
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Jul 10, 2017
“Great venue!!”
Apr 11, 2017
“All the Live Entertainment you can stand”
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The Waterhole Music Lounge is a spot where locals & tourists alike kick back with good company, great music, & a tasty libations. The street level bar is open every day of the week until 3 AM & boasts the largest selection of craft beer in the...more
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Came to see the SCSJB!! This was my first time at the Waterhole and I loved everything about this place. They had a wonderful laid-back attitude. All of the bartenders were friendly and provided great service. They have three different levels with patios and decks...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Andrea P
Kiki S, Owner at The Waterhole Music Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review Andrea! We had a BLAST with everyone who came out to see the jug band. Cheers, Kiki

Reviewed April 11, 2017

It is always worth a pop in to the bar downstairs. Cool off on a hot day with a cold beer on the porch with the locals. A very colorful crowd abounds.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank ansophia
Reviewed December 6, 2016

New owners Eric and Kiki have made huge improvements to this local hangout. The beer selection is great. The best thing about the Waterhole is the great music they have. The Upstairs Concert Hall is much nicer than it used to be, and the Parties...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Jessica C
Kiki S, Owner at The Waterhole Music Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Thanks for your kind review Jessica. Nothing is better than a cold beer & some live music!!! We hope to see you again at another show. Our website saranaclakewaterhole.com is always up to date with our full entertainment schedule! Cheers, Kiki

Reviewed October 9, 2016

Great live music and always getting in different beer for beer of the month....I will for sure be back.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank wholesalefurniture
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I went in on a Sunday night as it was closing, but Kiki (the owner) kept it open for us and played great music. More people came and it became a party. What more can I say? Thanks, Kiki!

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank JenBraun
Kiki S, Owner at The Waterhole Music Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

I am so glad you girls came in, we ended up having so much fun that night! Hope to see you again when you're back in Saranac Lake. Cheers, Kiki

Reviewed May 27, 2016

What can I say, missed a show I really wanted see but went to another just for the heck of it and loved it. The new owners revamped in a great way. Most importantly, a lot of sound dampening was put in to improve what...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Anthony68
Kiki S, Owner at The Waterhole Music Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Hi Anthony! We're so glad you noticed the improvements we've been working hard on! You can find our full entertainment schedule on our website saranaclakewaterhole.com We look forward to having you back for another show soon! Cheers, Kiki

Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

While the music is often good at The Waterhole, the disgusting/dirty atmosphere is not worth it. Not to mention there's often creepy and rude people there who are beyond drunk.More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank KylersKL
Kiki S, Owner at The Waterhole Music Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Dear KylersKL Thank you for your review. As I am sure you know, the Waterhole has been an iconic bar & later a music venue in downtown Saranac Lake since its inception in 1971. In September of 2015, the Waterhole closed its doors under previous...More

Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Found this place last year and could not wait to go back. We hear they are an excellent music venue but as we are "day drinkers". We stop in at lunch time for a cocktail and great conversation with locals. Very friendly bartender, interacts with...More

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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....More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank WesternNYTravelFrog
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...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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